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Numbers count. Without numbers — scientifically-collected data and other hard evidence — policymakers cannot justify legislation, programs, and services that help millions of Californians.

The UCLA Center for Health Policy Research provides those numbers.

Whether through our nationally-recognized California Health Interview Survey, a unique source of information on all Californians including often-overlooked racial, ethnic, and sexual minority groups, or through our rapid-response policy analysis, timely and readable publications, or user-friendly web tools, the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research has pioneered ways to put objective data and evidence-based research into the hands of policymakers to create effective laws and policies grounded in fact, not opinion.

The UCLA Center for Health Policy Research also has fellowships available to students at the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health:

E. Richard (Rick) Brown Social Justice Endowed Fellowship Fund

Founding director of the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research E. Richard “Rick” Brown, PhD, pioneered the collection and wide dissemination of health survey data to influence public policy and was a leading advocate for health care reform. Named in his honor, this fund provides fellowship support to the next generation of health policy advocates and researchers. The fellowship is for Master of Public Health (MPH) and/or PhD students in the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health, who conduct research and/or demonstrate policy advocacy with the goal of expanding health care coverage for all.

Steve Wallace Fellowship Fund

Associate Center Director and UCLA Fielding School of Public Health Professor Steven P. Wallace, PhD, was a renowned scholar on health, health disparities, and health policy involving older adults, immigrants, and communities of color, and a dedicated mentor to students from underrepresented communities. This fund provides a fellowship for first-generation students enrolled in a UCLA Fielding School of Public Health graduate program who are passionate about improving the health of everyone through research and policy. The fellowship will include a project at the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research.

Gerald F. Kominski Health Policy Fellowship

During his more than three decades as a faculty member at the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health, Gerald F. Kominski, PhD, was a leading voice in California and nationally on issues related to health care reform and expanding access to care, including the impacts under the Affordable Care Act. Upon retirement from UCLA FSPH, Kominski, who serves as a senior fellow at the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research, established a fellowship awarded each year to an entering Master of Public Health (MPH) in Health Policy student who, like Kominski, is a first-generation college graduate.