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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
  • October 4, 2023 | 12 p.m. PST

    Julianne Cooley

    Research Data Analyst, California Cancer Reporting and Epidemiologic Surveillance (CalCARES), UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center

    Cervical cancer stage at diagnosis and survival among women ≥65 years in California

  • October 11, 2023 | 12 p.m. PST

    Dr. Ethan Borre

    Internal Medicine Resident, Massachusetts General Hospital

    Cost-effectiveness of adult hearing screening in the U.S.

  • October 18, 2023 | 12 p.m. PST

    Dr. Cece Calhoun and Dr. George Goshua

    Dr. Cece Calhoun | Assistant Professor of Medicine (Hematology/Oncology), Yale University School of Medicine

    Dr. George Goshua | Assistant Professor of Medicine (Hematology), Yale University School of Medicine

    A gentle introduction to Distributional Cost-Effectiveness: The case of equity-enhancing gene therapy in sickle cell disease in the U.S.

  • October 25, 2023 | 12 p.m. PST

    Dr. Rebecca Howe

    Heather M. Young Postdoctoral Fellow, UC Davis Health

  • November 1, 2023 | 12 p.m. PST

    Dr. Jon Agley

    Associate Professor, Applied Health Science, School of Public Health Bloomington, Indiana University
    Deputy Director of Research, Prevention Insights

  • November 8, 2023 | 12 p.m. PST

    Dr. Marcia Tan

    Assistant Professor, Epidemiology and Behavioral Sciences, Department of Public Health Sciences, University of Chicago

    Adapting a tobacco cessation training curriculum to promote intervention delivery among community health workers

  • November 15, 2023 | 12 p.m. PST

    Dr. Hadley Stevens Smith

    Assistant Professor, Department of Population Medicine, Harvard Medical School and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Institute

  • November 22, 2023 | 12 p.m. PST

    No seminar

    No seminar will be held this week due to the Thanksgiving holiday. 

  • November 29, 2023 | 12 p.m. PST

    Dr. Rebecca Delaney

    Research Assistant Professor, Division of Health System Innovation and Research, Department of Population Health Sciences, University of Utah Intermountain Healthcare

    Empowering choices: Creating a novel decision aid for families confronting severe congenital heart disease

  • December 6, 2023 | 12 p.m. PST

    Dr. Natalie Smith

    Research Fellow, Department of Population Medicine, Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Institute

Recent seminars
  • June 7, 2023

    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

    Dr. David Chin | Assistant Professor, Health Policy and Management, University of Massachusetts Amherst

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  • 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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