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LCRN Staff

Neal Halfon, MD, MPH

Neal is the director of the UCLA Center for Healthier Children, Families and Communities. He is also a professor of pediatrics in the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, of health services in the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health, and policy studies in the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs. Additional positions include: board member of Children Youth and Families at the Institute of Medicine and National Research Council, 2001-2006; Principal Investigator for the L.A. and Ventura Study Center for the National Children’s Study; member of the IOM Committee on Child Health; director of the W.K. Kellogg funded Transforming Early Childhood Community Systems (TECCS) Initiative, a collaborative venture with United Way Worldwide. Neal’s research has spanned clinical, health services, epidemiologic and health policy domains.

For more than a decade, Neal has worked with national, state and local initiatives aimed at improving early childhood systems. Neal has also played a significant role in developing new conceptual frameworks for the study of health and health care, including the Life Course Health Development (LCHD) framework.

Neal received his MD at the University of California, Davis and MPH at University of California, Berkeley. He completed his pediatric residency at UC San Diego and UC San Francisco. Neal was a Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholar at both UC San Francisco and Stanford.

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