Anne Walling

Anne Walling, MD, PhD

Assistant Medical Director, Advance Care Planning and Services Initiative
UCLA Health System

Dr. 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 the Assistant Medical Director of UCLA’s Advance Care Planning initiative and a palliative care physician and PhD-trained health services researcher.  Her research focuses on palliative care quality measurement, advance care planning, and interventions to improve the quality of care for patients with serious illness.  Her work with quality measures has lead in part to the National Quality Forum Endorsement for RAND end of life 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).


Breakout Session I – Creating a Learning Health System for Wide Spread Change in Advance Care Planning and Palliative Care

Presented by Torrie Fields, MPH, Anne Walling, MD, PhD, Jennie Kung, Neeraj Arora, PhD, Dan Gebremedhin MD, MBA at 1:30 PM on Thursday, October 10th.

This panel will focus on how engagement and collaboration can help support and grow a learning health system for implementation of innovative models for advance care planning and palliative care using examples from research, health care delivery, and payment models.  We will reference initiatives such as the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute’s Funding Initiative for ACP…