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Paul Dluzniewski

Paul Dluzniewski is currently a Director in the Center for Observational Research at Amgen. As product area lead for the cardiovascular-metabolic group, his work is focused on therapies used to treat patients at elevated risk of cardiovascular disease. He leads evidence generation efforts by conducting epidemiologic research to inform the benefit-risk profile of Amgen’s therapies and highlight the clinical value of both marketed and pipeline products.

Xi Zhu

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Xi Zhu, PhD, is Associate Professor of Health Policy and Management at the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health. Dr. Zhu received his PhD in Sociology from the University of Minnesota. His research focuses on micro and macro organizational behaviors in healthcare delivery systems.

Risha Gidwani

Dr. Gidwani is a health economist whose research evaluates both the costs and health outcomes associated with healthcare services. Her work focuses on the impact of benefit design on quality of care and patient financial burden. She has been Principal Investigator on several grants aimed at studying the value of cancer care and/or end-of-life care. Dr. Gidwani uses a variety of methods to study the costs and outcomes associated with health service utilization, including techniques for causal inference from observational data and decision analysis. 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.

Ilan H. Meyer

Ilan H. Meyer, Ph.D. is Distinguished Senior Scholar for Public Policy at the Williams Institute for Sexual Orientation Law and Public Policy at UCLA’s School of Law, Adjunct Professor in Community Health Sciences at UCLA Fielding School of Public Health, and Professor Emeritus of Sociomedical Sciences, Columbia University. Dr. Meyer studies public health issues related to minority health.

May Sudhinaraset

Dr. May Sudhinaraset, PhD is Associate Professor in Community Health Sciences in the School of Public Health at UCLA. She is trained as a social epidemiologist from Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. Her research focuses on understanding the social determinants of migrant, adolescent, and women’s health both globally and in the US.

Randall Kuhn

Randall Kuhn (Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania, 1999) is a demographer and sociologist who employs a wide array of research methods and data to study the social determinants of health, health program evaluation, and the health-development nexus. He has conducted seminal research on the impacts of migration on health. In Bangladesh, he leads a 35-year evaluation of the effects of randomized child and reproductive health interventions on health and socioeconomic change across generations.

Sung-Jae Lee

Sung-Jae Lee, PhD, is an Associate Professor-in-Residence in the Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences, UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine, with a joint appointment in the Department of Epidemiology, UCLA Fielding School of Public Health. He is the Director of the Recruitment Engagement and Retention Center (RERC) for the Adolescent Medicine Trials Network (ATN) U19. His current ongoing research focuses on designing interventions for vulnerable HIV-affected communities. Dr.

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.

Felicia Hodge

Felicia Schanche Hodge, DrPH is a Professor in the School of Nursing as well as a as a Professor in the Department of Health Policy and Management in the Fielding School of Public Health.. She teaches courses in research methods, American Indian populations and family theory. Dr. Hodge is the founder and director of the Center for American Indian/Indigenous Research and Education (CAIIRE) which supports research, evaluation, policy development, education, planning, prevention and community service activities. Dr.

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