Bowen Chung, MD, MSHS

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. His 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.

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.

 

Projects


Resiliency Against Depression Disparities (RADD)

A community-patient partnered intervention tailored to meet the mental health needs of LGBTQ persons. This comparative effectiveness study seeks to find the added value of a 7-session Cognitive Behavioral Therapy-based class taught by non-licensed professionals in community settings compared to standard treatment of depressed LGBTQ individuals.

Community Partners in Care

Community Partners in Care (CPIC) is a collaborative research project of community and academic partners working together to learn the best way to reduce the burden that depression places on our communities and other vulnerable populations. We work in the communities of South Los Angeles (SPA 6) and Hollywood-Metro LA (SPA 4).  CPIC was developed out of five years of collaborative work on how to address depression in our communities, on many years of prior research on how to improve depression care in primary care settings, and on extensive efforts to address health disparities through community-partnered initiatives.

 

 

Awards


2015

2014

2009

  • White House Fellow, Regional Finalist

2006

  • White House Fellow, Regional Finalist

2002

  • Outstanding Teaching Fellow Award, Department of Psychiatry, UCLA School of Medicine

1998

  • George James Epidemiology Award, Mount Sinai School of Medicine

1997

  • Korean Neuropsychiatric Association Resident Research Award

 

Publications


Chung Bowen, Ngo Victoria K, Ong Michael K, Pulido Esmeralda, Jones Felica, Gilmore James, Stoker-Mtume Norma, Johnson Megan, Tang Lingqi, Wells Kenneth Brooks, Sherbourne Cathy, Miranda Jeanne   Participation in Training for Depression Care Quality Improvement: A Randomized Trial of Community Engagement or Technical Support Psychiatric services (Washington, D.C.), 2015; appips201400099. 

Chang Evelyn T, Wells Kenneth B, Gilmore James, Tang Lingqi, Morgan Anna U, Sanders Starr, Chung Bowen   Comorbid depression and substance abuse among safety-net clients in Los Angeles: a community participatory study Psychiatric services (Washington, D.C.), 2015; 66(3): 285-94.

Chung Bowen, Ong Michael, Ettner Susan L, Jones Felica, Gilmore James, McCreary Michael, Sherbourne Cathy, Ngo Victoria, Koegel Paul, Tang Lingqi, Dixon Elizabeth, Miranda Jeanne, Belin Thomas R, Wells Kenneth B   12-month outcomes of community engagement versus technical assistance to implement depression collaborative care: a partnered, cluster, randomized, comparative effectiveness trial Annals of internal medicine, 2014; 161(10 Suppl): S23-34.

Chung Bowen, Mikesell Lisa, Miklowitz David   Flexibility and structure may enhance implementation of family-focused therapy in community mental health settings Community mental health journal, 2014; 50(7): 787-91.

Mango Joseph, Cabiling Eileen, Jones Loretta, Lucas-Wright Aziza, Williams Pluscedia, Wells Kenneth, Pulido Esmeralda, Meldrum Marcia, Ramos Ana, Chung Bowen   Community Partners in Care (CPIC): Video Summary of Rationale, Study Approach / Implementation, and Client 6-month Outcomes CES4Health.info, 2014; 2014(7): .

Chung Bowen, Meldrum Marcia, Jones Felica, Brown Anthony, Jones Loretta   Perceived sources of stress and resilience in men in an African American community Progress in community health partnerships : research, education, and action, 2014; 8(4): 441-51.

Chung Bowen, Meldrum Marcia, Jones Felica, Brown Anthony, Jones Loretta   Perceived sources of stress and resilience in men in an african american community Progress in community health partnerships : research, education, and action, 2014; 8(4): 417.

Wells Kenneth B, Jones Loretta, Chung Bowen, Dixon Elizabeth L, Tang Lingqi, Gilmore Jim, Sherbourne Cathy, Ngo Victoria K, Ong Michael K, Stockdale Susan, Ramos Esmeralda, Belin Thomas R, Miranda Jeanne   Community-Partnered Cluster-Randomized Comparative Effectiveness Trial of Community Engagement and Planning or Resources for Services to Address Depression Disparities Journal of general internal medicine, 2013; .

Miranda Jeanne, Ong Michael K, Jones Loretta, Chung Bowen, Dixon Elizabeth L, Tang Lingqi, Gilmore Jim, Sherbourne Cathy, Ngo Victoria K, Stockdale Susan, Ramos Esmeralda, Belin Thomas R, Wells Kenneth B   Community-Partnered Evaluation of Depression Services for Clients of Community-Based Agencies in Under-Resourced Communities in Los Angeles Journal of general internal medicine, 2013; .

Wells Kenneth B, Jones Loretta, Chung Bowen, Dixon Elizabeth L, Tang Lingqi, Gilmore Jim, Sherbourne Cathy, Ngo Victoria K, Ong Michael K, Stockdale Susan, Ramos Esmeralda, Belin Thomas R, Miranda Jeanne   Erratum to: Community-Partnered Cluster-Randomized Comparative Effectiveness Trial of Community Engagement and Planning or Resources for Services to Address Depression Disparities Journal of general internal medicine, 2013; .

Khodyakov Dmitry, Sharif Mienah Zulfacar, Dixon Elizabeth L, Mendel Peter, Chung Bowen, Linkski Barbara, Jones Janis Bush   An Implementation Evaluation of the Community Engagement and Planning Intervention in the CPIC Depression Care Improvement TrialCommunity mental health journal, 2013; .

Wong Eunice C, Chung Bowen, Stover Gabriel, Stockdale Susan, Jones Felica, Litt Paula, Klap Ruth S, Patel Kavita, Wells Kenneth B  Addressing unmet mental health and substance abuse needs: a partnered planning effort between grassroots community agencies, faith-based organizations, service providers, and academic institutions Ethnicity & disease, 2011; 21(3 Suppl 1): S1-107-13.

Mendel Peter, Ngo Victoria K, Dixon Elizabeth, Stockdale Susan, Jones Felica, Chung Bowen, Jones Andrea, Masongsong Zoe, Khodyakov Dmitry   Partnered evaluation of a community engagement intervention: use of a kickoff conference in a randomized trial for depression care improvement in underserved communities Ethnicity & disease, 2011; 21(3 Suppl 1): S1-78-88.

Chung Bowen, Wong Eunice, Litt Paula, Reverend Ronald Wright Paula, Hill Delores A, Jones Felica, Corbin Dennis, Gray Ruthie, Patel Kavita, Wells Kenneth B   Project overview of the Restoration Center Los Angeles: steps to wholeness–mind, body, and spirit Ethnicity & disease, 2011; 21(3 Suppl 1): S1-100-6.

Chung Bowen, Jones Loretta, Dixon Elizabeth L, Miranda Jeanne, Wells Kenneth, Wells Kenneth   Using a community partnered participatory research approach to implement a randomized controlled trial: planning community partners in care Journal of health care for the poor and underserved, 2010; 21(3): 780-95.

Chung Bowen, Jones Loretta, Terry Chrystene, Jones Andrea, Forge Nell, Norris Keith C   Story of Stone Soup: a recipe to improve health disparities Ethnicity & disease, 2010; 20(1 Suppl 2): S2-9-14.

Fong Timothy, Campos Michael, Rosenthal Richard, Brecht Mary-Lynn, Schwartz Bryan, Davis Alice, Chung Bowen   Problem gambling knowledge and perceived community impact among Asian-Pacific Islanders and non Asian-Pacific Islanders Journal of immigrant and minority health / Center for Minority Public Health, 2010; 12(2): 173-8.

Chung Bowen, Jones Loretta, Jones Andrea, Corbett Charles E, Booker Theodore, Wells Kenneth B, Collins Barry   Using community arts events to enhance collective efficacy and community engagement to address depression in an African American community American journal of public health, 2009; 99(2): 237-44. 

Chung Bowen, Jones Loretta, Campbell Larry X, Glover Henrietta, Gelberg Lillian, Chen Donna T   National recommendations for enhancing the conduct of ethical health research with human participants in post-disaster situations Ethnicity & disease, 2008; 18(3): 378-83.

Wells Kenneth B, Staunton Anne, Norris Keith C, Bluthenthal Ricky, Chung Bowen, Gelberg Lillian, Jones Loretta, Kataoka Sheryl, Koegel Paul, Miranda Jeanne, Mangione Carol M, Patel Kavita, Rodriguez Michael, Shapiro Martin, Wong Marleen   Building an academic-community partnered network for clinical services research: the Community Health Improvement Collaborative (CHIC) Ethnicity & disease, 2006; 16(1 Suppl 1): S3-17. 

Chung Bowen, Corbett Charles Edward, Boulet Barbara, Cummings Janet R, Paxton Keisha, McDaniel Sharon, Mercier Sequoia Olivia, Franklin Charla, Mercier Eric, Jones Loretta, Collins Barry E, Koegel Paul, Duan Naihua, Wells Kenneth B, Glik Deborah, Glik Deborah   Talking Wellness: a description of a community-academic partnered project to engage an African-American community around depression through the use of poetry, film, and photography Ethnicity & disease, 2006; 16(1 Suppl 1): S67-78.

Chung Bowen, Suzuki Alejandra R, McGough James J   New drugs for treatment of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder Expert opinion on emerging drugs, 2002; 7(2): 269-76.