Lori Pelliccioni

Dr. Lori S. Richardson Pelliccioni is Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Department of Health Policy and Management, UCLA Fielding School of Public Health. Dr. Pelliccioni teaches the Department’s course in health law. She received her Ph.D. and M.P.H. from UCLA’s School of Public Health.

Dr. Pelliccioni’s research focuses on healthcare fraud and abuse in the Medicare Program and corporate compliance in healthcare organizations. She is the Principle Investigator of The Compliance Effectiveness Study and The Compliance Effectiveness Pilot conducted for the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services.

Before joining the faculty of the UCLA School of Public Health, Dr. Pelliccioni served as an Assistant United States Attorney for the Central District of California, where she prosecuted healthcare fraud cases. She has also been a Partner in PricewaterhouseCooper’s Health Care Practice, where she specialized in corporate compliance and healthcare fraud litigation support. Subsequently, Dr. Pelliccioni was the Chief Compliance Officer and acting General Counsel at DaVita, Inc., El Segundo, California. She is currently the President of the Center for Healthcare Compliance, a healthcare consulting firm.

In addition to her academic position, Dr. Pelliccioni serves as the United States Department of Justice Federal Monitor in the case of U.S. v. Mantra Films, Inc., and MRA Holdings, LLC.


  • PhD, University of California, Los Angeles, Fielding School of Public Health
  • MPH, University of California, Los Angeles, Fielding School of Public Health

Areas of Interest

  • Healthcare Fraud and Abuse in Medicare Program
  • Corporate Compliance in Healthcare Organization