Paul Chung

Dr. Paul Chung is an adjunct professor of health policy and management at the UCLA School of Public Health and chair of health systems science at the Kaiser Permanente Medical School. He is also Research Director of the UCLA/RAND Prevention Research Center, associate director of the Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars Program at UCLA, and Public Policy and Advocacy Chair of the Academic Pediatric Association. Dr. Chung was the recipient of the 2009 Nemours Child Health Services Research Award, given annually to a single emerging child health services researcher in the United States. His personal research interests include family leave policy for vulnerable families, well-child care quality and redesign, adolescent health risks, child development and education, and childhood obesity, and he has received grants from funders including CDC, NIH, HRSA, and Pfizer. The UCLA/RAND Center's portfolio is large and eclectic, focusing broadly on policy-relevant prevention research addressing the needs of children, adolescents, young adults, and their families. The UCLA/RAND Center is also committed to community-based participatory research with public and private community partners in the South Bay region of Los Angeles and other areas of Los Angeles County.


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Areas of Interest

  • Medically and socially complex children
  • Childhood development and education
  • Child and adolescent health behaviors

Selected Publications