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Moira Inkelas, M.Phil, M.P.H., Ph.D. [ Edit Your Profile ]

Work Email Address: minkelas@ucla.edu

Fax Number: 310.825.3317
Work Phone Number: 310.794.7889

Mailing Address:
UCLA Pub Hlth-Hlth Policy & Mgmnt
BOX 951772, 31-245B CHS / 10960 Wilshire Blvd., Ste 960
Los Angeles, CA 90095

UCLA Associate Professor, Health Policy and Management

Research Interests

Public Health, Public Health - Health Policy Research

Ph.D., RAND Graduate School, 1997 - 2000
M.P.H., University of California, Los Angeles, 1993
M.Phil, RAND Graduate School, 1993 - 1997
B.A., Wellesley College, Wellesley, Massachusetts, 1983 - 1987


Moira Inkelas, PhD, MPH, assistant director at CHCFC, earned her doctorate in public policy at the RAND Graduate School and her MPH at UCLA, where she is currently assistant professor in residence in the School of Public Health. An integral member of the Center team, she is also assistant director of the Center's Child and Family Health Program. She recently received funding from the California HealthCare Foundation to evaluate care coordination for children with special health care needs in California's Medicaid-managed care plans. Funding from the Medi-Cal Policy Institute supports her analysis of new state-level survey data on health care access for chronically ill children and a new survey of Los Angeles parents with chronically ill children.

Dr. Inkelas' research is primarily concerned with children's access to health care, tailoring managed care and health care financing policies to the needs of children with chronic illness, the impact of systems on quality and performance, measuring quality of care, and quality improvement.

Ortega Alexander N, Horwitz Sarah M, Fang Hai, Kuo Alice A, Wallace Steven P, Inkelas Moira, Documentation status and parental concerns about development in young US children of Mexican origin. Academic pediatrics. 2010; 9(4): 278-82.
Kuo Alice A, Inkelas Moira, Slusser Wendelin M, Maidenberg Molly, Halfon Neal, Introduction of Solid Food to Young Infants. Maternal and child health journal. 2010; .
Guerrero Alma D, Chen Jie, Inkelas Moira, Rodriguez Hector P, Ortega Alexander N, Racial and ethnic disparities in pediatric experiences of family-centered care. Medical care. 2010; 48(4): 388-93.
Perez Victor H, Fang Hai, Inkelas Moira, Kuo Alice A, Ortega Alexander N, Access to and utilization of health care by subgroups of Latino children. Medical care. 2009; 47(6): 695-9.
Kuo Alice A, Inkelas Moira, Maidenberg Molly, Lotstein Debra S, Samson Kyra M, Halfon Neal, Pediatricians' roles in the provision of developmental services: an international study. Journal of developmental and behavioral pediatrics : JDBP. 2009; 30(4): 331-9.
Lotstein Debra S, Inkelas Moira, Hays Ron D, Halfon Neal, Brook Robert, Access to care for youth with special health care needs in the transition to adulthood. The Journal of adolescent health : official publication of the Society for Adolescent Medicine. 2008; 43(1): 23-9.
Inkelas Moira, Newacheck Paul W, Olson Lynn M, Zuckerman Barry, Schuster Mark A, Does having a regular primary care clinician improve quality of preventive care for young children?. Medical care. 2008; 46(3): 323-30.
Inkelas Moira, Garro Nicole, McQuaid Elizabeth L, Ortega Alexander N, Race/ethnicity, language, and asthma care: findings from a 4-state survey. Annals of allergy, asthma & immunology : official publication of the American College of Allergy, Asthma, & Immunology. 2008; 100(2): 120-7.
Inkelas Moira, Raghavan Ramesh, Larson Kandyce, Kuo Alice A, Ortega Alexander N, Unmet mental health need and access to services for children with special health care needs and their families. Ambulatory pediatrics : the official journal of the Ambulatory Pediatric Association. 2008; 7(6): 431-8.
Raghavan Ramesh, Inkelas Moira, Franke Todd, Halfon Neal, Administrative barriers to the adoption of high-quality mental health services for children in foster care: a national study. Administration and policy in mental health. 2007; 34(3): 191-201.
Gurvitz Michelle Z, Inkelas Moira, Lee Maggie, Stout Karen, Escarce Jose, Chang Ruey-Kang, Changes in hospitalization patterns among patients with congenital heart disease during the transition from adolescence to adulthood. Journal of the American College of Cardiology. 2007; 49(8): 875-82.
Pasztor Eileen Mayers, Hollinger David Swanson, Inkelas Moira, Halfon Neal, Health and mental health services for children in foster care: the central role of foster parents. Child welfare. 2007; 85(1): 33-57.
Ortega Alexander N, Chavez Ligia, Inkelas Moira, Canino Glorisa, Persistence of mental health service use among Latino children: a clinical and community study. Administration and policy in mental health. 2007; 34(4): 353-62.
Halfon Neal, DuPlessis Helen, Inkelas Moira, Transforming the U.S. child health system. Health affairs (Project Hope). 2007; 26(2): 315-30.
Kuo Alice A, Inkelas Moira, Lotstein Debra S, Samson Kyra M, Schor Edward L, Halfon Neal, Rethinking well-child care in the United States: an international comparison. Pediatrics. 2006; 118(4): 1692-702.
Inkelas Moira, Garro Nicole, A picture of needs for children with special health-care needs: what we are learning from the national survey. Journal of pediatric nursing. 2005; 20(3): 207-10.
Inkelas Moira, Smith Kathryn A, Kuo Alice A, Rudolph Linda, Igdaloff Susan, Health care access for children with special health care needs in California. Maternal and child health journal. 2005; 9(2 Suppl): S109-16.
Inkelas Moira, Incentives in a Medicaid carve-out: impact on children with special health care needs. Health services research. 2005; 40(1): 79-99.
Halfon Neal, Regalado Michael, Sareen Harvinder, Inkelas Moira, Reuland Colleen H Peck, Glascoe Frances P, Olson Lynn M, Assessing development in the pediatric office. Pediatrics. 2004; 113(6 Suppl): 1926-33.
Inkelas Moira, Schuster Mark A, Olson Lynn M, Park Christina H, Halfon Neal, Continuity of primary care clinician in early childhood. Pediatrics. 2004; 113(6 Suppl): 1917-25.
Newacheck Paul W, Inkelas Moira, Kim Sue E, Health services use and health care expenditures for children with disabilities. Pediatrics. 2004; 114(1): 79-85.
Santoli Jeanne M, Huet Natalie J, Smith Philip J, Barker Lawrence E, Rodewald Lance E, Inkelas Moira, Olson Lynn M, Halfon Neal, Insurance status and vaccination coverage among US preschool children. Pediatrics. 2004; 113(6 Suppl): 1959-64.
Olson Lynn M, Inkelas Moira, Halfon Neal, Schuster Mark A, O'Connor Karen G, Mistry Ritesh, Overview of the content of health supervision for young children: reports from parents and pediatricians. Pediatrics. 2004; 113(6 Suppl): 1907-16.
Regalado Michael, Sareen Harvinder, Inkelas Moira, Wissow Lawrence S, Halfon Neal, Parents' discipline of young children: results from the National Survey of Early Childhood Health. Pediatrics. 2004; 113(6 Suppl): 1952-8.
Zuckerman Barry, Stevens Gregory D, Inkelas Moira, Halfon Neal, Prevalence and correlates of high-quality basic pediatric preventive care. Pediatrics. 2004; 114(6): 1522-9.
Kogan Michael D, Schuster Mark A, Yu Stella M, Park Christina H, Olson Lynn M, Inkelas Moira, Bethell Christina, Chung Paul J, Halfon Neal, Routine assessment of family and community health risks: parent views and what they receive. Pediatrics. 2004; 113(6 Suppl): 1934-43.
Halfon Neal, Inkelas Moira, Mistry Ritesh, Olson Lynn M, Satisfaction with health care for young children. Pediatrics. 2004; 113(6 Suppl): 1965-72.
Lu Michael C, Prentice Julia, Yu Stella M, Inkelas Moira, Lange Linda O, Halfon Neal, Childbirth education classes: sociodemographic disparities in attendance and the association of attendance with breastfeeding initiation. Maternal and child health journal. 2003; 7(2): 87-93.
Halfon Neal, Inkelas Moira, Optimizing the health and development of children. JAMA : the journal of the American Medical Association. 2003; 290(23): 3136-8.
Halfon N, Inkelas M, DuPlessis H, Newacheck P W, Challenges in securing access to care for children. Health affairs (Project Hope). 2000; 18(2): 48-63.
Newacheck P W, Halfon N, Inkelas M, Commentary: monitoring expanded health insurance for children: challenges and opportunities. Pediatrics. 2000; 105(4 Pt 2): 1004-7.
Inkelas M, Decristofaro A H, McGlynn E A, Keeler E B, Outcome measurement in HEDIS: can risk adjustment save the low birth weight measure?. Health services research. 2000; 35(5 Pt 3): 72-85.
Halfon N, Inkelas M, Hochstein M, The health development organization: an organizational approach to achieving child health development. The Milbank quarterly. 2000; 78(3): 447-97, 341.
Halfon N, Inkelas M, Newacheck P W, Enrollment in the State Child Health Insurance Program: a conceptual framework for evaluation and continuous quality improvement. The Milbank quarterly. 1999; 77(2): 181-204, 173.
DuPlessis H M, Inkelas M, Halfon N, Assessing the performance of community systems for children. Health services research. 1998; 33(4 Pt 2): 1111-42.
Guerrero Alma D, Inkelas Moira, Whaley Shannon E, Kuo Alice A, A WIC-Based Curriculum to Enhance Parent Communication with Healthcare Providers. Journal of community health. 2013; .

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