Michael A. Rodríguez, MD, MPH, is a faculty associate at the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research and is the executive director of the California Alliance of Academics and Communities for Public Health Equity and senior advisor at the California Academic Health Department Project. He is a professor emeritus in the Department of Family Medicine at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA and professor emeritus in the Department of Community Health Sciences in the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health.

He has led multidisciplinary collaborative initiatives to promote health equity, including as founding director of the Health Equity Network of the Americas, an international network with representatives from 26 countries, founding director of the UCLA Blum Center on Poverty and Health in Latin America, and founding director of the AltaMed Institute for Health Equity.

Rodríguez’s policy-relevant research includes ethnic/racial and immigrant health equity, gun violence prevention, intimate partner violence prevention, primary and global health, and health workforce for underserved populations. He has mentored and taught faculty and trainees in a wide range of disciplines.

Rodríguez completed his undergraduate training at the University of California, Berkeley; received his medical degree from the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA; completed his residency from the UC San Francisco's Family Medicine Residency Program; received his master of public health degree at the Johns Hopkins University School of Hygiene and Public Health; and was a Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholar at Stanford University.