Stephan Chung, Ph.D, Dr. Chung with background of Health Policy/Planning and Health Informatics does research in issues related to end of life care and health informatics. He has focused on racial disparity in hospice care and care giver issues. Lately he is trying to complete a study looking at state policies on hospice facilities. He has also been involved in health planning consultation with hospices, hospitals and state agencies in Illinois. He is currently trying to establish Graduate Certificate in Health Informatics program collaboratively with Professor Brian Malec. Dr. Chung has taught undergraduate and graduate courses in Health IT, Health Policy, Health Planning, Strategic Planning and Marketing, Managed care, Aging Policies and Programs, and Health Statistics among others. He has published extensively in peer reviewed journals and given many presentations at professional health service research conferences. He has also served as a guest editor for two health informatics special issues of the Journal of Medical Systems. Before coming to CSUN, he once served as a chair and program director of a CAHME accredited program in Illinois. He is an avid swimmer and runner whenever he finds spare time.