Bowen Chung, MD, MSHS is an Associate Professor-in-Residence in the Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, an Adjunct Scientist at the RAND Corporation, an Investigator at the Los Angeles Biomedical Research Institute, and a Research Scientist at Healthy African American Families II. Dr. Chung is currently an attending child and adolescent psychiatrist for the Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health at Harbor – UCLA Medical Center in Torrance, CA. He received his undergraduate education at Williams College with a B.A. in English Literature, his M.D. at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine and his M.S.H.S. at the UCLA School of Public Health.
Dr. Chung’s research has focused on studying approaches for the financing and delivery of health services to improve health outcomes for adult chronic diseases such as depression in partnership with under-resourced, minority communities. His work has been continuously funded for over a decade by the National Institutes of Health, the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the California Endowment, the California Community Foundation, and the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovations. He was a key leader of a community-academic partnership and research project, Community Partners in Care, which won the 2014 Association for Clinical and Translational Science’s Team Science Award and the 2015 Community Campus Partnerships for Health Annual Award for adherence to social justice principles. Dr. Chung is a Co-PI of PCORnet’s Patient Powered Research Network, Community and Patient Partnered Participatory Research Network. Additional contributions to PCORnet includes being a member of the Data Committee and as the PI of a PCORI Demonstration focused on evaluating depression quality improvement approaches to improve depressive symptoms for racial / ethnic minority lesbian, gay, and bisexual patients.