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Mitchell David Wong, M.D., Ph.D. [ Edit Your Profile ]

Email Address: mitchellwong@mednet.ucla.edu

Fax Number: (310)794-2113
Work Phone Number: (310) 794-3322
(310)206-6232

Laboratory Address:
911 Broxton Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90024

Work
UCLA Professor, General Internal Medicine

Research Interests

Public Health - Epidemiology; Public Health - Health Policy Research; Public Health - Health Services Research; Social Sciences - Education; Medicine - HIV/AIDS


Education:
Degrees:
M.D., UC San Francisco School of Medicine, 1989 - 1994
Ph.D., UCLA School of Public Health, 1997 - 2001
B.A., Williams College, Williamstown, MA, 1985 - 1989
Fellowship:
1997 - 2000 UCLA School of Medicine
Internship:
1994 - 1995 Cornell University Medical College
Residency:
1995 - 1997 Cornell University Medical College

Certifications:
Certifications:
1997 American Board of Internal Medicine

Honors and Awards:
Universitywide AIDS Research Program, University of California, The Cornelius L. Hopper Award for Outstanding New Investigator Paper in Health Services Research and Policy]
The New York Hospital-Cornell Medical Center, David B. Skinner Award for Administrative Stewardship

About

Over the last 15 years, Dr. Wong has been engaged in health services research examining racial and socioeconomic disparities in health care and outcomes. He has developed extensive experience working with and collecting primary survey data in underserved populations including high-risk adolescents and hard-to-reach samples of HIV-infected homeless and mentally ill persons in Los Angeles. He has created a stochastic simulation model of diseases and risk factors and how they contribute to racial/ethnic and socioeconomic health disparities over the life course. He is currently funded by NIDA to examine the impact of successful school environments on adolescent health and health behaviors (tobacco, alcohol, drug use, sexual behavior and engagement in violence). As Executive Co-Director of the UCLA Specialty Training and Advanced Research (STAR) Program, he oversees about 50 current clinical fellows who are obtaining their PhD or Master’s degree and beginning their research careers in basic science, clinical trial research and health services research. In addition, he is Co-Director of the UCLA CTSI Education Core, and Director of the UCLA CTSI K12 Program, which funds 3 junior faculty per year and helps them become successful independent investigators in a broad range of translational research. He is also co-director of the UCLA NRSA Primary Care Fellowship in Health Services Research and a core faculty member of the UCLA Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars Program.

Publications
Rickard Diana G, Dudovitz Rebecca N, Wong Mitchell D, Jen Howard C, Osborn Rebecca D, Fernandez Hilda E, Donkor Clement I, Closing the gap between insecticide treated net ownership and use for the prevention of malaria. Progress in community health partnerships : research, education, and action. 2011; 5(2): 123-31.
Hosmer Wylie, Malin Jennifer, Wong Mitchell, Development and validation of a prediction model for the risk of developing febrile neutropenia in the first cycle of chemotherapy among elderly patients with breast, lung, colorectal, and prostate cancer. Supportive care in cancer : official journal of the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer. 2011; 19(3): 333-41.
Sayles Jennifer N, Wong Mitchell D, Kinsler Janni J, Martins David, Cunningham William E, The association of stigma with self-reported access to medical care and antiretroviral therapy adherence in persons living with HIV/AIDS. Journal of general internal medicine. 2009; 24(10): 1101-8.
Wong Mitchell D, Ettner Susan L, Boscardin W John, Shapiro Martin F, The contribution of cancer incidence, stage at diagnosis and survival to racial differences in years of life expectancy. Journal of general internal medicine. 2009; 24(4): 475-81.
Beran Mary Sue, Cunningham William, Landon Bruce E, Wilson Ira B, Wong Mitchell D, Clinician gender is more important than gender concordance in quality of HIV care. Gender medicine. 2007; 4(1): 72-84.
Wong Mitchell D, Sarkisian Catherine A, Davis Cynthia, Kinsler Janni, Cunningham William E, The association between life chaos, health care use, and health status among HIV-infected persons. Journal of general internal medicine. 2007; 22(9): 1286-91.
Kinsler Janni J, Wong Mitchell D, Sayles Jennifer N, Davis Cynthia, Cunningham William E, The effect of perceived stigma from a health care provider on access to care among a low-income HIV-positive population. AIDS patient care and STDs. 2007; 21(8): 584-92.
Kinsler Janni J, Cunningham William E, Davis Cynthia, Wong Mitchell D, Time trends in failure to return for HIV test results. Sexually transmitted diseases. 2007; 34(6): 397-400.
Sayles Jennifer N, Pettifor Audrey, Wong Mitchell D, MacPhail Catherine, Lee Sung-Jae, Hendriksen Ellen, Rees Helen V, Coates Thomas, Factors associated with self-efficacy for condom use and sexual negotiation among South african youth. Journal of acquired immune deficiency syndromes (1999). 2006; 43(2): 226-33.
Cunningham William E, Sohler Nancy L, Tobias Carol, Drainoni Mari-lynn, Bradford Judith, Davis Cynthia, Cabral Howard J, Cunningham Chinazo O, Eldred Lois, Wong Mitchell D, Health services utilization for people with HIV infection: comparison of a population targeted for outreach with the U.S. population in care. Medical care. 2006; 44(11): 1038-47.
Inagami Sanae, Borrell Luisa N, Wong Mitchell D, Fang Jing, Shapiro Martin F, Asch Steven M, Residential segregation and Latino, black and white mortality in New York City. Journal of urban health : bulletin of the New York Academy of Medicine. 2006; 83(3): 406-20.
Wong Mitchell D, Chung Anne K, Boscardin W John, Li Ming, Hsieh Hsin-ju, Ettner Susan L, Shapiro Martin F, The contribution of specific causes of death to sex differences in mortality. Public health reports (Washington, D.C. : 1974). 2006; 121(6): 746-54.
Sayles Jennifer N, Wong Mitchell D, Cunningham William E, The inability to take medications openly at home: does it help explain gender disparities in HAART use?. Journal of women's health (2002). 2006; 15(2): 173-81.
Wong Mitchell D, Tagawa Tomoko, Hsieh Hsin-Ju, Shapiro Martin F, Boscardin W John, Ettner Susan L, Differences in cause-specific mortality between Latino and white adults. Medical care. 2005; 43(10): 1058-62.
Sarkisian Catherine A, Prohaska Thomas R, Wong Mitchell D, Hirsch Susan, Mangione Carol M, The relationship between expectations for aging and physical activity among older adults. Journal of general internal medicine. 2005; 20(10): 911-5.
Wong Mitchell D, Cunningham William E, Shapiro Martin F, Andersen Ronald M, Cleary Paul D, Duan Naihua, Liu Hong Hu, Wilson Ira B, Landon Bruce E, Wenger Neil S, Wenger Neil S, Disparities in HIV treatment and physician attitudes about delaying protease inhibitors for nonadherent patients. Journal of general internal medicine. 2004; 19(4): 366-74.
King William D, Wong Mitchell D, Shapiro Martin F, Landon Bruce E, Cunningham William E, Does racial concordance between HIV-positive patients and their physicians affect the time to receipt of protease inhibitors?. Journal of general internal medicine. 2004; 19(11): 1146-53.
Wong Mitchell D, Asch Steven M, Andersen Ronald M, Hays Ron D, Shapiro Martin F, Racial and ethnic differences in patients' preferences for initial care by specialists. The American journal of medicine. 2004; 116(9): 613-20.
Hsiao An-Fu, Wong Mitchell D, Kanouse David E, Collins Rebecca L, Liu Honghu, Andersen Ronald M, Gifford Allen L, McCutchan Allen, Bozzette Samuel A, Shapiro Martin F, Wenger Neil S, Wenger Neil S, Complementary and alternative medicine use and substitution for conventional therapy by HIV-infected patients. Journal of acquired immune deficiency syndromes (1999). 2003; 33(2): 157-65.
Wong Mitchell D, Shapiro Martin F, Boscardin W John, Ettner Susan L, Contribution of major diseases to disparities in mortality. The New England journal of medicine. 2002; 347(20): 1585-92.
Wong, MD Andersen, R Sherbourne, CD Hays, RD Shapiro, MF, Effects of cost sharing on care seeking and health status: results from the Medical Outcomes Study. American journal of public health. . 2001; 91(11): 1889-94.
Wong, MD Hollenberg, JP Charlson, ME, A comparison of clinical performance of primary care and traditional internal medicine residents. Medical care. . 1999; 37(8): 773-84.
Zerez, CR Wong, MD Lachant, NA Tanaka, KR, Impaired erythrocyte phosphoribosylpyrophosphate formation in hemolytic anemia due to pyruvate kinase deficiency. Blood. . 1988; 72(2): 500-6.
Bharmal Nazleen, Tseng Chi-Hong, Kaplan Robert, Wong Mitchell D, State-level variations in racial disparities in life expectancy. Health services research. 2012; 47(1 Pt 2): 544-55.
Hershman Dawn, Hurley Dana, Wong Mitchell, Morrison Vicki A, Malin Jennifer L, Impact of primary prophylaxis on febrile neutropenia within community practices in the US. Journal of medical economics. 2009; 12(3): 203-10.
Hsiao An-Fu, Wong Mitchell D, Miller Melissa F, Ambs Anita H, Goldstein Michael S, Smith Ashley, Ballard-Barbash Rachel, Becerra Lida S, Cheng Eric M, Wenger Neil S, Role of religiosity and spirituality in complementary and alternative medicine use among cancer survivors in California. Integrative cancer therapies. 2008; 7(3): 139-46.
Tobias Carol R, Cunningham William, Cabral Howard D, Cunningham Chinazo O, Eldred Lois, Naar-King Sylvie, Bradford Judith, Sohler Nancy L, Wong Mitchell D, Drainoni Mari-Lynn, Living with HIV but without medical care: barriers to engagement. AIDS patient care and STDs. 2007; 21(6): 426-34.
Morrison Vicki A, Wong Mitchell, Hershman Dawn, Campos Luis T, Ding Beiying, Malin Jennifer, Observational study of the prevalence of febrile neutropenia in patients who received filgrastim or pegfilgrastim associated with 3-4 week chemotherapy regimens in community oncology practices. Journal of managed care pharmacy : JMCP. 2007; 13(4): 337-48.
Cunningham Chinazo O, Sohler Nancy L, Wong Mitchell D, Relf Michael, Cunningham William E, Drainoni Mari-Lynn, Bradford Judith, Pounds Moses B, Cabral Howard D, Utilization of health care services in hard-to-reach marginalized HIV-infected individuals. AIDS patient care and STDs. 2007; 21(3): 177-86.
Sohler Nancy L, Wong Mitchell D, Cunningham William E, Cabral Howard, Drainoni Mari-Lynn, Cunningham Chinazo O, Type and pattern of illicit drug use and access to health care services for HIV-infected people. AIDS patient care and STDs. 2007; 21 Suppl 1(3): S68-76.
Cabral Howard J, Tobias Carol, Rajabiun Serena, Sohler Nancy, Cunningham Chinazo, Wong Mitchell, Cunningham William, Outreach program contacts: do they increase the likelihood of engagement and retention in HIV primary care for hard-to-reach patients?. AIDS patient care and STDs. 2007; 21 Suppl 1(3): S59-67.
Hsiao An-Fu, Wong Mitchell D, Goldstein Michael S, Becerra Lida S, Cheng Eric M, Wenger Neil S, Complementary and alternative medicine use among Asian-American subgroups: prevalence, predictors, and lack of relationship to acculturation and access to conventional health care. Journal of alternative and complementary medicine (New York, N.Y.). 2006; 12(10): 1003-10.
Hsiao An-Fu, Wong Mitchell D, Goldstein Michael S, Yu Hong-Jian, Andersen Ronald M, Brown E Richard, Becerra Lida M, Wenger Neil S, Variation in complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) use across racial/ethnic groups and the development of ethnic-specific measures of CAM use. Journal of alternative and complementary medicine (New York, N.Y.). 2006; 12(3): 281-90.
Charlson Mary E, Karnik Jwala, Wong Mitchell, McCulloch Charles E, Hollenberg James P, Does experience matter? A comparison of the practice of attendings and residents. Journal of general internal medicine. 2005; 20(6): 497-503.
Ding Lin, Landon Bruce E, Wilson Ira B, Wong Mitchell D, Shapiro Martin F, Cleary Paul D, Predictors and consequences of negative physician attitudes toward HIV-infected injection drug users. Archives of internal medicine. 2005; 165(6): 618-23.
Landon Bruce E, Wilson Ira B, Cohn Susan E, Fichtenbaum Carl J, Wong Mitchell D, Wenger Neil S, Bozzette Samuel A, Shapiro Martin F, Cleary Paul D, Physician specialization and antiretroviral therapy for HIV. Journal of general internal medicine. 2003; 18(4): 233-41.
Ward Peter R, Wong Mitchell D, Moore Ravaris, Naeim Arash, Fall-related injuries in elderly cancer patients treated with neurotoxic chemotherapy: a retrospective cohort study. Journal of geriatric oncology. 2014; 5(1): 57-64.
Bharmal Nazleen, Kaplan Robert M, Shapiro Martin F, Mangione Carol M, Kagawa-Singer Marjorie, Wong Mitchell D, McCarthy William J, The association of duration of residence in the United States with cardiovascular disease risk factors among South Asian immigrants. Journal of immigrant and minority health / Center for Minority Public Health. 2015; 17(3): 781-90.
Gase Lauren N, Kuo Tony, Coller Karen, Guerrero Lourdes R, Wong Mitchell D, Assessing the connection between health and education: identifying potential leverage points for public health to improve school attendance. American journal of public health. 2014; 104(9): e47-54.
Bharmal Nazleen, Kaplan Robert M, Shapiro Martin F, Kagawa-Singer Marjorie, Wong Mitchell D, Mangione Carol M, Divan Hozefa, McCarthy William J, The association of religiosity with overweight/obese body mass index among Asian Indian immigrants in California. Preventive medicine. 2013; 57(4): 315-21.
Wong Mitchell D, Coller Karen M, Dudovitz Rebecca N, Kennedy David P, Buddin Richard, Shapiro Martin F, Kataoka Sheryl H, Brown Arleen F, Tseng Chi-Hong, Bergman Peter, Chung Paul J, Successful schools and risky behaviors among low-income adolescents. Pediatrics. 2014; 134(2): e389-96.