- Health Systems Science
Dr. Rulin Hechter, an Assistant Professor in the Department of Health Systems Science, is an infectious disease epidemiologist and substance abuse researcher, whose research focuses on the prevention and treatment of HIV and other sexually transmitted infections, and the impact of psychiatric disorders and substance abuse on health outcomes and care engagement. Dr. Hechter is a research scientist with the Kaiser Permanente Southern California (KPSC) Department of Research & Evaluation. She is also an Adjunct Assistant Professor of Epidemiology at University of California, Los Angeles. Dr. Hechter serves on the regional HIV Management Committee and she is the KPSC site principal investigator for the National Drug Abuse Treatment Clinical Trials Network (CTN) funded by the National Institute on Drug Abuse.