Faculty at our VAQS site are sought after for expertise in implementation science, program evaluation, primary care, mental health, women’s health, patient safety, and vulnerable populations.

Fellows come to our VAQS site to gain an expertise in health services research and  quality improvement methods.

Our program site is known for the strength of its health services research program, the diversity of VA-based implementation science activities, the diversity of faculty interests, and close connections to our academic affiliate (especially UCLA Schools of Medicine and Public Health) and to RAND.

Senior Faculty Scholars

David Ganz
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                                          David Ganz, MD, PhD

  Shelly de Peralta, DNP, ACNP-BC

Faculty Scholar

Evelyn Chang v2

Evelyn Chang, MD, MSHS

Emeritus Scholar

Lisa Rubenstein 1

Lisa Rubenstein, MD, MSPH

Current FIRST Year Fellows

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Jonathan Baghdadi

Current Second Year Fellows

Caleb Cheng
Connie Lin

                                        Caleb Cheng, MD

                 Connie Lin, MD

Current Third Year Fellows


                                                                                                         Maryanne Chumpia, MD



Linda Kim, RN


Brian Doyle, MD

Lucinda Leung, MD

Katherine Mitchell, MD, RN


Pushpa Raja, MD

Christine Lam, MD, MBA

Yalda Rahimi, RN-BSN, PHN, BA, MSHA