Education

Fellowship
Pediatrics, University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine, 2002
Residency
Pediatrics, UCLA School of Medicine, 2000
Residency
Pediatrics, UCLA School of Medicine, 1999
Internship
Pediatrics, UCLA School of Medicine, 1997
Degree
MD, Harvard Medical School, 1996

Medical Board Certifications

Pediatrics
American Board of Pediatrics, 1999

State License

A63980
  • About Me

    About Me

    Paul Chung is an associate professor of pediatrics and Chief of General Pediatrics at the David Geffen School of Medicine and Mattel Children's Hospital at UCLA, an associate professor of health policy & management at the UCLA School of Public Health, and a senior natural scientist at RAND. He is also director of the Health Services Research (HSR) Program of the UCLA Children's Discovery & Innovation (CDI) Institute, associate director of the Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars Program at UCLA, chair of the Pediatric Policy Council (a national child health policy consortium based in Washington DC), and associate editor of Academic Pediatrics. Dr. Chung was the recipient of the 2009 Nemours Child Health Services Research Award, given annually to a single emerging child health services researcher in the United States.

    His personal research interests include family leave policy, primary care quality and redesign, adolescent health risks, child development and education, youth incarceration, child poverty, and childhood obesity, and he has received grants from funders including NIH, CDC, HRSA, RWJF, and the Lucile Packard Foundation. The CDI HSR Program, housed in the Division of General Pediatrics, focuses on redesigning healthcare and community systems to address the major childhood determinants of adult health for medically and socially vulnerable children.
  • Locations

    Children's Health Center

    (primary location)
    Address
    200 UCLA Medical Plaza
    Suite 265
    Los Angeles, California 90095
    Phone
    310-825-0867
    Fax
    310-206-5146
  • Education

    Medical Board Certifications

    Pediatrics
    American Board of Pediatrics, 1999

    Education

    Fellowship
    Pediatrics, University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine, 2002
    Residency
    Pediatrics, UCLA School of Medicine, 2000
    Residency
    Pediatrics, UCLA School of Medicine, 1999
    Internship
    Pediatrics, UCLA School of Medicine, 1997
    Degree
    MD, Harvard Medical School, 1996
  • Research

    Research Interest

    1. Delivery system redesign (primary care delivery systems in communities; medical home programs for children with medical complexity)
    2. Early childhood health and development
    3. School environments and health
    4. Vulnerable populations

    Publications

    Link to my PubMed Account

    1. Social influences on health and health-related behaviors
      a. Chung PJ and Garfield CF, Rathouz PJ, Lauderdale DS, Best D, Lantos J. Youth targeting by tobacco manufacturers: magazine advertising after the Master Settlement Agreement. Health Aff. 2002; 21(2): 254-63.
      b. Garfield CF and Chung PJ (officially listed by the journal as co-first authors), Rathouz P. Alcohol advertising in magazines and youth readership. JAMA. 2003; 289(18): 2424-9.
      c. Chung PJ, Chung J, Shah MN, Meltzer D. How do residents learn? The development of practice styles in a residency program. Ambul Pediatr. 2003; 3(4): 166-72.
      d. Chung PJ, Garfield CF, Elliott MN, Ostroff J, Ross C, Jernigan DH, Vestal KD, Schuster MA. Association between adolescent viewership and alcohol advertising on cable television. Am J Pub Health. 2010 Mar; 100(3): 555-62.
    2. Family leave policies for parents of children with special health care needs
      a. Chung PJ, Garfield CF, Elliott MN, Carey C, Eriksson C, Schuster MA. Need for and use of family leave among parents of children with special health care needs. Pediatrics. 2007 May; 119(5): e1047-55.
      b. Schuster MA, Chung PJ, Elliott MN, Garfield CF, Vestal KD, Klein DJ. Awareness and use of California's paid family leave insurance among parents of chronically ill children. JAMA. 2008 Sep; 300(9): 1047-55.
      c. Chung PJ, Garfield CF, Elliott MN, Vestal KD, Klein DJ, Schuster MA. Access to leave benefits for primary caregivers of children with special health care needs: A Double Bind. Acad Pediatr. 2013 May-Jun; 13(3): 222-8.
      d. Schuster MA, Chung PJ. Time off to care for a sick child—why family-leave policies matter. N Engl J Med. 2014 Aug 7;371(6):493-5.
    3. Primary care redesign
      a. Chung PJ, Lee TC, Morrison JL, Schuster MA. Childhood preventive care in the United States: quality and disparities. Annu Rev Pub Health. 2006; 27: 491-515.
      b. Coker TR, Windon A, Moreno C, Schuster MA, Chung PJ. Well-child clinical practice redesign for young children: a systematic review of strategies and tools. Pediatrics. 2013 Mar; 131 Suppl 1: S5-S25.
      c. Coker TR, Thomas T, Chung PJ. Does well-child care have a future in pediatrics? Pediatrics. 2013 Apr; 131 Suppl 2: S149-59.
      d. Coker TR, Moreno C, Shekelle PG, Schuster MA, Chung PJ. Well-child care clinical practice redesign for serving low-income children. Pediatrics. 2014 Jun 16 [Epub ahead of print]
    4. Early childhood development, school readiness, and school environments
      a. Nelson BB, Chung PJ, Forness SR, Pillado O, Savage S, DuPlessis HM, Hayslip W, Kataoka SH. Developmental and health services in Head Start preschools: a tiered approach to early intervention. Acad Pediatr. 2013 Mar; 13(2): 145-51.
      b. Dudovitz RN, Li N, Chung PJ. Behavioral self-concept as a predictor of teen drinking behaviors. Acad Pediatr. 2013 Jul-Aug; 13(4): 316-21.
      c. Wong MD, Coller K, Dudovitz RN, Kennedy DP, Buddin R, Shapiro MF, Kataoka SH, Bergman P, Brown AF, Tseng CH, Chung PJ. Successful schools and risky behaviors among low-income adolescents. Pediatrics. 2014 Aug;134(2):e389-96.
      d. Dudovitz RN, McCoy K, Chung PJ. At-school substance use as a marker for serious health risks. Acad Pediatr. 2015 Jan-Feb;15(1):41-6.
    5. Childhood determinants of adult health
      a. Anderson AT, Jackson A, Jones L, Kennedy DP, Wells K, Chung PJ. Minority parents' perspectives on racial socialization and school readiness in the early childhood period. Acad Pediatr. 2014 Dec 19. [Epub ahead of print]
      d. Barnert ES, Perry R, Azzi VF, Shetgiri R, Ryan G, Dudovitz R, Zima B, Chung PJ. Incarcerated youths' perspectives on protective factors and risk factors for juvenile offending: a qualitative analysis. Am J Public Health. 2014 Dec 18:e1-e7. [Epub ahead of print]
      c. Lui CK, Chung PJ, Ford CL, Grella CE, Mulia N. Drinking behaviors and life course socioeconomic status during the transition from adolescence to adulthood among whites and blacks. J Stud Alcohol Drugs. 2015 Jan; 76(1):68-79.