Kimberly Narain, MD, MPH, PhD

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Dr. Kimberly Narain is a primary care physician and health services researcher in the Division of General Internal Medicine and Health Services Research at UCLA. She completed her internal medicine residency at the University of California, San Francisco. Following residency, she completed a California Endowment Minority Health Policy Fellowship at Harvard Medical School and a Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholar Fellowship at UCLA. Upon completion of these fellowships, Dr. Narain earned a PhD in Health Services Research from the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health. Her current research seeks to illuminate structural drivers of racial, ethnic and income-based disparities in obesity and obesity-related diseases, with a particular focus on health policy, healthcare delivery system design and work structure. 




“The Impact of Care Coordination in Special Needs Plans (D-SNPs) on Hospitalizations and Emergency Room Use Among Elderly Dual-Eligible Minorities”