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Kenneth Wells

Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences
University of California los Angeles
United States of America


Kenneth B. Wells, M.D., M.P.H., received his M.D. from UCSF and his M.P.H. from UCLA. He is a psychiatrist, a Senior Scientist at RAND, Professor of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences at the David Geffen School of Medicine and Professor of Health Services at the UCLA School of Public Health.

Research Interest

He directs the Health Services Research Center of the Jane and Terry Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior, which focuses on improving quality of care for psychiatric and neurological disorders across the lifespan. He is the Principal Investigator of the NIMH-UCLA/RAND Center for Research on Quality in Managed Care and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Community Partnership Initiative. He is also Co-Director of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation UCLA Clinical Scholars Program and Chair of the Community Health Improvement Collaborative. Dr. Wells is an elected member of the Institute of Medicine (IOM). He was the first recipient of the Young Investigator Award and also received the Distinguished Investigator Award of Academy Health. In 2006, he received the American Psychiatric Association Award for Research. His current research interests focus on community-based participatory research methods for mental health services improvement in disadvantaged communities.


  • Wells Kenneth B, Jones Loretta, Chung Bowen, Dixon Elizabeth L, Tang Lingqi, Gilmore Jim, Sherbourne Cathy, Ngo Victoria K, Ong Michael K, Stockdale Susan, Ramos Esmeralda, Belin Thomas R, Miranda Jeanne Community-Partnered Cluster-Randomized Comparative Effectiveness Trial of Community Engagement and Planning or Resources for Services to Address Depression Disparities Journal of general internal medicine, 2013

  • Plough Alonzo, Fielding Jonathan E, Chandra Anita, Williams Malcolm, Eisenman David, Wells Kenneth B, Law Grace Y, Fogleman Stella, Magaña Aizita Building Community Disaster Resilience: Perspectives From a Large Urban County Department of Public Health American journal of public health, 2013; .

  • Wells Kenneth B, Tang Jennifer, Lizaola Elizabeth, Jones Felica, Brown Arleen, Stayton Alix, Williams Malcolm, Chandra Anita, Eisenman David, Fogleman Stella, Plough Alonzo Applying Community Engagement to Disaster Planning: Developing the Vision and Design for the Los Angeles County Community Disaster Resilience Initiative American journal of public health, 2013; .

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