News from the Greater Southern California Node


Lilian Gelberg

Congratulations to Dr. Lillian Gelberg, Professor in the Department of Family Medicine and Health Policy and Management, UCLA, for receiving the 2023 Maurice Wood Award for Lifetime Contribution to Primary Care Research! The Wood Award is given annually to honor a researcher who has made outstanding contributions to primary care research. Among Gelberg’s achievements are her pioneering research on health disparities, including work that helps people who are experiencing homelessness, as well as her efforts to integrate behavioral health into primary care, such as patient-centered approaches to prevent substance use disorders in low-income patients of federally qualified health centers.


  • Social determinants of health and continuity of medications for opioid use disorder among patients receiving treatment in rural primary care settings. Pham H, et al. Journal of Addiction Medicine. 2023 (accepted for publication). CTN-0102-Phase One Feasibility Study