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Building Knowledge. Informing Policy. Improving Health.

Who We Are

The UCLA Center for Health Policy Research is one of the nation's leading health policy research centers and the premier source of health policy information for California.

The Center is the home of the California Health Interview Survey (CHIS) and is affiliated with the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health.

Read more about our Mission and Vision.


Research Areas and Expertise

The Center conducts research on a variety of national, state and local health policy issues, including health insurance, health care reform, health economics, health disparities and chronic disease. You can find a full description of our research areas and programs here. Learn more about our expertise and capabilities here.


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Looking for an expert on a particular health or health policy topic? Use our easy Find an Expert tool to search for Center experts by subject area.


Our Staff

The Center is a collaboration of dozens of leading health and health policy researchers from UCLA and beyond. Under the guidance of Ninez Ponce, PhD, as well as an executive leadership committee, the Center is able to draw on diverse backgrounds in public health, medicine, law, economics and social science to advance our understanding of health and health policy. Learn more about our staff here. Find an expert on a particular topic here.​


Partners and Funders

Support and funding for the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research is provided by many foundations, as well as government, public and private organizations. See a complete list of our partners and funders here.