Faculty

Folasade P. May, MD, PhD

Assistant Professor of Medicine, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, Los Angeles, CA
Associate Director UCLA-Kaiser Permanente Center for Health Equity, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, Los Angeles, CA
Director, Melvin and Bren Simon Gastroenterology Quality Improvement Program, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, Los Angeles, CA

Folasade (Fola) May, MD, PhD, MPhil, is an Assistant Professor of Medicine at the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA), Director of Quality Improvement in the Vatche and Tamar Manoukian Division of Digestive Diseases, and Associate Director of the UCLA Kaiser Permanente Center for Health Equity. Dr. May’s research focuses on improving healthcare outcomes and addressing health disparities in multiple clinical settings, including UCLA Health, the Veterans Affairs, and Federally Qualified Health Centers. She has designed and executed multiple studies to examine the impact of patient, provider, and system factors on many chronic disease states, including obesity, colorectal cancer, chronic liver disease, and hepatocellular carcinoma. Dr. May is also involved in advocacy at the state and national level to develop and encourage policy to improve healthcare delivery and health equity.