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The Office of Population Health (OPH) helps conduct and disseminate impactful research on what causes cancer and why some people survive cancer and others do not. The focus is on health equity to improve cancer prevention, screening, treatment, and survivorship.

OPH supports the cancer center by advising researchers on study design, facilitating access to data, and conducting data analyses for population-based cancer research projects, addressing the needs of the cancer center catchment population. The OPH mission is to:

  • Develop and strengthen strategic partnerships across UC Davis to further population-based cancer research priorities
  • Facilitate approval, access, and training/orientation to select population-based datasets for cancer research. This includes the California Cancer Registry (CCR) data and datasets generated through the linkage of CCR data with other statewide datasets.
  • Provide methodological consultation on the design, conduct, and analysis of research studies across the cancer continuum.
  • Disseminate population-based cancer research findings
  • Facilitate population-based grant proposal development
  • Strengthen research productivity and the interrelationship between cancer center programs including California Tobacco Control Program, CalCares, CACHE, and WeCare.