Founding Director (as of January 2014)
Walter Ling, M.D.
Associate Directors
Co-Directors (as of January 2014)

Richard A. Rawson, Ph.D., and Christine E. Grella, Ph.D.

Senior Advisor
M. Douglas Anglin, Ph.D.
(former Associate Director, 1999-2010)
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Data Management Center

The ISAP Data Management Center (DMC) is a full-service data center that handles forms printing and collating, data acquisition, and the transfer, cleaning, reporting, and storage of data. The DMC currently supplies the data needs of more than 20 projects conducted in six local clinics and three multisite projects conducted in locations outside of Los Angeles.

The DMC uses the Verity Teleform data system for both Web entry and fax-based data capture. Web capture provides images of forms in a Web browser for data entry into a secure data server over the Internet. For projects that collect data on paper and want to skip the data-entry step, the faxed-based system allows images of forms to be translated directly into alphanumeric data. The DMC also uses PC- and Web-based data capture methods, which allow projects to go completely paperless in this area.

The DMC has created more than 1,000 measures for ISAP studies and receives an average of 30 fax transmissions a day. These transmissions result in the entry of more than 500 pages of data into the databases every business day.

For more information, please visit Inquiries from both UCLA and non-UCLA researchers are welcome. Please contact David Bennett, director of the DMC, at (310) 267-5330 or

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