Biography

Dr. Flores is Professor of Pediatrics, Clinical Sciences, and Public Health; Director of the Division of General Pediatrics; and the Judith and Charles Ginsburg Endowed Chair in Pediatrics at UT Southwestern and Children’s Medical Center Dallas. He graduated magna cum laude from Harvard College, and attended medical school at the University of California, San Francisco, School of Medicine. He is a member of the Council of the American Pediatric Society, the editorial board of Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved, and the National Advisory Committees of the RWJ Amos Medical Faculty Development and Aligning Forces for Quality Programs. He was a member of the US Preventive Services Task Force from 2010-2013. He is Director of the NIDDK/APA Research in Academic Pediatrics Initiative on Diversity (RAPID), whose goal is to provide career development and advancement for diverse junior faculty in general academic pediatrics pursuing careers addressing pediatric obesity, nutrition, and/or sickle cell disease. He has provided two Congressional Briefings, US Senate and Congressional testimony, and a recent DHHS and ACF briefing. He has been a consultant/NAC member for the US Surgeon General, IOM, CDC, NICHD, AMA, NHMA, First Focus, the DHHS Office of Civil Rights, and Sesame Workshop.He received the 2006 AAP Outstanding Achievement Award in the Application of Epidemiologic Information to Child Health Advocacy, the 2006 NHMA Health Leadership Award, the 2008 Millie and Richard Brock Award for Distinguished Contributions to Pediatrics, the 2010 Helen Rodríguez-Trías Social Justice Award from the APHA, and the 2012 Research Award from the Academic Pediatric Association (the first underrepresented minority recipient). He has been awarded major grant funding by NICHD, NIDDK, AHRQ, CMS, the RWJ Foundation, and the Commonwealth Fund.His 204 publications address a wide variety of research and policy issues, including pediatric health services research, public and population health, racial/ethnic disparities in children’s health and healthcare, language barriers in healthcare, insuring the uninsured, health policy, and childhood obesity.

Education

Medical School
University of California at San Francisco (1989)
Internship
New York Presbyterian Hospital - Weill Cornell (1990), Pediatrics
Residency
New York Presbyterian Hospital - Weill Cornell (1992), Pediatrics
Fellowship
Yale University, RWJ Clinical Scholars Program (1995), Clinical Research

Specialty Areas

Clinical Interest

  • Pediatric Care

Research Interest

  • Community-based interventions for improving the health and healthcare of underserved children
  • Insuring uninsured children
  • Language, culture, and healthcare
  • Racial/ethnic disparities in children's health and health care
  • Testing innovative interventions for chronic disease management

Publications

Featured Publications LegendFeatured Publications

Trends in Risk and Protective Factors for Child Bullying Perpetration in the United States.
Shetgiri R, Lin H, Flores G Child psychiatry and human development 2012 Jun
Factors associated with human papillomavirus vaccine-series initiation and healthcare provider recommendation in US adolescent females: 2007 National Survey of Children's Health.
Lau M, Lin H, Flores G Vaccine 2012 Apr 30 20 3112-8
Errors of Medical Interpretation and Their Potential Clinical Consequences: A Comparison of Professional Versus Ad Hoc Versus No Interpreters.
Flores G, Abreu M, Barone CP, Bachur R, Lin H Annals of emergency medicine 2012 Mar
Racial/Ethnic Disparities in Health and Health Care among U.S. Adolescents.
Lau M, Lin H, Flores G Health services research 2012 Mar
Making Tortillas without Lard: Latino Parents' Perspectives on Healthy Eating, Physical Activity, and Weight-Management Strategies for Overweight Latino Children.
Flores G, Maldonado J, Durán P J Am Diet Assoc 2011 Nov

Honors & Awards

  • 2012 Academic Pediatric Association Research Award
    (2012)
  • Helen Rodriguez-Trias Social Justice Award from the American Public Health Association
    (2010)
  • 2006 American Academy of Pediatrics Outstanding Achievement Award in the Application of Epidemiologic Information in Child Health Advocacy
    (2006)
  • Invited speaker/panelist, US Surgeon General’ Workshop on Improving Health Literacy, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD
    (2006)
  • Congressional Research Briefing on a successful intervention to insure uninsured children, Washington, DC
    (2005)
  • Invited testimony on Latino children’s health in United States Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee, Washington, DC
    (2002)

Professional Associations/Affiliations

  • Council of the American Pediatric Society (APS) (2013)
  • AcademyHealth
  • Ambulatory Pediatric Association
  • American Public Health Association
  • Fellow, American Academy of Pediatrics
  • Fellow, Society of Pediatric Research