Foundations in Theory and Practical Skills
Applied in Local Communities

PROJECTS

CURRENT

PARK PRESCRIPTION PROGRAM

Tackling the problem of overweight and obesity by developing a collaborative effort between healthcare providers, public health officials and community-based programs.

UCLA PREVENTION & LIFESTYLE CLINIC

Using the lifestyle medicine framework in a group-visit setting to prevent diseases among patients with increased cardiovascular risk factors.

Past Projects

COUNTY-WIDE SOCIAL SCREENER

Developing a validated tool to screen for social determinants of health and mental health which can be used throughout the Los Angeles County Health Agency, allowing for standardization across agencies and practices.

IMPROVING HUMAN IMMUNODEFICIENCY
VIRUS (HIV) SCREENING

Increasing the rates of HIV screening within a county-run clinic, particularly utilizing avenues like urgent care.

DATA SHARING FOR QUALITY

Nudging change in physician behaviors through development of a data sharing tool within a county-run clinic; where providers can track personal performance on quality measures as well as performance compared to other providers in the practice.

IMPROVING ACCESS TO ALTERNATIVES
FOR PAIN CONTROL

Increasing community access to integrative medicine services like acupuncture to prevent dependence on pain medications using the Wellness Center located at LAC-USC Hospital.

TEACHING KITCHEN

Preventing diet-related illnesses among veterans by teaching them to cook