Michael Ong, M.D., P.h.D.

BreatheWell Pod Leader
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Michael K. Ong, M.D., Ph.D. is as a Professor in Residence at the David Geffen School of Medicine and the Jonathan and Karin Fielding School of Public Health at the University of California, Los Angeles. His research interests focus on improving the delivery of appropriate and efficient health care by general internal medicine physicians.  His research has applied this focus in several areas of general medicine, including hospital-based care, mental health, and tobacco control.  He is currently Chair of the State of California Tobacco Education and Research Oversight Committee, which oversees programs funded by Propositions 99 and 56 including the California Tobacco Control Program.