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Michael Lu

Professor

Departments

DepartmentsType of Faculty
Community Health SciencesPart Time
Contact Information
Phone: 
310-825-5297

10833 Le Conte Avenue
Box 951772, CHS 36-070B
Los Angeles, CA 90095

Michael C. Lu, MD, MPH is a professor in teh Department of Community Healthg Sciences at the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health and an associate professor of obstetrics & gynecology at UCLA. Dr. Lu received his bachelor’s degrees from Stanford University, master’s degrees from UC Berkeley, medical degree from UC San Francisco, and residency training in obstetrics & gynecology from UC Irvine. He is widely recognized for his research, teaching and clinical care. Dr. Lu received the 2003 National Maternal and Child Health Epidemiology Young Professional Achievement Award and the 2004 American Public Health Association Maternal and Child Health Section Young Professional Award for his research on health disparities.

He recently served on the Institute of Medicine Committee on Understanding Prematurity and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Select Panel on Preconception Care. Dr. Lu teaches obstetrics and gynecology at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, and maternal and child health at the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health. He has received numerous awards for his teaching, including Excellence in Teaching Awards from the Association of Professors of Gynecology and Obstetrics. Dr. Lu sees patients at the faculty group practice in obstetrics and gynecology at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, and has been selected as one of the Best Doctors in America since 2005.

Education: 
M.D., University of California, San Francisco, 1992 - 1994
M.P.H., University of California, Berkeley, U.C Berkeley School of Public Health, 1989 - 1992
M.S., University of California, Berkeley, 1989 - 1992
B.A., Stanford University, 1984 - 1988
Residency: UC Irvine Medical Center 1994 - 1998
Certification: 2002 American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Selected Publications: 
Gregory Kimberly D, Korst Lisa M, Lu Michael C, Fridman Moshe   AHRQ patient safety indicators: time to include hemorrhage and infection during childbirth Joint Commission journal on quality and patient safety / Joint Commission Resources, 2013; 39(3): 114-22. 

Wakeel Fathima, Witt Whitney P, Wisk Lauren E, Lu Michael C, Chao Shin M   Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Personal Capital During Pregnancy: Findings from the 2007 Los Angeles Mommy and Baby (LAMB) Study Maternal and child health journal, 2013; 288(17): . 

Korst Lisa M, Fridman Moshe, Lu Michael C, Fleege Laura, Mitchell Connie, Gregory Kimberly D   Trending elective preterm deliveries using administrative data Paediatric and perinatal epidemiology, 2013; 27(1): 44-53. 

Lu Michael C, Gee Rebekah E   What every obstetrician-gynecologist should know about Title V and Title X Obstetrics and gynecology, 2012; 120(3): 513-5. 

Lu Michael C, Boumediene Soraya, Ray Prema   A 2020 vision for women's health Current opinion in obstetrics & gynecology, 2011; 23(6): 454-9. 

Wadhwa Pathik D, Entringer Sonja, Buss Claudia, Lu Michael C   The contribution of maternal stress to preterm birth: issues and considerations Clinics in perinatology, 2011; 38(3): 351-84. 

Lu Michael C, Kotelchuck Milton, Hogan Vijaya, Jones Loretta, Wright Kynna, Halfon Neal   Closing the Black-White gap in birth outcomes: a life-course approach Ethnicity & disease, 2010; 20(1 Suppl 2): S2-62-76. 

Halfon Neal, Lu Michael C   Gestational weight gain and birthweight Lancet, 2010; 376(9745): 937-8. 

Lu Michael C   Healthcare reform and women's health: a life-course perspective Current opinion in obstetrics & gynecology, 2010; 22(6): 487-91. 

Lu Michael C, Kotelchuck Milton, Hogan Vijaya K, Johnson Kay, Reyes Carolina   Innovative strategies to reduce disparities in the quality of prenatal care in underresourced settings Medical care research and review : MCRR, 2010; 67(5 Suppl): 198S-230S. 

Jones Loretta, Lu Michael C, Lucas-Wright Aziza, Dillon-Brown Neysa, Broussard Marsha, Wright Kynna, Maidenberg Molly, Norris Keith, Ferré Cynthia   One Hundred Intentional Acts of Kindness toward a Pregnant Woman: building reproductive social capital in Los Angeles Ethnicity & disease, 2010; 20(1 Suppl 2): S2-36-40. 

Lu Michael C   We can do better: improving perinatal health in America Journal of women's health (2002), 2010; 19(3): 569-74. 

Lu Michael C   Healthcare reform and women's health Current opinion in obstetrics & gynecology, 2009; 21(6): 514-20. 

Lu Michael C, Muthengi Eunice, Wakeel Fathima, Fridman Moshe, Korst Lisa M, Gregory Kimberly D   Prolonged second stage of labor and postpartum hemorrhage The journal of maternal-fetal & neonatal medicine : the official journal of the European Association of Perinatal Medicine, the Federation of Asia and Oceania Perinatal Societies, the International Society of Perinatal Obstetricians, 2009; 22(3): 227-32. 

Mendelson Sherri Garber, McNeese-Smith Donna, Koniak-Griffin Deborah, Nyamathi Adeline, Lu Michael C   A community-based parish nurse intervention program for Mexican American women with gestational diabetes Journal of obstetric, gynecologic, and neonatal nursing : JOGNN / NAACOG, 2008; 37(4): 415-25. 

Gelberg Lillian, Lu Michael C, Leake Barbara D, Andersen Ronald M, Morgenstern Hal, Nyamathi Adeline M   Homeless women: who is really at risk for unintended pregnancy? Maternal and child health journal, 2008; 12(1): 52-60. 

Klerman Lorraine V, Jack Brian W, Coonrod Dean V, Lu Michael C, Fry-Johnson Yvonne W, Johnson Kay   The clinical content of preconception care: care of psychosocial stressors American journal of obstetrics and gynecology, 2008; 199(6 Suppl 2): S362-6. 

Coonrod Dean V, Jack Brian W, Stubblefield Phillip G, Hollier Lisa M, Boggess Kim A, Cefalo Robert, Cox Shanna N, Dunlop Anne L, Hunter Kam D, Prasad Mona R, Lu Michael C, Conry Jeanne A, Gibbs Ronald S, Hogan Vijaya K   The clinical content of preconception care: infectious diseases in preconception care American journal of obstetrics and gynecology, 2008; 199(6 Suppl 2): S296-309. 

Frey Keith A, Navarro Shannon M, Kotelchuck Milton, Lu Michael C   The clinical content of preconception care: preconception care for men American journal of obstetrics and gynecology, 2008; 199(6 Suppl 2): S389-95. 

Dunlop Anne L, Jack Brian W, Bottalico Joseph N, Lu Michael C, James Andra, Shellhaas Cynthia S, Hallstrom Lynne Haygood-Kane, Solomon Benjamin D, Feero W Gregory, Menard M Kathryn, Prasad Mona R   The clinical content of preconception care: women with chronic medical conditions American journal of obstetrics and gynecology, 2008; 199(6 Suppl 2): S310-27. 

Lu Michael C   We can do better: improving women's health in America Current opinion in obstetrics & gynecology, 2008; 20(6): 563-5. 

Huang Jennifer S, Lee Tiffany A, Lu Michael C   Prenatal programming of childhood overweight and obesity Maternal and child health journal, 2007; 11(5): 461-73. 

Lu Michael C   Recommendations for preconception care American family physician, 2007; 76(3): 397-400. 

Korst Lisa M, Reyes Carolina, Fridman Moshe, Lu Michael C, Hobel Calvin J, Gregory Kimberly D   Gestational pyelonephritis as an indicator of the quality of ambulatory maternal health care services Obstetrics and gynecology, 2006; 107(3): 632-40. 

Lu Michael C, Kotelchuck Milton, Culhane Jennifer F, Hobel Calvin J, Klerman Lorraine V, Thorp John M   Preconception care between pregnancies: the content of internatal care Maternal and child health journal, 2006; 10(5 Suppl): S107-22. 

Korst Lisa M, Gregory Kimberly D, Lu Michael C, Reyes Carolina, Hobel Calvin J, Chavez Gilberto F   A Framework for the Development of maternal quality of care indicatorsMaternal and child health journal, 2005; 9(3): 317-41. 

Korst Lisa M, Fridman Moshe, Friedlich Philippe S, Lu Michael C, Reyes Carolina, Hobel Calvin J, Chavez Gilberto F, Gregory Kimberly D   Hospital rates of maternal and neonatal infection in a low-risk population Maternal and child health journal, 2005; 9(3): 307-16. 

Lu Qian, Lu Michael C, Schetter Christine Dunkel   Learning from success and failure in psychosocial intervention: an evaluation of low birth weight prevention trials Journal of health psychology, 2005; 10(2): 185-95. 

Lu Michael C, Fridman Moshe, Korst Lisa M, Gregory Kimberly D, Reyes Carolina, Hobel Calvin J, Chavez Gilberto F   Variations in the incidence of postpartum hemorrhage across hospitals in California Maternal and child health journal, 2005; 9(3): 297-306. 
 
Lu Michael C, Chen Belinda   Racial and ethnic disparities in preterm birth: the role of stressful life events American journal of obstetrics and gynecology, 2004; 191(3): 691-9. 
 
Lu Michael C, Prentice Julia, Yu Stella M, Inkelas Moira, Lange Linda O, Halfon Neal   Childbirth education classes: sociodemographic disparities in attendance and the association of attendance with breastfeeding initiation Maternal and child health journal, 2003; 7(2): 87-93. 

Lu Michael C, Halfon Neal   Racial and ethnic disparities in birth outcomes: a life-course perspective Maternal and child health journal, 2003; 7(1): 13-30. 

Lu Michael C, Prentice Julia   The postpartum visit: risk factors for nonuse and association with breast-feeding American journal of obstetrics and gynecology, 2002; 187(5): 1329-36.