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Chayil Champion, Ed.D

Meet Chayil Champion, a dynamic and multifaceted professional who brings a wealth of knowledge and creativity to UCLA Health as a medical journalist and senior writer specializing in fitness and nutrition. Champion is not only at the forefront of health communication but also an inspirational figure in the literary world.

A proud alumnus of the University of Miami, Champion's academic journey is marked by a double major in English and Journalism—a testament to his passion for storytelling and effective communication. Beyond the classroom, he showcased his athleticism and competitive spirit as a dual-sport athlete on the University of Miami's football team and track team.

Champion's thirst for knowledge and leadership didn't stop there. He went on to earn his Master's degree in Educational Leadership and a Doctorate in Education at Nova Southeastern University. These accomplishments reflect his dedication to lifelong learning and his commitment to fostering growth and development in others.

At UCLA Health, Champion's expertise in medical journalism is instrumental in educating and empowering the community about health and wellness. His articles on fitness and nutrition are not just informative but also motivational, encouraging readers to take charge of their health with the same vigor he applies to every aspect of his life.

Beyond his role at UCLA Health, Champion is celebrated as an award-winning author of young adult fiction, captivating readers with his imaginative storytelling and rich narratives. His talents further extend to the realm of graphic novels, where as a comic book creator, he brings to life vivid worlds and extraordinary characters that resonate with fans across genres.

When he's not weaving words or reporting on the latest health trends, Champion can be found in the gym, pushing the limits of physical endurance. Whether he's lifting heavy or pushing the pace on a cardio machine, he embodies the discipline and determination that he advocates through his work.

Champion summarizes his life as a blend of faith, scholarly pursuits, athletic excellence, creative genius, and a commitment to health and fitness. Join him on his mission to inspire, educate, and lead by example as he continues to make an indelible mark on UCLA Health and the world of health communications.