Paul Chung is a professor of pediatrics and Chief of General Pediatrics at the David Geffen School of Medicine and Mattel Children's Hospital at UCLA, a professor of health policy & management at the UCLA School of Public Health, and a senior natural scientist at RAND. He is also director of the Health Services Research (HSR) Program of the UCLA Children's Discovery & Innovation (CDI) Institute, associate director of the Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars Program at UCLA, chair of the Pediatric Policy Council (a national child health policy consortium based in Washington DC), and associate editor of Academic Pediatrics. 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, primary care quality and redesign, adolescent health risks, child development and education, youth incarceration, child poverty, and childhood obesity, and he has received grants from funders including NIH, CDC, HRSA, RWJF, and the Lucile Packard Foundation. The CDI HSR Program, housed in the Division of General Pediatrics, focuses on redesigning healthcare and community systems to address the major childhood determinants of adult health for medically and socially vulnerable children.
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