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Nadereh Pourat



DepartmentsType of Faculty
Health Policy and ManagementFull Time
Contact Information
310.794.2201, 310.794.0909

10960 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 1550

Areas of Interest: 
  • Access to Care and disparities
  • The safety net care delivery system and providers
  • Patient outcomes
  • Care delivery redesign and system integration
  • Oral health
  • Program and outcome evaluation

Nadereh Pourat, PhD, is a professor-in-residence at the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health and adjunct professor at the UCLA School of Dentistry. She is also the director of research and the director of the Health Economics and Evaluation Research Program at the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research. She is the cost vice-chair of the California Health Benefits Review Program that examines the cost impact of benefit mandate legislation proposed in California and a member of UCLA/Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center, Division of Cancer Prevention and Control Research.

Pourat's research focuses on assessing disparities in access to care of underserved populations, focusing on the role of the health care delivery system in disparities and health care outcomes. Within this context, she has closely examined the current efforts in primary care redesign including implementation and outcomes of patient-centered medical home, safety-net system integration, and care delivery challenges and the outcomes of these efforts on access to care of underserved populations. Pourat has also examined disparities in access to breast and cervical cancer screening among Asian Americans, access to care of undocumented and other immigrants, availability of employment-based insurance, access to care of injured workers, access to STD care of publicly insured, and the role of dental care delivery system in access to oral health care.

Pourat also has extensive experience in design and implementation of surveys of individuals and professionals and participates in design of the California Health Interview Survey (CHIS) by serving on the adult technical advisory committee and content specific technical workgroups including medical home, disability, and long term care content areas.

Pourat has extensive experience in evaluation of the impact of major statewide programs and other innovations in care delivery. She has led or co-led the evaluations of California demonstrations of the Delivery System Reform Incentive Payment (DSRIP) program, the Low Income Health Program (LIHP), the Health Care Coverage Initiative (HCCI), Chronic Care Management (CCM), and Disease Management Pilot Program (DMPP) among others.

Pourat received her undergraduate degree in psychology from CSU Northridge and her an MSPH and PhD in health services at UCLA.

PhD, Health Services, UCLA
MSPH, Health Services, UCLA
BS, Psychology, CSUN
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