Welcome to the Center for Healthcare Policy and Research
Since our inception in 1994, the UC Davis Center for Healthcare Policy and Research (CHPR) has conducted interdisciplinary and collaborative research and research synthesis to improve health outcomes and services, educated the next generation of health services researchers, and assist policymakers in formulating effective health policies.
We are the only UC Davis-wide resource that supports interdisciplinary, innovative research on healthcare outcomes, access, quality and costs, and educates trainees in research methods on comparative effectiveness, healthcare costs, quality of care, and patient-centered outcomes. Our goal is to provide rigorous evidence, via our research findings and syntheses, which can be used to improve health outcomes and health policies—in California, across the U.S., and throughout the world.
- Association of dose tapering with overdose or mental health crisis among patients prescribed long-term opioids
- Discriminatory capacity of the physical domain versus the full-scale pediatric quality of life inventory with traumatic brain injury severity in children
- Alcohol screening during U.S. primary care visits
- Future pregnancy considerations after premature birth of an infant requiring intensive care: a qualitative study
- Net-benefit regression with censored cost-effectiveness data from randomized or observational studies
- Long-term risk of overdose or mental health crisis after opioid dose tapering
- Errors in data analysis and outcomes coding in study of dose tapering and overdose or mental health crisis in patients prescribed opioids
- Factors associated with receipt of smoking cessation advice and assistance by health professionals among Latino and non-Latino white smokers with Medicaid insurance in California
The CHPR Seminar Series welcomed Veronica Pear, assistant professor at UC Davis Health's Violence Prevention Research Program, for her seminar "Emerging Research on California’s “Red Flag” Law" on November 16, 2022.
The CHPR Seminar Series welcomed Kathryn Hall-Trujillo, founding director of Birthing Project USA, for her seminar "How Black Mamas and Birthing People Are Working to Challenge and Change Health Care Systems" on November 9, 2022. The seminar was co-sponsored with the UC Davis Perinatal Origins of Disparities (POD) Center.
Philanthropic support is vital to advancing CHPR’s leadership in informing effective, evidence-based healthcare policies. We invite partnership with those who share our vision to improve healthcare quality, access and outcomes for all people.
Your gift will help support CHPR in tackling urgent healthcare challenges and conducting solution-driven research used to inform public health policies.
You can support this important work by making a gift to CHPR.