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Lucinda B Leung, MD, MPH, PhD – Career Development Awardee

Lucinda B Leung, MD, MPH, PhD Lucinda B Leung, MD, MPH, PhD
VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System
Los Angeles, CA 

Dr. Lucinda Leung is a general internal medicine (GIM) physician and health services researcher with VA's HSR&D Center for the Study of Healthcare Innovation, Implementation, & Policy (CSHIIP) at the VA Greater Los Angeles (GLA) Healthcare System. Her work focuses on innovating team-based care models (e.g., patient-centered medical home, collaborative care models) to improve health outcomes for primary care patients with both physical and mental health comorbidities. She conducts quality improvement and operations-partnered research activities as part of the VISN 22 Veterans Assessment & Improvement Laboratory (VAIL) and the Primary Care Analytics Team (PCAT), where she leads evaluations of Primary Care-Mental Health Integration (PC-MHI) model implementation throughout VA clinics regionally and nationally. As a VA HSR&D Career Development Awardee, she is currently enhancing VA PC-MHI models to increase uptake of computerized cognitive behavioral therapy to treat Veterans with depression.

Dr. Leung earned her medical degree at Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University, her Master of Public Health degree in Family & Community Health at Harvard School of Public Health, and her Doctor of Philosophy in Health Policy & Management at UCLA Fielding School of Public Health. She completed health services research fellowships through the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Clinical Scholars Program, the Veterans Affairs Quality Scholars Program, and UCLA's Specialty Training and Advanced Research Program, where she was selected as a Chief Fellow. She is currently an Assistant Professor of Medicine within the Division of GIM-Health Services Research at UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine.

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