Corrina Moucheraud, MPH, ScD is an Assistant Professor in the Fielding School of Public Health, in the Department of Health Policy and Management and her research focuses on global health policy and systems. She uses quantitative and qualitative data to answer questions about how to effectively and equitably deliver high-quality health care in low-resource settings.

Corrina grew up in New York City and was obsessed with disease epidemics from a young age. She had planned to become a doctor with Doctors Without Borders and  had even spent time after school during her teenage years as a volunteer in their office.  Eventually, Corrina realized that her true love was health – so after a short-lived stint of undergrad pre-med, she began happily studying and working in global public health. She received her Master of Public Health degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, in Health Behavior as well as her Doctor of Science degree from the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, in Global Health and Population.

Currently, Corrina participates in an ongoing collaboration between faculty at the UCLA Geffen School of Medicine and partners in Malawi, focused on care for HIV and other chronic diseases such as cervical cancer and hypertension in the HIV-positive population. Her research on cervical cancer in Malawi is the focus of a recent career development award (KL2) from the Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI).

Corrina also serves as Co-Principal Investigator of a project that involves CHIPTS faculty Arleen Leibowitz, Ian Holloway and Nina Harawa, alongside investigators from the University of Southern California, and in partnership with the Los Angeles County Department of HIV and STI Programs (DHSP).  The project aims to examine approaches for “getting to zero” among men who have sex with men in Los Angeles County. This is an exciting opportunity that applies research methods to inform real-world planning and priority-setting and has the potential to have meaningful impact on service planning in Los Angeles.  This research is supported by a seed grant from the UCLA AIDS Institute, UCLA Center for AIDS Research (AI28697) and USC Molecular Microbiology and Immunology.

As a native of another large and diverse city, Corrina loves living in Los Angeles. She and her partner moved here in 2015, and have been avid weekend explorers ever since. They particularly enjoy sights and experiences that are off the beaten track, so they are always looking for suggestions of eccentric, unusual or underappreciated gems in the LA area!

Each month, we’re featuring a member of our CHIPTS family and their work! To see past spotlights, check them out on the spotlights page and make sure to check back to see who we feature next!