Recently Completed Research Projects

Reliability of Diagnoses coding with ICD-9-CM and ICD-10-CM
Funding agency: NIH

PI: Eduard Poltavskiy, Ph.D.
Award Dates Start/End: 04/01/2016 – 03/31/2017


Stakeholder Feedback-Secret Shopper Study of Medi-Cal Enrollees
Funding Agency: California Healthcare Foundation
PI: Joy Melnikow, M.D., M.P.H.
Award Dates Start/End: 04/01/2016 – 06/30/2016


When the Price Is Not Right: State Options on Prescription Drug Pricing
Funding Agency: Center for Healthcare Decisions

PI: Jeffrey Hoch, Ph.D.
Award Dates Start/End: 04/01/2016 – 05/31/2016


A Case-Control Study to Identify Potentially Modifiable Risk Factors for the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality Patient Safety Indicator 11-Postoperative Respiratory Failure
Funding Agency: American Association of Critical Care Nurses (AACN)
PI: Jacqueline Stocking, Ph.D. (c), M.B.A., M.S.N.
Award Dates Start/End: 11/01/2015 – 06/15/2017


Tailored Activiation in Primary Care to Reduce Suicide Behaviors in Middle Aged Men
Funding Agency: CDC
PI: Anthony Jerant, M.D.
Award Dates Start/End: 09/01/2015 – 07/31/2016


Protocol ML28690 Symptoms and Care-Seeking Behavior During Acute Stroke
Funding Agency: Genentech, Inc.
PI: Pat Zrelak, Ph.D., C.N.R.N., C.N.A.A., B.C.
Award Dates Start/End: 07/21/2014 – 07/31/2016


Sacramento Taking Action Against Nicotine Dependence on Community College Campuses
Funding Agency: TRDRP
PI: Elisa Tong, M.D., M.A.
Award Dates Start/End: 08/01/2013 – 07/31/2017


Impact of Cancer Communication Intervention on Caregiver Bereavement
Funding Agency: NIH, University of Rochester subcontract
PI: Richard Kravitz, M.D., M.S.P.H.
Award Dates Start/End: 12/01/2012 – 11/30/2017


CalPERS Strategic Healthcare Measures Evaluation
Funding Agency: CalPERS
PI: Patrick Romano, M.D., M.P.H.
Award Dates Start/End: 12/31/2015 – 12/30/2016


Understanding Consumer's Views of Cost Sharing, Quality and Network Choice
Funding Agency: RWJF
PI: Patrick Romano, M.D., M.P.H.
Award Dates Start/End: 10/01/2015 – 03/31/2017


Technical Assistance to CDC Surveillance Programs for ICD-10 Transition
Funding Agency: NAHDO
PI: Patrick Romano, M.D., M.P.H.
Award Dates Start/End: 11/01/2013 – 01/31/2016


UC Tobacco Cessation Network
Funding Agency: CHQI
PI: Elisa Tong, M.D., M.A.
Award Dates Start/End: 02/01/2014 – 09/30/2016


Development of Ambulatory Care Outcome Measures
Funding Agency: CMS (Subcontract with Yale University)
PI: Patrick S. Romano, M.D., M.P.H.


Acting to Reduce Variations in Utilization: Advance Care Planning for Heart Failure
Funding Agency: CHF/UCLA
PI: Patrick S. Romano, M.D., M.P.H.


Provider Training to Support Patient Self-efficacy for Depression Care
Funding Agency: NIH
PI: Anthony F. Jerant, M.D.


Promoting Patient-centered Counseling to Reduce Inappropriate Diagnostic Tests
Funding Agency: PCORI
PI: Joshua Fenton, M.D., M.P.H.


Symptoms and Care-Seeking Behavior During Acute Stroke, A Descriptive Study 
PI: Patricia Zrelak, Ph.D., C.N.R.N., N.E.A.-B.C. 
Source of Support: Genentech  


AHRQ Quality Indicators Emergency Preparedness Measures
Principal Investigator: Patrick Romano, M.D., M.P.H.
Source of Support: Batelle Memorial Institute
Approved/Proposed Dates: 1/1/08- (contract extensions and modifications ongoing)