Clayton Chau, MD

Clayton Chau
Regional Executive Medical Director, Mental Health Network, Providence St Joseph Health System, Southern California Region

Clayton Chau is currently the Regional Executive Medical Director for the Mental Health Network, Providence St Joseph Health System, Southern California Region, where he joined in January 2017.  He has recently been appointed by the US Secretary of Health to the Health and Human Services’ Interdepartmental Serious Mental Illness Coordinating Committee.  Previously, he was the Senior Medical Director for Health Services at LA Care Health Plan, the nation’s largest public health plan, responsible for behavioral health, care management, utilization management, disease management, health integration quality improvement, behavioral health long-term care, health education & cultural linguistics, physician concurrent review, strategic initiatives and provider continuing education.  He was also the Co-Principal Investigator for a multi-year Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ Innovation grant in Transforming Clinical Practice.  He is a Lecturer for the UCLA School of Public Health and an Associate Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at UC Irvine School of Medicine.  Prior to joining health plan, he worked for the Orange County Health Care Agency Behavioral Health Services for 13 years providing care to people living with severe persistent mental illness and integrated care for the county’s Public Health HIV clinic.  He was also the Director of the Center of Excellence in Education, Training, Research and Advocacy for Reducing Health Disparities.

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