tranquadaA leading founder of the Watts Health Clinic, Dr. Robert Tranquada has a decades long track record of supporting the University and quality health care in South Los Angeles.

As an associate dean of USC School of Medicine, he was influential in developing and strengthening the education at CDU. He also established and directed the Watts Health Center from 1965-68 (now the Watts Healthcare Corporation). In 1991, he was a member of the Christopher Commission (The Independent Commission on the Los Angeles Police Department) and he chaired the Los Angeles County Task Force on Health Care Access from 1992 to 1993. Currently, he is an Emeritus Professor at the University of Southern California and serves on several boards, including Martin Luther King Jr. Community Hospital, Ralph M. Parson Foundation, Good Hope Medical Foundation, Huntington Medical Research Institutes and St. San Antonio Gardens. In addition he is an emeritus board member at Pomona College, the Keck Graduate Institute of Applied Life Science, National Medical Fellowships, Inc. and the Local Initiative Health Authority for Los Angeles County

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