Cody Haight (MPH 2008, CHS)
Cody Haight served as Co-President of the Reproductive Health Interest Group (RHIG) during the 2008-09 academic year. After graduating from UCLA, Cody began working at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA) in the Division of Research on Children, Youth & Families as a Health Services and Behavioral Research Associate IV. In this role, he primarily
coordinated the development of an HIV prevention curriculum for high-risk youth, as part of an NIH-funded intervention research project. This included recruitment and tracking of research participants, coordinating qualitative focus groups, and working with diverse stakeholders to create culturally relevant and effective health education materials focused on HIV prevention.
Over the last six years, Cody has been involved in a wide range of projects and programs within the Department of Pediatrics and The Saban Research Institute at CHLA, focused on understanding the developmental origins of health and disease, and helping CHLA fulfill its mission to create hope and build healthier futures for children. He now serves as a Manager of Projects & Business Development. A few examples of the work that Cody has contributed to are: 1) strategic planning for new transformative initiatives within the hospital and research institute; 2) building and enhancing research infrastructure to support high-quality and efficient clinical research and clinical trials; 3) creating novel approaches to recruitment and tracking of research participants; 4) securing extramural research funding from of variety of federal agencies and foundation sponsors; 5) developing resources and educational materials for families of children with neurodevelopmental disorders; and 6) strategic communications to the academic and medical communities across CHLA and the University of Southern California.
Cody lives in North Hollywood with his wife and two kids. He is still a member of the Bixby and RHIG listservs, and is proud to be part of this dynamic and important initiative at UCLA.