In memoriam: William Cunningham, 60, professor who worked to end health disparities

Dr. William “Billy” Cunningham, professor of medicine at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA and health policy and management at the Fielding School of Public Health, died Jan. 2 in Los Angeles at the age of 60.A UCLA faculty member for 27 years, Cunningham was known for his rigorous approach to research and his passion for knowledge. He was focused on addressing racial/ethnic and socioeconomic disparities and implementing solutions, including efforts to recruit and mentor underrepresented minority trainees to UCLA ’s educational programs.“Dr. Cunningham was a true friend, outstanding colleague, teacher, mentor to so many, clinician, and researcher and will be deeply missed by so many people in our community,” said Dr. Carol Mangione, chief of the UCLA Division of General Internal Medicine and Health Services Research.At UCLA ’s medical school and public health school, he taught graduate courses on racial disparities and health, health services organizations, and outcomes and effectiveness research. He also was director of the UCLA Clinical and Translational Science Institute’s TL1 Summer Fellowship Program, co-direc tor of the Investigator Development Core for the National Institute on Aging–funded Resource Centers for Minority Aging Research, and associate director of the Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars Program at UCLA.Considered one of the foundational researchers studying people living with HIV, Cunni...
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