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Brennan Spiegel

Dr. Brennan Spiegel is the Director of Health Services Research for Cedars-Sinai Health System and Professor of Medicine and Public Health at UCLA, where he teaches digital health science, health analytics, and health economics. 

Jack Needleman

Jack Needleman, PhD, FAAN, is a Professor in the Department of Health Policy and Management, UCLA Fielding School of Public Health and Associate Director of the UCLA Patient Safety Institute. He teaches courses in health policy analysis and American political institutions and health policy in the master’s programs and research design and research methods to doctoral and MS students, and has previously taught program and policy evaluation. He received his Ph.D. in Public Policy from Harvard University.

Ninez Ponce

Ninez A. Ponce, MPP, PhD, is Professor in the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health's Department of Health Policy and Management and was Associate Director of UCLA's Asian American Studies Center (2011-2013). She also devised the rationale and implementation of Asian ethnic oversamples and the cultural and linguistic adaptation of the survey. She teaches courses in applied research methods, health policy and health economics.

Frederick Zimmerman

Photo of Health Policy & Management Chair Dr. Fred Zimmerman

Frederick J. Zimmerman is an economist with a background in institutional and behavioral economics. His research illuminates the intersection of economics and the determinants of health.  Dr. Zimmerman also teaches and does research in ethical aspects of public health policy.

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