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Marissa Seamans

Marissa Seamans, PhD, MSPH, is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Epidemiology. Dr. Seamans’ research focuses on the intersection of social epidemiology and pharmacoepidemiology to address substance use and mental health. Her work explores the use of large healthcare databases to examine prescription drug use in families and the effectiveness of treatments for mental health and substance use disorders. Methodologically, Dr.

William Nicholas

Dr. Will Nicholas is a Senior Associate at the UCLA Center for Healthier Children, Families and Communities (CHCFC). He plays a leadership role on several of the Center’s signature initiatives, including Moving Health Care Upstream, and the Child Health System Transformation Initiative. He previously served as Co-Director of the UCLA Study Center for the National Children’s Study.  Prior to joining the CHCFC, Dr. Nicholas served for three years as Director of Research at the California Endowment.

Jody Heymann

Jody Heymann, MD, PhD, is founding director of the WORLD Policy Analysis Center and served as dean of the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health from 2013-2018.

Moira Inkelas

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.
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