Carlos Irwin Oronce, MD, MPH, MSc
Dr. Carlos Irwin Oronce is an internal medicine resident at the University of Rochester Medical Center. He completed his undergraduate degree in Biochemistry with a minor in Asian Pacific American Studies at the University of Virginia. Afterwards, Carlos was an AmeriCorps volunteer at a Philadelphia community health center. He went on to receive his MD and MPH at Tulane University where he was a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha and Gold Humanism Honor Societies. During medical school, he was the recipient of the Jules B. Puschett, MD Award for Professionalism and Dedication to Patients and the MD/MPH Award for Student Excellence. As a resident, Carlos helped develop an interdisciplinary health equity and disparities curriculum for trainees. He has previously worked at the Center for Health Systems Research at Denver Health, where he studied primary care redesign and neighborhood variation in depression.
Career Interests: Dr. Oronce is interested in understanding the effects of health reform and payment policy on marginalized communities and safety net health systems. He is specifically interested in alternative payment models in Medicaid, cross-sector partnerships addressing the social determinants of health, and the use of neighborhood-level data for population health improvement.
Research Interests: Dr. Oronce plans to pursue a career at the intersection of academic medicine, health services research, and health policy. His long-term goal is to partner with communities in the design and implementation of health care interventions, payment policy, and quality measurement programs to address health disparities.