Anne M. Walling, MD, PhD, FAAHPM Scholar, 2022

Anne M. Walling, MD, PhD, is an Associate Professor of Medicine in the Division of General Internal Medicine and Health Services Research at UCLA and a consulting researcher at RAND.  She is a palliative care physician, the Director of Palliative Care Research for the Department of Medicine (UCLA and Greater Los Angeles VA) and Assistant Medical Director of UCLA Health’s Advance Care Planning program. As a PhD-trained health services researcher, her research focuses on palliative care quality measurement, advance care planning, and stakeholder-partnered implementation research with the goal of improving care for patients with serious illness.  Her work with quality measures has lead in part to the National Quality Forum Endorsement for RAND quality indicators.  She was recently named a fellow of the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine (AAHPM) and is a Sojourns Scholar Leadership Program Grantee (Cambia Health Foundation).