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 Masters 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.
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
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.
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).
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.
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.
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