Moira Inkelas

Dr. Moira Inkelas, PhD, MPH is professor in the Department of Health Policy and Management. She has a background in public health and public policy, with specific training and expertise in designing and implementing improvement science research. Her research focuses on improvement in primary care and human service organizations, and she has led learning networks of national and local health care providers and systems. She teaches core courses in the Master of Science in Implementation and Improvement Research in the Fielding School of Public Health. As Co-Program Leader for Population Health in the UCLA Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI), she supports education and career development in Implementation, Improvement and Dissemination (DII) and learning health system methods; develops program strategy and liaises with leaders and faculty; integrates implementation science theory and methods into Los Angeles County Department of Public Health and partnered health systems; and develops partnerships with community organizations and health systems to increase use of DII methods. She co-leads the CTSI TL1 program.


  • PhD, RAND Graduate School, Santa Monica, CA
  • MPH, University of California, Los Angeles, CA

Areas of Interest

  • Improvement Science  

  • Implementation Science  

  • Child Health

Selected Publications

  • Inkelas M, Blair C, Furukawa D, Manuel VG, Malenfant JH, Martin E, Emeruwa I, Kuo T, Arangua L, Robles B, Provost LP; Using control charts to understand community variation in COVID-19.; PloS One; 2021 

  • Morrison DE, Nianogo R, Manuel V, Arah OA, Anderson N, Kuo T, Inkelas M; Modeling infection dynamics and mitigation strategies to support K-6 in-person instruction during the COVID-19 pandemic.; MedRxiv : The Preprint Server For Health Sciences; 2021 

  • Inkelas M, Brown AF, Vassar SD, Sankaré IC, Martinez AB, Kubicek K, Kuo T, Mahajan A, Gould M, Mittman BS; Enhancing Dissemination, Implementation, and Improvement Science in CTSAs through Regional Partnerships.; Clinical And Translational Science; 2015 

  • Inkelas M, McPherson ME; Quality improvement in population health systems.; Healthcare (Amsterdam, Netherlands); 2015 

  • Guerrero AD, Inkelas M, Whaley SE, Kuo AA. A WIC-based curriculum to enhance parent communication with healthcare providers. J Community Health. 2013 Oct; 38(5):958-64.