Photo of Andrew Padovani.Andrew Padovani, Ph.D.
Data Research Analyst

Andrew J. Padovani was born and raised in California's Central Valley. He earned a Bachelor of Science in economics with a minor in mathematics at University of the Pacific in Stockton, California. After graduating in 2008, he spent four years working at the Center for Business and Policy Research (CBPR) in the Eberhardt School of Business at University of the Pacific. While at CBPR, Andrew studied a wide range of topics in the Central Valley including the 2008 housing crisis, demographics, health care and commuting, and was the lead researcher and author of the Regional Analyst quarterly publication, produced in cooperation with the San Joaquin Council of Governments.

After earning a doctorate in economics at University of California, Davis in 2020, Andrew joined CHPR. At CHPR, he provides technical expertise on research methods for observational and RCT studies, statistical analysis and programming support, as well as database management. He specializes in the evaluation of mental health programs, providing econometric expertise on large, collaborative research projects such as the Cal SEALS for SB-82 Triage Grants Adult and TAY Statewide Evaluation, EPI-CAL as part of the California Collaborative Statewide Early Psychosis Program Evaluation, San Joaquin's Progressive Housing Initiative Evaluation and San Joaquin's Homeward Bound Initiative Evaluation. Additionally, Andrew supports and collaborates with faculty on grant-funded studies from the Department of Pediatrics at UC Davis Health Children's Hospital and other CHPR-affiliated departments and researchers.

  • Program evaluation and treatment effects
  • Research design – observational and RCT
  • Economic analysis
  • Statistical analysis
  • Power analysis
  • Writing – grants, reports, journal manuscripts
  • Mental health crisis and services
  • First-episode psychosis
  • Healthcare access and inequality
  • Health economics
  • Ph.D., Economics, University of California-Davis
  • B.S., Economics, University of the Pacific
  1. “Frontline Physician Burnout During the COVID-19 Pandemic: National Survey Findings,” Melnikow J, Padovani A, Miller M. BMC Health Service Research, March 2022.
  2. "Learning Health Care Network Statewide Evaluation: Findings on Cost and Utilization from Preliminary Multi-County Integrated Evaluation" with Loewy, Kado, Moran, Blay, Carlson, Loureiro, Gilmer, Melnikow, Niendam. 2022
  3. "The San Joaquin County Homeward Bound Initiative: California Board of State and Community Corrections Formative and Outcomes Evaluation Final Report," with Savill, Matthews, Herevia, Shim, Melnikow. 2021
  4. "California State Evaluation and Learning Support (Cal SEALS) for SB-82 Triage Grants: Midpoint Progress Report on Formative Evaluation," with Savill, Mouzoon, Matthews, Bonilla, Gosdin, Niendam, Carter, and Melnikow. 2021
  5. “Lung Ultrasound Findings Compared with Chest X-Ray Findings in Known Pulmonary Tuberculosis Patients: A Cross-Sectional Study in Lima, Peru,” Fentress M. Ugarte-Gil C, Cervantes M, Rivas D, Moore D, Caliguiri P, Bergman K, Noazin S, Padovani A, Gilman R. The American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, August 2020.
  6. “The care and keeping of clinicians in quality improvement,” Shaikh U, Lachman, P, Padovani A, McCarthy A. International Journal for Quality in Health Care, August 2020.
  7. "California State Evaluation and Learning Support (Cal SEALS) for SB-82 Triage Grants: Final Summative Evaluation Plan," with Savill, Mouzoon, Matthews, Bonilla, Gosdin, Niendam, Carter, and Melnikow, 2020
  8. "EEA Immigration Symposium Introduction," Padovani A, Bansak C. Eastern Economic Journal, January 2020.