Department of Health Policy and Management

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Recent published works by HPM faculty, August & September 2017

September 18, 2017


HPM Student Selected as the Grand Prize Winner for the 2017 Breslow Student Writing Competition

June 12, 2017

HPM student, Veronica Kapoor (MPH '18 candidate) was selected by a panel of distinguished judges as the grand prize winner of $5,000 provided courtesy of the Breslow Student Fellowship Fund. Each of the winners also received $1,000 from Molina Healthcare, which co-sponsored the competitio

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Two HPM Alumni Inducted in the 2017 FSPH Alumni Hall of Fame

June 12, 2017

Two HPM alumni, Dr. Elaine E. Batchlor (MPH '90) and Rachel A. Hornstein (MPH '13), were inducted in the 2017 FSPH Alumni Hall of Fame.

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Recent published works by HPM faculty, March, April, & May 2017

May 30, 2017


Highlights on Health Reform Law

May 24, 2017

One of the most critical issues in Public Health today is the new policy on Health Reform. Keep yourself updated and knowledgeable about the Health Reform Laws by visiting the highlighted websites and links.

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Dr. Gerald Kominski featured in Wallethub's "2017's Best and Worst States for Children's Health Care"

May 01, 2017


Recent published works by HPM faculty, January & February 2017

December 19, 2016

1. Chuang E, *Brunner J, *Mak S, Hamilton A, Canelo I, Darling J, & Yano E. Challenges with implementing a patient-centered medical home model for women veterans. Women’s Health Issues. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1049386716303462

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Two HPM Students Awarded the 2016 David A. Winston Health Policy Scholarship

November 30, 2016

The David A. Winston Health Policy Scholarship program recognizes excellence and achievement for students in master’s degree programs in health administration, health policy, and public health by providing ten scholarships of $10,000 per year. Winston Scholars also join a one-day symposium on health policy in Washington, DC

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Research led by Dr. Brennan Spiegel on the therapeutic value of virtual reality for patients

November 15, 2016

Cedars-Sinai is conducting new research into the potential therapeutic value of virtual reality for patients. Led by HPM faculty member Dr. Brennan Spiegel, this innovative investigation has the potential to improve patient outcomes and reduce healthcare costs. To find out more about his work, view this video.

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Dr. Cindy Cain's research offers insight into California's aid-in-dying law

November 01, 2016

A study led by Dr. Cindy Cain, FSPH assistant professor of health policy and management, suggests that the passing of California's aid-in-dying law will not disproportionately affect the poor or vulnerable groups.

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Independent Panel led by Dr. Jonathan Fielding finds that the U.S. needs greater preparation for next severe public health threats

October 30, 2016

Led by UCLA's Dr. Jonathan Fielding, Panel Recommends Actions

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Joe Viana- our very PhD Student- recognized by University of CA: Trailblazing solutions to global food crisis

October 15, 2016

Trailblazing solutions to global food crisis. Six UCLA students, alumni are among 30 under 30 recognized by University of California...

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2 UCLA HPM students receive The David A. Winston Health Policy Fellowship 2016!

October 01, 2016

WASHINGTON, DC – The David A. Winston Health Policy Fellowship is proud to announce the 2016 David A. Winston Policy Scholars, selected on May 3, 2016.

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UCLA Takes Over ACHE Western Region College Bowl!

September 30, 2016

2016 STATEWIDE COLLEGE BOWL was held at The California Endowment on Friday, April 8, 2016. Our College Bowl team consisting Fay Saepharm, Nikhil Kulkarni, Kristin Calsada, and Rathi Ramasamy won, bringing the cup...

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MPH Students Place 2nd at the Cleveland Clinic Case Competition!

September 19, 2016

UCLA finished 2nd at Cleveland Clinic! The team consisted of 2nd year MPH students, Claire Crawley-Delgado, Vivian Lei, Alekxandra van Loggerenberg, and 1st year Mindy Friedman.

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Pick up your HPM Sweater Now!

September 01, 2016

HPMSA is excited to announce that we have designed an HPM sweater! We value this department and our program so much that we thought it would be nice to have some HPM "Swag". Please see the following details if you are interested in purchasing a sweater.

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Patricia A. Ganz, MD, on Improving Quality and Value in Cancer Care

August 30, 2016

Patricia A. Ganz, MD, of the University of California at Los Angeles, the 2016 winner of the Joseph V. Simone Award, summarizes her “Lecture for Excellence in Quality and Safety in the Care of Patients With Cancer.”

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Patricia A. Ganz, MD, FASCO, to Receive ASCO's Inaugural Joseph V. Simone Award and Lecture

August 19, 2016

The American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) will honor Patricia A. Ganz, MD, FASCO, an accomplished medical oncologist and renowned advocate for improving the quality of cancer care from prevention through survivorship, with its first annual Joseph V. Simone Award and Lecture for Excellence in Quality and Safety in the Care of Patients with Cancer. Dr.

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Dr. Ninez Ponce named Co-Chair of a new NQF Standing Committee to Address Healthcare Disparities

August 05, 2016

In December 2015, Ninez Ponce, a Center associate director, was named co-chair of a new National Quality Forum (NQF) standing committee that will focus on eliminating disparities through quality measurement

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Social Determinants of Health –Public Health Minute with William Latimer (Dr. Ninez Ponce)

July 30, 2016

Twenty years ago, it was hard to gauge the health needs of people who faced language barriers because our information from surveys were largely from people who only spoke English.

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Study by Dr. Ninez Ponce earns spot in "Editor's Pick" Top 10 Health Affairs studies in 2015

July 13, 2016


Grants & Contracts | Autumn/Winter 2016

July 03, 2016


Dr. Fred Zimmerman discusses health care resource allocation with MLive

June 30, 2016

Deciding how to allocate health care resources in the U.S. isn't a question that should be left to the experts – it's a dialogue that should engage the whole community.

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Dr. Jonathan Fielding talks to TODAY about the Chipotle E. coli outbreak

June 15, 2016

FSPH's Dr. Jonathan Fielding weighs in on food-safety and food ratings with TODAY/NBCNews.com

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Three out of five California community clinics fail to provide easy access to oral health care

June 01, 2016

Many people are forced to travel miles to get oral care — or forgo it — when it’s not available on-site.

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Government report shows alarming fast food consumption among kids

May 29, 2016

A report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows kids average about 245 calories worth of fast food every day.

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FSPH's Center for Health Policy Research study reveals unprecedented adult obesity rate

May 19, 2016

A statewide public health survey by FSPH's Center for Health Policy Research found that in 17 of 41 of California's counties, adult obesity rates are higher than the national average.

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Center for Health Policy Research addresses CA state audit of Medicaid program

May 01, 2016

Dr. Gerald Kominski, director of the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research and professor of FSPH health policy and management was quoted in a June 22 NPR article about the failure of Medicare to serve the large number of enrollees and their complex needs.

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Surviving breast cancer: FSPH cancer pioneer edits, co-authors new research volume

April 19, 2016

Dr. Patricia Ganz, FSPH professor of Health Policy and Management, edited and co-authored several chapters in the latest comprehensive review of breast cancer survivorship research.

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"Hospitals Discharge Patients to Maximize Medicare Payments, Study Finds"

April 09, 2016

Dr. Jack Needleman, chair of FSPH Health Policy and Management, was interviewed by The Wall Street Journal about his research that found long-term-care facilities discharging patients at lucrative times.

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Has Brazil found the way to better health care?

April 01, 2016

World’s fifth-largest nation has made rapid progress toward universal coverage, notes FSPH professor James Macinko.

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Top 20 Doctoral Degree Programs in Healthcare Management in 2015

March 30, 2016

The UCLA Fielding School of Public Health Department of Health Policy and Management was mentioned in an article regarding top Healthcare Management Doctoral degree programs.

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"The Hispanic Paradox: The Secret of How Latinos in the US Live Longer" (Spanish Language)

March 19, 2016

BBC Mundo interviewed Dr. Alex Ortega in a news story on how Latinos living in the United States have longer life expectancies than non-Hispanic whites, yet deal with higher rates of poverty and health issues like diabetes and obesity.

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One in 5 women with breast cancer don’t know about test results that might help them avoid chemo

March 07, 2016

Center for Health Policy Research-led study also finds that Hispanic women are twice as likely to have unnecessary treatment.

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Case Competition Winners All Around!

March 01, 2016

Last week, HPM students continued UCLA’s streak of fantastic showings at healthcare management case competitions! A team including HPM students Caitlyn Penny (MBA-MPH) and Kumar Ghandi (MD-MPH) won the Second Annual Cleveland Clinic Case Competition by impressing Cleveland Clinic executives with their strategy for Cleveland Clinic Florida.

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Introducing New Spring Qtr Class: HPM 424 Proposal Writing for Health Services Research

February 28, 2016

Specifically aimed for MS and PhD students, HPM 424 will teach you to conceptualize and write a fundable reserach proposal and to understand different funding mechanisms and the grant review process...

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Apple Launches 'ResearchKit' for Medical Studies

February 15, 2016

In its coverage of Apple's new slate of health research apps, NBC News featured "Share the Journey," an app developed in partnership with the Fielding School's Dr. Patricia Ganz to track the experiences of breast cancer survivors ...

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Administrative Fellowships Awarded to Current Students upon Graduation

February 07, 2016

We are always proud of students, but we would like to take a moment to especially recognize some students who will be starting Administrative Fellowships after graduation. Congratulations and we wish you the best of luck!

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Income inequality – not just low wages – is taking a toll on the health of American workers

February 01, 2016

Dean Emeritus Linda Rosenstock and Fielding School alumna Jessica Allia Williams, PhD '13, co-wrote a commentary in the American Journal of Public Health underscoring the adverse impact of income inequality on people’s health.

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"California Border Residents Grapple with Out-of-State Health Insurance Restrictions"

January 28, 2016

Capitol Public Radio interviewed Health Policy and Management assistant professor Dr. Dylan Roby about Californians who live near the state’s border and the difficulties they face when seeking out-of-state healthcare.

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New Research Shows Children of Melanoma Survivors Need Better Protection from Sun's Harmful Rays

January 19, 2016

Children of Latino melanoma survivors are just as likely as children of non-Latino white survivors to have experienced sunburn in the past year, according to a study by FSPH associate professor Dr. Beth Glenn.

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Public health dean emerita named international scholar by Open Society Foundation

January 07, 2016

Linda Rosenstock, dean emerita of the Fielding School of Public Health, was recently named an Open Society Foundation International Scholar. This fellowship has partnered her with students from An-Najah National University in Nablus, West Bank, to promote cross-cultural exchange.

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Church Service

January 01, 2016

For the large Korean American immigrant community in Los Angeles, chronic infection with the hepatitis B virus (HBV) looms as a significant – and too often unspoken – health threat, associated with the highest rates of liver cancer for any ethnic group in Los Angeles.

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A Promise Yet to Be Fulfilled

December 25, 2015

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) will extend insurance coverage to an estimated 25 million more people in the United States by 2016, according to the Congressional Budget Office. But for many U.S. immigrants, the ACA’s promise of improving access to health care is not being fulfilled.

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Dean Emeritus Travels To West Bank as Open Society Foundations Intl. Scholar

December 15, 2015

As part of an Open Society Foundations fellowship, Fielding School Dean Emeritus Linda Rosenstock recently traveled to An-Najah National University to meet student volunteers.

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Prop 45 Would Give Insurance Commissioner Final Say on Health Premiums

December 07, 2015

FSPH assistant professor Dylan Roby talks to Capital Public Radio about how California ballot measure Prop 45 could affect the state's health insurance exchange.

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A Healthy Regard for L.A.

December 01, 2015

UCLA Magazine profiles Dr. Jonathan Fielding, an acclaimed FSPH professor in Health Policy and Management and the top public health official for the County of Los Angeles.

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UCLA Public Health Magazine: PUBLIC HEALTH AND THE ARTS (Coverage on HPM Students)

November 26, 2015

Jill Donnelly once made her living as a comedic actress and stage performer, with credits that include a CollegeHumor original short with actor Hugh Jackman (right inset). While pursuing her MPH at the Fielding School, she has continued to perform and teach comedy as a parallel career.

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UCLA/RAND community research team wins translational research award

November 15, 2015

A team of community leaders and researchers from UCLA and RAND, led by principal investigator Dr. Kenneth Wells, a senior scientist at RAND and a professor of psychiatry and biobehavioral sciences at UCLA, has received the 2014 Joint Team Science Award from the Association for Clinical and Translational Science.

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We are Nº 2 in the World

November 07, 2015

According to Best-Masters.com (where the best Masters and MBAs are ranked worldwide) , our department's MPH/MBA joint program ranks # 2 in the world...

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UCLA/RAND community research team wins prestigious translational science award

November 01, 2015

FSPH Professor-in-Residence Kenneth Wells leads the team recognized for its 10-year commitment to translating research into clinical applications for the treatment of depression.

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Market Makeover- Boyle Heights

October 30, 2015

Fielding School faculty and students from the UCLA-USC Center for Health and Health Disparities (CPHHD) team with community members and food justice students in East Los Angeles to turn a local cornerstore into a destination for healthy food options.

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High school students respond to public health challenge

October 25, 2015

Prompted by FSPH professor Dr. Alex Ortega, participants in the Aspen Challenge offered their ideas on how to make their communities healthier.

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Dean Emeritus Linda Rosenstock talks to PBS about the contraception mandate

October 16, 2015

Dr. Linda Rosenstock explains the benefits of requiring employers to cover contraception in their healthcare plans for employees.

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Remember When Trans Fats Were Supposed to Be Good For You?

October 08, 2015

Not so long ago, it was near impossible to avoid trans fats—more widely known in food ingredient lists as partially hydrogenated oil. Trans fats, which were processed to mimic saturated fat, were found in almost all the cakes, cookies, pies, pastries, and potato chips we bought in supermarkets and chain restaurants.

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Congratulations to Lauren Gase, the Finalist of Health Policy and Management for 2014 Student Writing Competition

October 01, 2015

Headed by Fielding School of Public Health, many students submitted their work to compete in the 2014 Student Writing Competition. Lauren Gase, a PhD Student in our department was selected as the finalist, for which she received a $1000 prize from Molina Healthcare.

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The 40th annual Lester Breslow Distinguished Lecture spotlights turning points in public health

September 30, 2015

This year’s Lester Breslow Distinguished Lecturer, Dr. Gerald Kominski, is also the Dean’s Distinguished Scholar for 2014. The Fielding School honored new Alumni Hall of Fame inductees and also named the winner of the student writing competition.

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Dr. Ponce as new Director of the Center for Global and Immigrant Health

September 27, 2015

On Wednesday, Dean Jody Heymann of Fielding School of Public Health announced that Dr. Ninez Ponce has agreed to serve as the new Director of the FSPH Center for Global and Immigrant Health, effective July 1, 2014.

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Health Forum: “Health and Medical Care in Jails and Prisons: A Local, State, and National Challenge: A panel discussion”

September 15, 2015

Dr. Gary Filerman , president of Atlas Health Foundation, moderated the Health Forum on “Health and Medical Care in Jails and Prisons: A Local, State, and National Challenge: A panel discussion”. The Health Forum audience got an overview on California county jail health care and mental health quality improvement strategies and challenges.

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"Bringing Healthy Food Alternatives to Boyle Heights"- KCET Artbound

September 07, 2015

As I walk down Cesar E. Chavez Avenue, the smell of exhaust and greasy, salty, tasty foods overwhelms my nose. The street is shaded yet colorful, cramped yet large...

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Diabetes, Cost Of Care Top Health Concerns For U.S. Latinos

September 01, 2015

Latino immigrants in the U.S. say the quality and affordability of health care is better in the U.S. than in the countries they came from, according to the latest survey by NPR, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Harvard School of Public Health. But many report having health care problems.

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Fielding School of Public Health- Health Forum on “Workplace Wellness Program.”

August 25, 2015

Dr. Jonathan Fielding moderated the October 30th Health Forum panel discussion on “Workplace Wellness Programs”. Dr. Fielding paid homage to the late UCLA FSPH Professor Toni Yancey and her “Instant Recess” research legacy...

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Zocalo Public Square: Alex Ortega: How Angelenos Eat Now

August 07, 2015

Los Angeles, explained KCRW Good Food host Evan Kleiman, is a city of two food worlds that collide at the Grand Central Market downtown. For not a lot of money, communities of color have shopped at the Grand Central Market for produce or quick meals...

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Time of Death- Showtime documentary about Dr. Toni Yancey

August 01, 2015

Catch the Showtime documentary about Dr. Yancey that will air this Friday, 11/22/13 at 9pm. Here is a link to information about this Friday’s documentary episode and the series on Showtime.

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A Tribute to Dr. Paul Torrens & Health Forum

July 26, 2015

Over four decades at UCLA, Dr. Torrens has created and nurtured a community that cares deeply about health care. The Paul Torrens Health Forum at UCLA is a fitting legacy for a man who has done so much for so many.

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UCLA Health Policy and Management Faculty Member Dr. Alice Kuo receives American Academy of Pediatrics Education Award

July 07, 2015

Dr. Alice Kuo, associate professor of health policy and management at the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health and associate professor of pediatrics, internal medicine and psychiatry, was featured in the October issue of the American Academy of Pediatrics’ AAP News as the recipient of the 2013 AAP Education Award...

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Dinner for Ten: HPMSA Event with Mr. Thomas Priselac

July 01, 2015

On the evening of October 24, 2013, Dr. Needleman hosted "Dinner for 10" at his home. In attendance were a select few health policy & management students and Tom Priselac, President and CEO of Cedars-Sinai Health System.

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Fielding School of Public Health- Health Forum on “Digital Health Innovation: Data & Devices Driving Population Health.”

June 30, 2015

Here's a brief summary of last week's Health Forum for those of you that missed it. Dr. Leah Vriesman moderated the Wednesday, September 25th Health Forum panel discussion on...

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Congratulations, Inductees for Upsilon Phi Delta!

June 27, 2015

Upsilon Phi Delta, also known as UPD, is our national honorary society for health administration. Pictured from left to right: Jennifer Vaughn, Jonathan Gibo,Tamara Park,Christine Hong, Alyssa Tjajadi, Dean Jody Heymann and Professor Dylan Roby

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Congratulations to our Students, Michelle and Allison!

June 25, 2015

Congratulations to our MPH students Michelle Keller and Allison Mangiaracino, who have taken home 2 of the 10 annual David A. Winston Policy Scholarshipsfrom AUPHA. The Program recognizes student excellence and achievement based upon the student’s record and recommendations from faculty as well as evidence of their commitment to health policy. Each scholarship includes a trip to DC in the Fall for a 2-day health policy symposium.

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Congratulations Rachel Hornstein!!

June 07, 2015

Rachel Hornstein, winner of the Molina Healthcare Essay award, has also been awarded the 2013 Scholarship Award from the Women in Health Administration organization. The award is given annually to “a current graduate student who has demonstrated a commitment to advancing the future of health care.” The award citation reads...

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Diana Hilberman receives 2013 Ira Alpert Service Award

June 01, 2015

Congratulations to Diana Hilberman on being awarded the 2013 Ira Alpert Service Award by the Health Services Alumni Association (soon to be HPMAA).

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Man of the Month: Jack Needleman

May 31, 2015

In honor of National Nurses Week, we’ve nominated a May Man of the Month who has focused his research on improving the work environment for nurses… the Disruptive Woman twist, he isn’t a nurse!

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Dr. Dylan Roby to sit as Faculty Advisory Committee for IRLE

May 19, 2015

Our department's faculty, Dylan Roby, has been named to the Faculty Advisory Committee for the Institute for Research on Labor and Employment (IRLE) at UCLA, representing the field of Health Care.

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Patt Morrison Asks: Jonathan Fielding, the public's MD (Los Angeles Times)

May 07, 2015

Learn more about Fielding School Professor, Director of LA County's Department of Public Health and our namesake, Dr. Jonathan Fielding. He is covered in Los Angeles Times, Opinions section. Click Here to read.

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UCLA MPH in Health Policy and Management College Bowl Finalists

May 01, 2015

Presented by Health Care Executives of Southern California, 2013 College Bowl took place at California State University - San Bernadino on Friday, Aril 26, 2013. Against the field of competitors from USC, Loma Linda University, CSU Los Angeles, CSU Long Beach, and CSU Northridge, our team presented a strategy to save St. Rose Hospital, a financially failing safety-net hospital in Hayward, CA that won us a title of a finalist this year. The team consisted of our very own MPH students, Mark Ramirez, Sheerin Barfeei, Mehvesh Mallick, and Jennifer Vaughn. Congratulations!

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'Instant recess' at UCLA honors legacy of Antronette (Toni) Yancey

April 30, 2015

Chancellor Gene Block and UCLA staff members gathered on Tuesday, May 7, 2013 for 10 minutes of exercise to honor Dr. Antronette (Toni) Yancey, a professor at the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health and advocate for health equity and proponent of "Instant Recess."

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In Memorium: Antronette (Toni) Yancey, 55, UCLA Professor, Modern Renaissance Woman

April 18, 2015

Toni Yancey and Public Health from UCLA Fielding School of Public H on Vimeo. Below is a note from the Dean of Fielding School of Public Health.

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Dr. Patricia Ganz named one of the 2013 Best Doctors in America

April 01, 2015

Dr. Patricia Ganz, our very own faculty member who is also a doctor at UCLA Health System, was voted one of the 200 physicials who made it to the 2013 Best Doctors in America List. Check out the physicians list here. Congratulations Dr. Ganz! We are so proud of you!

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Tibbitts Lecture 2013 Pictures

March 31, 2015

The 2013 Samuel Tibbitts Distinguished Lecture Carolyn Clancy, MD, Director, Angency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) "Making the Science Count: Patient-Centered Care in an Era of System Transformation"

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Dr. Toni Yancey on TEDx Talks: What's good for the waistline is good for the bottom line

March 08, 2015

With over 20 years in public health, Toni Yancey understands that kids (and the rest of us) need to move! The explosion of obesity in this country is a reflection of not only an unhealthy diet, but also a result of Americans' sedentary lifestyles.

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Zocalo Public Square-We’re Going To Attack Your Donut Eating On All Fronts: How Health Propaganda Will Play Out In the Years Ahead

March 01, 2015

As much as social scientists have learned about what drives people’s decision-making, we still haven’t found a silver bullet for changing people’s behavior...

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New Book Published by Dr. Jonathan Fielding-- Public Health Practice: What Works

February 28, 2015

Congratulations to Drs. Jonathan Fielding and Steve Teutsch, who have just come out with a fascinating, co-edited book called Public Health Practice: What Works. The book comprises 5 Parts, including:

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New Book Published by Dr. Schweitzer: Industrial Policy in America

February 08, 2015

Congratulations to Dr. Stuart Scwheitzer and his coauthor from the University of Ferrara, who have a new book out about Industrial Policy in America. The book is due out with Edward Elgar in March, 2013, with a list price of £65.

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Congratulations, Rachel, for winning the 2013 Student Competition at the 39th Annual Breslow Lecture!

February 02, 2015

A big round of applause goes out to Rachel Hornstein, 2nd year MPH student in our department, who won the grand-prize in the 2013 Student Competition. The event was held at the 39th Annual Breslow Lecture on February 25, 2013 in the UCLA NRB Auditorium.

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Obese Kids May Face Immediate Health Woes, Study Finds

January 31, 2015

Higher rates of ADHD, asthma and learning problems seen in overweight children, study shows By Kathleen Doheny HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Jan. 17 (HealthDay News) -- Obese children -- already known to be at higher risk for heart disease and other ills in adulthood -- may also experience more immediate problems, including asthma, learning disabilities and attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, according to a new study.

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39th Annual Lester Breslow Distinguished Lecture: Alumni Hall of Fame Induction

January 30, 2015

Congratulations to Anthony Rodgers & Lisa Rubenstein (HPM Alumni) for being inducted into the Hall of Fame!

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Taking a Stand for Office Ergonomics

January 18, 2015

Dr. Toni Yancey, professor of health services at U.C.L.A., gets work done while riding a recumbent bicycle at home. She also uses a treadmill desk at the office.

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A Health Dividend for America: The Opportunity Cost of Excess Medical Expenditures

January 18, 2015

The US spends $750 billion every year on medical care that does nothing to improve health...

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Dr. Rosenstock Awarded IOM’s David Rall Medal

January 08, 2015

Institute of Medicine Honors Three Members for Outstanding Service WASHINGTON — Today at its 42nd annual meeting, the Institute of Medicine honored members Haile T. Debas, Linda Rosenstock, and Gail Warden for their outstanding service.

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PwC Healthcare Trivia Win for our very own MPH Students

January 07, 2015


Dr. Jack Needleman has been elected to the Institute of Medicine!

January 01, 2015

Nationally, only 65 people are inducted annually. Dr. Needleman's citation references his tremendous impact on quality of care and on the effects of nurse staffing ratios. This is a tremendous honor. Induction into the IOM is based on several major accomplishments:

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UCLA public health researchers get $20M grant to promote health and fitness, fight obesity

December 30, 2014

Improving nutrition, physical activity in minority communities is key Researchers at the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health and UCLA's Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center have been awarded a $20 million federal grant to further their innovative efforts to curb obesity, a global pandemic that has reached the level of a national crisis in the United States.

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In Conversation with… Dr. Jack Needleman Regarding Nursing and Quality of Care Issues- AHRQ

December 18, 2014

Listen to a conversation with our very own faculty & director of the PhD program, Jack Needleman, on nursing and quality of care issues. Click on the picture to get to the AHRQ website with the link to an audio exceprt.

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Dr. Thomas Rice Appointed Interim Dean Of The UCLA Fielding School Of Public Health

December 08, 2014

Our department's very own Distinguished Professor Thomas Rice has accepted Chancellor Block and Provost Waugh's request to serve as interim dean of the Fielding School of Public Health, effective July 1, 2012.

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Congratulations, Health Services Students!

December 01, 2014

Congratulations to the 2011-2012 awardees of academic achievements! We are very proud to present our students in the Department of Health Services who received recognition of their excellence in academia and performance.

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Dr. Toni Yancey receives CDC Pioneering Innovation Award

November 30, 2014

Dr. Antronette Yancey, a professor at the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health, has received a Pioneering Innovation Award from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

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MPH Student, Karen Lai, takes the 2nd place nationally in the KaiserEDU student essay contest

November 18, 2014

The Kaiser Family Foundation announced the winners of its sixth annual essay contest on May 1, 2012, sponsored by the Foundation’s educational health policy website.

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In Memorium: E. Richard Brown, 70, UCLA Professor, Leading Health Care Reform Advocate

November 08, 2014

E. Richard (Rick) Brown, a nationally recognized public health leader who advocated for health care reform and pioneered the collection and broad dissemination of health survey data to influence policy, died Friday, April 20.

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In Memoriam: Dr. Lester Breslow, Public Health Visionary

November 01, 2014

Dr. Lester Breslow, a former dean of the UCLA Jonathan and Karin Fielding School of Public Health, professor emeritus of health services, and one of the leading figures in public health for seven decades, died Monday. He was 97.

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Congratulations Dr. Ron Andersen!

October 28, 2014

2012 Dickson Emeriti Professors Named The Dickson Emeritus/a Professorship Award is given each year to one or more emeriti professors to recognize continuing scholarship, teaching and service at UCLA since retirement. The late Edward A. Dickson, Regent of the University of California from 1913 to 1946, made the original gift that supports awards at each of the UC campuses.

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UCLA College Bowl FOURPEAT!

October 18, 2014

Health Services Faculty members Drs. Diana Hilberman, Dylan Roby and Leah Vriesman were present to cheer on our 2012 College Bowl team, who took the trophy for the 4th time in a row. Team members included Bryant Mata,Jennifer Homes, Samantha Jones and Purvi Vira.

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Congratulations Dr. Elizabeth Yano!

October 07, 2014

We are pleased to announce that the recipient of VA's 2012 Under Secretary's Award for Outstanding Achievement in Health Services Research is Elizabeth Martin Yano, Ph.D., M.S.P.H.

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A Remarkable Gift Toward a Healthy Tomorrow

October 01, 2014

The UCLA School of Public Health has received an extraordinary gift from faculty member and public health leader Dr. Jonathan Fielding and his wife, Karin Fielding...

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Sitting is bad for health. Instant Recess may help- Dr. Toni Yancey

September 25, 2014

Dr. Antronette Yancey, professor of Health Services at the School of Public Health & co-director of the UCLA Kaiser Permanente Center for Health Equity, was interviewed Jan. 19th on KABC-Channel 7 about her book “Instant Recess: Building a Fit Nation 10 Minutes at a Time,” which outlines an exercise routine that can be performed at schools and in...

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Congratulations, Dr. Paul Chung!

September 18, 2014

Congratulating Paul Chung, M.D., M.S., on his new appointment as: Chief, Division of General Pediatrics Department of Pediatrics David Geffen School of Medicine University of California, Los Angeles The Division of General Pediatrics that he will lead has 22 faculty members who supervise students and residents and provide outpatient and inpatient services for children...

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Like UCLA HSSA on Facebook!

September 08, 2014

Do you have UCLA Bruin Pride? Well, here's to all who wants some outlet to express your pride in UCLA Health Services Student Association. Like us on Facebook and follow our student news and updates.

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Congratulations, Dr. Hilberman!

September 01, 2014

Dr. Diana Hilberman has been appointed to the Standards Council for CAHME (Committee for Accreditation of Health Management Education). It’s great to have one of our own on the inside of this important body.

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If you are free… go to HealthCamp LA!

August 08, 2014

If any of you are free Tuesday, Nov. 1, it is highly recommended that you attend HealthCamp LA at the Pasadena Convention Center. The theme for this unconference is "Innovations in Nutrition, Wellness, and Total Health."

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