Ten new faculty members have joined the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health this year. “Our school has a long tradition of attracting great talent to UCLA, and our latest group of new faculty is no exception,” said Dr. Ron Brookmeyer, dean of the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health. “These appointments are clear evidence of the sort of teachers and researchers our school continue, to attract, and I am very appreciative that all 10 of these new members of our team have joined us, for the current academic year, and an even more exciting future.”
UCLA FSPH welcomes:
Dr. Sean Darling-Hammond, assistant professor in the Department of Community Health Sciences and the Department of Biostatistics, is an attorney and public policy expert whose research has included examining the links between bias and COVID-19 health disparities.
Dr. Deborah Freund, adjunct professor in the Department of Health Policy and Management, is a health economist with extensive experience in academic, healthcare delivery, and professional organizations in the U.S. and internationally.
Dr. Dana Rose Garfin, assistant professor-in-residence in the Department of Community Health Sciences, studies how traumatic events and community disasters (including climate disasters and COVID-19) impact physical and mental health.
Dr. Michele Guindani, professor in the Department of Biostatistics, focuses on the analysis of high-dimensional complex data from medical studies, neuroimaging experiments, radiomics, genomics, and microbiome data, as well as statistical decision-making.
Dr. Rachael Jones, professor and chair of the Department of Environmental Health Sciences, is an exposure scientist and industrial hygienist, with experience with exposure modeling, simulation studies and experiments, and field sampling.
Dr. Srikanth Kadiyala, adjunct assistant professor in the Department of Health Policy and Management, has conducted research into health insurance choice, health insurance, racial disparities, and cancer screening and detection.
Dr. Z. John Lu, adjunct associate professor in the Department of Health Policy and Management, is an expert in in pharmaceutical economics and the biopharmaceutical industry, and is director of the UCLA Seminar on Pharmaceutical Economics and Policy.
Dr. Philip Massey, associate professor in the Department of Community Health Sciences, studies health communication, with a focus on examining new and emerging technologies as they relate to public health and health literacy.
Dr. Naomi Zewde, assistant professor in the Department of Health Policy and Management, studies how public institutions deliver health, medical care, and economic security, including research into federally funded trust funds, also known as “Baby Bonds.”
Dr. Jin Zhou, adjunct associate professor in the Department of Biostatistics, applies her statistical genomics and biomedical informatics expertise to facilitate precision medicine, including diabetes care and smart health, using sensor data.