Welcome to the Center for Healthcare Policy and Research
Since our inception in 1994, the UC Davis Center for Healthcare Policy and Research (CHPR) has conducted interdisciplinary and collaborative research and research synthesis to improve health outcomes and services, educated the next generation of health services researchers, and assist policymakers in formulating effective health policies.
We are the only UC Davis-wide resource that supports interdisciplinary, innovative research on healthcare outcomes, access, quality and costs, and educates trainees in research methods on comparative effectiveness, healthcare costs, quality of care, and patient-centered outcomes. Our goal is to provide rigorous evidence, via our research findings and syntheses, which can be used to improve health outcomes and health policies—in California, across the US, and throughout the world.
- Breastfeeding Initiation and Continuation Among Women with Substance and Tobacco Use During Pregnancy: Findings from the Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System 2016–2018
- Visit Linearity in Primary Care Visits for Patients with Chronic Pain on Long-Term Opioid Therapy
- Emergent Cardiac Outcomes in Patients with Normal Electrocardiograms in the Emergency Department
- Effect of Partial vs Full Disclosure of Potential Assignment to Placebo on Participant Blinding, Perceptions of Group Assignment, and Trial Outcomes: A Randomized Clinical Trial
- Breast Cancer Screening Among Childhood Cancer Survivors Treated Without Chest Radiation: Clinical Benefits and Cost-Effectiveness
- Mammography Adherence in Relation to Function-Related Indicators in Older Women
The CHPR Seminar Series welcomed Dr. Danica "Loralyn" Taylor, lecturer in the Department of Public Health Sciences at UC Davis Health and an adjunct professor at Sacramento State, for her presentation "Effects of Cannabis Legalization on the Perinatal Use Rates of Cannabis, Tobacco and Alcohol" on May 11, 2022.
The CHPR Seminar Series welcomed Dr. Brittany Chatterton, QSCERT-PC fellow in the Department of Internal Medicine at UC Davis Health, for her presentation "Alcohol Screening Among U.S. Primary Care Physicians" on May 4, 2022.
Philanthropic support is vital to advancing CHPR’s leadership in informing effective, evidence-based healthcare policies. We invite partnership with those who share our vision to improve healthcare quality, access and outcomes for all people.
Your gift will help support CHPR in tackling urgent healthcare challenges and conducting solution-driven research used to inform public health policies.
You can support this important work by making a gift to CHPR.