Yohualli Anaya, MD, MPHAssociate Professor (CHS)

ACHC Wingra (Madison)

Yohualli B. Anaya, MD, MPH earned her medical degree and Master of Public Health from the USC Keck School of Medicine in Los Angeles, California. She completed residency training at the UCLA Family Medicine Residency Program. Before coming to the Department of Family Medicine and Community Health (DFMCH) at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health (UWSMPH) in 2022, Dr. Anaya was core residency faculty in the Department of Family Medicine at the UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine and co-chair for the Family Medicine Core Clerkship. Dr. Anaya’s professional interests include the application of research to promote policies and programs that address health equity. Her research interests include Latinx and immigrant health, investigating and addressing aspects of health care delivery that act as barriers to health care equity, and issues of physician workforce diversity.

Dr. Anaya is a primary care doctor at the Access Community Health Center Wingra Family Medical Center. As residency faculty, she teaches residents and medical students inpatient and outpatient Family Medicine. Her clinical interests include full-spectrum primary care for the whole family, including pediatrics and outpatient procedures, and providing language-concordant care to Spanish-speaking patients. Dr. Anaya is also the Co-Director of the CESLAC Accelerating Latinx Leadership Institute and an Associate Editor for the Family Medicine journal.

Sample Publications

Peer-Reviewed Publications

Balderas-Medina Anaya, Yohualli MD, MPH, del Rosario, Mithi, Doyle, Lawrence “Hy” EdD, Hayes-Bautista, David E. PhD. Undocumented Students Pursuing Medical Education: The Implications of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA). Academic Medicine, 2014, Dec; 89(12): 1599-1602. doi: 10.1097/ACM.0000000000000407

Gomez, Teresita MD, Anaya, Yohualli B. MD, MPH, Shih Kevin J. PhD, Tarn, Derjung M. MD, PhD. A Qualitative Study of Primary Care Physicians’ Experiences with Telemedicine During COVID-19. J Am Board Fam Med. 2021;34(Suppl):S61-S70. doi:10.3122/jabfm.2021.S1.200517

Anaya, Yohualli B. MD, MPH, Hernandez, Giselle D, Hernandez, Stephanie A., Hayes-Bautista, David E, PhD. Meeting Them Where They Are on The Web: Addressing Structural Barriers for Latinos in Telehealth Care. Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association. 2021, Oct; 28(10):2301-2305. doi: 10.1093/jamia/ocab155

Anaya, Yohualli B. MD, MPH, Hsu, Paul PhD, Martinez, Laura E PhD, Hernandez, Stephanie, Hayes-Bautista, David E, PhD. Latina Women in the U.S. Physician Workforce: Opportunities in the Pursuit of Health Equity. Academic Medicine. 2022, March; 97(3):398-405. doi: 10.1097/ACM.0000000000004412

Anaya, Yohualli B. MD, MPH, Bañuelos Mota, Andrea MD, MPH, Hernandez, Giselle D, Osorio, Alejandra, Hayes-Bautista, David E, PhD. Post-Pandemic Telehealth Policy for Primary Care: An Equity Perspective. J Am Board Fam Med. 2022, May-June; 35 (3) 588-592. doi: 10.3122/jabfm.2022.03.210509

Martinez, Laura E. PhD, Anaya, Yohualli B. MD, MPH, Santizo Greenwood, Seira, Diaz, Sonja FM, JD, MPP, Wohlmuth, Cinna T MD, Hayes-Bautista, David E. PhD. The Latino Resident Physician Shortage in the Physician Workforce: A Challenge and Opportunity for Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion. Academic Medicine. 2022, Nov; 1;97(11):1673-1682. doi: 10.1097/ACM.0000000000004793

Technical Reports and Other Publications

Hsu, Paul PhD, Anaya, Yohualli B. MD, MPH, Leslie Anglin, Hayes-Bautista, David E. PhD. California’s Language Concordance Mismatch: Clear Evidence for Increasing Physician Diversity. California’s Latino Physician Crisis: A Policy Series, Latino Policy & Politics Initiative, UCLA, 2018, Sept.

Hsu, Paul PhD, Anaya, Yohualli B. MD, MPH, Hayes-Bautista, David E. PhD. 5 Centuries to Reach Parity: An Analysis of How Long it Will Take to Address California’s Latino Physician Shortage. California’s Latino Physician Crisis: A Policy Series, Latino Policy & Politics Initiative, UCLA, 2018.

Bustamante, Arturo V. PhD, Martinez, Laura E. PhD, Anaya, Yohualli B. MD, MPHCalifornia’s Physician Shortage. Latino Policy & Politics Initiative at UCLA. 2019. Available at https://latino.ucla.edu/research/californias-physician-shortage-white-paper/

Martinez, Laura E. PhD, Vargas-Bustamante, A. PhD, Anaya, Yohualli B. MD, MPH, et al. COVID-19 in Vulnerable Communities: An examination by Race/Ethnicity in Los Angeles and New York City. Latino Policy & Politics Initiative at UCLA. 2020. Available at https://latino.ucla.edu/research/covid-19-in-vulnerable-communities/

Anaya, Yohualli B. MD, MPH, Martinez, Laura E. PhD, Bustamante, Arturo V. PhD et al. Telehealth & COVID-19 Policy Considerations to Improve Access to Care. Center for the Study of Latino Health and Culture (CESLAC), UCLA Health, and the Latino Policy & Politics Initiative at UCLA. 2020. Available at htps://latino.ucla.edu/research/telehealth-covid-19-policy-considerations-to-improve-access-to-care/

Martinez, Laura E. PhD, Anaya, Yohualli B. MD, MPH, Vargas-Bustamante, A. PhD, et al. California’s Physician Shortage During COVID-19: A Policy Roadmap to Expand Access to Care. Latino Policy & Politics Initiative at UCLA. 2020.

Bustamante, Arturo V. PhD, Julia Silver, Martinez, Laura E. PhD, Anaya, Yohualli B. MD, MPH et al. Equity Gaps in Telehealth Use to Manage Chronic Conditions During COVID-19. UCLA Latino Policy & Politics Institute. 2023. Available at https://latino.ucla.edu/research/equity-gaps-telehealth-covid-19/?_issue=voting-rights-project&pg=1

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