CHPR provides a nexus for investigators from a broad range of disciplines to collaborate on impactful research that informs healthcare delivery, quality, outcomes and costs. The Center plays a unique role at UC Davis in supporting and fostering interdisciplinary research collaborations on these important health services research topics.

Currently, the majority of CHPR research projects fall into the following three research program themes:

  1. Healthcare Quality and Safety Research
  2. Mental Health and Substance Use Research
  3. Evidence to Inform Clinical Care and Health Policy

In each of these program areas, CHPR investigators and staff conduct high-impact work, much of which has informed clinical guidelines and health policy over the Center’s 25-year history.

Research Services

CHPR faculty and staff support health services research collaborations by contributing their subject matter expertise in the following areas:

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

CHPR research staff members who are skilled in utilizing the following methods for conducting innovative health services research are also available to work on collaborative research projects with CHPR faculty members:

  • 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 analysis of large datasets
  • Systematic reviews and evidence syntheses

More information about CHPR’s research support services (e.g. project management; grant development; financial management) can be found here. 

More information about becoming a CHPR member can be found here.