Mitchell Wong, MD PhD is a Professor of Medicine at UCLA in the Division of General Internal Medicine and Health Services Research and Vice Chair of Medicine for Research Training. He received his undergraduate degree from Williams College in 1989 and his medical degree from UC San Francisco in 1994. He obtained his clinical training in General Internal Medicine at The New York Hospital/Cornell Medical Center. After completing a PhD in Health Services Research from the UCLA School of Public Health, he joined the UCLA faculty in 2001. His research focuses on how education, school environments and social networks influence health. He is currently funded by NIDA to examine the impact of successful school environments on adolescent health and health behaviors (tobacco, alcohol, drug use, sexual behavior and engagement in violence). He is also the director of the UCLA/CTSI Healthy Neighborhood Schools Initiative, which develops, tests, and disseminates school-based interventions to improve the health of low-income adolescents. He has published in the top journals of his field including The New England Journal of Medicine, American Journal of Public Health, JAMA Pediatrics and JAMA Internal Medicine. He is highly successful researcher and has obtained $12M in NIH funding since 2009.