Research

The Center for Healthcare Policy and Research conducts a broad array of multidisciplinary projects in health services research, comparative effectiveness, and other research areas related to our Mission. 

CHPR Current Research Projects

Addressing emerging health system priorities in cervical cancer prevention
Funding Agency: University of British Columbia
PI: Joy Melnikow, M.D., M.P.H.
09/13/2018 - 08/31/2023

Multidisciplinary targeted 'closed-loop' interventions with Primary Provider Education and Engagement to achieve HCV Continuum from Identification to Elimination (CITE)
Funding Agency: Gilead Sciences Inc.
PI: Rebecca Hluhanich, PharmD
11/06/2018 - 11/05/2021

Expanding Los Angeles County eConsult Cessation Services
Funding Agency: UC Tobacco-Related Disease Research Program
PI: Elisa Tong, M.D., M.A.
07/01/2018 - 06/30/2021

Specialty/subspecialty expertise and policy development support for the California Children's Services program
Funding Agency: California Department of Health Care Services
PI: Patrick Romano, M.D., M.P.H., F.A.C.P., F.A.A.P.
07/01/2018 - 06/30/2020

Feasibility and acceptability of dispensing mifepristone via mail order pharmacy
Funding Agency: UC San Francisco
PI: Eleanor Schwarz, M.D., M.S.
02/01/2019 - 01/31/2020

A clinician training intervention to improve pain-related communication, pain management and opioid prescribing in primary care
Funding Agency: NIH National Institute of Drug Abuse (NIDA)
PI: Stephen Henry, M.D., M.Sc.
02/01/2019 - 1/31/2020

MIDS: Behavioral Health Measures: Development, Reevaluation and Maintenance
Funding Agency: Mathematica Inc.
PI: Glen Xiong, M.D.
02/15/2019 - 12/31/2019

Cost-effectiveness of contemporary vs. high-sensitivity cardiac troponin in a United States emergency department
Funding Agency: Roche Diagnostics Corporation
PI: Bryn Mumma, M.D., M.A.S.
07/10/2018 - 12/31/2019

Task Order 7 - Systematic Evidence Reviews to Support the USPSTF
Funding Agency: Kaiser Foundation Research Institute
PI: Joy Melnikow, M.D., M.P.H.
11/15/2018 - 12/31/2019

Real world effectiveness and safety of hysteroscopic (Essure®) compared to laparoscopic sterilization
Funding Agency: Yale University
PI: Eleanor Schwarz, M.D., M.S.
11/01/2018 - 10/31/2019

Real world effectiveness and safety of hysteroscopic (Essure®) compared to laparoscopic sterilization
Funding Agency: Society of Family Planning
PI: Eleanor Schwarz, M.D., M.S.
10/15/2018 - 10/14/2019

Adolescent and Young Adult Men's Pregnancy Intentions and Attitudes towards Contraception and Abortion
Funding Agency: Society of Family Planning
PI: Sarah Combellick
10/01/2018 - 09/30/2019

Life context-informed pre-visit planning to improve care plans for primary care patients with multiple chronic conditions
Funding Agency: DHHS Agency for Disease Control and Prevention
PI: Elizabeth Magnan, M.D., Ph.D.
09/01/2018 - 08/31/2019

Hospital-Level Quality Indicators (QIs) Analysis and Support
Funding Agency: Mathematica Inc.
PI: Patrick Romano, M.D., M.P.H., F.A.C.P., F.A.A.P.
09/27/2018 - 09/26/2019

Defining and Rewarding Computer Tomography Quality and Safety
Funding Agency: UC San Francisco
PI: Patrick Romano, M.D., M.P.H., F.A.C.P., F.A.A.P.
09/14/2018 - 09/13/2019

Tailored activation in primary care to reduce suicide behaviors in middle-aged men
Funding Agency: DHHS Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
PI: Anthony Jerant, M.D.
09/01/2018 - 08/31/2019

Innovations Bridging Clinics and Communities to Advance late-Life Depression Care
Funding Agency: University of Washington
PI: Ladson Hinton, M.D., B.A.
08/01/2018 - 07/31/2019

Developing Patient-level Risk Prediction Models for Prescription Opioid Overdose
Funding Agency: NIH National Institute of Drug Abuse (NIDA)
PI: Stephen Henry, M.D., M.Sc.
08/01/2018 - 07/31/2019

QSCERT PC
Funding Agency: PHS Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA)
PI: Patrick Romano, M.D., M.P.H., F.A.C.P., F.A.A.P.
07/01/2018 - 06/30/2019

SpeakOut: Empowering teen to teen communication about highly effective contraception
Funding Agency: UC San Francisco
PI: Eleanor Schwarz, M.D., M.S.

07/01/2018 - 06/30/2019

Harnessing patient narrative to promote opioid tapering in primary care
Funding Agency: NIH National Institute of Drug Abuse (NIDA)
PI: Stephen Henry, M.D., M.Sc.

07/01/2018 - 06/30/2019

Evidence Map/Associated Methods Project on Treatments for Early-Stage Prostate Cancer
Funding Agency: RTI International
PI: Joshua Fenton, M.D., M.P.H.
11/09/2018 - 05/21/2019

AHRQ Patient Safety Network (PSNet)
Funding Agency: Most Investments, LLC dba Pantheon Software
PI: Patrick Romano, M.D., M.P.H., F.A.C.P., F.A.A.P.
03/25/2019 - 04/25/2019

Patient Safety Measures
Funding Agency: IMPAQ International
PI: Patrick Romano, M.D., M.P.H., F.A.C.P., F.A.A.P.
02/28/2019 - 03/29/2019

Quality measurement tools
Funding Agency: Most Investments, LLC dba Pantheon Software
PI: Patrick Romano, M.D., M.P.H., F.A.C.P., F.A.A.P.
07/01/2018 - 09/29/2018


SpeakOut: Empowering teen to teen communication about highly effective contraception
Funding Agency: DHHS
PI: Eleanor Bimla Schwarz, M.D., M.S.
Award Dates Start/End: 07/01/2015 – 06/30/2020


Quality, Safety and Comparative Effectiveness Research Training Program (T32)

Funding Agency: AHRQ

Co-PIs: Joy Melnikow, M.D., M.P.H. and Patrick S. Romano, M.D., M.P.H.


California Healthcare Benefits Review Program, UCOP

PI: Joy Melnikow


Breast Cancer Screening Technology Systematic Review, Kaiser Northwest

PI: Joy Melnikow


CHPR Outcomes and Evaluations Core, Behavior Health Center of Excellence, BHCOE UC Davis

PI: Joy Melnikow