Mitchell Wong, M.D., Ph.D.

A Short Biography:

Dr. Mitchell Wong is a Professor of Medicine at UCLA in the Division of General Internal Medicine and Health Services Research and Executive Vice Chair of Medical Research Training in the Department of Medicine. He received his undergraduate degree from Williams College in 1989 and his medical degree from UC San Francisco in 1994. He obtained his clinical training in General Internal Medicine at The New York Hospital/Cornell Medical Center. After completing a PhD in Health Services Research from the UCLA School of Public Health, he joined the UCLA faculty in 2001. Dr. Wong is co-director of the Education Core of the UCLA CTSI, Director of the CTSI KL2 Program, Executive co-Director of the UCLA Specialty Training and Advanced Research (STAR) Program, and co-Director of the UCLA NRSA Primary Care Fellowship. In these roles, he mentors and oversees the research training for over 60 fellows and junior faculty members across the spectrum of science including basic science, clinical trials and translational research, and health services research. His research focuses on racial/ethnic and socioeconomic disparities in health care and outcomes, population health, demography and how disparities arise over the life course. He has developed the Racial/Ethnic Disparities Simulation Model, a Markov model, which simulates multiple chronic diseases over the life course for a cohort of adults. This model simulates the effectiveness of various clinical or public health strategies to improve health and reduce mortality for a given population. He has published in the New England Journal of Medicine examining the causes contributing to educational disparities in life expectancy. His most recent research examines the impact of effective charter school programs on adolescent health and health behaviors. He has received funding from NIH, the American Cancer Society, and the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation.

Work Titles
CTSI Co-Leader, Workforce Development
UCLA Professor, General Internal Medicine
Education:
Degrees:
M.D., UC San Francisco School of Medicine, 1989 - 1994
Ph.D., UCLA School of Public Health, 1997 - 2001
B.A., Williams College, Williamstown, MA, 1985 - 1989
Fellowship:
1997 - 2000 UCLA School of Medicine
Internship:
1994 - 1995 Cornell University Medical College
Residency:
1995 - 1997 Cornell University Medical College
Certifications:
Certifications:
1997 American Board of Internal Medicine
Honors and Awards:
Universitywide AIDS Research Program, University of California, The Cornelius L. Hopper Award for Outstanding New Investigator Paper in Health Services Research and Policy]
The New York Hospital-Cornell Medical Center, David B. Skinner Award for Administrative Stewardship

Contact Information:

Fax Number:

(310)794-2113

Work Phone Number:

(310) 794-3322

(310)206-6232

Laboratory Address:

911 Broxton Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90024


Publications:

Bharmal Nazleen, Tseng Chi-Hong, Kaplan Robert, Wong Mitchell D   State-level variations in racial disparities in life expectancy Health services research, 2012; 47(1 Pt 2): 544-55.
Rickard Diana G, Dudovitz Rebecca N, Wong Mitchell D, Jen Howard C, Osborn Rebecca D, Fernandez Hilda E, Donkor Clement I   Closing the gap between insecticide treated net ownership and use for the prevention of malaria Progress in community health partnerships : research, education, and action, 2011; 5(2): 123-31.
Hosmer Wylie, Malin Jennifer, Wong Mitchell   Development and validation of a prediction model for the risk of developing febrile neutropenia in the first cycle of chemotherapy among elderly patients with breast, lung, colorectal, and prostate cancer Supportive care in cancer : official journal of the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer, 2011; 19(3): 333-41.
Hershman Dawn, Hurley Dana, Wong Mitchell, Morrison Vicki A, Malin Jennifer L   Impact of primary prophylaxis on febrile neutropenia within community practices in the US Journal of medical economics, 2009; 12(3): 203-10.
Sayles Jennifer N, Wong Mitchell D, Kinsler Janni J, Martins David, Cunningham William E   The association of stigma with self-reported access to medical care and antiretroviral therapy adherence in persons living with HIV/AIDS Journal of general internal medicine, 2009; 24(10): 1101-8.
Wong Mitchell D, Ettner Susan L, Boscardin W John, Shapiro Martin F   The contribution of cancer incidence, stage at diagnosis and survival to racial differences in years of life expectancy Journal of general internal medicine, 2009; 24(4): 475-81.
Hsiao An-Fu, Wong Mitchell D, Miller Melissa F, Ambs Anita H, Goldstein Michael S, Smith Ashley, Ballard-Barbash Rachel, Becerra Lida S, Cheng Eric M, Wenger Neil S   Role of religiosity and spirituality in complementary and alternative medicine use among cancer survivors in California Integrative cancer therapies, 2008; 7(3): 139-46.
Beran Mary Sue, Cunningham William, Landon Bruce E, Wilson Ira B, Wong Mitchell D   Clinician gender is more important than gender concordance in quality of HIV care Gender medicine, 2007; 4(1): 72-84.
Tobias Carol R, Cunningham William, Cabral Howard D, Cunningham Chinazo O, Eldred Lois, Naar-King Sylvie, Bradford Judith, Sohler Nancy L, Wong Mitchell D, Drainoni Mari-Lynn   Living with HIV but without medical care: barriers to engagement AIDS patient care and STDs, 2007; 21(6): 426-34.
Morrison Vicki A, Wong Mitchell, Hershman Dawn, Campos Luis T, Ding Beiying, Malin Jennifer   Observational study of the prevalence of febrile neutropenia in patients who received filgrastim or pegfilgrastim associated with 3-4 week chemotherapy regimens in community oncology practices Journal of managed care pharmacy : JMCP, 2007; 13(4): 337-48.
Cabral Howard J, Tobias Carol, Rajabiun Serena, Sohler Nancy, Cunningham Chinazo, Wong Mitchell, Cunningham William   Outreach program contacts: do they increase the likelihood of engagement and retention in HIV primary care for hard-to-reach patients? AIDS patient care and STDs, 2007; 21 Suppl 1(3): S59-67.
Wong Mitchell D, Sarkisian Catherine A, Davis Cynthia, Kinsler Janni, Cunningham William E   The association between life chaos, health care use, and health status among HIV-infected persons Journal of general internal medicine, 2007; 22(9): 1286-91.
Kinsler Janni J, Wong Mitchell D, Sayles Jennifer N, Davis Cynthia, Cunningham William E   The effect of perceived stigma from a health care provider on access to care among a low-income HIV-positive population AIDS patient care and STDs, 2007; 21(8): 584-92.
Kinsler Janni J, Cunningham William E, Davis Cynthia, Wong Mitchell D   Time trends in failure to return for HIV test results Sexually transmitted diseases, 2007; 34(6): 397-400.
Sohler Nancy L, Wong Mitchell D, Cunningham William E, Cabral Howard, Drainoni Mari-Lynn, Cunningham Chinazo O   Type and pattern of illicit drug use and access to health care services for HIV-infected people AIDS patient care and STDs, 2007; 21 Suppl 1(3): S68-76.
Cunningham Chinazo O, Sohler Nancy L, Wong Mitchell D, Relf Michael, Cunningham William E, Drainoni Mari-Lynn, Bradford Judith, Pounds Moses B, Cabral Howard D   Utilization of health care services in hard-to-reach marginalized HIV-infected individuals AIDS patient care and STDs, 2007; 21(3): 177-86.
Hsiao An-Fu, Wong Mitchell D, Goldstein Michael S, Becerra Lida S, Cheng Eric M, Wenger Neil S   Complementary and alternative medicine use among Asian-American subgroups: prevalence, predictors, and lack of relationship to acculturation and access to conventional health care Journal of alternative and complementary medicine (New York, N.Y.), 2006; 12(10): 1003-10.
Sayles Jennifer N, Pettifor Audrey, Wong Mitchell D, MacPhail Catherine, Lee Sung-Jae, Hendriksen Ellen, Rees Helen V, Coates Thomas   Factors associated with self-efficacy for condom use and sexual negotiation among South african youth Journal of acquired immune deficiency syndromes (1999), 2006; 43(2): 226-33.
Cunningham William E, Sohler Nancy L, Tobias Carol, Drainoni Mari-lynn, Bradford Judith, Davis Cynthia, Cabral Howard J, Cunningham Chinazo O, Eldred Lois, Wong Mitchell D   Health services utilization for people with HIV infection: comparison of a population targeted for outreach with the U.S. population in care Medical care, 2006; 44(11): 1038-47.
Inagami Sanae, Borrell Luisa N, Wong Mitchell D, Fang Jing, Shapiro Martin F, Asch Steven M   Residential segregation and Latino, black and white mortality in New York City Journal of urban health : bulletin of the New York Academy of Medicine, 2006; 83(3): 406-20.
Wong Mitchell D, Chung Anne K, Boscardin W John, Li Ming, Hsieh Hsin-ju, Ettner Susan L, Shapiro Martin F   The contribution of specific causes of death to sex differences in mortality Public health reports (Washington, D.C. : 1974), 2006; 121(6): 746-54.
Sayles Jennifer N, Wong Mitchell D, Cunningham William E   The inability to take medications openly at home: does it help explain gender disparities in HAART use? Journal of women's health (2002), 2006; 15(2): 173-81.
Hsiao An-Fu, Wong Mitchell D, Goldstein Michael S, Yu Hong-Jian, Andersen Ronald M, Brown E Richard, Becerra Lida M, Wenger Neil S   Variation in complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) use across racial/ethnic groups and the development of ethnic-specific measures of CAM use Journal of alternative and complementary medicine (New York, N.Y.), 2006; 12(3): 281-90.
Wong Mitchell D, Tagawa Tomoko, Hsieh Hsin-Ju, Shapiro Martin F, Boscardin W John, Ettner Susan L   Differences in cause-specific mortality between Latino and white adults Medical care, 2005; 43(10): 1058-62.
Charlson Mary E, Karnik Jwala, Wong Mitchell, McCulloch Charles E, Hollenberg James P   Does experience matter? A comparison of the practice of attendings and residents Journal of general internal medicine, 2005; 20(6): 497-503.
Ding Lin, Landon Bruce E, Wilson Ira B, Wong Mitchell D, Shapiro Martin F, Cleary Paul D   Predictors and consequences of negative physician attitudes toward HIV-infected injection drug users Archives of internal medicine, 2005; 165(6): 618-23.
Sarkisian Catherine A, Prohaska Thomas R, Wong Mitchell D, Hirsch Susan, Mangione Carol M   The relationship between expectations for aging and physical activity among older adults Journal of general internal medicine, 2005; 20(10): 911-5.
Wong Mitchell D, Cunningham William E, Shapiro Martin F, Andersen Ronald M, Cleary Paul D, Duan Naihua, Liu Hong Hu, Wilson Ira B, Landon Bruce E, Wenger Neil S, Wenger Neil S   Disparities in HIV treatment and physician attitudes about delaying protease inhibitors for nonadherent patients Journal of general internal medicine, 2004; 19(4): 366-74.
King William D, Wong Mitchell D, Shapiro Martin F, Landon Bruce E, Cunningham William E   Does racial concordance between HIV-positive patients and their physicians affect the time to receipt of protease inhibitors? Journal of general internal medicine, 2004; 19(11): 1146-53.
Wong Mitchell D, Asch Steven M, Andersen Ronald M, Hays Ron D, Shapiro Martin F   Racial and ethnic differences in patients' preferences for initial care by specialists The American journal of medicine, 2004; 116(9): 613-20.
Hsiao An-Fu, Wong Mitchell D, Kanouse David E, Collins Rebecca L, Liu Honghu, Andersen Ronald M, Gifford Allen L, McCutchan Allen, Bozzette Samuel A, Shapiro Martin F, Wenger Neil S, Wenger Neil S   Complementary and alternative medicine use and substitution for conventional therapy by HIV-infected patients Journal of acquired immune deficiency syndromes (1999), 2003; 33(2): 157-65.
Landon Bruce E, Wilson Ira B, Cohn Susan E, Fichtenbaum Carl J, Wong Mitchell D, Wenger Neil S, Bozzette Samuel A, Shapiro Martin F, Cleary Paul D   Physician specialization and antiretroviral therapy for HIV Journal of general internal medicine, 2003; 18(4): 233-41.
Wong Mitchell D, Shapiro Martin F, Boscardin W John, Ettner Susan L   Contribution of major diseases to disparities in mortality The New England journal of medicine, 2002; 347(20): 1585-92.
Wong, MD Andersen, R Sherbourne, CD Hays, RD Shapiro, MF   Effects of cost sharing on care seeking and health status: results from the Medical Outcomes Study American journal of public health. , 2001; 91(11): 1889-94.
Wong, MD Hollenberg, JP Charlson, ME   A comparison of clinical performance of primary care and traditional internal medicine residents Medical care. , 1999; 37(8): 773-84.
Zerez, CR Wong, MD Lachant, NA Tanaka, KR   Impaired erythrocyte phosphoribosylpyrophosphate formation in hemolytic anemia due to pyruvate kinase deficiency Blood. , 1988; 72(2): 500-6.
Ward Peter R, Wong Mitchell D, Moore Ravaris, Naeim Arash   Fall-related injuries in elderly cancer patients treated with neurotoxic chemotherapy: a retrospective cohort study Journal of geriatric oncology, 2014; 5(1): 57-64.
Bharmal Nazleen, Kaplan Robert M, Shapiro Martin F, Mangione Carol M, Kagawa-Singer Marjorie, Wong Mitchell D, McCarthy William J   The association of duration of residence in the United States with cardiovascular disease risk factors among South Asian immigrants Journal of immigrant and minority health / Center for Minority Public Health, 2015; 17(3): 781-90.
Gase Lauren N, Kuo Tony, Coller Karen, Guerrero Lourdes R, Wong Mitchell D   Assessing the connection between health and education: identifying potential leverage points for public health to improve school attendance American journal of public health, 2014; 104(9): e47-54.
Bharmal Nazleen, Kaplan Robert M, Shapiro Martin F, Kagawa-Singer Marjorie, Wong Mitchell D, Mangione Carol M, Divan Hozefa, McCarthy William J   The association of religiosity with overweight/obese body mass index among Asian Indian immigrants in California Preventive medicine, 2013; 57(4): 315-21.
Wong Mitchell D, Coller Karen M, Dudovitz Rebecca N, Kennedy David P, Buddin Richard, Shapiro Martin F, Kataoka Sheryl H, Brown Arleen F, Tseng Chi-Hong, Bergman Peter, Chung Paul J   Successful schools and risky behaviors among low-income adolescents Pediatrics, 2014; 134(2): e389-96.

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