Juan Espinoza

Assistant Professor of Clinical Pediatrics, Keck School of Medicine of USC

Juan Espinoza

Assistant Professor of Clinical Pediatrics, Keck School of Medicine of USC

Biography

After completing his undergraduate degree at Washington University in St. Louis, Juan Espinoza received an Intramural Research Training Award (IRTA) at the Immunotherapy Unit of the National Institute on Aging at the National Institutes of Health. During his time at the NIH, Juan worked on small molecule design, developing new therapeutic and research tools. Successively, Juan attended the USC Keck School of Medicine, receiving his MD in 2010. Juan completed his pediatric residency at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles in 2013, and in 2014 he became an Assistant Professor of Clinical Pediatrics at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles and the USC Keck School of Medicine. His research interests include digital media and technology and their role in medicine and medical education, with a special focus on patient (user) generated health data. These academic interests arise from his experiences outside of medicine; in 2010 he co-founded GC/MDDM, a small digital media production company that works with television, film, web, and mobile technologies. Through this endeavor, he has partnered with both the entertainment and healthcare industries. Healthcare clients include the Alfred Mann Foundation, UCLA Nathanson Family Resilience Center, Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, and Medallion Therapeutics. In each of these partnerships, Dr. Espinoza’s role has been to create and implement technology and media solutions to healthcare and education problems. Dr. Espinoza utilizes these same principles in his teaching, research, and clinical practice.

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