UCLA has experts on health insurance, quality of care, the Affordable Care Act, health care policy, and health care for lower-income families and children. Click an expert’s name for a more detailed biography and contact information.


Health policy experts

Gerald Kominski

Kominski is a senior fellow at the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research and professor of public health. Kominski is an expert on the financial impact of alternative approaches to health care, the Affordable Care Act and health care reform.

Mark Peterson

Peterson is a professor of public policy and political science, specializes in the interactions among the presidency, Congress and interest groups, with an emphasis on health care policy.

Dr. Neal Halfon

Halfon is director of the UCLA Center for Healthier Children, Families and Communities and also directs the Child and Family Health Program at the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health. A professor of pediatrics, community health sciences and public policy, Halfon’s research focuses on access to care, delivery of health services and health policies and their effects on children, particularly low-income children.

Nadereh Pourat

Pourat is associate director of the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research and an expert in examining health insurance and its impact on access, delivery of care by community clinics and other providers, assessment of medical homes, and also barriers to access to oral health.


Legal experts

Jill Horwitz

Horwitz is a professor at the UCLA School of Law and an expert on health policy, including the Affordable Care Act, Medicare and the legal regulation of health care organizations.

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