Christopher Scannell, MD, PhD
Christopher Scannell (VA/UCLA Scholar) is an internal medicine resident at UCLA. He earned a PhD in Integrative Biology of Disease and an MD from the Keck School of Medicine at the University of Southern California. He previously served as Co-Director of the Health Care for All Campaign through the American Medical Student Association (AMSA), and as Director of the California Lobby Day campaign, advocating for the creation of a single-payer system in California. With AMSA, Dr. Scannell published a series of articles studying medical student attitudes towards advocacy-based training experiences, health insurance for the uninsured, and the passage of the Affordable Care Act.
Career Interests: Dr. Scannell is interested in pursuing a career in health care policy, with a focus on expansion of health insurance.
Research Interests: Dr. Scannell’s research interests are Medicaid expansion, single payer healthcare systems, and emergency room utilization.