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Risha Gidwani-Marszowski

Dr. Risha Gidwani-Marszowski is a health services researcher and health economist whose work focuses on the value of U.S. healthcare, defined as cost relative to health outcomes. Specifically, her research evaluates ways to increase wise stewardship of resources while improving patient outcomes, including identifying which specific services are high- and low-value.  She has been Principal Investigator on several grants aimed at studying the value of cancer care and/or end-of-life care. Dr.

Yusuke Tsugawa

Yusuke Tsugawa, MD, MPH, PhD is assistant professor of health policy and management, as well as assistant professor of medicine at UCLA. Prior to joining the faculty at UCLA, he was a health specialist at the World Bank group and a research fellow at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center/Harvard Medical School. Dr. Tsugawa received his PhD in Health Policy from Harvard University with a concentration in statistics, and his MPH from Harvard School of Public Health.

Steven Teutsch

Steven M. Teutsch, M.D., M.P.H. is an independent consultant, Adjunct Professor at the Fielding School of Public Health, UCLA; Senior Fellow, Public Health Institute; and Senior Fellow, Leonard D. Schaeffer Center for Health Policy and Economics, University of Southern California.

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 the Fred W. and Pamela K. Wasserman Chair of the Department of Health Policy and Management at the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) Fielding School of Public Health. He teaches courses in 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 and health politics. 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

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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