Center for Healthcare Management

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The Center for Healthcare Management brings together academic researchers, students, seasoned executives, practitioners and other health experts, as well as interdisciplinary academic healthcare management resources to advance healthcare management.


To unite, inspire, and enrich interdisciplinary leadership that progresses healthcare management.


  • The builder of strong and intertwined relationships with members of the Southern California healthcare management community.
  • The home of interdisciplinary academic healthcare management resources from across the UCLA campus for students and faculty.
  • The brand of healthcare management for the UCLA Fielding School’s Department of Health Policy and Management, and its UCLA partners.

The center is committed to accomplishing its mission and vision by:

  • Pulling together the best minds from UCLA and from the broader community to improve the current state of applied research, knowledge, and practice.
  • Jointly exploring critical issues in the management of healthcare organizations.
  • Providing an “academic home” for leaders in the field to contribute career experience and mentorship.
  • Producing research that influences management practices and seeks on-the-ground healthcare management expertise to inform research questions.
  • Creating a library of healthcare management cases, generated internally and fielded from outside UCLA, as a repository for internal use and external licensing.

The center is home to the Paul Torrens Health Forum at UCLA, an established community gathering where practitioners and academics regularly discuss timely public health issues affecting the industry.

By actively involving healthcare organizations as collaborative partners with academic faculty, the center generates practical, relevant knowledge via evidence-based management scholarship that allows companies to act in a landscape fraught with uncertainty and change.

This UCLA collaboration between research and practice is also a rich source of inspiration for curriculum content for its executive, traditional, and customized degree and non-degree programs. At the individual course level, the healthcare management cases developed by the center's partners provide rich materials for classroom discussion.

Center News

September 20, 2022
UCLA Fielding School of Public Health’s UCLA Center for Healthcare Management names executive-in-residence

Jack Schlosser (MPH, ’74), veteran healthcare leader, takes on advisory role for cross-disciplinary UCLA Center for Healthcare Management led by Dr. Laura Erskine, UCLA Fielding School professor of health policy and management.

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Dr. Xi Zhu
March 28, 2022
Dr. Xi Zhu named first holder of UCLA Fielding School’s Paul Torrens Chair in Healthcare Management

The Paul Torrens Chair in Healthcare Management at UCLA FSPH, which provides critical support for the teaching and research efforts of promising early-career UCLA Fielding School faculty members, was made possible by an outpouring of support from alumni whose careers have been significantly influenced by Dr. Paul Torrens, a professor emeritus and member of the school’s faculty since 1972.

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