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Public Biography
Dr. Robert Lucero joined the UCLA School of Nursing as Associate Dean for Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion; Professor of Nursing; and the Inaugural Adrienne H. Moseley Endowed Chair in Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion on May 4th 2021. Previously, he was a University Term Professor; Associate Professor of Nursing; and Graduate Faculty in the Center for Latin American Studies at the University of Florida College of Nursing and Assistant Professor of Nursing at the Columbia University School of Nursing. Dr. Lucero received his PhD in Nursing from the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing and completed an NIH post-doctoral fellowship in Health Informatics at the Columbia University School of Nursing. Dr. Lucero has been funded consistently by the NIH and AHRQ for the last 18 years. His research focuses on enhancing the quality of care for hospitalized older adults and improving self-management of chronic health conditions among Hispanic, African-American, and LGBTQ+ populations. Dr. Lucero has nearly 50 peer-reviewed publications and has been awarded approximately $15 million in extramural funding from NIH and AHRQ as principal investigator. Dr. Lucero is a fellow in the American Academy of Nursing, The New York Academy of Medicine, and the American Association of Hispanics in Higher Education for the Ford Foundation. He is a member of the National Association of Hispanic Nurses, and has been directly involved in mentoring and training the next generation of underrepresented professional nurses and nurse scientists as co-director of NIH and other externally funded training programs.

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Dr. Lucero has advanced DEI and improved health outcomes through education, service, and an innovative research program that employs novel strategies for user-centered design and EHR data mining to improve quality of care and promote chronic disease self-management for health disparate populations including those who are Hispanic, African-American, and LGBTQ+.


Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Steering Committee


The DEI Steering Committee guides and executes AMIA’s strategic goals and objectives related to diversity, equity, and inclusion.

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The American College of Medical Informatics

ACMI is a college of elected Fellows from the U.S. and abroad who have made significant and sustained contributions to the field of medical informatics. It is the central body for a community of scholars and practitioners who are committed to advancing the informatics field.

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