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Kynna Wright-Volel, Ph.D., M.P.H., R.N., F.A.A.N.

Dr. Wright-Volel is a graduate of the UCLA Schools of Public Health and Nursing. She received her Masters of Science in Nursing, a Masters of Public Health and a Doctorate of Philosophy from the UCLA School of Public Health, Community Health Sciences Department. Her research interests include pediatric chronic health conditions, particularly childhood obesity, racial and ethnic disparities in health, and access and utilization of health care services for children.


Dedicated to poor and underserved children and families, she is very active in the community and sits on several boards including, UCLA School of Public Health Alumni Association Board, LA Care Health Plan Child Health Advisory Committee (CHAC), the Los Angeles Asthma Coalition, Healthy African-American Families Prenatal, Asthma and Diabetes Committees and is a member of the Los Angeles Rotary and Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. Dr. Wright-Volel also volunteers with international medical organizations and has visited Mexico, China and the Caribbean to assist underserved children and families. Dr.Wright-Volel has been recognized for her leadership and scholarly activities with several awards such as the Irving Oschin Award, Lulu Hassenplug Award, and the Kaiser Permanente Nursing Scholarship Award.