Health Sciences

Stephan Chung

Stephan Chung
(818) 677-3050
Office location:
JD 2540


Stephan Chung, Ph.D, is a Professor in the Health Administration Program. Dr. Chung has a background in Health Policy/Planning, long-term care, and Health Informatics, and has conducted research on issues related to health disparities in hospice care in the US.  Of note, he recently produced a video featuring a Mexican-American patient at the end stage of Alzheimer’s, along with her primary caregiver, husband, and hospice interdisciplinary team. He has held sessions on how to use the film as an educational tool for bridging the communication gap between the medical community and Hispanic communities. Dr. Chung was selected as a scholar at the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities of NIH in the summer of 2013. He served as a health policy and planning consultant for the Illinois Department of Public Health from 2002 to 2009, helping to re-draw health planning areas and amend health facilities' planning rules and regulations, generating $1 million in research grants. Dr. Chung has published more than 30 peer-reviewed journal articles and given more than 60 presentations at professional health services research conferences. One of his recent papers was cited in a Washington Post article (“Terminal neglect? How some hospices decline to treat the dying” May 3, 2014). Currently, he is working on three projects: 1) looking at state policies on hospice providers; 2) analyzing the cancer (SEER)-Medicare joint dataset to investigate the reasons underlying live hospice discharge; and 3) promoting the awareness of hospice care among the Hispanic population. His teaching areas include long-term care policies and programs, managed care, health insurance, health policy, and health IT, among others. Before coming to CSUN, he served as the chair and program director of a CAHME-accredited Health Administration Master's program in Illinois. In his spare time, Dr. Chung is an avid runner and swimmer, and has run the 2013, 2014 and 2015 LA Marathons.