Andrea Garcia

Andrea Garcia, MD, MS

General Preventive Medicine

Dr. Andrea Garcia (LAC DHS Scholar) is a General and Preventive Medicine resident with the California Department of Public Health. She is carrying out her practicum experience at the Los Angeles Department of Public Health in the Division of Chronic Disease and Injury Prevention. She completed an internship in internal medicine at White Memorial Medical Center in Boyle Heights. She is a proud graduate of the UC Berkeley-UCSF Joint Medical Program where she obtained her master’s degree in health and medical sciences from UC Berkeley, and her medical degree from UCSF. She earned her undergraduate degree with a major in biology and liberal arts from Whittier College. Dr. Garcia considers her two year fellowship with the NIH Academy a pivotal experience in introducing her to health inequities. During medical school she served as national President of the Association of Native American Medical Students, and engaged in research projects related to American Indian and Alaska Native (AIAN) health. During residency her projects continue to focus on the health and wellness of AIAN in Los Angeles, and workforce diversity.

Dr. Andrea Garcia continues to work with Ken Wells on her fellowship research projects focused on urban American Indian health policy, health systems transformation, health equity, and workforce diversity. Additionally she is in the final stages of negotiating a position in Los Angeles that allows combining her research and advocacy activities working with urban American Indian groups.
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