Dominique Ritley's photo.Dominique Ritley
Senior Health Policy Researcher; Supervisor 
916-734-2681
dritley@ucdavis.edu

Dominique Ritley provides health policy analysis and project management to CHPR research teams studying health care quality measurement and health policy. Current projects include managing the CHPR analytic team for the Cal Long Term Compare website, managing NIH and U.S. DOJ research projects regarding opioid use, treatment, and prevention (including the CA Bridge Project). Recent project management and research efforts included supporting public reporting of California heart by-pass surgery outcomes and health plan quality outcomes; analyzing prescription drug pricing policies; studying causal and mitigating factors of homelessness; and conducting a rapid evidence review about the built environment effects on healthy aging.

As the UC Davis team coordinator for the California Health Benefits Review Program (CHBRP), Dominique works with her colleagues to provide medical effectiveness and public health impact analyses of health insurance legislation for the California State Legislature. She has co-authored more than 35 CHBRP reports on topics such as autism, telehealth, doulas, continuous glucose monitors, pediatric hearing aids, violence prevention services, and substance use disorder. Dominique also co-directs, with Dr. Richard Kravitz, the California State Policy Evidence Consortium, which responds to state legislative committee requests for non-partisan, evidence-based reports about committee topics of interest. Prior to joining CHPR in 2006, Dominique supported the health policy office of the U.S. Senate Health, Education, Law and Pension Committee chaired by Sen. Edward M. Kennedy, followed by a position at The Zitter Group where she researched the burgeoning development and application of pharmacoeconomic research in the pharmaceutical industry.

  • Policy research and analysis
  • Project management
  • Writing and editing−grants, reports, policy briefs, journal manuscripts
  • Qualitative research (creative recruitment strategies, survey design, focus groups, etc.)
  • Literature reviews
  • Policy analysis
  • Preventive services
  • Women’s health
  • Healthcare insurance and access
  • Healthy aging
  • M.P.H., University of Michigan, School of Public Health
  • B.A., American University

Peer-Reviewed Publications

  1. Melnikow J, Evans E, Xing G, et al. Primary Care Access to New Patient Appointments for California Medicaid Enrollees: A Simulated Patient Study. Ann Fam Med. 2020;18(3):210‐217. doi:10.1370/afm.2502.
  2. Ray M, Sadeghi B, Ritley D, Romano PS. Impact of Mandated Public Reporting in California on 30-Day readmission following CABG surgery: A health policy analysis. 2019 IEEE International Conference on Big Data (Big Data), Los Angeles, CA, USA, 2019, pp. 6205-6207, doi: 10.1109/BigData47090.2019.9006332.
  3. Powers PE, Shore KK, Perez S, Ritley D, Kuppermann N, Holmes JF, Tzimenatos LS, Shawargga H, Nishijima DK. Public Deliberation as a Novel Method for an Exception from Informed Consent Community Consultation. Acad Emerg Med. 2019:26(10):1158-1168. 
  4. Charles, S.A., Ponce, N., Ritley, D. et al. Health Benefits Mandates and Their Potential Impacts on Racial/Ethnic Group Disparities in Insurance Markets. J Immigrant Minority Health. 2017:19(4); 921-928. 
  5. Miglioretti DL, Lange J, van den Broek JJ, Lee CI, et al. Radiation-Induced Breast Cancer Incidence and Mortality From Digital Mammography Screening: A Modeling Study. Annals of Internal Medicine. 2016: 162;164-205.
  6. Yang Z, Wilsey B, Bohm M, Weyrich M, Roy K, Ritley D, Jones C, Melnikow J.  Defining Risk of Prescription Opioid Overdose: Pharmacy Shopping and Overlapping Prescriptions among Long-term Opioid Users in Medicaid. Journal of Pain. 2015:16 (5); 445-453.
  7. Melnikow JA, Tancredi DJ, Yang Z, Ritley D, et al. Program-Specific Cost-Effectiveness Analysis: Breast Cancer Screening Policies for a Safety-Net Program. Value in Health. 2013:16; 932-941.
  8. Moreland C.J, Ritley D, Rainwater JA, Romano PS. State Policies and Language Access in California’s HMOs: Public Reporting and Regulation of HMOs’ Language Services. Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved 2012:23(1); 474-498.
  9. Moreland CJ, Ritley D, Romano P. Interpreting for California’s Insured Deaf or Hard of Hearing
    Population: HMOs’ Language Access Services, 2003–2008. Journal of Disability Policy Studies. 2011:22(3);170–178. 

Grey Literature Publications

  1. Melnikow J, Ritley D, Miller ME, Loureiro S, Kohatsu N, Backman D, Lindeman D, Li L, Osorio I, Owens C. Planning Healthy Aging Communities. UC Davis Center for Healthcare Policy and Research. June 2021. 
  2. Melnikow J, Ritley D, Evans E, Baiocchi A, Ciuffetelli R, Loureiro S, Curry S. Integrating Care for People Experiencing Homelessness: A Focus on Sacramento County. University of California, Davis. Center for Healthcare Policy and Research. February 2020. 
  3. Melnikow J, Romao P, Ritley D. The Landscape for Improving Medi-Cal Managed Care Beneficiary Care in Sacramento County. January 2019. 
  4. Ginsberg M, Durbin S, Perez S, Ritley D, Hoch J. Issue Brief: When the Price is Not Right: State Options on Prescription Drug Pricing. California Health Care Foundation. June 2016. 
  5. Ritley D, Romano PS, Rainwater JA. Quality Performance Measurement in California: Findings and Recommendations. Davis, CA: UC Davis Center for Heathcare Policy and Research, 2008.
  6. Romano PS, Hussey P, Ritley D. Selecting Quality and Resource Use Measures: A Decision Guide for Community Quality Collaboratives. Rockville, MD: Agency for Healthcare Quality and Research; February 2010, AHRQ Pub. No. 09(10)-0073.
  7. Ritley D, Romano P. The State of Cardiac Revascularization Outcomes Reporting. Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development. July 11, 2011. 

California Health Benefits Review Program

  1. California Health Benefits Review Program (CHBRP). (2022). Analysis of California Senate Bill 974 Breast Imaging. Berkeley, CA.
  2. California Health Benefits Review Program (CHBRP). (2022). Analysis of California Senate Bill 1337 Coordinated Specialty Care for First-Episode Psychosis. Berkeley, CA.
  3. California Health Benefits Review Program (CHBRP). (2021). Analysis of California Assembly Bill 32 Telehealth. Berkeley, CA.
  4. California Health Benefits Review Program (CHBRP). (2021). Analysis of California Senate Bill 245 Abortion Services. Berkeley, CA.
  5. California Health Benefits Review Program (CHBRP) (2020). Analysis of California Assembly Bill 1904: Pelvic Floor Physical Therapy. Report to California State Legislature. Oakland, CA: CHBRP.
  6. California Health Benefits Review Program (CHBRP). (2020). Analysis of California Assembly Bill 2258 Doula Care: Medi-Cal Pilot Program. Berkeley, CA.
  7. California Health Benefits Review Program (CHBRP). (2020). Analysis of California Senate Bill 855 Health Coverage: Mental Health or Substance Abuse Disorders. Berkeley, CA.
  8. California Health Benefits Review Program (CHBRP) (2020). Analysis of California Senate Bill 855: Mental Health Parity. Report to California State Legislature. Oakland, CA: CHBRP.
  9. California Health Benefits Review Program (CHBRP) (2019). Analysis of California Assembly Bill 166: Violence Preventive Services. Report to California State Legislature. Oakland, CA: CHBRP.
  10. California Health Benefits Review Program (CHBRP) (2019). Analysis of California Assembly Bill 744: Telehealth. Report to California State Legislature. Oakland, CA: CHBRP.
  11. California Health Benefits Review Program (CHBRP) (2019). Analysis of California Senate Bill 11: Mental Health Parity and Substance Use Medications. Report to California State Legislature. Oakland, CA: CHBRP.
  12. California Health Benefits Review Program (CHBRP) (2018). Analysis of California Assembly Bill 1860: Cancer Treatment. Report to California State Legislature. Oakland, CA: CHBRP.
  13. California Health Benefits Review Program (CHBRP) (2018). Analysis of California Assembly Bill 2384: Medication Assisted Treatment. Report to California State Legislature. Oakland, CA: CHBRP.
  14. California Health Benefits Review Program (CHBRP) (2018). Analysis of California Senate Bill 1021: Prescription Drugs. Report to California State Legislature. Oakland, CA: CHBRP.
  15. California Health Benefits Review Program (CHBRP) (2017). Analysis of California Senate Bill 399: Pervasive Developmental Disorder or Autism. Report to California State Legislature. Oakland, CA: CHBRP.
  16. California Health Benefits Review Program (CHBRP) (2017). Analysis of California Senate Bill 172: Fertility Preservation. Report to California State Legislature. Oakland, CA: CHBRP.
  17. California Health Benefits Review Program (CHBRP) (2017). Analysis of California Assembly Bill 1074: Pervasive Developmental Disorder or Autism. Report to California State Legislature. Oakland, CA: CHBRP.
  18. California Health Benefits Review Program (CHBRP) (2017). Analysis of California Assembly Bill 447: Continuous Glucose Monitors. Report to California State Legislature. Oakland, CA: CHBRP.
  19. California Health Benefits Review Program (CHBRP) (2016). Analysis of California Assembly Bill 2507: Telehealth. Report to California State Legislature. Oakland, CA: CHBRP.
  20. California Health Benefits Review Program (CHBRP) (2016). Analysis of California Assembly Bill 2372: HIV Specialists. Report to California State Legislature. Oakland, CA: CHBRP.
  21. California Health Benefits Review Program (CHBRP) (2016). Analysis of California Assembly Bill 2004: Hearing Aids. Report to California State Legislature. Oakland, CA: CHBRP.
  22. California Health Benefits Review Program (CHBRP). (2015) Analysis of Assembly Bill 374: Step Therapy Coverage.  Report to California State Legislature. Oakland, CA: CHBRP.
  23. California Health Benefits Review Program (CHBRP). (2015) Analysis of Assembly Bill 623: Abuse-Deterrent Opioid Analgesics. Report to California State Legislature. Oakland, CA: CHBRP.
  24. California Health Benefits Review Program (CHBRP). (2015) Analysis of Assembly Bill 1102: Health Care Coverage-Special Enrollment Period Trigger Event. Report to California State Legislature. Oakland, CA: CHBRP.
  25. California Health Benefits Review Program (CHBRP). (2015) Analysis of Senate Bill 190: Acquired Brain Injury. Report to California State Legislature. Oakland, CA: CHBRP.
  26. California Health Benefits Review Program (CHBRP). (2014).  Analysis of Assembly Bill 1771: Telephonic and Electronic Patient Management. Report to California State Legislature. Oakland, CA: CHBRP.
  27. California Health Benefits Review Program (CHBRP). (2014).  Analysis of Assembly Bill 1917:
    Outpatient Prescription Drugs: Cost Sharing. Report to California State Legislature. Oakland, CA: CHBRP.
  28. California Health Benefits Review Program (CHBRP). (2014).  Analysis of Assembly Bill 2041: 
    Developmental Services: Regional Centers: Behavioral Health Treatment. Report to California State Legislature. Oakland, CA: CHBRP.
  29. California Health Benefits Review Program (CHBRP). (2014).  Analysis of Senate Bill 1239: Pupil Health Care: School Nurses. Report to California State Legislature. Oakland, CA: CHBRP.
  30. California Health Benefits Review Program (CHBRP). (2013). Analysis of Assembly Bill 912: Health Care Coverage: Fertility Preservation. Report to California State Legislature. Oakland, CA: CHBRP.
  31. California Health Benefits Review Program (CHBRP). (2013). Analysis of Senate Bill 126: Health Care Coverage: Pervasive Developmental Disorder or Autism. Report to California State Legislature. Oakland, CA: CHBRP.
  32. California Health Benefits Review Program (CHBRP). (2013). Analysis of Senate Bill 320: Acquired Brain Injury. Report to California State Legislature. Oakland, CA: CHBRP.
  33. California Health Benefits Review Program (CHBRP). (2013). Analysis of Senate Bill 799: Colorectal Cancer: Genetic Testing and Screening. Report to California State Legislature. Oakland, CA: CHBRP.
  34. California Health Benefits Review Program (CHBRP). (2012). Issue Brief: Immunization Mandates, Benchmark Plan Choices, and Essential Health Benefits. Oakland, CA: CHBRP.
  35. California Health Benefits Review Program (CHBRP). (2012). Analysis of Assembly Bill 1738: Health Care Coverage: Tobacco Cessation. Report to California State Legislature. Oakland, CA: CHBRP. 12-1.
  36. California Health Benefits Review Program (CHBRP). (2012). Analysis of Assembly Bill 2064: Immunizations for Children. Report to California State Legislature. Oakland, CA: CHBRP. 12-3
  37. California Health Benefits Review Program (CHBRP). (2011). Analysis of Assembly Bill 171: Autism. Report to California State Legislature. Oakland, CA: CHBRP. 11-05.
  38. California Health Benefits Review Program (CHBRP). (2011). Analysis of Assembly Bill 369: Health Care Coverage: Prescription Drugs. Report to California State Legislature. Oakland, CA: CHBRP. 11-11.
  39. California Health Benefits Review Program (CHBRP). (2011). Analysis of Senate Bill 136: Health Care Coverage: Tobacco Cessation. Report to California State Legislature. Oakland, CA: CHBRP. 11-08.
  40. California Health Benefits Review Program (CHBRP). (2011). Analysis of Senate Bill TBD 1: Autism. Report to California State Legislature. Oakland, CA: CHBRP. 11-04.
  41. California Health Benefits Review Program (CHBRP). (2010). Analysis of Assembly Bill  1826: Pain Prescriptions. Report to California State Legislature. Oakland, CA: CHBRP 10-03.
  42. California Health Benefits Review Program (CHBRP). (2010). Analysis of Senate Bill 1104: Diabetes-related Complications. Report to California State Legislature. Oakland, CA: CHBRP. 10-06.
  43. California Health Benefits Review Program (CHBRP). (2010). Analysis of Senate Bill 220:  Health Care Coverage: Tobacco Cessation Services. Report to California State Legislature. Oakland, CA: CHBRP. 10-08.
  44. California Health Benefits Review Program (CHBRP). (2009). Analysis of Assembly Bill 56: Mammography. Report to California State Legislature. Oakland, CA: CHBRP. 09-01.
  45. California Health Benefits Review Program (CHBRP). (2009). Analysis of Assembly Bill 259: Certified Nurse Midwives: Direct Access. Report to California State Legislature. Oakland, CA: CHBRP. 09-08
  46. California Health Benefits Review Program (CHBRP). (2008). Analysis of Assembly Bill 2234: Health Care Coverage: Breast Conditions. Report to California State Legislature. Oakland, CA: CHBRP. 08-01.
  47. California Health Benefits Review Program (CHBRP). (2008). Analysis of Assembly Bill 1894: HIV Testing. Report to California State Legislature. Oakland, CA: CHBRP. 08-04.
  48. California Health Benefits Review Program (CHBRP). (2007). Analysis of Assembly Bill 1426: Human Papillomavirus Vaccination. Report to California State Legislature. Oakland, CA: CHBRP. 07-02.
  49. California Health Benefits Review Program (CHBRP). (2007). Analysis of Senate Bill 24: Tobacco Cessation. Report to California State Legislature. Oakland, CA: CHBRP. 07-04.