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Paul Shekelle, M.D., Ph.D.
Paul Shekelle, M.D., Ph.D.
University of California, Los Angeles, School of Medicine
VA Medical Center in West Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA

Research Interests: Health Care Policy, Implementation Science, Primary Care, Quality Measurement, Patient Safety

Dr. Paul Shekelle is director of the Southern California Evidence-Based Practice Center site at the RAND Corporation, a consultant in health sciences at RAND, professor of medicine at the UCLA School of Medicine, and a staff physician at the VA Medical Center in West Los Angeles. His research focus has been in the application of innovative methods to the assessment and improvement of the quality of care. Shekelle spent six years as a Career Development Awardee of the VA Health Services Research and Development Service. He spent 1996?97 in the United Kingdom as an Atlantic Fellow in Public Policy, studying how quality of care was being assessed in the National Health Service. Since 1997, Shekelle has directed the Southern California Evidence-Based Practice Center and led numerous systematic reviews and meta-analyses in that capacity. Shekelle was the principal investigator for the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality project "Assessing the Evidence for Context-Sensitive Effectiveness and Safety of Patient Safety Practices: Developing Criteria."


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