Professor of Medicine, UCLA Medical School
William A. Vega is Professor of Medicine, UCLA Medical School. Dr. Vega has conducted field and clinical research projects on health, mental health, and substance abuse in various regions of the United States and Latin America. His specialty is comparative epidemiologic and services research with Latino adolescents and adults. He has published over 160 articles and chapters on these topics, in addition to several books. Dr. Vega was cited in Thompson Science web of science (firstname.lastname@example.org) in 2006 for inclusion in the top one-half of one percent of the most highly cited authors world-wide in category of General Social Science. In 2002, Dr. Vega was awarded the Culture, Community, and Prevention Science Award by the Society for Prevention Research, and the National Award of Excellence in Research by a Senior Scientist by the National Hispanic Science Network Dr. Vega is past President of the National Latino Council on Tobacco and Alcohol Prevention, and a founding member of the International Consortium of Psychiatric Epidemiology of the World Health Organization, former member of the Institute of Medicine – Board of Population Health and Public Health Practice, a Council Member of the Fogarty International Center – NIH, a member of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Advisory Group for Health Policy Scholars, and is Director of the RWJF sponsored Network for Multicultural Research on Health and Healthcare at U.C.L.A.