Maria Carrasco, MD, MPH
- Education and Training
BS, University of California, Irvine
BA, California State University, Fullerton
MD, University of California, Irvine, College of Medicine
Internship, Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles
Residency, Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles
MPH, University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)
Dr. Maria Carrasco is a family medicine physician with the Southern California Permanente Medical Group. She has researched and presented on topics ranging from diversity, language concordance, implicit bias, and health equity related to diabetes, hypertension, colon cancer screening, influenza vaccination, transgender care, LGBT care and Jehovah’s Witnesses health beliefs. In addition, Dr. Carrasco has chaired several conferences on equity, inclusion, and diversity at regional and local levels. Her educational activities include clinical teaching and acting as preceptor for University of Southern California medical students.
- Prior Positions (selected)
- 1994-presentFamily Medicine PhysicianKaiser Permanente and Southern California Permanente Medical Group (SCPMG)2002-2016Physician Lead for Culturally Responsive CareSCPMG2016-presentHealth Equity and Determinants of Health Task ForceAmerican Heart Association(AHA)/American Stroke Association (ASA)2014-presentDirector, Center of Excellence for Culturally Competent Care for Latino and Chinese HealthKaiser Permanente Southern California Baldwin Park Medical Center2014-2017RJ Erikson Diversity Nomination CommitteeKaiser Permanente National2015-presentMember, National Equity, Inclusion & Diversity Advisory CommitteeKaiser Permanente National, SCPMG representative2015-presentNational Equity, Inclusion & Diversity Committee for Kaiser Permanente School of MedicineKaiser Permanente2004-presentMember and Chair, O. Goldsmith MD Scholarship CommitteeKaiser Permanente and SCPMG2018Board MemberNational Hispanic Medical Association
- Honors and Awards (selected)
- 2002Extra Mile HeroKaiser Permanente1996Physician Exceptional Contribution AwardSCPMG San Gabriel Valley2006Extra Mile HeroKaiser Permanente2014Southern California Region Physician of the Year 2014Kaiser Permanente Family Medicine2015RJ Erikson Diversity Individual AwardKaiser Permanente
- Publications (selected)
Peer-reviewed research manuscripts (selected)
Kanter MH, Abrams KM, Carrasco MR, Spiegel N, Vogel RS, Coleman KJ. Patient-Physician Language Concordance: A strategy for meeting the needs of Spanish-speaking patients in Primary Care. Permanente Journal 2009 Fall;13(4):79-84.