Chair of Health Systems Science; Professor
- Health Systems Science
As Kaiser Permanente School of Medicine’s Chair of Health Systems Science, Dr. Paul J. Chung leads the development and implementation of a four-year curriculum in topics ranging from patient safety and quality to community and population health. Dr. Chung also leads the creation and growth of a health services research enterprise that includes health equity and social justice for underserved populations. In addition to his new roles at the School of Medicine, he is currently an Adjunct Professor of Pediatrics and Health Policy and Management at UCLA; Adjunct Senior Scientist at RAND; Associate Editor of Academic Pediatrics; and President-Elect of the Academic Pediatric Association. His personal research interests include primary care redesign for medically and socially complex children; and childhood determinants of adult health, including early childhood development, educational environments, child and adolescent health behaviors, juvenile justice, and child poverty and adversity. Dr. Chung has received grants from the National Institutes of Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Health Resources and Services Administration, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Lucile Packard Foundation, and other public and private agencies.