R. Bong Vergara
R. Bong Vergara serves as NCN’s Research and Evaluation Associate with duties in evaluation and publication. He has a long track record in social science research, having conducted social epidemiology for a county public health agency; data visualization and metrics development for the Naval Surface Warfare Center -Port Hueneme Division (NSWC-PHD); and program evaluation for the UN Science, Technology, and Innovation Forum and NSWC-PHD. He taught at the USC, UCLA, and The California Endowment Health Ex/Change Academy. He was a former Co-Chair of the California Mental Health Services Act Multicultural Coalition (CMMC) and served on the Health Reform Advisory Committee for Rep. Loretta Sanchez. Mr. Vergara has published reports and presented briefings before the National Academy of Science, Engineering, and Medicine (NASEM), as well as, the Subcommittee on Populations of the National Committee on Vital and Health Statistics.