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We foster career development, networking and collaborative research opportunities for faculty and trainees from multiple disciplines.

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Jeff Hoch, interim director of CHPR, with three first year medical students and their poster.
Applied Public Health Research Day

Creating student research opportunities

We hosted more than 120 students, faculty and staff who attended the first Applied Public Health Research Day in April 2023. They got the chance to learn and network as students and postdoctoral scholars presented public health research.

The event, hosted with the Graduate Group in Public Health Sciences and Healthy UC Davis, included posters from undergraduate, graduate and medical students, as well as postdoctoral scholars, fellows and staff from UC Davis campuses in Davis and Sacramento.

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Upcoming seminars
  • June 7, 2023

    Dr. David Chin

    Assistant Professor, Health Policy and Management, University of Massachusetts Amherst

    Do non-English speaking patients receive less timely ICU care? Examining the association between patients' primary language and length of stay in intensive care using the MIMIC data set

Recent seminars
  • May 31, 2023

    A double dose of inequality:

    Rural hospital closures and access to care for communities of color

    Tarun Ramesh | M.D. Candidate, Harvard Medical School

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  • May 17, 2023

    Conceptualizing time as a SDoH in cancer (outcomes) research:

    2 case studies at the intersection of rurality x access to care

    Dr. Arrianna Marie Planey | Assistant Professor, Department of Health Policy and Management, University of North Carolina Gillings School of Global Public Health

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  • May 10, 2023

    Multiclass classification for disease with ordinal categories:

    Application to dementia

    Dr. Hong Li | Associate Professor, Department of Public Health Sciences, UC Davis

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  • May 3, 2023

    Responding to the overdose epidemic in Rhode Island:

    Prediction, prevention and policy

    Dr. Bennett Allen | Assistant Professor, Epidemiology, Department of Population Health, NYU Grossman School of Medicine

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  • April 26, 2023

    Algorithmic allocation of humanitarian aid with machine learning and data

    Emily Aiken | Ph.D. Student, School of Information, UC Berkeley

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  • April 19, 2023

    Community-based youth development programming:

    Assessing factors that shape program engagement

    Dr. Matt Rodriguez | 4-H Youth Development Advisor, University of California Cooperative Extension

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  • April 12, 2023

    Comparing health systems across North America:

    Learning from reforms to expand coverage, improve quality and recover from COVID-19

    Dr. Sara Allin | Associate Professor, Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation, Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto

    Dr. Thomas Rice | Distinguished Professor and Vice Chair of Health Policy and Management, Fielding School of Public Health, UCLA

    Dr. Miguel González-Block | Associate Researcher, Anahuac University; Director General, Evisys

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  • April 5, 2023

    Food policy: Warning labels for food and beverages high in added sugar

    Dr. Jennifer Falbe | Associate Professor, Nutrition and Human Development, UC Davis

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QSCERT-PC fellowship program

The Quality, Safety, and Comparative Effectiveness Research Training in Primary Care (QSCERT-PC) program provided UC Davis General Medicine fellowships to board-certified/eligible primary care practitioners and doctoral scholars interested in conducting research addressing healthcare quality and costs affecting primary care and population health. QSCERT-PC fellows went through the National Residency Matching Program for Academic General Pediatrics.

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