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David Hayes-Bautista

Professor of medicine and director, Center for the Study of Latino Health and Culture, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA

For decades, as he studied the health of Latinos living in the U.S., Hayes-Bautista has puzzled over a longevity paradox: Although Latinos here, now numbering 62 million, tend to have lower-than-average education and income — factors associated with poorer health — most have a life expectancy longer than the U.S. average.  But that all changed during the pandemic, and Hayes-Bautista started to analyze why Latinos were disproportionately impacted by the coronavirus. He co-authored a report last June that showed case rates were three times higher in Latino people than in white people, largely because they were over-represented in high-risk, essential-worker jobs.

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