Education | Center for Healthcare Policy and Research


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

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Upcoming seminars
  • February 28, 2024 | 12 P.M. PST

    Dr. Jessica Williams

    Professor, Department of Health Services Administration, The University of Alabama at Birmingham

    A computer-based health equity simulation for health care practitioners and students

  • March 6, 2024 | 12 P.M. PST

    Dr. Jennifer Karas Montez

    Professor, Sociology Department, Syracuse University

    Democratic erosion and working-age mortality

  • March 13, 2024 | 12 P.M. PST

    Dr. Wilson Majee

    Associate Professor, College of Health Sciences, Health and Rehabilitation Science, University of Missouri

    Youth (dis)engagement and rurality: trends, challenges and opportunities in Africa

  • April 3, 2024

    Dr. Nicole Kelp

    Assistant Professor, Department of Microbiology, Immunology, and Pathology, Colorado State University

    Communicating about vaccines: Impacts of uncertainty, misinformation, and relationships in health communication and decision-making

  • April 10, 2024 | 12 P.M. PST

    Dr. Helen McTaggart-Cowan

    Assistant Professor of Professional Practice, Health Sciences, Simon Fraser University

  • April 17, 2024 | 12 P.M. PST

    Dr. David Johnson

    Professor, Department of Neurology, UC Davis Health

    The Good Life program on healthy aging: The new California standard of care

  • April 24, 2024 | 12 P.M. PST

    Dr. Samantha Pollard

    Senior Methodologist, BC Cancer

  • May 1, 2024 | 12 P.M. PST

    Dr. Reka Pataky

    Senior Health Economist, BC Cancer

  • May 8, 2024 | 12 P.M. PST

    Deirdre Weymann

    Senior Health Economist, BC Cancer

    Real-world economic evaluation of genome-wide sequencing for developmental and seizure disorders: Evidence from Canada

  • May 15, 2024 | 12 P.M. PST

    Dr. Jonathan Metzl

    Frederick B. Rentschler II Professor of Sociology and Psychiatry, Department of Medicine, Health, and Society, Vanderbilt University

  • May 22, 2024

    No seminar scheduled

    Our Seminar Series will be on break on May 22. 

  • May 29, 2024 | 12 P.M. PST

    Dr. J'Mag Karbeah

    Assistant Professor, School of Public Health, University of Minnesota

  • June 5, 2024 | 12 P.M. PST

    Rebecca Tryon

    HHSA Program Manager, Healthy Communities Initiative, Yolo County Health and Human Services Agency

Recent seminars
  • February 21, 2024

    Addressing health disparities through community-based collaborative research

    Dr. Shena Gazaway | Assistant Professor, University of Alabama School of Nursing

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  • February 14, 2024

    Mobilizing student agency in academia through a social justice peer mentorship

    Dr. Catrina Jaime | Associate Clinical Professor, Bouvé College of Health Sciences, Northeastern University

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  • February 7, 2024

    A peer-facilitated, navigation intervention to improve mental healthcare

    Dr. Johanne Eliacin | Associated Health Postdoctoral Fellow, Richard L. Roudebush VA Medical Center; Assistant Research Professor, Indiana University School of Medicine

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  • January 31, 2024

    Racialized disparities in neonatal drug toxicology screening

    Dr. Cydney McGuire | Assistant Professor, Paul H. O'Neill School of Public and Environmental Affairs, Indiana University

    Recording not available. 

  • January 17, 2024

    Assessing the value of vaccination against COVID-19 in children and adults

    Dr. Lisa Prosser | Marilyn Fisher Blanch Research Professor, School of Public Health, University of Michigan; and Associate Vice President, Research - Health Sciences, University of Michigan Office of Research

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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.

Learn more

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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