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Center for Healthcare Policy and Research

Center for Healthcare Policy and Research


Weekly Health Services Research Seminar Series

One of the fundamental aims of the Center is to enhance the intellectual environment for health services research at UC Davis and to help faculty and trainees develop the skills to conduct first-class health services research projects. As an expression of the Center's commitment to the professional growth of its faculty members, the noontime seminar series was initiated.

Convened under the leadership of Stephen Henry MD, the Seminar Series is held weekly during the academic year, with a hiatus during the months of July and August.  The location varies. Seminars are open to all Center members and other interested individuals. Continuing Medical Education credit is available to practicing physicians for most sessions, and students can take the course EPI 291 to earn 1 unit of course credit for each quarter of regular attendance. 

Link to Seminar Calendar


Patient-Centered Outcomes Research (PCOR) Brown Bag Discussion

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Led by:
Joy Melnikow,
Professor, Department of Family and Community Medicine,
Jeffrey Hoch, Professor, Associate Director, Public Health Science
Daniel Tancredi, Associate Professor In-Residence, Department of Pediatrics

Location:  CHPR (Grange Building)

This is an ongoing series, held on most second and fourth Mondays.  Email announcements for individual sessions are available.  To stay informed we encourage you to sign up for our email list, please send a request to

Upcoming PCOR Workshops

May 23, 2016
12 - 1 p.m.

Map and Directions can be found HERE


March 13, 2015
Mitch Katz, MD
Covering the Uninsured:
Experiences of San Francisco and Los Angeles

Mitchell H. Katz, MD is the Director of the Los Angeles County Department of Health Services, the second largest health system in the nation. Previously, he was the Director of Health for the City and County of San Francisco for thirteen years, where he implemented the Healthy San Francisco program, which was the United States' first municipal universal health care system. In 2012, Katz was awarded the National Center for Healthcare Leadership's Gail L. Warden Leadership Excellence Award for his contributions to the health care field. He practices medicine as a primary care doctor at Edward R. Roybal Comprehensive Health Center.

 Please click here to view Mitch Katz' PowerPoint slide


March 6

58% of Previously Uninsured Californians Have Insurance – Now What?

Speakers from Massachusetts:
Michael Doonan,
PHD,MPA, Associate Professor and MPP Program Director, The Heller School for Social Policy and Management, Brandeis University

DOLORES MITCHELL, Executive Director, Massachesetts Group Insurance CommissionMass Speakers

DANA GELB SAFRAN, SCD, Senior Vice President for Performance Measurement and Improvement, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts (BCBSMA)

DAVID SELTZ, Executive Director, Massachusetts Health Policy Commission

Speakers from California:
Jennifer Kent, Director,
California Department of Health Care Services

Neal D. Kohatsu, Medical Director, California Department of Health Care Services

Anthony Wright, Executive Director, Health Access.

Review and Evaluations to follow