Jack Needleman, professor of health policy and management in the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health has been named to the Fred W. and Pamela K. Wasserman Chair of the Department of Health Policy and Management as chair of the department. His most notable research of late assesses quality and staffing within hospitals, in addition to the evaluation and design of performance improvement activities.
Needleman is also an associate director for the UCLA Patient Safety Institute. He joined UCLA’s faculty in 2003 from the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.v