Lucinda Leung, M.D., Ph.D., M.P.H.

Dr. Lucinda Leung is a general internal medicine physician and health services researcher with the VA Quality Scholars Program and UCLA Specialty Training and Advanced Research (STAR) Fellowship.  She is pursuing a PhD in Health Policy & Management at UCLA Fielding School of Public Health.  Dr. Leung earned her undergraduate degree in Psychology and Chinese Language and Literature at Dartmouth College.  She received her medical training at Brown Medical School and Dartmouth Medical School.  She also obtained a Masters of Public Health Degree in family and community health at Harvard School of Public Health.  During her medical training, she was a researcher for Partners in Health, collaborating on a psychosocial intervention for HIV-affected families in central Haiti.  Dr. Leung completed her residency in internal medicine – primary care at UCLA and continued on as a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation VA Clinical Scholar.  Her fellowship work centers on the integration of mental health services in primary care settings at the VA and Los Angeles County safety net.  In an effort to improve care for those with mental and physical comorbidities, she evaluates the impact of integrative services on healthcare utilization, medical spending, and clinical outcomes.  She plans to pursue a career in academic general internal medicine with a focus on primary care-related health services research, particularly ambulatory practice redesign, integration of mental health and primary care, and implementation science.