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.
jshoch@ucdavis.edu

Seminar Assistant
Olivia Call 
oacall@ucdavis.edu  

Upcoming Presentations | 2019 - 2020

January 9, 2020

Special Event

**SEMINAR TO OCCUR ON THURSDAY THIS WEEK**

Q&A Session to follow from 1:00pm -2:30pm

"Alameda County Social - Health Information Exchange"

Dr. Kathleen Clanon

Medical Director, Alameda County Care Connect

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January 15, 2020
"Medicaid Expansion and its impact on mortality of the of most vulnerable"

Laura R Wherry, PhD

Assistant Professor In-Residence, General Internal Medicine and Health Services Research

University of California, Los Angeles

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January 22, 2019

"Integrated Care Options for People who are Homeless in Sacramento"

 Joy Melnikow, M.D., M.P.H.

Director, Center for Healthcare Policy & Research

University of California, Davis

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January 29, 2020
"Trends and Outcomes of Dose Tapering Amoung Patients on Long-Term Opiod Therapy, 2008-2017"
Assistant Professor, Family and Community Medicine, Public Health University of California, Davis
&
Professor, Department of Family and Community Medicine
University of California, Davis

February 5, 2020

Stephen Henry, M.D., M.Sc.

Assistant Professor, UC Davis

February 12, 2020

** ONLINE WEBINAR SESSION**

HRSA Webinar

Webinar Link: https://hrsa.connectsolutions.com/bhw_nrsa_series/

Dial-in: 888-997-8507

Participant Code: 3506929

February 19, 2020 TO BE ANNOUNCED
February 26, 2020

"Global noise estimation from CTscan images to assess image quality to help efforts in radiation dose reduction project"

Monika Ray

Computer Scientists, General Internal Medicine

&

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

Professor of Medicine and Pediatrics, UC Davis, Division of General Medicine

March 4, 2020

"Researching the Effects of Vaccine Misinformation and Correction on Vaccination Intentions: What we know and what we don't know (yet)" 

Assistant Professor
Director of Communication in Health and Technology Research Lab (CHATR)
March 11, 2020

Helen C. Kales, M.D.

Chair, Department of Psychiatry

Professor, UC Davist

March 18, 2020
NO PRESENTATION
March 25, 2020 NO PRESENTATION

April 1, 2020

Sarah Kahle, PhD

QSCERT Fellow

April 8, 2020

Adrienne Hoyt-Austin, DO

QSCERT Fellow

April 15, 2020 TO BE ANNOUNCED
April 22, 2020

Seonhwa Lee, PhD

QSCERT Fellow

April 29, 2020

Ronit Ridberg, PhD MS

QSCERT Fellow

May 6, 2020

Renata Abrahão, MD, MSc, PhD

QSCERT Fellow

May 13, 2020

**ONLINE WEBINAR SESSION**

HRSA Webinar

Webinar link: https://hrsa.connectsolutions.com/bhw_nrsa_series/

Dial-in: 888-997-8507

Participant Code: 3506929

May 20, 2020 TO BE ANNOUNCED
May 27, 2020 TO BE ANNOUNCED

June 3, 2020

FINAL SEMINAR SESSION FOR SPRING 2020 TERM

TO BE ANNOUNCED

 

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.

November 20, 2019
"Chicana/o/x and Latina/o/x Health Care Issues"
UC Davis ADVANCE Social Sciences Research Initiative Postdoctoral Scholar
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November 13, 2019
"Comparison of Record Linkage Software for De-duplicating Patient Identities in California’s Prescription Drug Monitoring Program"
Adjunct Professor, Divisinon of Biostats, Department of Public Health Sciences, UC Davis
November 6, 2019

"Update on OSHPD’s Healthcare Payments Data Program: An All Payer Claims Database for California"

Michael Valle 

Chief Stragetgy Officer & Branch Chief, Information Services at OSHPD

Ted Calvert
Project Managament Lead (Consultant), OSHPD Health Payments Data Program

October 30, 2019

"Population-based Mammography Screening, Socioeconomic Status and Breast Cancer Mortality

– Evidence from a Natural Experiment in Ireland"

John Cullinan, 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

October 23, 2019

"Zero-Inflated Count Regression with Application to Lung Cancer Incidence"

Julianne Penner, M.S.
Computational and Data Science Research Specialist
UC Davis Health

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 9, 2019

"Disparities in Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome in the United States: 2000-2016"

Miriam Nuno, PhD

& Alec Schmidt, M.S

Associate Professor
Dept., Public Health Sciences,
UC Davis / Graduate Student, Dept of Vet Medicine

October 2, 2019

"Prior Authorization: Political Lotions, Potions and Elixirs of the Healthcare system"

Kermit Jones, J.D., M.D.

Internal Medicine Physician
Kaiser Permanente Medical Group

September 25, 2019

"The Science of Science Communication:

Informal Strategies for Public Engagement"

Community Engagement and Research Specialist
School of Nursing, PhD Candidate, UC Davis, & Principal, Malik WCC
August 26, 2019

"Solutions to high drug costs: Lessons from Asia"

June 5, 2019

"Perspectives on pregnancy, contraception, and abortion among young men involved in the juvenile justice system"

Maria Catrina D. Jaime Ph.D., M.P.H., C.P.H.
QSCERT-PC Fellow
May 29, 2019

"Using heart rate variability measures in research."

Sarah Kahle, Ph.D.
QSCERT-PC Fellow
May 22, 2019

"Are Tobacco 21 Policies Associated with Changes in Tobacco Prevalence among 18-20 year olds? A Multi-State Evaluation using BRFSS 2013-2017"

QSCERT-PC Fellow
May 15, 2019

"Medi-Cal Mailings: All Household vs. Targeted to Smokers" 

May 8, 2019

“Putting shared decision making into practice: Lessons from implementation research in Canada"

Sarah Munro, PhD
May 1, 2019
Post Doctoral Scholar, UC Davis
April 24, 2019

"Routine ICU Admission for Monitoring Trauma Patients"

Jessica Cox, M.D.
April 10, 2019

 "Patient Engagement with eConsults: Lessons from a Mature Safety Net System"

J. Nwando Olayiwola, M.D., M.P.H.
Associate Physician, UC San Francisco
Family Community Medicine
March 27, 2019
Anne White, Ph.D.
Medical Sociologist, UC Davis
Center for Healthcare Policy and Research
QSCERT fellow, UC Davis
March 20, 2019

"Risk-stratified breast cancer screening to improve the balance of benefits and harms"

Diana Miglioretti, Ph.D.
Dean’s Professor of Biostatistics, UC Davis
Senior investigator, Kaiser Permanente Washington Health Research Institute
March 13, 2019

"The Trajectory of my Research and Collaborations in Cognitive Aging"

Laurel Beckett, Ph.D.
Distinguished Professor and Chief, Division of Biostatistics
Department of Public Health Sciences
UC Davis
March 6, 2019

"Minimum Wages and Public Health: Natural experiments to test for effects of income on health" 

Paul Leigh, Ph.D.
Professor, Department of Public Health Sciences
UC Davis
February 27, 2019

"Curiosity + Passion + Skills = Research(er)"

Valerie Gilchrist, M.D.
Chair of the Department of Family Medicine
School of Medicine and Public Health
University of Wisconsin
February 20, 2019

"Healthcare Fraud 101"

Joshua Frost, MSPH (HP&M), PMP, CFE, CASP
Medicaid Program Integrity Specialist
Optum Government Solutions
February 13, 2019

"Privacy, Ethics and Personalized Health"

Nick Anderson, M.S., Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Public Health Sciences
Chief, Division of Health Informatics
Director, Department of Public Health Sciences
UC Davis
February 6, 2019

"The application of trauma-informed principles while conducting research" 

Caroline Giroux, M.D., FRCPC
Assistant Clinical Professor
Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
UC Davis
January 30, 2019

"The use of Telemedicine in Emergency Departments to provide Pediatric Critical Care Consultations"

James Marcin, M.D., M.P.H.
Vice Chair for Pediatric Clinical Research
Director, UC Davis Center for Health and Technology
Chief, Division of Pediatric Critical Care Medicine
Professor, Department of Politics
UC Davis
January 16, 2019

"Improving Health Outcomes Through Enhanced Patient-Clinician Relationships"

Michelle L. Dossett, M.D., Ph.D., M.P.H.
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School

2018

December 12, 2019
Peter Hilsenrath, Ph.D.
Joseph M. Long Chair of Healthcare Management
Professor of Economics
December 5, 2019
Lisa Ikemoto, B.A., J.D., LL.M.
Professor of Law
UC Davis School of Law
November 14, 2018
Su-Ting Li, M.D., M.P.H.
Associate Professor
Associate Vice Chair of Education
Residency Program Director
Pediatrics, UC Davis
November 7, 2018

"Policy Surveillance as Public Health Tool: An Example from Tobacco Control"

Diana Cassady, M.P.H., Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Public Health Science, UC Davis

October 31, 2018

Prabhu Shankar, M.D., M.S., MRCP (UK)
Clinical Informatician, Assistant Adjunct Professor
Public Health Sciences, UC Davis

October 24, 2018

"The Ecology of Clinical Decision Making"

Veena Manja, MBBS, MS
PhD candidate, McMaster University, Hamilton, Canada
Adjunt Assistant Professor, Department of Surgery, UC Davis
Staff Cardiologist, VA N. California Health Care System

October 17, 2018

"Marriage and Health over the Middle Years"

Seonwha Lee
Center for Healthcare Policy and Research

QSCERT-PC Fellow

October 10, 2018

"How to Get Your Paper Rejected (and Other Reflections of a Journal Editor)"

Patrick Romano, M.D., M.P.H.
Co-Editor in Chief, Health Services Research (HSR)
Director, T32 QSCERT
Instructor of Record, MDS A/B/C, Co-IOR, CLH 202 & 211
Professor of Medicine and Pediatrics, UC Davis, Division of General Medicine

October 3, 2018

"Outcomes of a fruit and vegetable prescription program for participating households and children"

Ronit Ridberg, Ph.D., M.S.
Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing
Center for Healthcare Policy and Research QSCERT - PC

Sepember 26, 2018

“Chronic School Absenteeism and Health”

Christopher Kim, M.D., M.P.H.
Physician, Department of Pediatrics
Center for Healthcare Policy and Research QSCERT-PC fellow

August 29, 2018

"Love and marriage: Theoretical and empirical explanations for the marriage-health link."

Patricia N. E. Roberson, PhD
Human Development & Family Studies

March 14, 2018

“Idaho’s Journey in the Development of a Ten Year Strategic Plan for Healthcare Reform and Graduate Medical Education”

Ted Epperly, M.D., FAAFP

President and Chief Executive Officer
The Family Medicine Residency of Idaho

2017

October 18, 2017

Mark Yarborough
Dean's Professor, Bioethics, UC Davis

October 11, 2017

Ethan Evans, Ph.D.
CHPR QSCERT Fellow, Sociology, UC Davis

October 4, 2017

Elizabeth David, M.D., F.A.C.S.
Assistant Professor of Surgery

September 27, 2017
Executive Director, Health Access
September 20, 2017

"Outcomes of a Real-life Demonstration of Stakeholder Engagement in Patient-Centered and Comparative Effectiveness Research Design"

Katherine Kim, Ph.D, M.P.H., M.B.A.
Assistant Director
Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing, UC Davis

2016

January 6, 2016

"When Does the Hospital-Attributable Quality Signal Fade? – Empirical Evidence For A Seven-Day Readmission Interval"

David Chin

January 13, 2016

"Testing for Godot: An explanation of the paper, "If nothing goes wrong, is everything all right?" by Hanley and Lippman-Hand published in JAMA (1983)"

Jeffrey Hoch

January 20 , 2016

"Can we BEAT heart failure? Results of the Better Effectiveness after Transitions for Heart Failure(BEAT-HF)trial of patient education and home telemonitoring"

Patrick Romano

January 27, 2016

"A Work In Progress: Examining Hospital Readmission in Medicare Beneficiaries with End-Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) receiving Dialysis"

Lorien Dalrymple

February 3, 2016

"Provider Birth Attitudes and Cesarean Section Rates: Convergent Validity of a Measure of Birth Culture"

Emily White VanGompel

February 10. 2016

" A CDC Regional Center of Excellence in Refugee Health at UC Davis in Times of Political Uncertainty". 

Patrick Koga

February 17, 2016

"An overview of Diagnosis Related Groupers/ICD 9& 10 coding relevance to Healthcare policy research"

Oluseun O Atolagbe

February 24, 2016

"The application of net benefit regression to do cost-effectiveness analysis with patient data"

Jeffrey Hoch

March 2, 2016

“What data sets are available in OSHPD and what could they be used (or have they been used) to investigate ?”

Merry Holliday-Hanson

March 9, 2016

"L-carnitine for valproic acid overdose: an instrumental variable analysis" 

James Chenoweth

March 16, 2016

"Finding solutions to urban violence: using evidence to inform intervention"

Magdalena Cerda

March 23, 2016

"Doing What Works: The Public’s Perspectives on Reducing the Overuse of Unnecessary Healthcare"

Susan Perez/ Marge Ginsburg

March 30, 2016

"The issue about bench science"

Yin Chen

April 6, 2016

"Preliminary results from a mixed-methods study of patient-clinician communication about opioids & chronic pain"

Stephen Henry

April 13, 2016

"Access to Primary Care Providers for Medi-Cal Patients: A Secret Shopper Pilot Study"

Joy Melnikow

April 20, 2016

"The Eight Basic Payment Methods in Health Care"

Kevin Quinn

April 27, 2016

Misty Humphries

May 4, 2016

Use of Abdominal Ultrasonography (FAST) in Pediatric Blunt Trauma Patients

Jim Holmes

May 11, 2016

"one or more HEC projects"

Debra Oto-Kent

May 18, 2016

"ideas for a 'physician report' card project he is developing at UCD."

Mithu Molla

May 25, 2016

Rob Dorion

June 1, 2016

"Talk about how you’ve approached a single issue using different methods."

Janet Coffman

June 8, 2016

Jessie Pintor

2015

September 2, 2015

"Towards Evidence-Based Family Planning Policy"

Bimla Schwarz

September 9, 2015

"Reconciling Best Evidence and Stakeholder Preferences: Methologic Challenges and Opportunities"

Sonal Singh

September 16, 2015

"Using Public Deliberation to Tackle Complex Issues in Healthcare"

Susan Perez

September 23, 2015

"Forecasting the Economic Burden of Autism in 2015 and 2025 in the United States"

Paul Leigh

September 30, 2015

"Economic Evaluation of Telemedicine for Patients in Intensive Care Units"

BK Yoo

October 7, 2019

"SEER-linked Virtual Tissue Repository"

Rosemary Cress

October 14, 2015

"Supplemental Screening for Breast Cancer in Women with Dense Breasts: A Systematic Review for the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force"

Joy Melnikow

October 21, 2015

"The Effect of Medicaid Managed Care on the Vitality of Safety-Net Hospitals: Evidence from a Florida pilot program"

Lindsey Woodworth

October 28, 2015

"Latino Children at the Intersection of Immigration and Healthcare Policy: Insurance Disparities by Parental Documentation Status"

Jessie Pintor

November 4, 2015

"The next generation of guidelines for authors: The REporting of studies Conducted using Observational Routinely-collected health Data (RECORD) Stateme"

Patrick Romano

November 18, 2015

"Research on Integrating Behavioral Health into Primary Care"

Cynthia Campbell

December 2, 2015

"The Affordable Care Act: Support Infrastructure and the American Welfare State"

Ethan Evans

December 9, 2015

CA’s general implementation of the ACA

Anthony Wright