Rebecca Dudovitz, MD, MSHS is an Associate Professor in General Pediatrics and Vice-Chair of the Primary Care College in the David Geffen School of Medicine who works as part of the Faculty Practice at the Westwood Pediatric Care Center and as a Faculty Researcher for the UCLA Children's Discovery & Innovation Institute. Dr. Dudovitz graduated from the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA in 2005 and completed her residency training in the UCLA Pediatric Community Health and Advocacy Training (CHAT) program in 2008. After residency, she served as a chief resident before entering a health services research fellowship through the UCLA Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars program. Through the Clinical Scholars Program she gained expertise in community based participatory research and received a Master's degree in health services. Following her fellowship training she joined the faculty in the division of General Pediatrics. In addition to seeing patients in the Faculty Practice, she supervises resident physicians and medical students. Her research focuses on school health and how academic achievement and school environments influence health behaviors.
Medical Board Certification
- Understanding the relationship between academic achievement and health.
- School-based health
- School environments, social networks, and substance use
- 2005 Elected to Alpha Omega Alpha honor society
- 2010 NIH Loan Repayment Program Award
- 2012 John A. Fricker Resident Teaching Award
- 2012 AAP CATCH Planning Grant