Paul Chung

Type of Faculty: 
Part Time
Appointment Title: 
Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Health Policy and Management; Chief, General Pediatrics
UCLA Children's Health Center 200 UCLA Medical Plaza, Suite 265 Los Angeles, CA 90095
Biographical Information: 

Paul Chung is an associate professor of pediatrics and Chief of General Pediatrics at the David Geffen School of Medicine and Mattel Children's Hospital at UCLA, an associate professor of health services at the UCLA School of Public Health, and a senior natural scientist at RAND. He is also Research Director of the UCLA/RAND Prevention Research Center, associate director of the Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars Program at UCLA, and Public Policy and Advocacy Chair of the Academic Pediatric Association. Dr. Chung was the recipient of the 2009 Nemours Child Health Services Research Award, given annually to a single emerging child health services researcher in the United States. His personal research interests include family leave policy for vulnerable families, well-child care quality and redesign, adolescent health risks, child development and education, and childhood obesity, and he has received grants from funders including CDC, NIH, HRSA, and Pfizer. The UCLA/RAND Center's portfolio is large and eclectic, focusing broadly on policy-relevant prevention research addressing the needs of children, adolescents, young adults, and their families. The UCLA/RAND Center is also committed to community-based participatory research with public and private community partners in the South Bay region of Los Angeles and other areas of Los Angeles County.

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