Dr. Neal Halfon is a professor of pediatrics, health services, and public policy. Dr. Halfon’s research has spanned clinical, health services, epidemiologic, and health policy domains. For more than a decade, Dr. Halfon has worked with national, state and local initiatives aimed at improving early childhood systems. He has also played a significant role in developing new conceptual frameworks for the study of health and health care, including the Life Course Health Development (LCHD) framework.
Dr. Halfon directs the Transforming Early Childhood Community Systems (TECCS) Initiative, a collaborative venture with United Way Worldwide. He is Associate Director of the UCLA Clinical Translational Science Institute (CTSI). He also served as member of the Board on Children Youth and Families at the Institute of Medicine and National Research Council from 2001-2006. In 2006 he was awarded the annual research award from the Academic Pediatric Association for his contribution to the field of child health research.
He received his MD at the University of California, Davis, and his MPH at University of California, Berkeley. He completed his pediatric residency at UC San Diego and UC San Francisco. Dr. Halfon was a Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholar at both UC San Francisco and Stanford University.