Dr. Lucero’s program of research focuses on improving health outcomes of vulnerable populations using innovative health systems and informatics approaches. Two prominent themes of his work are: enhancing the quality of care for hospitalized older adults and improving self-management of chronic health conditions among Hispanic, African-American and LGBTQ+ populations. Dr. Lucero’s research is leading the way to inform infrastructure development for data-driven knowledge generation that serves as a model for organizations across the United States to improve the quality of care for hospitalized older adults. The other cornerstone of his research program is developing health information technology (HIT) to promote chronic disease self-management. His research is currently funded by the NIH, AHRQ and the Florida Department of Public Health.
Dr. Lucero is the inaugural the Inaugural Audrienne H. Mosely Endowed Chair in Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at the UCLA School of Nursing and maintains a Courtesy Faculty Appointment at the University of Florida College of Nursing.