Kenneth Wells, M.D., M.P.H.
Director, Center for Health Services and Society
Senior Scientist, RAND
Professor, Health Policy and Management
Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences
Co-Investigator, Community Engagement and Research Program (CERP)
Member, Internal Advisory Board
Work Phone Number: 310-794-3728
Mailing Address:UCLA Psychr and Behavor Sciences
UCLA Psychr & Biobehav Sci
BOX 957082, Ste 300, UCLA Wilshire Cntr
Los Angeles, CA 90095
Kenneth B. Wells, M.D., M.P.H., received his M.D. from UCSF and his M.P.H. from UCLA. He is a psychiatrist, a Senior Scientist at RAND, Professor of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences at the David Geffen School of Medicine and Professor of Health Services at the UCLA School of Public Health. He directs the Health Services Research Center of the Jane and Terry Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior, which focuses on improving quality of care for psychiatric and neurological disorders across the lifespan. He is the Principal Investigator of the NIMH-UCLA/RAND Center for Research on Quality in Managed Care and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Community Partnership Initiative. He is also Co-Director of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation UCLA Clinical Scholars Program and Chair of the Community Health Improvement Collaborative. Dr. Wells is an elected member of the Institute of Medicine (IOM). He was the first recipient of the Young Investigator Award and also received the Distinguished Investigator Award of Academy Health. In 2006, he received the American Psychiatric Association Award for Research. His current research interests focus on community-based participatory research methods for mental health services improvement in disadvantaged communities.