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October 16, 2023

Leo Morales receives Department of Health Secretary's Award

Morales is this year's recipient of the Secretary's Award from the Washington State Department of Health for his work protecting and promoting the health of Latino communities.
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Dr. Leo Morales, professor (General Internal Medicine) is this year’s recipient of the Secretary’s Award from the Washington State Department of Health.

The Secretary of Health’s Annual Award recognizes the strong work occurring around Washington state in the field of public health and links that work with the dedicated people working every single day – often behind the scenes – to protect and promote the health and well-being of everyday Washingtonians.

Dr. Morales was honored for his work protecting and promoting the health of Latino communities in Washington state and across the Pacific Northwest.


About Leo Morales

Leo Sergio Morales is a professor and assistant dean with the Office for Health Care Equity at UW Medicine.

He also serves as co-director for the Latino Center for Health, a state funded interdisciplinary health sciences research center focusing on Latino health issues in Washington State and the Pacific Northwest region.

Dr. Morales received his medical degree and master’s degree in public health from the University of Washington, and his doctorate in policy analysis from the Rand Graduate School. He completed an internship and residency in primary care internal medicine at the San Francisco General Hospital/UCSF and a fellowship in primary care research at UCLA. 

Prior to joining the faculty at the University of Washington in 2014, he was a faculty member at UCSF and UCLA schools of medicine and an investigator at the Group Health Research Institute.