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Network Investigator Showcase: July 2011

Eliseo J. Pérez-Stable, M.D. – Professor of Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) School of Medicine

Eliseo J. Pérez-Stable, M.D. is Professor of Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) School of Medicine. He holds degrees from the University of Miami (B.A. and M.D.), trained in primary care general internal medicine at UCSF. Dr. Pérez-Stable's research has focused on health and health care disparities by race and ethnicity in the areas of tobacco use and cessation, cancer prevention and aging.  He has special expertise in development of risk factor reduction interventions for Latinos: 1) Program Latino Para Dejar de Fumar to decrease nicotine dependence in San Francisco Latinos; 2) En Accion Contra el Cancer to promote screening procedures for early detection of breast and cervical cancer, smoking cessation, decreased alcohol consumption, and changes in dietary habits to promote a healthier lifestyle. Dr. Pérez-Stable is Director of the UCSF Medical Effectiveness Research Center for Diverse Populations which is focusing on health care issues in African American and Latino populations in the areas of cancer, cardiovascular disease, and reproductive health with methodological working groups on ascertainment of ethnicity, quality of care and cost effectiveness analyses.

Recent Publications:

Moran A, Degennaro V, Ferrante D, Coxson PG, Palmas W, Mejia R, Perez-Stable EJ, Goldman L. Coronary heart disease and stroke attributable to major risk factors is similar in Argentina and the United States: The Coronary Heart Disease Policy Model. Int J Cardiol. 2011 May 6. [Epub]

Pérez-Stable EJ, Benowitz NL. Do biological differences help explain tobacco-related disparities? Am J Health Promot. 2011 May-Jun;25(5 Suppl):S8-10.

Fernander A, Resnicow K, Viswanath K, Pérez-Stable EJ. Cigarette smoking interventions among diverse populations. Am J Health Promot. 2011 May-Jun;25(5 Suppl):S1-4.

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Support for this program was provided by a grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation ® Princeton, New Jersey