Center for Healthcare Policy and Research Seminar Series

The Center for Healthcare Policy and Research (CHPR) Seminar Series focuses on the following topics:

  • Research-in-progress (at any stage)
  • Recently completed research
  • Innovative research methods
  • Policy implications of health services research
  • Pre-proposal discussion of research ideas or plans
  • "Practice presentations" for abstracts accepted for regional or national meetings

Seminar Series Information

Location: UC Davis Health, Medical Education Building, Room 3207

Time: 12:00pm - 1:00pm, Every Wednesday

  • Sessions are held according to the Fall, Winter and Spring Quarter schedule.  There are no regularly scheduled seminars over the summer.

Earn CME Credit

Credit can be earned in two ways.  Continuing Medical Education credit is available to practicing physicians for most sessions. 

Students can register for EPI 291 and may earn 1 unit of course credit for regular seminar attendance.

Please contact the Seminar Director

Become A Presenter

We welcome presentations from health policy and research professionals both internal and external to the University. 

If you could like to give a talk or receive announcements, please contact:

Seminar Director
Jeffrey Hoch, Ph.D.

Seminar Assistant
Olivia Call  

Upcoming Presentations | 2019 - 2020

October 16, 2019
"An Exercise in the Art of Policy Trade-offs and Decision-Making"
David Panush
President, California Health Policy Strategies, L.L.C.

October 23, 2019
Julianne Penner, M.A.
Computational and Data Science Research Specialist
UC Davis Health

October 30, 2019
"Population-based Mammography Screening, Socioeconomic Status and Breast Cancer Mortality
– Evidence from a Natural Experiment in Ireland"
John Cullian, B.A.S.F., M.A., M.S.c., Ph.D.
Senior Lecturer in Economics,
National University of Ireland, Galway
Policy Editor, The Economic and Social Review


November 6, 2019

Presentation: TBA

Ted Calvert
Senior Leader, Ted Calvert Consulting

November 13, 2019

November 20, 2019

November 27, 2019 Thanksgiving - NO PRESENTATION

December 4, 2019

"The Green Prescription: Improving Population Health through Environmental Interventions"
Desiree Backman, Dr.PH., M.S., R.D.
Neal Kohatsu, M.D., M.P.H.
UC Davis Health
Center for Healthcare Policy and Research


January 8, 2020 - TBA

January 15, 2020 - TBA

January 22, 2019

Joy Melnikow
Center for Healthcare Policy & Research
Janurary 29, 2020
Alicia Agnoli, M.D., M.P.H., M.H.S.
Joshua Fenton

February 5, 2020
Stephen Henry
February 12, 2020
Helen C. Kales, M.D.
February 19, 2020 - TBA
February 26, 2020 - TBA

March 4, 2020 - TBA

March 11, 2020 - TBA

April 1, 2020 - TBA

April 8, 2020 - TBA

April 15, 2020 - TBA

April 22, 2020 - TBA

April 29, 2020 - TBA

May 6, 2020 - TBA

May 13, 2020 - TBA

May 20, 2020 - TBA

May 27, 2020 - TBA

June 3, 2020 - TBA