Qualitative health research symposium: Using qualitative methods to ...
NEWS | December 18, 2017

Qualitative health research symposium: Using qualitative methods to advance health research


Health care professionals, faculty, researchers and staff from UC Davis and community organizations are invited to discuss qualitative research methods at the fourth Qualitative Health Research Symposium from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday, May 2.

The day-long skill-building and professional-development event highlights and demonstrates qualitative research methods as well as provides networking opportunities for researchers interested in qualitative or mixed-methods health research. The symposium includes two keynote addresses, a panel discussion about qualitative health research in practice and break-out roundtable sessions.

Kathy Charmaz, a professor emerita of sociology from California State University, Sonoma,is the morning keynote speaker. Charmaz’ research focuses on grounded theory methodology. Carroll Estes, a professor emerita of sociology at UCSF, is the afternoon keynote speaker. Estes founded and directed the UCSF Institute for Health and Aging and also chaired the Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences for 11 years at the UCSF School of Nursing. Her current research is on Social Security and Medicare policy, health reform, long-term care and elder women’s economic and health security.

The event is sponsored by the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing; the Clinical and Translational Science Center; the Institute for Social Sciences, the Latino Aging Research Resource Center; Center for Healthcare Policy and Research and the Center for Reducing Health Disparities.

View a flyer here. More details, including agenda and registration information, will be posted in January.