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Z. John Lu

Dr. Z. John Lu, adjunct associate professor in the Department of Health Policy and Management, is an expert in in pharmaceutical economics and the biopharmaceutical industry, and is director of the UCLA Seminar on Pharmaceutical Economics and Policy.

Deborah Freund

Deborah Freund is a health economist and former college president and provost who is an adjunct professor in the Department of Health Policy and Management. The focus of her research is medicaid managed care, pharmacoeconomics, health insurance , health outcomes, and disparities. She was the first person to negotiate Medicaid Managed Care contracts in New York State and helped implement the two-plan model in California.

Kristen Choi

Kristen Choi, PhD, MS, RN, is a child/adolescent psychiatric nurse and health services researcher. Dr. Choi studies health services and policy approaches to mental health, trauma, and violence among children, adolescents, and other vulnerable populations. Her current research projects include studies on Autism Spectrum Disorder, adverse childhood experiences, the impact of trauma and violence on nurses, and health system factors associated with firearm violence. Dr.

Yusuke Tsugawa

Yusuke Tsugawa, MD, MPH, PhD is associate 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.

Corrina Moucheraud

Corrina Moucheraud is an Associate Professor in the Department of Health Policy and Management. She is also Associate Center Director at the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research. She is a global health policy and systems researcher, focused on the question: how can we deliver high-quality, efficient, equitable, sustainable health services in low-resource, system-constrained settings? Dr.

John Peabody

Dr. Peabody is a Professor at the University of California and the Deputy Director of the Institute for Global Health. Dr. Peabody has been a member of the departments of medicine, epidemiology and biostatistics, and health services at the University of California since 1995. He is also the senior vice president and chief medical officer for Sg2 a health care intelligence company based in Chicago that works with health leaders and scientists in the US and around the world. As an experienced clinician, academician and executive, Dr.

Arlene Fink

I am a health services researcher with an abiding interest in the health and well-being of vulnerable populations.  I am especially concerned with improving preventive medicine practice and the quality of health care for older adults.

Gerald Kominski

Gerald Kominski is a Professor of Health Policy and Management and Senior Fellow at the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research. His research focuses on evaluating the costs and financing of public insurance programs, including Medicare, Medicaid, Workers’ Compensation. Since 2010, his research has focused on evaluating the expected and actual impacts of health care reform under the Affordable Care Act (ACA).

Jack Needleman

Dr. Jack Needleman, PhD, FAAN, is a professor in 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.

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