World Health Faculty at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA

Over 200 faculty members at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA are engaged in global health education, training, capacity building, research, and service work in over 65 countries around the world. Please refer to the Center’s interactive EXPLORE database for more in-depth information on the projects these faculty members are engaged in. The Center’s PEOPLE page has information on Center leadership and staff.
Jamil A. Aboulhosn, MD
Department of Medicine Projects  
Anthony J. Aldave, MD
Department of Opthamology Projects  
Juan Carlos Alejos, MD
Department of Pediatrics Projects  
Ronald M. Andersen, PhD
Department of Sociology Projects  
Reza Ardehali MD, PhD
Department of Medicine Projects  
Judith R. Baker, DrPh, MSPH
Department of Pediatrics Projects  
Robert W. Baloh, MD
Department of Neurology Projects  
Saroj Basak, PhD
Department of Medicine Projects  
Carrie Bearden, PhD
Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences Projects  
Marvin G. Belzer, PhD
Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences Projects  
Nicholas M. Bernthal, MD
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery Projects  
Debika Bhattacharya, MD
Department of Medicine Projects  
Michelle A. Bholat MD, MPH
Department of Family Medicine Projects  
Fabrizio Billi, PhD
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery Projects  
Sally Blower, PhD
Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences Projects  
Maria I. Boechat MD, FACR
Department of Radiology Projects
Peter Bradley, PhD
Department of Microbiology, Immunology & Molecular Genetics Projects  
Anatol Bragin, PhD
Department of Neurology Projects  
Jonathan G. Braun MD, PhD
Department of Medicine Projects  
Timothy F. Brewer MD, MPH
Department of Medicine Projects
Judith E. Brill, MD
Department of Neurology Projects  
Jeff Bronstein MD, PhD
Department of Neurology Projects  
Rachel P. Brook, MD
Department of Medicine Projects  
Ronald S. Brookmeyer, PhD
Department of Biostatistics Projects
Ronald A. Brooks, PhD
Department of Family Medicine Projects  
Yvonne J. Bryson, MD
Department of Pediatrics Projects  
Chris Buck, MD
Department of Pediatrics Projects  
Alexander Bystrisky MD, PhD
Department of Psychology and Biobehavioral Sciences Projects  
Maira P. Campos MD, MPH
Department of Medicine Projects  
Rita M. Cantor
Department of Human Genetics Projects  
Kelli Carrol
Department of Pediatrics Projects  
Emery H. Chang, MD
Department of Medicine Projects
David C. Chen, MD
Department of Surgery Projects  
Irvin S.Y. Chen, PhD
Department of Microbiology, Immunology & Molecular Genetics Projects  
Genhong Cheng, PhD
Department of Microbiology, Immunology & Molecular Genetics Projects  
Dinesh K. Chhetri, MD
Department of Head and Neck Surgery Projects
Alan Chiem, MD, MPH
Department of Emergency Medicine Projects  
Robert K. Chin, MD, PhD
Department of Radiation Oncology Projects  
Walter Chin, RN, ADMT, CHT
Department of Radiation Oncology Projects  
Tom Chou, PhD
Department of Biomathematics; Mathematics Projects
Chi On Chui, PhD
Department of Bioengineering; Electrical Engineering Projects  
Jesse Clark MD, MSc
Department of Medicine Projects  
Thomas J. Coates, PhD
Department of Medicine Projects  
Daniel Cohn, PhD
Department of Molecular, Cell, and Developmental Biology; Orthopaedic Surgery Projects
Anne L. Coleman MD, PhD
Department of Ophthamology Projects  
Scott W. Comulada, DrPH
Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences Projects  
Giovanni Coppola, MD
Department of Neurology; Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences Projects  
Judith Currier MD, MSc
Department of Medicine Projects
Gabriel M. Danovitch, MD
Department of Medicine Projects  
Mark DeAntonio, MD
Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences Projects  
Mario C. Deng, MD
Department of Medicine Projects  
Sophie X. Deng, MD, PhD
Department of Ophthamology Projects
Roger Detels, MD, MS
Department of Epidemiology; Medicine Projects  
Daniel A. DeUgarte, MD
Department of Surgery Projects  
Sherin U. Devaskar, MD
Department of Pediatrics Projects  
Udaykumar P. Devaskar, MD
Department of Pediatrics Projects
Jaime G. Deville, MD
Department of Pediatrics Projects  
Dino Di Carlo, PhD
Department of Bioengineering Projects  
Ross I. Donaldson MD, MPH, CTropMed, FACEP
Department of Epidemiology Projects  
Tom Donohoe, MBA
Department of Family Medicine Projects  
Patrick T. Dowling, MD, MPH
Department of Family Medicine Projects  
Rebecca N. Dudovitz, MD, MSHS
Department of Pediatrics Projects  
Pascal F. Egea, PhD
Department of Biological Chemistry Projects  
David S. Eisenberg, DPhil
Department of Biological Chemistry Projects
Eleanor Emery, MD
Department of Medicine Projects  
Jerome Engel Jr, MD, PhD
Department of Neurology; Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences Projects  
Scott C. Fears, MD, PhD
Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences Projects  
Anne E. Fehrenbacher, MPH, PhD
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Marlena S. Fejzo, PhD
Department of Medicine Projects  
Jonathan Flint, MD
Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences Projects  
Yvonne N. Flores, PhD, MPH
Department of Health Equity Projects  
Thomas Freese, PhD
Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences Projects  
Nelson B. Freimer, MD
Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences Projects  
Omai Garner, PhD
Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine Projects  
Lillian Gelberg, MD, MSPH
Department of Family Medicine Projects  
Pamina Gorbach,MHS, DrPH
Department of Epidemiology Projects
Christine E. Grella, PhD
Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences Projects  
Wayne W. Grody, MD, PhD
Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine Projects  
Timothy M. Hall, MD, PhD
Department of Family Medicine Projects  
Alison B. Hamilton, PhD, MPH
Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences Projects
Avital Harari, MD
Department of Surgery Projects  
Neil G. Harris, PhD
Department of Neurosurgery Projects  
Ronald D. Hays, PhD
Department of Medicine Projects  
Keith G. Heinzerling, MD MPH
Department of Family Medcine Projects
Gregory Hendey, MD
Department of Emergency Medicine Projects  
Patrick Heuveline, PhD
Department of Sociology Projects  
Risa M. Hoffman, MD, MPH
Department of Medicine Projects  
Marcia Hogeling, MD
Department of Medicine Projects
Gary N. Holland, MD
Department of Ophthamology Projects  
Ian Holloway, PhD, MSW, MPH
Department of Social Welfare Projects  
Steve Horvath, PhD, ScD
Department of Biostatistics; Human Genetics Projects  
Yih-Ing Hser, PhD
Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences Projects
Akira Ishiyama, MD
Department of Head and Neck Surgery Projects  
Gail P. Ishiyama, MD
Department of Neurology Projects  
Reza Jarrahy, MD
Department of Pediatrics; Surgery Projects  
Marjan Javanbakht PhD, MPH
Department of Epidemiology Projects
Dvora L. Joseph-Davey, PhD
Department of Medicine Projects  
Daniel G. Kahn, MD
Department of Medicine Projects  
Masakazu Kamata, PhD
Department of Medicine Projects  
Peter Katona, MD
Department of Epidemiology Projects
Robert B. Kelly, MD, FAAP
Department of Pediatrics Projects  
Scott G. Kitchen, PhD
Department of Medicine Projects  
Jeffrey D. Klausner, MD
Department of Medicine Projects  
Kelika Konda, PhD
Department of Medicine Projects
Deborah Krakow, MD
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology Projects  
Paul Krogstad, MD
Department of Molecular & Medical Pharmacology; Pediatrics Projects  
Patrick A. Kupelian, MD
Department of Radiation Oncology Projects  
Ira B. Kurtz MD, FRCP, FASN
Department of Medicine Projects
Louis Kwong MD, FACS
Department of Neurosurgery Projects  
Sherry Larkins, PhD
Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences Projects  
Jorge A. Lazareff, MD, FAANS
Department of Neurosurgery Projects  
Steve Pai-Hsun Lee, MD, PhD
Department of Radiation Oncology Projects
Sung-Jae Lee, PhD
Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences Projects  
Deborah Lehman, MD
Department of Pediatrics Projects  
Steven E. Lerman, MD, FAAP
Department of Urology Projects  
Daniel S. Levi, MD
Department of Pediatrics Projects
Andrew Levine, PhD
Department of Neurology Projects  
Li, Li, PhD
Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences Projects  
Chunqing Lin, PhD
Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences Projects  
Walter Ling, MD
Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences Projects
Fred H. Linthicum, MD
Department of Head and Neck Surgery Projects  
Hongu Liu, PhD
Department of Biostatistics; Medicine Projects  
Philip Liu, PhD
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery Projects  
Luis M. Lovato, MD, FACEP
Department of Emergency Medicine; Nursing Projects
Daniel Low, PhD
Department of Radiation Oncology Projects  
Yunfeng Lu, PhD
Department of Chemical Engineering Projects  
James V. Luck Jr, MD
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery Projects  
Jake A. Lusis, PhD
Department of Human Genetics; Medicine; Microbiology, Immunology & Molecular Genetics Projects
Andranik Madikians, MD
Department of Pediatric Crtical Care Projects  
Otoniel Martinez, PhD
Department of Epidemiology; Microbiology, Immunology & Molecular Genetics; Obstetrics and Gynecology Projects  
Juan Carlos Marvizon, PhD
Department of Medicine Projects  
Folasade P. May, MD, PhD, Mphil
Department of Medicine Projects
Norweeta G. Milburn, PhD
Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Services Projects  
Eric Miller, MD
Department of Urology Projects  
Jeffrey H. Miller, PhD
Department of Microbiology, Immunology & Molecular Genetics Projects
Lee T. Miller, MD
Department of Pediatrics Projects: Center For World Health, Pediatrics, Surgery
Kiran K. Mitha, MD
Department of Pediatrics Projects
Ronald T. Mitsuyasu, MD
Department of Medicine Projects
Robert L. Modlin, MD
Department of Medicine Projects
Ardis A. Moe, MD
Department of Medicine Projects
Theodore B. Moore, MD
Department of Pediatrics Projects
Richard Murphy, MD
Department of Pediatrics Projects
Charlotte G. Neumann MD, MPH
Department of Community Health Sciences Projects
Charles Andy Newcomer, MD
Department of Pediatrics Projects
Karin Nielsen, MD, PhD
Department of Pediatrics Projects
Keith C. Norris MD, PhD
Department of Neurology Projects
Marc Numer, MD, PhD
Department of Neurology Projects
Aristides A. Orue, RN, MSN, FNP-C
Department of Nursing Projects
Aydogan Ozcan
Department of Electrical Engineering Projects
Fredric R. Paik Schoeberg, PhD
Department of Statistics Projects
Pavi Pajukanta, MD, PhD
Department of Human Genetics Projects
Carmen Partida, MD
Department of Emergency Medicine Projects
Komal D Patel, MD
Department of Anesthesiology Projects
Swati N. Patel, MD
Department of Anesthesiology Projects
Gregory S. Perens, MD
Department of Pediatrics Projects
Stacy L. Pineles, MD, MS
Department of Opthamology Projects
Peipei Ping, PhD
Department of Bioinformatics; Medicine; Physiology Projects
Kara-Lee Pool, MD
Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine Projects
Fabiola Quinero-Rivera, MD, FACMG
Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine Projects
Doris V. Quon, MD
Orthopaedic Institute for Children Projects
Christina Ramirez, PhD
Department of Biostatistics Projects
Jianyu Rao, MD
Department of Epidemiology; Pathology & Laboratory Medicine Projects
Brian L, Reemsten, MD
Department of Surgery Projects
Steven Paul Reise, PhD
Department of Psychology Projects
Ricardo Reznichek MD, MHA, FACS
Department of Urology Projects
Anne W. Rimoin PhD, MPH
Department of Epidemiology Projects
Mary Jane Rotheram-Borus, PhD
Department of Community Health Sciences Projects
Isidro B Salusky, MD
Department of Pediatrics Projects
Nathan S. Samras, MD, MPH
Department of Medicine Projects
Vonthanak Saphonn MD, PhD, MS
Department of Epidemiology Projects
Gary M. Satou, MD, FASE, FAHA
Department of Pediatrics Projects
Eric A. Savitsky, MD
Department of Neurology Projects
Lara M. Schrader, MD
Department of Neurology Projects
David Schriger, MD
Department of Emergency Medicine Projects
Teresa E. Seeman, PhD
Department of Epidemiology; Medicine Projects
Nick A. Shamie, MD
Department of Neurosurgery; Orthopaedic Surgery Projects
Shant Shekherdimian, MD
Department of Surgery Projects
Steven J. Shoptaw, PhD
Department of Family Medicine; Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences Projects
Mauricio Silva MD
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery Projects
Elyse J. Singer, MD
Department of Neurology Projects
Sanjay P. Sinha, MD
Department of Pediatrics Projects
Janet Sinsheimer, PhD
Department of Biomathematics; Biostatistics; Human Genetics Projects
Mark S. Sklansky, MD
Department of Pediatrics Projects
Dennis Slamon, MD, PhD
Department of Medicine Projects
George M. Slavich, PhD
Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences Projects
Stephen T. Smale, PhD
Department of Microbiology, Immunology & Molecular Genetics Projects
Michael J. Sopher, MD
Department of Anesthesiology Projects
Michael J. Sopher, MD
Department of Anesthesiology Projects
Susan E. Sprau, MD
Department of Surgery Projects
Eri S. Srivatsan, PhD
Department of Neurology Projects
Richard Staba, PhD
Department of Neurology Projects
Catherine A. Sugar, PhD
Department of Biostatistics; Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences; Statistics Projects
Catherine A. Sugar, PhD
Department of Biostatistics; Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences; Statistics Projects
Ren Sun, PhD
Department of Molecular and Medical Pharmacology Projects
Dallas Swendeman, PhD, MPH
Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences Projects
Khalil M. Tabsh, MD
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology Projects
Breena Taira, MD, MPH
Department of Emergency Medicine Projects
Fuyuhiko Tamanoi, PhD
Department of Microbiology, Immunology & Molecular Genetics Projects
Chris Tarnay, MD
Department of Medicine Projects
Bonnie Taub, MPH, MA, PhD
Department of Community Health Sciences Projects
Christine T. Trieu, MD
Department of Anesthesiology Projects
Irena Tsui, MD
Department of Ophthamology Projects
Christopher N. Tymchuk, MD, PhD
Department of Medicine Projects
Zeba Vanek, MD
Department of Neurology Projects
Paul M. Vespa, MD, FCCM, FAAN, FANA, FNCS
Department of Neurology Projects
Scott R. Votey, MD
Department of Emergency Medicine Projects
Wendy Walwyn, PhD
Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences Projects
Yibin Wang, PhD
Department of Anesthesiology Projects
Amy Waterman, PhD
Department of Medicine Projects
Matthew Waxman, MD
Department of Emergency Medicine Projects
Daniel Weingrow, DO
Department of Emergency Medicine Projects
James N. Weiss, MD
Department of Emergency Medicine Projects
Robert E. Weiss, PhD
Department of Biostatistics Projects
Traci Wells, PhD
Department of World Health Projects
Owen Witte, MD
Department of World Health Projects
Joyce Y Wu, MD
Department of Pediatrics Projects
Gail E. Wyatt, PhD
Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences Projects
Otto O. Yang, Md, ScD
Department of Medicine, Microbiology, Immunology & Molecular Genetics Projects
Nava Yeganeh, MD, MPH
Department of Pediatrics Projects
Fariba S. Younai, DDH
Department of Dentistry Projects
Sean D. Young, PhD, MS
Department of Family Medicine Projects
Zuo-Feng Zhang, MD, PhD
Department of Epidemiology Projects
Z. Hong Zhou, PhD
Department of Microbiology, Immunology & Molecular Genetics Projects
Alyssa F. Ziman, MD
Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine Projects