Enrique Gonzalez-Mendez, M.D. UCSF Clinical Professor, and Director of Cultural Studies for the Residency Program, received his Medical degree from the National University of Mexico in Mexico City. He completed a general surgery Residency at the University of Florence Italy, was a Medical Director and Surgeon in a Rural Hospital in Mexico. He ultimately came to Santa Rosa to complete a Family Medicine Residency. He has been the main organizer of the Latino Health Forum, an annual event for last 17 years. He has been a researcher in Bi-national Research for the last 10 years. His main interests are cross Cultural Medicine, recruitment of minorities, and actively participating in mentor programs at local schools. Dr Gonzalez-Mendez has been teaching at the Residency Program for the last 22 years.
Dr. Mendez is a consultant for the GDM research project. He will work on the Regional Working Groups to formulate ATSM content and messages suitable or pGDM women, and participate in the development of the STAR-MAMA counseling guides in Spanish. He will also work with the research team to integrate focus group findings into the guides.