Meet our team


Medell Briggs-Malonson, MD, MPH, MSHS

Dr. Medell Briggs-Malonson, MD, MPH, MSHS is the Interim Chief of Health Equity, Diversity and Inclusion for the UCLA Hospital and Clinical System and the Director of Quality of Emergency Medicine for UCLA Health.  She is also an Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. Dr. Briggs-Malonson prides herself in building a culture of innovation, collaboration, and excellence. This has led her to become a nationally recognized healthcare improvement advisor, speaker, and best-selling author. She is well-known for her national lectures on implicit bias in healthcare and innovative methods to advance health equity within diverse communities.  Dr. Briggs-Malonson has held several hospital executive and department leadership positions including as the inaugural quality executive of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Hospital located in South Los Angeles, where she was responsible for building the start-up hospital’s quality, patient safety, and clinical technology infrastructure.

Dr. Briggs-Malonson has received several awards of recognition, including the “Top Healthcare Professionals Under 40” from the National Medical Association. She received her undergraduate degree (B.S.) from UCLA, Medical Doctorate degree (M.D.) from Harvard Medical School, Master of Public Health (M.P.H) degree from Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, and Master of Science of Health Services (M.S.H.S) degree from the Fielding UCLA School of Public Health. Dr. Briggs-Malonson’s professional goal is to improve the health of diverse communities by advancing high-value healthcare models and technology.