Research and development plays a vital role in improving telehealth and connected health programs. We conduct multiple research projects at a time, exploring ways to make health care more convenient and effective for patients. We also collaborate with our colleagues in other departments and at other University of California campuses to make sure our efforts are shared with the wider health care community.

UC Davis Telehealth Research

Small child smiling. (C) UC Davis Regents. All rights reserved.Infant TeleHelp Study

In February 2019, the UC Davis MIND Institute launched a study focused on understanding how to help families who are concerned about their infants' development. The study is for families of babies ages 5 to 12 months old.

Research participants receive developmental testing, visits with a psychologist through telehealth technology, as well as parent coaching strategies.

CITRIS Partnership

Newborn hearing screening.We work with the Center for Information Technology Research in the Interest of Society (CITRIS) and the Banatao Institute at UC Davis to develop and test new telehealth technologies. The CITRIS Health Initiative specifically focuses on developing transformative, scalable and sustainable information technology solutions to improve health and wellness.

Projects Include:

Research Spotlight

Stem cell researcher looks through microscope.Alpha Stem Cell Clinic

In 2017, the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine (CIRM) awarded a nearly $8 million grant to University of California, Davis, stem cell researchers to launch a special clinical trials program in Sacramento to accelerate the therapeutic development and delivery of stem cell therapies.

CIRM award reviewers identified the UC Davis Center for Health and Technology as a distinctive asset for the Alpha network’s goal of reaching more potential clinical participants and being able to monitor their progress remotely via telehealth.