The mission of the Enguídanos Lab is to increase access to palliative and other supportive care for all people coping with serious illness, regardless of age, income, race, or ethnicity. The principal means by which our mission is accomplished are research, innovation, and the development of novel models of care.


Associate Professor of Gerontology
USC Leonard Davis School of Gerontology

Phone: (213) 740-9822
Fax: (213) 821-2093

Primary Research Areas

  • Developing and testing new models of care for seriously ill patients.
  • Identifying, understanding and reducing ethnic disparities in access to quality care during serious illness.
  • Identifying and testing mechanisms for increasing consumer knowledge of palliative and hospice care and empowering consumers to make informed choices about their care.
  • Facilitating systematic changes in healthcare delivery that promote patient-centered, family-oriented care practices.