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Dr. Szilagyi is a pediatric health services and clinical researcher with an overall mission to improve access to healthcare, quality of care, and health outcomes for children. He has focused his research on improving the delivery of healthcare in primary care and other settings in three related areas: immunization delivery, healthcare financing, and improved care for children with chronic diseases. His immunization delivery studies have led to national recommendations for vaccine financing, evidence-based strategies in primary care to raise immunization rates, a renewed focus on HPV vaccinations and influenza vaccinations, and use of technology to improve immunization delivery. His studies on healthcare financing for children contributed heavily to the passage of the State Children’s Health Insurance Program (SCHIP, now known as CHIP) in 1998, the SCHIP reauthorization debate in 2008, the Children's Health Insurance Program Reauthorization Act of 2009 (CHIPRA), and the recent reauthorization of CHIP in 2015. In collaboration with many others, his studies on common chronic diseases of childhood and adolescence have contributed to improved management, care coordination, and building of medical homes to improve the care of children with chronic conditions such as asthma, mental health, behavioral, and developmental conditions, and childhood obesity. His work has extended far beyond academics - he has advised CDC on immunization strategies, advised federal and state policy-makers on health insurance for children, and has been appointed to the Medicaid and CHIP Payment and Access Commission (MACPAC), a prestigious organization that advised Congress and the Secretary of Health and Human Services about Medicaid and CHIP. He is also a national leader in pediatric education, particularly in training academic general pediatric fellows and in building the field of health services researchers. In 2016 he was appointed to the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) which makes recommendations about vaccinations for the nation's child, adolescent and adult population.
Contact Information: PSzilagyi@mednet.ucla.edu
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