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
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Anthony J. Aldave, MD
Department of Opthamology
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Juan Carlos Alejos, MD
Department of Pediatrics
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Ronald M. Andersen, PhD
Department of Sociology
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Reza Ardehali MD, PhD
Department of Medicine
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Judith R. Baker, DrPh, MSPH
Department of Pediatrics
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Robert W. Baloh, MD
Department of Neurology
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Saroj Basak, PhD
Department of Medicine
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Carrie Bearden, PhD
Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences
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Marvin G. Belzer, PhD
Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences
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Nicholas M. Bernthal, MD
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
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Debika Bhattacharya, MD
Department of Medicine
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Michelle A. Bholat MD, MPH
Department of Family Medicine
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Fabrizio Billi, PhD
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
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Sally Blower, PhD
Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences
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Maria I. Boechat MD, FACR
Department of Radiology
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Peter Bradley, PhD
Department of Microbiology, Immunology & Molecular Genetics
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Anatol Bragin, PhD
Department of Neurology
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Jonathan G. Braun MD, PhD
Department of Medicine
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Timothy F. Brewer MD, MPH
Department of Medicine
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Judith E. Brill, MD
Department of Neurology
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Jeff Bronstein MD, PhD
Department of Neurology
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Rachel P. Brook, MD
Department of Medicine
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Ronald S. Brookmeyer, PhD
Department of Biostatistics
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Ronald A. Brooks, PhD
Department of Family Medicine
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Yvonne J. Bryson, MD
Department of Pediatrics
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Chris Buck, MD
Department of Pediatrics
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Alexander Bystrisky MD, PhD
Department of Psychology and Biobehavioral Sciences
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Maira P. Campos MD, MPH
Department of Medicine
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Rita M. Cantor
Department of Human Genetics
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Kelli Carrol
Department of Pediatrics
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Emery H. Chang, MD
Department of Medicine
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David C. Chen, MD
Department of Surgery
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Irvin S.Y. Chen, PhD
Department of Microbiology, Immunology & Molecular Genetics
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Genhong Cheng, PhD
Department of Microbiology, Immunology & Molecular Genetics
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Dinesh K. Chhetri, MD
Department of Head and Neck Surgery
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Alan Chiem, MD, MPH
Department of Emergency Medicine
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Robert K. Chin, MD, PhD
Department of Radiation Oncology
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Walter Chin, RN, ADMT, CHT
Department of Radiation Oncology
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Tom Chou, PhD
Department of Biomathematics; Mathematics
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Chi On Chui, PhD
Department of Bioengineering; Electrical Engineering
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Jesse Clark MD, MSc
Department of Medicine
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Thomas J. Coates, PhD
Department of Medicine
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Daniel Cohn, PhD
Department of Molecular, Cell, and Developmental Biology; Orthopaedic Surgery
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Anne L. Coleman MD, PhD
Department of Ophthamology
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Scott W. Comulada, DrPH
Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences
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Giovanni Coppola, MD
Department of Neurology; Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences
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Judith Currier MD, MSc
Department of Medicine
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Gabriel M. Danovitch, MD
Department of Medicine
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Mark DeAntonio, MD
Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences
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Mario C. Deng, MD
Department of Medicine
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Sophie X. Deng, MD, PhD
Department of Ophthamology
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Roger Detels, MD, MS
Department of Epidemiology; Medicine
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Daniel A. DeUgarte, MD
Department of Surgery
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Sherin U. Devaskar, MD
Department of Pediatrics
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Udaykumar P. Devaskar, MD
Department of Pediatrics
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Jaime G. Deville, MD
Department of Pediatrics
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Dino Di Carlo, PhD
Department of Bioengineering
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Ross I. Donaldson MD, MPH, CTropMed, FACEP
Department of Epidemiology
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Tom Donohoe, MBA
Department of Family Medicine
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Patrick T. Dowling, MD, MPH
Department of Family Medicine
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Rebecca N. Dudovitz, MD, MSHS
Department of Pediatrics
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Pascal F. Egea, PhD
Department of Biological Chemistry
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David S. Eisenberg, DPhil
Department of Biological Chemistry
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Eleanor Emery, MD
Department of Medicine
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Jerome Engel Jr, MD, PhD
Department of Neurology; Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences
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Scott C. Fears, MD, PhD
Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences
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Anne E. Fehrenbacher, MPH, PhD
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Marlena S. Fejzo, PhD
Department of Medicine
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Jonathan Flint, MD
Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences
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Yvonne N. Flores, PhD, MPH
Department of Health Equity
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Thomas Freese, PhD
Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences
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Nelson B. Freimer, MD
Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences
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Omai Garner, PhD
Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine
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Lillian Gelberg, MD, MSPH
Department of Family Medicine
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Pamina Gorbach,MHS, DrPH
Department of Epidemiology
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Christine E. Grella, PhD
Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences
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Wayne W. Grody, MD, PhD
Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine
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Timothy M. Hall, MD, PhD
Department of Family Medicine
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Alison B. Hamilton, PhD, MPH
Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences
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Avital Harari, MD
Department of Surgery
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Neil G. Harris, PhD
Department of Neurosurgery
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Ronald D. Hays, PhD
Department of Medicine
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Keith G. Heinzerling, MD MPH
Department of Family Medcine
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Gregory Hendey, MD
Department of Emergency Medicine
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Patrick Heuveline, PhD
Department of Sociology
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Risa M. Hoffman, MD, MPH
Department of Medicine
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Marcia Hogeling, MD
Department of Medicine
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Gary N. Holland, MD
Department of Ophthamology
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Ian Holloway, PhD, MSW, MPH
Department of Social Welfare
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Steve Horvath, PhD, ScD
Department of Biostatistics; Human Genetics
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Yih-Ing Hser, PhD
Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences
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Akira Ishiyama, MD
Department of Head and Neck Surgery
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Gail P. Ishiyama, MD
Department of Neurology
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Reza Jarrahy, MD
Department of Pediatrics; Surgery
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Marjan Javanbakht PhD, MPH
Department of Epidemiology
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Dvora L. Joseph-Davey, PhD
Department of Medicine
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Daniel G. Kahn, MD
Department of Medicine
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Masakazu Kamata, PhD
Department of Medicine
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Peter Katona, MD
Department of Epidemiology
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Robert B. Kelly, MD, FAAP
Department of Pediatrics
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Scott G. Kitchen, PhD
Department of Medicine
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Jeffrey D. Klausner, MD
Department of Medicine
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Kelika Konda, PhD
Department of Medicine
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Deborah Krakow, MD
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
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Paul Krogstad, MD
Department of Molecular & Medical Pharmacology; Pediatrics
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Patrick A. Kupelian, MD
Department of Radiation Oncology
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Ira B. Kurtz MD, FRCP, FASN
Department of Medicine
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Louis Kwong MD, FACS
Department of Neurosurgery
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Sherry Larkins, PhD
Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences
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Jorge A. Lazareff, MD, FAANS
Department of Neurosurgery
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Steve Pai-Hsun Lee, MD, PhD
Department of Radiation Oncology
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Sung-Jae Lee, PhD
Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences
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Deborah Lehman, MD
Department of Pediatrics
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Steven E. Lerman, MD, FAAP
Department of Urology
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Daniel S. Levi, MD
Department of Pediatrics
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Andrew Levine, PhD
Department of Neurology
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Li, Li, PhD
Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences
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Chunqing Lin, PhD
Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences
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Walter Ling, MD
Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences
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Fred H. Linthicum, MD
Department of Head and Neck Surgery
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Hongu Liu, PhD
Department of Biostatistics; Medicine
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Philip Liu, PhD
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
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Luis M. Lovato, MD, FACEP
Department of Emergency Medicine; Nursing
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Daniel Low, PhD
Department of Radiation Oncology
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Yunfeng Lu, PhD
Department of Chemical Engineering
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James V. Luck Jr, MD
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
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Jake A. Lusis, PhD
Department of Human Genetics; Medicine; Microbiology, Immunology & Molecular Genetics
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Andranik Madikians, MD
Department of Pediatric Crtical Care
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Otoniel Martinez, PhD
Department of Epidemiology; Microbiology, Immunology & Molecular Genetics; Obstetrics and Gynecology
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Juan Carlos Marvizon, PhD
Department of Medicine
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Folasade P. May, MD, PhD, Mphil
Department of Medicine
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Norweeta G. Milburn, PhD
Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Services
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Eric Miller, MD
Department of Urology
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Jeffrey H. Miller, PhD
Department of Microbiology, Immunology & Molecular Genetics
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Lee T. Miller, MD
Department of Pediatrics
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Center For World Health,
Pediatrics, Surgery

Kiran K. Mitha, MD
Department of Pediatrics
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Ronald T. Mitsuyasu, MD
Department of Medicine
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Robert L. Modlin, MD
Department of Medicine
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Ardis A. Moe, MD
Department of Medicine
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Theodore B. Moore, MD
Department of Pediatrics
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Richard Murphy, MD
Department of Pediatrics
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Charlotte G. Neumann MD, MPH
Department of Community Health Sciences
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Charles Andy Newcomer, MD
Department of Pediatrics
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Karin Nielsen, MD, PhD
Department of Pediatrics
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Keith C. Norris MD, PhD
Department of Neurology
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Marc Numer, MD, PhD
Department of Neurology
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Aristides A. Orue, RN, MSN, FNP-C
Department of Nursing
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Aydogan Ozcan
Department of Electrical Engineering
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Fredric R. Paik Schoeberg, PhD
Department of Statistics
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Pavi Pajukanta, MD, PhD
Department of Human Genetics
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Carmen Partida, MD
Department of Emergency Medicine
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Komal D Patel, MD
Department of Anesthesiology
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Swati N. Patel, MD
Department of Anesthesiology
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Gregory S. Perens, MD
Department of Pediatrics
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Stacy L. Pineles, MD, MS
Department of Opthamology
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Peipei Ping, PhD
Department of Bioinformatics; Medicine; Physiology
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Kara-Lee Pool, MD
Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine
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Fabiola Quinero-Rivera, MD, FACMG
Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine
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Doris V. Quon, MD
Orthopaedic Institute for Children
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Christina Ramirez, PhD
Department of Biostatistics
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Jianyu Rao, MD
Department of Epidemiology; Pathology & Laboratory Medicine
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Brian L, Reemsten, MD
Department of Surgery
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Steven Paul Reise, PhD
Department of Psychology
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Ricardo Reznichek MD, MHA, FACS
Department of Urology
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Anne W. Rimoin PhD, MPH
Department of Epidemiology
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Mary Jane Rotheram-Borus, PhD
Department of Community Health Sciences
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Isidro B Salusky, MD
Department of Pediatrics
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Nathan S. Samras, MD, MPH
Department of Medicine
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Vonthanak Saphonn MD, PhD, MS
Department of Epidemiology
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Gary M. Satou, MD, FASE, FAHA
Department of Pediatrics
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Eric A. Savitsky, MD
Department of Neurology
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Lara M. Schrader, MD
Department of Neurology
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David Schriger, MD
Department of Emergency Medicine
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Teresa E. Seeman, PhD
Department of Epidemiology; Medicine
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Nick A. Shamie, MD
Department of Neurosurgery; Orthopaedic Surgery
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Shant Shekherdimian, MD
Department of Surgery
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Steven J. Shoptaw, PhD
Department of Family Medicine; Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences
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Mauricio Silva MD
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
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Elyse J. Singer, MD
Department of Neurology
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Sanjay P. Sinha, MD
Department of Pediatrics
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Janet Sinsheimer, PhD
Department of Biomathematics; Biostatistics; Human Genetics
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Mark S. Sklansky, MD
Department of Pediatrics
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Dennis Slamon, MD, PhD
Department of Medicine
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George M. Slavich, PhD
Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences
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Stephen T. Smale, PhD
Department of Microbiology, Immunology & Molecular Genetics
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Michael J. Sopher, MD
Department of Anesthesiology
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Michael J. Sopher, MD
Department of Anesthesiology
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Susan E. Sprau, PhD
Department of Surgery
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Eri S. Srivatsan, PhD
Department of Neurology
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Richard Staba, PhD
Department of Neurology
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Catherine A. Sugar, PhD
Department of Biostatistics; Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences; Statistics
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Catherine A. Sugar, PhD
Department of Biostatistics; Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences; Statistics
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Ren Sun, PhD
Department of Molecular and Medical Pharmacology
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Dallas Swendeman, PhD, MPH
Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences
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Khalil M. Tabsh, MD
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
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Breena Taira, MD, MPH
Department of Emergency Medicine
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Fuyuhiko Tamanoi, PhD
Department of Microbiology, Immunology & Molecular Genetics
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Chris Tarnay, MD
Department of Medicine
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Bonnie Taub, MPH, MA, PhD
Department of Community Health Sciences
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Christine T. Trieu, MD
Department of Anesthesiology
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Irena Tsui, MD
Department of Ophthamology
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Christopher N. Tymchuk, MD, PhD
Department of Medicine
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Zeba Vanek, MD
Department of Neurology
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Paul M. Vespa, MD, FCCM, FAAN, FANA, FNCS
Department of Neurology
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Scott R. Votey, MD
Department of Emergency Medicine
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Wendy Walwyn, PhD
Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences
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Yibin Wang, PhD
Department of Anesthesiology
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Amy Waterman, PhD
Department of Medicine
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Matthew Waxman, MD
Department of Emergency Medicine
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Daniel Weingrow, DO
Department of Emergency Medicine
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James N. Weiss, MD
Department of Emergency Medicine
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Robert E. Weiss, PhD
Department of Biostatistics
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Traci Wells, PhD
Department of World Health
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Owen Witte, MD
Department of World Health
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Joyce Y Wu, MD
Department of Pediatrics
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Gail E. Wyatt, PhD
Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences
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Otto O. Yang, Md, ScD
Department of Medicine, Microbiology, Immunology & Molecular Genetics
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Nava Yeganeh, MD, MPH
Department of Pediatrics
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Fariba S. Younai, DDH
Department of Dentistry
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Sean D. Young, PhD, MS
Department of Family Medicine
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Zuo-Feng Zhang, MD, PhD
Department of Epidemiology
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Z. Hong Zhou, PhD
Department of Microbiology, Immunology & Molecular Genetics
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Alyssa F. Ziman, MD
Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine
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