David E. Hayes-Bautista, Ph.D. is currently Distinguished Professor of Medicine and Director of the Center for the Study of Latino Health and Culture at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. He also serves as the Faculty Director of the Latino Leadership Institute of the UCLA Anderson Graduate School of Management.
Dr. Hayes-Bautista graduated from U.C. Berkeley, and completed his doctoral work in Basic Sciences at the University of California Medical Center, San Francisco. His research on the Latino Epidemiological Paradox led him to find links between culture, behavior, and health, as detailed in his books: El Cinco de Mayo: An American Tradition (University of California Press, 2012) and La Nueva California: Latinos from Pioneers to Post Millennials (University of California Press, 2017.) Dr. Hayes-Bautista writes columns for the Los Angeles Times and La Opinion and is often asked to provide opinions on radio and television in both Spanish and English.