Assistant Director Associate Professor, UCLA Fielding School of Public Health, Dept of Health Policy and Management
Dr. Moira Inkelas is Assistant Director of the Center and Assistant Director of the Child and Family Health Program. She applies her training in public policy analysis and public health to examine how systems of care influence quality, access, and performance in children’s health care.
Dr. Inkelas directs quality improvement initiatives to redesign primary care to achieve prevention and development goals for children and their families. She has worked with networks of physicians, early care and education programs, and community organizations to improve care through the Early Developmental Systems Initiative (EDSI). Recent collaborations focus on creating cross-sector learning systems that use process improvement and transformative care design strategies to produce better outcomes for populations of children.
Dr. Inkelas has conducted a range of health services studies, including natural experiments, interventions and evaluations. These studies focus on children with chronic conditions with an emphasis on public insured and health disparity populations. She is part of a university consortium conducting a formative study for the National Children’s Study–Healthy Beginnings–to assess the validity, stability, and associations of measures of health literacy, discrimination, parenting self-efficacy, and health care access and quality among diverse populations in the U.S. She also contributes to the UCLA Clinical Translational Science Institute (CTSI) in developing new community-partnered research activities and infrastructure.
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