Alumni & Networking

The UCLA Fielding School of Public Health is at the center of an extensive network of colleagues, alumni, and friends who work in all aspects of healthcare in California, the country, and across the globe. This network forms an important resource for both students and alumni. The classroom uses case studies, field projects, guest lectures, and mentorships to expose students to the diversity of healthcare endeavors – public and private, for profit and not for profit, community-based and entrepreneurial, direct service delivery, cutting-edge technology – that make up Southern California’s dynamic healthcare marketplace.

ExecHPM Spotlight

Cameron Salehi
EMPH Candidate

Congratulations to our very own EMPH student, Cameron Salehi (Class of 2024) on being a finalist in the 2023 Health Equity Challenge! The UCLA Center for Health Policy Research, Molina Cares, and California Health Care Foundation have recently announced the 14 finalists. The competition is an opportunity for UCLA graduate students to identify a health equity issue across Los Angeles, San Bernardino, and Riverside counties, create a proposal to address it, and work with a community-based organization to implement their project. Up to four finalists’ community-based organizations will be awarded up to $50,000 each to fund the project. Please click here for more information.

Project: A continuing education program to provide Community Health Workers (CHWs) with the knowledge and skills necessary to build capacity for risk mitigation and resilience against the health effects of climate change in indigenous communities.

Congratulations and best of luck, Cameron! We’re so proud of you!

News & Events

Stay connected with ExecHPM news, upcoming events, new course offerings, and alumni updates.

The Paul Torrens Health Forum is an established gathering where practitioners and academics discuss timely public health issues affecting the industry.

Named in honor of EMPH Founding Director, Dr. Paul Torrens, who devoted his career to bridging the academic and practice worlds, this free, public program provides a venue to debate and discuss critical issues in public health.

Featuring a panel of experts and a robust question and answer session, the Paul Torrens Health Forum draws a knowledgeable and engaged audience who cares deeply about the future of public health.

The Center for Healthcare Management brings together academic researchers, students, seasoned executives, practitioners and other health experts, as well as interdisciplinary academic healthcare management resources to advance healthcare management.

By actively involving healthcare organizations as collaborative partners with academic faculty, the center generates practical, relevant knowledge via evidence-based management scholarship that allows companies to act in a landscape fraught with uncertainty and change.

This UCLA collaboration between research and practice is also a rich source of inspiration for curriculum content for its executive, traditional, and customized degree and non-degree programs. At the individual course level, the healthcare management cases developed by the center’s partners provide rich materials for classroom discussion.

The UCLA Health Policy and Management Student Association (HPMSA) is the professional student organization for the Department of Health Policy and Management at the Fielding School of Public Health. Through philanthropic, social, and professional development programs, HPMSA strives to support students in their personal and professional growth. HPMSA works in partnership with the Health Policy and Management Alumni Association (HPMAA) to prepare its members for future leadership positions in administration, policy, and public health.