LCRN Accomplishments to Date

Continually recruiting new members (currently 2200+)

Conducted an expert interview series that gathered input from various experts to inform the design of LCRN and the challenges and opportunities of life course health development (LCHD) research

Convened a meeting of the LCRN design team to review the science of network design and function and to create the LCRN charter

Created an advisory committee of experts including researchers, practitioners and policymakers

Supported the development of a variety of peer-reviewed publications

Organized panels and symposia at various meetings and conferences including the Society for Longitudinal and Lifecourse Studies (SLLS)

Produced a webinar series that examined the relationship between occupational therapy and LCHD

Produced an ongoing webinar series that examines the state of LCHD research

Produced an ongoing webinar series that explores using existing data to conduct life course analyses

Convened the 2013 MCH Life Course Research Agenda-Setting Meeting, which resulted in the publication of the Handbook of Life Course Health Development.

Next Steps

In September of 2016, the LCRN was awarded another three years of funding from MCHB. This ongoing support will enable the network to carry out a translation-focused scope of work that will result in additional webinars and publications, continue to support research nodes and learning communities comprised of network members, and advance refinement and implementation of the MCH Life Course Research Agenda.

Support Us

LCRN is actively seeking additional funding to develop new and innovative transdisciplinary research and activities.

LCRN Staff

Alice Kuo, MD, PhD, MBA

Dr. Alice Kuo is a Professor of Pediatrics and Internal Medicine at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, and of Health Policy and Management in the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health. She is Chief of Medicine-Pediatrics and Director of Preventive Medicine at UCLA.

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Ericka Tullis, MPP

Ericka is the project manager for LCRN. In her 12 years at the UCLA Center for Healthier Children, Families and Communities, Ericka has participated in and managed a variety of research and policy projects designed to support the development and success of comprehensive, integrated and evidence-based health systems for children and their families.

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Whitney Wong, MPH

Whitney is a project analyst at the UCLA Center for Healthier Children, Families, and Communities where she supports a number of projects – including LCRN, Moving Health Care Upstream (MCHU), and All Children Thrive (ACT) – that align with her strong interest in improving community health and health policy.

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