Carl Maida, M.A., Ph.D.
Adjunct Professor
Phone:
(310) 206-3029
Address:
UCLA School of Dentistry
10833 Le Conte Ave.
Box 951668
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1668
Office:  63-037 CHS

Biography

Carl Maida conducts studies of ethnic cultural disparities in health care and of health-related quality of life and self-care. His research focuses on the prevention and treatment of chronic and epidemic disease, and on the impact of community-scale trauma on children, adolescents, and their families.

Recent research studies include assessment of multiple systematic reviews for grading of clinical relevance in evidence-based care, and the role of communities of practice in comparative effectiveness research.

Educational & Professional Background

  • Syracuse University, B.A., English, 1969

  • New School for Social Research, M.A., Anthropology, 1972

  • UCLA, Ph.D., Anthropology, 1981

Research & Interests

  • Child and Adolescent Health

  • Chronic and Epidemic Disease

Professional Memberships

  • American Association for the Advancement of Science

  • American Anthropological Association

  • American Dental Education Association

  • American Public Health Association

  • International Union of Anthropological and Ethnological Sciences

  • Society for Applied Anthropology

  • Society for Medical Anthropology

Awards

  • Fellow, American Association for the Advancement of Science, 2007-present

  • Article of the Year Award, Academy for Health Services Research and Health Policy, 2000

  • Ford Foundation – Ford Service Learning Affinity Group Award, Health Care and Community-Based Learning in Transitional Communities of the Northeast San Fernando Valley, UCLA Center for Experiential Education and Service Learning, 2000-2001

  • University of California – Jane Permaul Faculty Incentive Award for Service Learning, Sociocultural Aspects of Health Care in Transitional Communities, UCLA Center for Experiential Education and Service Learning, 2001

  • Ford Foundation – Ford Service Learning Affinity Group Award, Health Care, Environmental Justice, and Community-Based Learning in Northeast San Fernando Valley Communities, UCLA Center for Experiential Education and Service Learning, 2001-2002 

Representative Publications

  • Carl A. Maida, editor. Sustainability and Communities of Place (Series in Environmental Anthropology and Ethnobiology).Berghahn Books, New York and Oxford, 2007.

  • Carl A. Maida. Pathways Through Crisis: Urban Risk and Public Culture. AltaMira Press, Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Lanham, MD and New York, 2008

  • Carl A. Maida. “Participatory Action Research and Urban Environmental Justice: The Pacoima CARE Project,” in Environmental Anthropology Today, Helen Kopnina and Eleanor Shoreman-Ouimet, editors. Routledge, New York and Oxford, 2011

  • Carl A. Maida. “Building Communities of Practice in Comparative Effectiveness Research,” in Comparative Effectiveness and Efficacy Research and Analysis for Practice: Applications for Treatment Options in Health Care, Francesco Chiappelli, editor. Springer, New York, 2012

  • Carl A. Maida, Marvin Marcus, Vladimir W. Spolsky, Yan Wang  & Honghu Liu. "Socio-Behavioral Predictors of Self-Reported Oral Health-Related Quality of Life," Quality of Life Research 22:3, 559-566, 2013

Additional Information

Courses Taught:

Scientific Ethics (OB 209) Culture, Ethnicity and Health: Implications for Oral Biology and Medicine (OB 229A) Anthropological Perspectives on Global Health: Implications for Oral Biology and Medicine (OB 229B)