Dr. Eliseo J. Pérez-Stable, an internist who provides
primary care, is chief of the Division of General Internal
Medicine at UCSF Medical Center. He is particularly
interested in improving the health of poor and minority
patients. In his research, he focuses on reducing health
risks, such as smoking, in minority populations.
He is Co-PI of the NCI funded Redes En Accion National
Latino Cancer Control Research and Education Network. He
collaborates with new investigators from several
institutions to help develop the tobacco control research
agenda for minority populations in the US. Dr.
Pérez-Stable also has an R01 grant from the Fogarty
International Center/NIDA to strengthen capacity in
tobacco control research and implement projects in
Argentina. Dr. Pérez-Stable is Director of the UCSF
Medical Effectiveness Research Center for Diverse
Populations (MERC) and Director of the Center for Aging in
Diverse Communities (CADC). MERC and CADC focus on health
and health care disparities in African American, Asian
American, and Latino populations with a special emphasis
on cancer, cardiovascular disease, aging, and reproductive
He is the director of the Center for Aging in Diverse
Communities, a center that works to help alleviate
disparities in health care and to help better understand
how health professionals can communicate cross-culturally,
and co-director of the UCSF Medical Effectiveness Research
Center for Diverse Populations, which is addressing issues
for African Americans, Asians and Latinos in the areas of
cancer, cardiovascular disease and reproductive health.
Pérez-Stable is a professor of medicine at the University
of California, San Francisco.
2011- 2014 Member, Advisory Council, NIA
2006-present Associate Director for Health Care
Disparities, Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer
2006 Elected, Institute of Medicine
1999-present Chief, Division of General Internal Medicine,
Department of Medicine, UCSF
1997-present Director, Center for Aging in Diverse
1983-present Assistant Professor to Professor of Medicine,
Department of Medicine, UCSF
1996 Elected, American Society of Clinical Investigation
1993-2005 Co-Director, Medical Effectiveness Research
Center for Diverse Populations, UCSF
1981-1983 Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation Research
Fellow in General Internal Medicine, UCSF
1988-93 Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation Faculty Scholar
in General Internal Medicine
Daniels NA, Juarbe T, Moreno-John G, Pérez-Stable EJ.
Effectiveness of adult vaccination programs in faith-based
organizations. Ethnicity and Disease 2007; 17: [suppl 1]
Mehta KM, Yaffe K, Pérez-Stable EJ, Stewart A, Barnes D,
Kurland B, Miller B. Race/ethnic differences in
Alzheimer's Disease survival in US Alzheimer's Disease
Centers; Neurology. 2008 Apr 1;70(14):1163-70. Epub 2007
Yen I, Stewart A, Pérez-Stable EJ. Older adults'
perspectives on key domains of childhood social and
economic experiences and opportunities: A first step to
creating a multidimensional measure. Epidemiol Perspect
Innov. 2007 Nov 6; 4:14.
Nápoles-Springer AM, Ortiz C, O'Brien H, Diaz-Méndez M,
Pérez-Stable EJ. Use of cancer support groups among Latina
breast cancer survivors. J Cancer Surviv. 2007 Sep;
Kim SE, Pérez-Stable EJ, Wong S, Gregorich S, Sawaya GF,
Walsh JME, Kaplan CP. Association between cancer risk
perception and screening behavior among diverse women.
Arch Intern Med. 2008 Apr 14;168(7):728-34.
Grubbs V, Gregorich SE, Pérez-Stable EJ, Hsu C. Health
literacy and access to kidney transplantation. Clinical
Journal of the American Society of Nephrology. 2009 Jan;
4(1):195-200. Epub 2008 Dec 3.
Huang AJ, Pérez-Stable EJ, Kim SE, Wong S, Kaplan CP,
Walsh JME, Iwaoka-Scott AY, Sawaya GF. Preferences for
Human Papilloma virus Testing with Routine Cervical Cancer
Screening in Diverse Older Women, J Gen Intern Med. 23(9):
1324-9. Epub 2008 May 28.
Fejerman L, John EM, Huntsman S, Beckman K, Choudry S.
Pérez-Stable EJ, Gonzalez Burchard E, Ziv E. Genetic
ancestry and risk of breast cancer among US Latinas.
Cancer Research 2008 Dec 1;68 (23):9723-8.
Tamura MK, Goldstein MK, Pérez-Stable EJ. Preferences for
dialysis withdrawal and engagement in advance care
planning within a diverse sample of dialysis patients.
Nephrology Dialysis Transplantation. 2009 Sep 10 2009
Afable-Munsuz A, Ponce NA, Rodriguez M, Pérez-Stable. EJ.
Immigrant generation and physical activity among Mexican,
Chinese, and Filipino adults in the U.S. Social Science
and Medicine 2010; Jun;70(12):1997-2005.
Smith AK, Sudore RL, Pérez-Stable EJ. Palliative care for
Latino patients and their families: "Whenever we prayed,
she wept". JAMA 2009; 301 (10) 1047-1057.
Sarkar U, Schillinger D, Bibbins-Domingo K, Ná poles A,
Karliner L, Pérez-Stable EJ. Patient-physician information
exchange in outpatient cardiac care: Time for a heart to
heart? Patient Education and Counseling 2010 Oct 27. [Epub
ahead of print]; 2011;
Hsia RY, Wang E, Saynina O, Wise P, Pérez-Stable EJ,
Auerbach A. Factors associated with trauma center
utilization for elderly patients with trauma: A statewide
analysis, 1999-2008; Archives of Surgery; published online
January 17, 2011.
Wong ST, Pérez-Stable EJ, Kim SE, Gregorich S, Sawaya
GF, Walsh JME, Washington AE, Kaplan CP. Using Visual
Displays to Communicate Risk of Cancer to Diverse Women.
Patient Education and Counseling 2011; in press.
Karliner LS, Auerbach A, Napoles AM, Schillinger D,
Nickleach D, Pérez-Stable EJ. Language Barriers, and
Understanding of Hospital Discharge Instructions, Medical
Care 2012; in press.