Faculty

A faculty member

Catherine Crespi, Ph.D.

Catherine Crespi, Ph.D.

Dr. Crespi is a Professor of Biostatistics in the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health and is affiliated with the Cancer Prevention and Control Research Center of the Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center. Her research areas include cancer prevention and control, cancer epidemiology, cancer survivorship, HIV, obesity, nutrition, physical activity, health disparities, health psychology and quality […]

Roch Nianogo, M.D., Ph.D.

Roch Nianogo, M.D., Ph.D.

I am a physician and scientist of general medicine, and epidemiologist. I received training in medicine, community health, epidemiology and systems science. The goal of my research is to identify, optimize and design novel health interventions for preventing and treating cardio-metabolic diseases and assist clinical, community health and policy decision-making through insights from randomized experiments, […]

Xi Zhu, Ph.D.

Xi Zhu, Ph.D.

Dr. Zhu’s research focuses on micro and macro organizational behaviors in healthcare delivery systems, especially how team design, team process, and quality improvemet activities affect care quality and safety and how market and policy environments affect health organizations’ structures, strategies, and efficiency. Together, his research builds on organization, team, and implementation sciences to identify strategies and […]

Winston Wong, MD, MS

Winston Wong, MD, MS

Dr. Winston Wong is a Scholar-in-Residence at the UCLA Kaiser Permanente Center for Health Equity.  Dr. Wong, a physician by training, received his medical degree from the University of California, San Francisco, and his baccalaureate and master’s degrees from UC Berkeley.  His medical career of over thirty years has been dedicated to improving health equity and addressing socioeconomic […]

Lauren Wisk, Ph.D.

Lauren Wisk, Ph.D.

Lauren Wisk, PhD, is an Assistant Professor in the Division of General Internal Medicine & Health Services Research. Prior to joining the faculty at UCLA, she was an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at Harvard Medical School and a Research Associate in the Division of Adolescent/Young Adult Medicine at Boston Children’s Hospital. A health services researcher […]

Kim Reynolds, PhD

Kim Reynolds, PhD

Kim Reynolds, Ph.D., is a Professor in the School of Community and Global Health at Claremont Graduate University and is a member of the City of Hope Comprehensive Cancer Center. He has also held leadership roles within the university, including Interim Dean and Associate Dean for Administration in the School of Community and Global Health. […]

Daniel Eisenberg, Ph.D

Daniel Eisenberg, Ph.D

Daniel Eisenberg is a Professor of Health Policy and Management in the Fielding School of Public Health at the University of California, Los Angeles. Previously he was a faculty member at University of Michigan from 2004-2020. His training is in economics (BA and PhD, Stanford University) and mental health services research (NIMH postdoctoral traineeship, UC […]

Hiram Beltrán-Sánchez, Ph.D.

Hiram Beltrán-Sánchez, Ph.D.

Dr. Beltrán-Sánchez is an Associate Professor in the Department of Community Health Sciences at the Fielding School of Public Health and Associate Director at the California Center for Population Research, both at UCLA. He holds a Ph.D. and M.A. in Demography from the University of Pennsylvania, M.S. in Mathematics from Northern Arizona University, and B.S. […]

Kirsten Schwarz, Ph.D.

Kirsten Schwarz, Ph.D.

Kirsten Schwarz is an urban ecologist working at the interface of environment, equity, and health. Dr. Schwarz has a BA in Human Ecology from College of the Atlantic and a Ph.D. in Ecology from Rutgers University. Prior to joining UCLA, she was an Associate Professor of Environmental Science at Northern Kentucky University where she directed […]

Kristen R. Choi, Ph.D., M.S., R.N.

Kristen R. Choi, Ph.D., M.S., R.N.

Kristen Choi, Ph.D., M.S., R.N., is a child/adolescent psychiatric nurse and health services researcher. Dr. Choi studies health services and policy approaches to mental health, trauma, and violence among children, adolescents, and other vulnerable populations. Her current research projects include studies on Autism Spectrum Disorder, adverse childhood experiences, the impact of trauma and violence on […]