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Moira Inkelas



DepartmentsType of Faculty
Health Policy and ManagementFull Time
Contact Information

UCLA Fielding School of Public Health / Department of Health Policy and Management / 31-245B CHS

Areas of Interest: 
  • Children's Access to Health Care
  • Chronic Illness        

Moira Inkelas, PhD, MPH, professor and assistant director at CHCFC, earned her doctorate in public policy at the RAND Graduate School and her MPH at UCLA, where she is currently professor in residence in the School of Public Health. An integral member of the Center team, she is also assistant director of the Center’s Child and Family Health Program. She recently received funding from the California HealthCare Foundation to evaluate care coordination for children with special health care needs in California’s Medicaid-managed care plans. Funding from the Medi-Cal Policy Institute supports her analysis of new state-level survey data on health care access for chronically ill children and a new survey of Los Angeles parents with chronically ill children.

Dr. Inkelas’ research is primarily concerned with children’s access to health care, tailoring managed care and health care financing policies to the needs of children with chronic illness, the impact of systems on quality and performance, measuring quality of care, and quality improvement.

Selected Publications: 
  • Inkelas, M., Halfon, N., Uyeda, K, Stevens, G., Holtby, S., Wright, J., Brown, E.R.: "The Health of Young Children in California: Findings from the 2001 California Health Interview Survey." UCLA Center for Healthier Children, Families and Communities, the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research, and the Public Health Institute, July 2003.
  • Halfon, N., and Inkelas, M.: Optimizing the Health and Development of Children. Journal of the American Medical Association, Vol. 290, No. 23. Dec. 17, 2003.