Carol M. Mangione, MD, MSPH
Carol M. Mangione, M.D., M.S.P.H., is a Professor in the Department of Medicine of the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA and is a consultant in the RAND Health Program. Dr. Mangione is the Director of the NIA funded UCLA/Drew Resource Center for Minority Aging Research / Center for Health Improvement of Minority Elderly and is and Co-director of the UCLA Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars Program. Dr. Mangione’s funded research focuses on the care that older Latinos and African Americans with diabetes receive. As part of this research agenda she is a principal investigator for a project funded by the Centers for Disease Control to study the quality of care for persons from ethnic and racial minority groups with diabetes in managed care settings. Dr. Mangione is currently conducting a community-based empowerment intervention among older Latinos and African Americans with diabetes to improve their self-care skills and has a long-standing interest in the relationship between visual disability, falls and functional decline among the elderly.