David Richards, MD, MAT
David Richards (UCLA CTSI Scholar) is a pediatrics resident at Ronald Reagan Medical Center, UCLA. He completed his undergraduate education at the University of Virginia at Charlottesville, a Masters of Art in Teaching from American University, and his medical degree from the University of Virginia School of Medicine. During his time in medical school, he was the winner of the Department of Pediatrics award for student research. He was also named the 2014 Jefferson Public Citizen Awardee, during which he was funded to mentor a group of undergraduate and nursing students to design, implement, and evaluate a community health worker training program in Limpopo, South Africa.
Career Interests: Dr. Richards is interested in a career in academic medicine, combining clinical practice, research, and teaching. As a pediatrician, he hopes to continue providing comprehensive care to individual children, while implementing projects that improve community health.
Research Interests: Dr. Richards’ research interests include school-based health centers, climate change and health, and adverse childhood experiences related to housing, lived environment, and neighborhood characteristics.