Elizabeth Barnert, MD, MPH, MS is an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at The David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. Through the UC Berkeley – UCSF Joint Medical Program, she received her medical degree from the University of California, San Francisco and earned a Masters of Science degree from the UC Berkeley School of Public Health. Her public health Master’s thesis used ethnography to examine the process of family reunification of the “disappeared” children of El Salvador. She then completed residency training in pediatrics at Stanford University Medical Center. She came to UCLA in 2012 as a Clinical Scholar in the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Clinical Scholars Program. During fellowship, she also completed training in health policy and earned a Masters of Public Health (MPH) degree from the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health. Dr. Barnert’s clinical work is in general pediatrics. A Cuban-American born and raised in Los Angeles, she is passionate about improving health outcomes of vulnerable youth, especially Latino children and adolescents. Dr. Barnert’s research focuses on youth involved in the juvenile justice system, commercially sexually exploited youth, youth undergoing family separation and reunification, and youth with medical complexity. Her current projects examine the health needs of youth transitioning home after incarceration, including commercially sexually exploited youth; and population health approaches to children with medical complexity. Dr. Barnert serves as a policy advisor for the California state legislature on legislation to protect commercially sexually exploited youth.
Contact Information: EBarnert@mednet.ucla.edu