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Yohualli Balderas-Medina Anaya

Issues COVID-19, Health, Technology

Faculty Scholar, UW-Madison Department of Family Medicine and Community Health

Yohualli B. Anaya M.D., M.P.H. spent 9 years at UCLA (2013-2022) before transitioning to the UW-Madison Department of Family Medicine and Community Health faculty. Dr. Anaya is faculty scholar with the Center for the Study of Latino Health and Culture (CESLAC) and is a faculty expert for LPPI. She is also the Co-Director of the CESLAC Accelerating Latinx Leadership Institute and an Associate Editor for the Family Medicine journal. Her research and scholarly interests include investigating and addressing aspects of health care delivery that act as barriers to health and health care equity, issues of physician workforce diversity, and a focus on the application of research to promote policies and programs that address health equity. As a subject matter expert in telehealth care equity, the Latina physician workforce, and pipeline programs at various levels of the educational and professional pipeline, she has collaborated, and continues to collaborate with LPPI on various research and policy efforts.

As UW-Madison School of Medicine and Public Health faculty, Dr. Anaya teaches residents and medical students full-spectrum inpatient and outpatient Family Medicine and is a primary care doctor at an FQHC. Dr. Anaya previously served as Co-Chair for the Family Medicine Core Clerkship at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. She has expertise and interest in educating pre-clinical and clinical learners in the care of minoritized populations. Her interests in diversity and inclusion, and social justice in medicine led her to develop a multidimensional pipeline program for high school students.

Dr. Anaya is a graduate of Occidental College, where she obtained a Bachelor of Arts in Biology. She received her medical degree and Master of Public Health from the USC Keck School of Medicine. She completed her residency training at the UCLA Family Medicine Residency Program. Dr. Anaya is passionate about improving the health and healthcare of minoritized and marginalized communities.