Learning Health Sciences Inaugural Roland "Red" Hiss Lecture

Thu, October 4, 2018 3:30 pm to 5:00 pm
Event Details


David G. Marerro, PhD
Director, University of Arizona Center for Health Disparities Research
Professor of Health Promotion Science, Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health
Professor of Endocrinology, College of Medicine-Tucson
University of Arizona Health Sciences


MCHC Auditorium
Floor 2, UH South




Learning Health Sciences

The Inaugural Hiss Lecture will be given by David G. Marrero, PhD, Director of the University of Arizona's Center for Health Disparities Research. The Center for Health Disparities Research works to develop programs and strategies to improve health and wellbeing along the U.S.-Mexico border and across the greater Southwest. Dr. Marrero, whose research has focused on medication adherence, community health programs, early diabetes intervention and translational medicine, also is professor of public health at the UA Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health, Department of Health Promotion Sciences, and professor in the UA College of Medicine – Tucson, Department of Medicine, Division of Endocrinology. Dr. Marrero joined the UA Health Sciences after 20 years at Indiana University, where he served as director of its Diabetes Translational Research Center and the J.O. Ritchey Professor of Medicine.  In 2016, he served as the president for health care and education of the American Diabetes Association. His research interests also include strategies for promoting diabetes prevention, improving diabetes care practices used by primary care providers and the use of technology to facilitate care and education. His clinical interests include diabetes, obesity and coping.