Moira Inkelas

Title(s)Professor, Health Policy And Management
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    University of California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CaliforniaM.P.H.Public Health
    The Rand Graduate School, Santa Monica, CaliforniaM.Phil.Policy Analysis
    The Rand Graduate School, Santa Monica, CaliforniaPh.D.Policy Analysis

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    Dr. Inkelas has a background in public health and public policy, with specific training and expertise in designing and implementing improvement science research. Her research focuses on improvement in primary care and human service organizations, and she has led learning networks of national and local health care providers and systems. She teaches core courses in the Master of Science in Implementation and Improvement Research in the Fielding School of Public Health. As Co-Program Leader for Population Health in the UCLA Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI), she supports education and career development in Implementation, Improvement and Dissemination (DII) and learning health system methods; develops program strategy and liaises with leaders and faculty; integrates implementation science theory and methods into Los Angeles County Department of Public Health and partnered health systems; and develops partnerships with community organizations and health systems to increase use of DII methods. She co-leads the CTSI TL1 program.

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    Impact of COVID-19 testing and mitigation on equitable return-to-school in the second largest US school district
    NIH OT2HD108103Jun 30, 2021 - Jun 29, 2022
    Role: Principal Investigator
    Equitable Re-Opening of LA Unified in COVID-19
    UCLA DGSOM COVID-19 Research Award HE-12Oct 1, 2020 - Jun 30, 2021
    Role: Co-Investigator
    Using PCORI Data to Drive Better Decisional Quality for Men with Localized Prostate Cancer
    Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute SDM-2017C2-8634Oct 1, 2018 - Sep 30, 2021
    Role: Co-Investigator
    Pediatric Approach to Trauma, Treatment and Resilience Project (PATTeR)
    DHHS, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services U795SM080001Sep 30, 2016 - Sep 29, 2021
    Role: Co-Investigator
    UCLA Clinical Translational Science Institute
    NIH UL1TR001881Jul 1, 2016 - May 31, 2022
    Role: Co-Investigator
    NRSA Training Core
    NIH TL1TR001883Jul 1, 2016 - May 31, 2021
    Role: Principal Investigator

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    1. Pediatric Approach to Trauma Treatment and Resilience-A Novel Relationship-Based Curriculum and Approach to Train Pediatric Professionals to Provide Trauma-Informed Care. Acad Pediatr. 2021 Aug 06. Forkey H, Inkelas M, Ocampo A, Lopez N, Vizueta N, Griffin JL, Crane MA, Hurley TP, Balaban Z, Shah A, Szilagyi MA. PMID: 34365032.
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    2. Optimal uses of pooled testing for COVID-19 incorporating imperfect test performance and pool dilution effect: An application to congregate settings in Los Angeles County. J Med Virol. 2021 09; 93(9):5396-5404. Nianogo RA, Emeruwa IO, Gounder P, Manuel V, Anderson NW, Kuo T, Inkelas M, Arah OA. PMID: 33930195.
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    3. Barriers and Facilitators to Implementation of Health System Interventions Aiming to Welcome and Protect Immigrant Patients: a Qualitative Study. J Gen Intern Med. 2021 Oct; 36(10):3071-3079. Saadi A, Sanchez Molina U, Franco-Vasquez A, Inkelas M, Ryan GW. PMID: 33987786.
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    4. Using control charts to understand community variation in COVID-19. PLoS One. 2021; 16(4):e0248500. Inkelas M, Blair C, Furukawa D, Manuel VG, Malenfant JH, Martin E, Emeruwa I, Kuo T, Arangua L, Robles B, Provost LP. PMID: 33930013.
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    5. Modeling infection dynamics and mitigation strategies to support K-6 in-person instruction during the COVID-19 pandemic. medRxiv. 2021 Mar 01. Morrison DE, Nianogo R, Manuel V, Arah OA, Anderson N, Kuo T, Inkelas M. PMID: 33688676.
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    6. Differences in Implementation Outcomes of a Shared Decision-Making Program for Men with Prostate Cancer between an Academic Medical Center and County Health Care System. Med Decis Making. 2021 02; 41(2):120-132. Li KD, Saigal CS, Tandel MD, Kwan L, Inkelas M, Alden DL, Frencher SK, Gollapudi K, Blumberg J, Nabhani J, Bergman J. PMID: 33435816.
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    7. Erratum: Bridging the gap between research, policy, and practice: Lessons learned from academic-public partnerships in the CTSA network - CORRIGENDUM. J Clin Transl Sci. 2020 Jul 06; 4(4):372. Towfighi A, Orechwa AZ, Aragón TJ, Atkins M, Brown AF, Brown J, Carrasquillo O, Carson S, Fleisher P, Gustafson E, Herman DK, Inkelas M, Liu W, Meeker D, Mehta T, Miller DC, Paul-Brutus R, Potter MB, Rittner SS, Rodriguez B, Rusch D, Skinner A, Yee HF. PMID: 33244423.
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    8. Assessment of Perspectives on Health Care System Efforts to Mitigate Perceived Risks Among Immigrants in the United States: A Qualitative Study. JAMA Netw Open. 2020 04 01; 3(4):e203028. Saadi A, Sanchez Molina U, Franco-Vasquez A, Inkelas M, Ryan GW. PMID: 32301990.
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    9. Bridging the gap between research, policy, and practice: Lessons learned from academic-public partnerships in the CTSA network. J Clin Transl Sci. 2020 Mar 10; 4(3):201-208. Hanna RF, Ward TJ, Chow DS, Lagana SM, Moreira RK, Emond JC, Weintraub JL, Prince MR, Towfighi A, Orechwa AZ, Aragón TJ, Atkins M, Brown AF, Brown J, Carrasquillo O, Carson S, Fleisher P, Gustafson E, Herman DK, Inkelas M, Liu W, Meeker D, Mehta T, Miller DC, Paul-Brutus R, Potter MB, Ritner SS, Rodriguez B, Rusch D, Skinner A, Yee HF. PMID: 32695489; PMCID: PMC7348007.
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    10. Development and Evaluation of Novel Electronic Medical Record Tools For Avoiding Bleeding After Percutaneous Coronary Intervention. J Am Heart Assoc. 2019 11 19; 8(22):e013954. Ebinger J, Henry T, Kim S, Inkelas M, Cheng S, Nuckols T. PMID: 31707946.
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    11. Teleneurology clinics for polyneuropathy: a pilot study. J Neurol. 2020 Feb; 267(2):479-490. Wilson AM, Jamal NI, Cheng EM, Inkelas M, Saliba D, Hanssen A, Torres JA, Ong MK. PMID: 31680185.
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    12. Improving preventive and health promotion care for children. Isr J Health Policy Res. 2018 10 01; 7(1):62. Inkelas M, Oberklaid F. PMID: 30285875.
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    13. Relationships Among Student, Staff, and Administrative Measures of School Climate and Student Health and Academic Outcomes. J Sch Health. 2017 05; 87(5):319-328. Gase LN, Gomez LM, Kuo T, Glenn BA, Inkelas M, Ponce NA. PMID: 28382671.
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    14. Improving The Oral Health Care Capacity Of Federally Qualified Health Centers. Health Aff (Millwood). 2016 12 01; 35(12):2216-2223. Crall JJ, Pourat N, Inkelas M, Lampron C, Scoville R. PMID: 27920309.
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    15. Understanding Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Arrest: The Role of Individual, Home, School, and Community Characteristics. Race Soc Probl. 2016 Dec; 8(4):296-312. Gase LN, Glenn BA, Gomez LM, Kuo T, Inkelas M, Ponce NA. PMID: 28713449.
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    16. Enhancing Dissemination, Implementation, and Improvement Science in CTSAs through Regional Partnerships. Clin Transl Sci. 2015 Dec; 8(6):800-6. Inkelas M, Brown AF, Vassar SD, Sankaré IC, Martinez AB, Kubicek K, Kuo T, Mahajan A, Gould M, Mittman BS. PMID: 26602191.
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    17. Creating an MCH Pipeline for Disadvantaged Undergraduate Students. Matern Child Health J. 2015 Oct; 19(10):2111-8. Kuo AA, Verdugo B, Holmes FJ, Henry KA, Vo JH, Perez VH, Inkelas M, Guerrero AD. PMID: 26088033.
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    18. Dissemination, Implementation, and Improvement Science Research in Population Health: Opportunities for Public Health and CTSAs. Clin Transl Sci. 2015 Dec; 8(6):807-13. Kuo T, Gase LN, Inkelas M, Population Health and Policy Workgroup . PMID: 26243323.
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    19. Access to Care and Cardiovascular Disease Prevention: A Cross-Sectional Study in 2 Latino Communities. Medicine (Baltimore). 2015 Aug; 94(34):e1441. Alcalá HE, Albert SL, Roby DH, Beckerman J, Champagne P, Brookmeyer R, Prelip ML, Glik DC, Inkelas M, Garcia RE, Ortega AN. PMID: 26313803.
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    20. Quality improvement in population health systems. Healthc (Amst). 2015 Dec; 3(4):231-4. Inkelas M, McPherson ME. PMID: 26699349.
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    21. Evaluation of the pathways for students into health professions: the training of under-represented minority students to pursue maternal and child health professions. Matern Child Health J. 2015 Feb; 19(2):265-70. Guerrero AD, Holmes FJ, Inkelas M, Perez VH, Verdugo B, Kuo AA. PMID: 25366098.
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    22. Understanding health-care access and utilization disparities among Latino children in the United States. J Child Health Care. 2016 06; 20(2):133-44. Langellier BA, Chen J, Vargas-Bustamante A, Inkelas M, Ortega AN. PMID: 25395597.
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    23. Applying a 3.0 transformation framework to guide large-scale health system reform. Health Aff (Millwood). 2014 Nov; 33(11):2003-11. Halfon N, Long P, Chang DI, Hester J, Inkelas M, Rodgers A. PMID: 25367996.
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    24. A WIC-based curriculum to enhance parent communication with healthcare providers. J Community Health. 2013 Oct; 38(5):958-64. Guerrero AD, Inkelas M, Whaley SE, Kuo AA. PMID: 23760769.
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    25. Introduction of solid food to young infants. Matern Child Health J. 2011 Nov; 15(8):1185-94. Kuo AA, Inkelas M, Slusser WM, Maidenberg M, Halfon N. PMID: 20842523.
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    26. Racial and ethnic disparities in pediatric experiences of family-centered care. Med Care. 2010 Apr; 48(4):388-93. Guerrero AD, Chen J, Inkelas M, Rodriguez HP, Ortega AN. PMID: 20220533.
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    27. Pediatricians' roles in the provision of developmental services: an international study. J Dev Behav Pediatr. 2009 Aug; 30(4):331-9. Kuo AA, Inkelas M, Maidenberg M, Lotstein DS, Samson KM, Halfon N. PMID: 19672160.
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    28. Access to and utilization of health care by subgroups of Latino children. Med Care. 2009 Jun; 47(6):695-9. Perez VH, Fang H, Inkelas M, Kuo AA, Ortega AN. PMID: 19434000.
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    29. Documentation status and parental concerns about development in young US children of Mexican origin. Acad Pediatr. 2009 Jul-Aug; 9(4):278-82. Ortega AN, Horwitz SM, Fang H, Kuo AA, Wallace SP, Inkelas M. PMID: 19394914.
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    30. Access to care for youth with special health care needs in the transition to adulthood. J Adolesc Health. 2008 Jul; 43(1):23-9. Lotstein DS, Inkelas M, Hays RD, Halfon N, Brook R. PMID: 18565434.
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    31. Does having a regular primary care clinician improve quality of preventive care for young children? Med Care. 2008 Mar; 46(3):323-30. Inkelas M, Newacheck PW, Olson LM, Zuckerman B, Schuster MA. PMID: 18388848.
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    32. Race/ethnicity, language, and asthma care: findings from a 4-state survey. Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol. 2008 Feb; 100(2):120-7. Inkelas M, Garro N, McQuaid EL, Ortega AN. PMID: 18320913.
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    33. Unmet mental health need and access to services for children with special health care needs and their families. Ambul Pediatr. 2007 Nov-Dec; 7(6):431-8. Inkelas M, Raghavan R, Larson K, Kuo AA, Ortega AN. PMID: 17996836.
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    34. Transforming the U.S. child health system. Health Aff (Millwood). 2007 Mar-Apr; 26(2):315-30. Halfon N, DuPlessis H, Inkelas M. PMID: 17339658.
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    35. Persistence of mental health service use among Latino children: a clinical and community study. Adm Policy Ment Health. 2007 Jul; 34(4):353-62. Ortega AN, Chavez L, Inkelas M, Canino G. PMID: 17295060.
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    36. Changes in hospitalization patterns among patients with congenital heart disease during the transition from adolescence to adulthood. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2007 Feb 27; 49(8):875-82. Gurvitz MZ, Inkelas M, Lee M, Stout K, Escarce J, Chang RK. PMID: 17320746.
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    37. Administrative barriers to the adoption of high-quality mental health services for children in foster care: a national study. Adm Policy Ment Health. 2007 May; 34(3):191-201. Raghavan R, Inkelas M, Franke T, Halfon N. PMID: 17211714.
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    38. Rethinking well-child care in the United States: an international comparison. Pediatrics. 2006 Oct; 118(4):1692-702. Kuo AA, Inkelas M, Lotstein DS, Samson KM, Schor EL, Halfon N. PMID: 17015563.
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    39. Health and mental health services for children in foster care: the central role of foster parents. Child Welfare. 2006 Jan-Feb; 85(1):33-57. Pasztor EM, Hollinger DS, Inkelas M, Halfon N. PMID: 16596826.
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    40. A picture of needs for children with special health-care needs: what we are learning from the national survey. J Pediatr Nurs. 2005 Jun; 20(3):207-10. Inkelas M, Garro N. PMID: 15933658.
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    41. Health care access for children with special health care needs in California. Matern Child Health J. 2005 Jun; 9(2 Suppl):S109-16. Inkelas M, Smith KA, Kuo AA, Rudolph L, Igdaloff S. PMID: 15973470.
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    42. Incentives in a Medicaid carve-out: impact on children with special health care needs. Health Serv Res. 2005 Feb; 40(1):79-99. Inkelas M. PMID: 15663703.
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    43. Prevalence and correlates of high-quality basic pediatric preventive care. Pediatrics. 2004 Dec; 114(6):1522-9. Zuckerman B, Stevens GD, Inkelas M, Halfon N. PMID: 15574610.
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    44. Health services use and health care expenditures for children with disabilities. Pediatrics. 2004 Jul; 114(1):79-85. Newacheck PW, Inkelas M, Kim SE. PMID: 15231911.
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    45. Insurance status and vaccination coverage among US preschool children. Pediatrics. 2004 Jun; 113(6 Suppl):1959-64. Santoli JM, Huet NJ, Smith PJ, Barker LE, Rodewald LE, Inkelas M, Olson LM, Halfon N. PMID: 15173467.
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    46. Satisfaction with health care for young children. Pediatrics. 2004 Jun; 113(6 Suppl):1965-72. Halfon N, Inkelas M, Mistry R, Olson LM. PMID: 15173468.
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    47. Parents' discipline of young children: results from the National Survey of Early Childhood Health. Pediatrics. 2004 Jun; 113(6 Suppl):1952-8. Regalado M, Sareen H, Inkelas M, Wissow LS, Halfon N. PMID: 15173466.
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    48. Assessing development in the pediatric office. Pediatrics. 2004 Jun; 113(6 Suppl):1926-33. Halfon N, Regalado M, Sareen H, Inkelas M, Reuland CH, Glascoe FP, Olson LM. PMID: 15173463.
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    49. Overview of the content of health supervision for young children: reports from parents and pediatricians. Pediatrics. 2004 Jun; 113(6 Suppl):1907-16. Olson LM, Inkelas M, Halfon N, Schuster MA, O'Connor KG, Mistry R. PMID: 15173461.
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    50. Continuity of primary care clinician in early childhood. Pediatrics. 2004 Jun; 113(6 Suppl):1917-25. Inkelas M, Schuster MA, Olson LM, Park CH, Halfon N. PMID: 15173462.
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    51. Routine assessment of family and community health risks: parent views and what they receive. Pediatrics. 2004 Jun; 113(6 Suppl):1934-43. Kogan MD, Schuster MA, Yu SM, Park CH, Olson LM, Inkelas M, Bethell C, Chung PJ, Halfon N. PMID: 15173464.
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    52. Optimizing the health and development of children. JAMA. 2003 Dec 17; 290(23):3136-8. Halfon N, Inkelas M. PMID: 14679278.
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    53. Childbirth education classes: sociodemographic disparities in attendance and the association of attendance with breastfeeding initiation. Matern Child Health J. 2003 Jun; 7(2):87-93. Lu MC, Prentice J, Yu SM, Inkelas M, Lange LO, Halfon N. PMID: 12870624.
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