Call for Proposals Call for Proposals on COVID-19 Health Services and Outcomes Research

The COVID-19 pandemic has had profound and diverse impacts on patients, providers, and the healthcare system. Research to better understand these impacts and devise strategies to address them is critical. The UC Davis Center for Healthcare Policy and Research (CHPR), the Center for Health and Technology (CHT), and the Behavioral Health Center of Excellence (BHCOE) announce a call for pilot projects to be conducted during 2020.

These awards are intended to support highly meritorious, rapid projects that will study the impacts of COVID-19 on health services, access, outcomes and costs. Pilots will enable UC Davis faculty to obtain preliminary data that enhance their ability to compete for extramural funding.

The deadline to apply is May 1, 2020.

Learn More and Apply Now: https://health.ucdavis.edu/chpr/research/covid19proposal_index.html 

CHPR faculty members and staff design and execute innovative research using advanced methodologies to improve evidence-based decision-making by public and private entities at the local, state, national, and international levels.


CHPR supports innovative research using methods such as:

  • Online and telephone surveys
  • Economic evaluation
  • Patient-centered outcomes research
  • Multi-modal program evaluation
  • Public deliberation about healthcare
  • Qualitative interviews and focus groups
  • Policy analysis
  • Complex statistical modeling including large dataset analysis
  • Systematic reviews and evidence synthesis

CHPR Faculty and staff offer broad subject matter expertise in:

  • Study design options
  • Consumer behavior
  • Disparities and health equity
  • Healthcare access, coverage, and utilization
  • ICD-9 / ICD-10 translation
  • Insurance models & delivery
  • Mental/behavioral health
  • Physician-patient communication
  • Prescription drug use and cost
  • Prevention and screening
  • Quality of care measurement
  • Tobacco cessation
  • Substance use
  • Women’s health

Harnessing Patient Narrative to Promote Opioid Tapering in Primary Care
Funding agency: NIH
PI: Stephen Henry, M.D.


A Clinician Training Intervention to Improve Pain-related Communication, Pain Management, and Opioid Prescribing in Primary - Care
Funding agency: NIH
PI: Stephen Henry, M.D.


Developing Patient-level Risk Prescription Models for Prescription Opioid Overdose
Funding agency: NIH
PI: Stephen Henry, M.D.


Reliable Failure-to-Rescue
Funding agency: AHRQ/CHOP
PI: Patrick Romano, M.D., M.P.H.


Building Tobacco Cessation Connections Across Los Angeles County Providers
Funding agency: TRDRP
PI: Elisa Tong, M.D., M.A.


CA Quits
Funding Agency: CDPH
PI: Elisa Tong, M.D., M.A.


Reliability of Diagnoses Coding with ICD-9-CM and ICD-10-CM
Funding agency: NIH

PI: Eduard Poltavskiy, Ph.D.


A Case-Control Study to Identify Potentially Modifiable Risk Factors for the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality Patient Safety Indicator 11-Postoperative Respiratory Failure
Funding Agency: American Association of Critical Care Nurses (AACN)
PI: Jacqueline Stocking, Ph.D. (c), M.B.A., M.S.N.


Tailored Activation in Primary Care to Reduce Suicide Behaviors in Middle Aged Men
Funding Agency: CDC
PI: Anthony Jerant, M.D.


Symptoms and Care-Seeking Behvior During Acute Stroke
Funding Agency: Genentech, Inc.
PI: Pat Zrelak, Ph.D., C.N.R.N., C.N.A.A., B.C.


Sacramento Taking Action Against Nicotine Dependence on Community College Campuses
Funding Agency: TRDRP
PI: Elisa Tong, M.D., M.A.


Impact of Cancer Communication Intervention on Caregiver Bereavement
Funding Agency: University of Rochester, NIH
PI: Richard Kravitz, M.D., M.S.P.H.


SpeakOut: Empowering Teen to Teen Communication About Highly Effective Contraception
Funding Agency: DHHS
PI: Eleanor Bimla Schwarz, M.D.


Understanding Consumer's Views of Cost Sharing, Quality, and Network Choice
Funding Agency: RWJF
PI: Patrick Romano, M.D., M.P.H.


California Healthcare Benefits Review Program
Funding Agency: UCOP

PI: Joy Melnikow, M.D., M.P.H.


Evidence - Based Practice Centers (Kaiser, Northwest, AHRQ): Systematic Reviews
Funding Agency: Kaiser Northwest

PI: Joy Melnikow, M.D., M.P.H.


Analytic Enhancement of AHRQ Quality Indicators
Funding Agency: AHRQ

PI: Patrick Romano, M.D., M.P.H.


Medical Failure to Rescue
Funding Agency: Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia

PI: Patrick Romano, M.D., M.P.H.


Technical Assistance to CDC Surveillance Programs for ICD-10 Transition
Funding Agency: National Association of Health Data Organizations


Sacramento Taking Action Against Nicotine Dependence on Community College Campuses

Funding Agency: UCOP

PI: Elisa Tong, M.D., M.A.


Innovation Evaluation Center

Funding Agency: UCOP

PI: Patrick S. Romano, M.D., M.P.H.


N-of-1 Trials Using mHealth in Chronic Pain

Funding Agency: NIH

PI: Richard L. Kravitz, M.D., M.S.P.H.


Values and Options in Cancer Care (VOICE)
Funding Agency: National Cancer Institute (NCI)
PI:
Richard L. Kravitz, M.D., M.S.P.H.

Stakeholder Feedback-Secret Shopper Study of Medi-Cal Enrollees
Funding Agency: California Health Care Foundation
PI: Joy Melnikow, M.D., M.P.H.


When the Price Is Not Right: State Options on Prescription Drug Pricing
Funding Agency: Center for Healthcare Decisions

PI: Jeffrey Hoch, Ph.D.


Development of Ambulatory Care Outcome Measures
Funding Agency: CMS (Subcontract with Yale University)
PI: Patrick S. Romano, M.D., M.P.H.


Acting to Reduce Variations in Utilization: Advance Care Planning for Heart Failure
Funding Agency: CHF/UCLA
PI: Patrick S. Romano, M.D., M.P.H.


CalPERS Strategic Healthcare Measures Evaluation
Funding Agency: CalPERS
PI: Patrick Romano, M.D., M.P.H.


Technical Assistance to CDC Surveillance Programs for ICD-10 Transition
Funding Agency: NAHDO
PI: Patrick Romano, M.D., M.P.H.


UC Tobacco Cessation Network
Funding Agency: CHQI
PI: Elisa Tong, M.D., M.A.


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

PI: Joy Melnikow, M.D., M.P.H.


Improve Information Transparency of Healthcare Pricing and Quality Outcomes
Funding Agency: State Dept. of Insurance

PI: Patrick Romano, M.D., M.P.H.


Use of Administrative Data to develop and Validate a Set of Nurse Sensitive Measures in Patients With Stroke

Funding Agency: Neuroscience Nursing Foundation

PI: Patricia Zrelak, Ph.D., C.N.R.N., C.N.A.A., B.C.


Exploring Disparities: Urinary incontinence Treatment Seeking in Mid-life Women

Funding Agency: NIH

PI: Elaine Waetjen, M.D.


Provider Training to Support Patient Self-efficacy for Depression Care
Funding Agency: NIH
PI: Anthony F. Jerant, M.D.


Promoting Patient-centered Counseling to Reduce Inappropriate Diagnostic Tests
Funding Agency: PCORI
PI: Joshua Fenton, M.D., M.P.H.


Symptoms and Care-Seeking Behavior During Acute Stroke, A Descriptive Study 
PI: Patricia Zrelak, Ph.D., C.N.R.N., N.E.A.-B.C. 
Source of Support: Genentech  


AHRQ Quality Indicators Emergency Preparedness Measures
Principal Investigator: Patrick Romano, M.D., M.P.H.
Source of Support: Batelle Memorial Institute
Approved/Proposed Dates: 1/1/08- (contract extensions and modifications ongoing)