Martin Shapiro

Martin Shapiro_Springer StorytellersMartin F. Shapiro, MD, PhD, is Professor of Medicine and Health Services and Management and Chief of the Division of General Internal Medicine and Health Services Research at UCLA.  He received his undergraduate and medical degrees from McGill and a Masters in Public Health and a PhD in History from UCLA and completed his residency training at Royal Victoria Hospital in Montreal and UCLA Hospital in Los Angeles.  Dr. Shapiro’s scholarship has focused on assuring that medical care is applied equitably and appropriately to the population.  His research interests include access to care, cost, quality and outcomes of care, disparities in health and health services, scientific misconduct, pharmaceutical advertising, and behavioral strategies in management of chronic diseases.  He was the Principal Investigator of the HIV Cost and Services Utilization Study (HCSUS), in which he led a national team at over twenty institutions in evaluating such issues as diffusion of antiretroviral therapy, access, costs, outcomes of care, health status, mental illness, and disparities in and barriers to receipt of care in the first nationally representative study of health care for persons with HIV.  He established UCLA’s Primary Care Research Fellowship, and is an elected member of the American Society for Clinical Investigation and the Association of American Physicians, and is a past President of the Society of General Internal Medicine (SGIM).

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Shapiro MF, Charrow R. Scientific misconduct in investigational drug trials. New England Journal of Medicine, 1985; 312:732-736.

Shapiro MF, Ware JE, Sherbourne CD. Effects of cost-sharing on seeking care for serious and minor symptoms: Results from a randomized controlled trial. Annals of Internal Medicine, 1986; 104:246-251.

Hayward RA, Shapiro MF, Freeman HE, Corey CR. Inequities in health services among insured Americans: Do working-age adults have less access to care than the elderly? New England Journal of Medicine, 1988; 318:1507-12.

Wilkes MS, Doblin B, Shapiro MF. Pharmaceutical advertisements in leading medical journals: experts’ assessments. Annals of Internal Medicine, 1992; 116:912-919.

Shapiro MF, Hayward RA, Guillemot D, Jayle D. Residents’ experiences in, and attitudes toward, the care of persons with AIDS in Canada, France, and the United States. Journal of the American Medical Association, 1992; 268(4):510-515.

Shapiro MF, Park RE, Keesey J, Brook RH. Mortality differences between New York City municipal and voluntary hospitals, for selected conditions. American Journal of Public Health, 1993; 83(7):1024-1025. PMCID: PMC1694761

Bozzette SA, Berry SH, Duan N, Frankel MR, Leibowitz AA, Lefkowitz D, Emmons CA, Senterfitt JW, Berk ML, Morton SC, Shapiro MF. The care of HIV-infected adults in the United States. HIV Cost and Services Utilization Study Consortium. New England Journal of Medicine. 1998;339(26):1897-904.

Shapiro MF, Morton SC, McCaffrey DF, Senterfitt JW, Fleishman JA, Perlman JF, Athey LA, Keesey JW, Goldman DP, Berry SH, Bozzette SA. Variations in the care of HIV-infected adults in the United States: results from the HIV Cost and Services Utilization Study. Journal of the American Medical Association. 1999;281:2305-15.

Wenger NS, Kanouse DE, Collins RL, Liu H, Schuster MA, Gifford AL, Bozzette SA, Shapiro MF. End-of-life discussions and preferences among persons with HIV. Journal of the American Medical Association. 2001;285(22):2880-7.

Bing EG, Burnam MA, Longshore D, Fleishman JA, Sherbourne CD, London AS, Turner BJ, Eggan F, Beckman R, Vitiello B, Morton SC, Orlando M, Bozzette SA, Ortiz-Barron L, Shapiro MF. Psychiatric disorders and drug use among human immunodeficiency virus- infected adults in the United States. Arch Gen Psychiatry. 2001;58(8):721-8.

Katz MH, Cunningham WE, Fleishman JA, Andersen, RM, Kellogg T, Bozzette SA, Shapiro MF. Effect of case management on unmet needs and utilization of medical care and medications among HIV-infected persons. Annals of Internal Medicine. 2001;135:557-65.

Wong MD, Shapiro MF, Boscardin WJ, Ettner SL. Contribution of major diseases to disparities in mortality. New England Journal of Medicine. 2002. 347(20);1585-1592.

Eisenman DP, Gelberg L, Liu H, Shapiro MF. Mental health and health-related quality of life among adult Latino primary care patients living in the United States with previous exposure to political violence. Journal of the American Medical Association. 2003; 290(5):627-634.

Morales LS, Cunnningham WE, Galvan FH, Andersen RM, Nakazono TT, Shapiro, MF. Sociodemographic differences in access to care among Hispanic patients who are HIV Infected in the United States. American Journal of Public Health. 2004; 94(7): 1-4. PMCID: PMC1448407

Sugiyama T, Tsugawa Y, Tseng C, Kobayashi Y, Shapiro MF. Different Time Trends of Caloric and Fat Intake Between Statin Users and Nonusers Among US Adults: Gluttony in the Time of Statins? JAMA Internal Medicine. 2014; 174(7):1038-45.


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