The National Palliative Care Research Center

Curing suffering through palliative care research.


Elana Evan PhD

University of California, Los Angeles

Elana Evan, PhD, is an Associate Professor in the UCLA Department of Pediatrics. She developed the UCLA Pediatric Palliative Care Program and is the Director of Palliative Care Program Development. Her expertise involves treating children with various developmental disabilities, learning problems and functional difficulties associated with chronic pain as well as both serious and life-threatening medical conditions. Her research interests are in the area of pediatric palliative care, childhood communication, coping and cognitive ability. Dr. Evan is a 2014 NPCRC grantee.