Seminar Series

The CHPR Seminar Series typically focuses on 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, or "practice presentations" for abstracts accepted for regional or national meetings.  Faculty, graduate students, and non-faculty researchers with a focus on health policy or health services are encouraged to present.  In addition, this is a great opportunity for presenting dissertations, thesis proposals, or thesis findings. 

The weekly seminars are held Wednesdays, 12-1 pm during the academic year, with a hiatus during the months of July and August. The seminars are usually located at the UCD Medical Education Building, Room 3207 (see schedule to confirm location). Seminars are open to all CHPR members, staff, students, and researchers external to UCD. Continuing Medical Education credit is available to practicing physicians for most sessions. Students taking EPI 291 may earn 1 unit of course credit for each quarter of regular seminar attendance. 

We welcome presentations from health policy and research professionals both internal and external to the University.  To be placed on the schedule, please contact:

Seminar Director
Jeffrey Hoch, Ph.D.
jshoch@ucdavis.edu

Seminar Assistant
Kirstin Truitt 
kgtruitt@ucdavis.edu

CHPR SEMINAR SERIES
Medical Education Building, Room 3207
Wednesday's 12 - 1 p.m.


December 13, 2017
"Rigor in qualitative research: More than a matter of perspective?"
Melissa Gosdin, Ph.D.
Qualitative Research Analyst
UC Davis, Center for Healthcare Policy and Research


WINTER BREAK

12/20/2017 - 1/3/2018


January 10, 2018
Marianne Bitler, Ph.D
Professor, Department of Economics, UC Davis


January 17, 2018
Pat Powers
Executive Director, Center for Health Care Decisions


January 24, 2018
Marianne Page, Ph.D.
Professor, Department of Economics, UC Davis


January 31, 2018
Ruth Shim, M.D., M.P.H.
Professor and Director, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, UC Davis


February 7, 2018
Ronald Epstein, M.D.
Professor of Family Medicine, Psychiatry, Oncology and Medicine
Director, Center for Communication and Disparities Research
Co-Director, Mindful Practice Programs
Co-Director, Deans Teaching Fellowship


February 14, 2018
Magdalena Cerda, DrPH, M.P.H.
Associate Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine, UC Davis


February 21, 2018
Greg Zaric, Ph.D., M.S., MASc., BSc
Professor, Epidemiology and Biostatistics
Professor, Statistical and Actuarial Sciences
Ivey Business School


February 28, 2018
Rose Kagawa, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Scholar at Violence Prevention Research Program, UC Davis


March 7, 2018
Kara Rudolph, Ph.D., M.H.S., M.P.S.
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health and Society Postdoctoral Scholar
UC Berkeley, UC San Francisco


March 14, 2018
Ted Epperly, M.D., FAAFP
President and Chief Executive Officer
The Family Medicine Residency of Idaho


March 21, 2018
Colin Cameron, Ph.D.
Professor, Department of Economics, UC Davis


March 28, 2018
SPRING BREAK


April 4, 2018
Eve Angeline Hood-Medland, M.D.
QSCERT-PC Post Doc Fellow, Center for Healthcare Policy and Research
Attending Physician, Department of Internal Medicine, UC Davis


April 11, 2018
Anne Elizabeth Clark White, Ph.D.
QSCERT Post Doc Fellow, Center for Healthcare Policy and Research
Physician, Department of Emergency Medicine, UC Davis


April 18, 2018
TBD


April 25, 2018
Sarah Bateni, M.D.
QSCERT Post Doc Fellow, Center for Healthcare Policy and Research
Resident, Department of Surgery, UCDavis


May 2, 2018
Melanie Dove, M.P.H., ScD
QSCERT-PC Post Doc Fellow, Center for Healthcare Policy and Research
Epiemiologist, Department of Internal Medicine, UC Davis


May 9, 2018
Christopher Kim, M.D., M.P.H.
QSCERT-PC Post Doc Fellow, Center for Healthcare Policy and Research
Staff Physician, Department of Pediatrics Primary Care, UC Davis


May 16, 2018
Jessica Cox, M.D.
QSCERT Post Doc Fellow, Center for Healthcare Policy and Research
Department of Surgery, UC Davis


May 23, 2018
Michelle Hamline, M.D., Ph.D.
QSCERT-PC Post Doc Fellow, Center for Healthcare Policy and Research
Pediatric Hospitalist, Department of Pediatrics, UC Davis


May 30, 2018
Maria Catrina Diestro Jaime, Ph.D.
QSCERT Post Doc Fellow, Center for Healthcare Policy and Research


June 6, 2018
Sarah Kahle, Ph.D., M.Ed.
QSCERT-PC Post Doc Fellow, Center for Healthcare Policy and Research
Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, UC Davis


June 13, 2018
Aimee Moulin, M.D.
QCERRT Post Doc Fellow, Center for Healthcare Policy and Research
Associate Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine, UC Davis

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 Professor, BIMSN, UC Davis


September 27, 2017
"Protecting and Advancing California's Progress on Health Care and Coverage in Turbulent Times"
Anthony Wright
Executive Director, Health Access California
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October 4, 2017
"Survival and Surgery for Lung Cancer-is the Relationship Causal or Correlative? How do we make the decision?"
Elizabeth David, M.D., F.A.C.S.
Assistant Professor, Surgery, UC Davis


October 11, 2017
"Transdisciplinary: A Trajectory Integrating Social Work, Medical Sociology, and Health Policy and Services Research"
Ethan Evans, Ph.D.
Department of Sociology, UC Davis


October 18, 2017
"Systems-level Impediments to Trustworthy Biomedical Research"
Mark Yarborough
Dean's Professor, Bioethics, UC Davis


October 25, 2017
"Building and Connecting Community Assets to Reduce the Risk and Prevalence of Obesity in California"
Neal Kohatsu, M.D., M.P.H.
Medical Director, California Department of Health Care Services
Desiree Backman, DrPH, M.S., R.D.
Chief Prevention Officer, UC Davis

Abstract: Several recent scientific papers have highlighted disturbing epidemiologic trends regarding the prevalence of pre-diabetes, diabetes, and obesity. The combined prevalence of pre-diabetes and diabetes exceeds 50%, nationally, and may well be higher in low-income populations. In addition, obesity prevalence rates continue to increase in large segments of the population and are at all-time highs for other groups. Innovative and effective population health approaches are required to reduce the prevalence of obesity and attendant risk factors. This session will share key evidence from the literature and formative research conducted by the presenters to guide an $8M community-based intervention to reduce the risk and prevalence of obesity among low-income adults in California.  The formative research, which was used to identify effective and practical ways to reduce the obesity epidemic, includes findings from key informant interviews with national, state, and local thought leaders; focus groups with low-income community members in Northern, Central, and Southern California; and video ethnographies statewide with low-income community members and local leaders.


November 1, 2017
"Estimation of cause-specific risks of death by smoking status using NHIS mortality linked data"
Victoria Landsman, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Institute for Work and Health Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto

In this talk I will describe a joint project with the NCI (NIH, USA) to develop absolute risks of cause-specific mortality from smoking-related causes of death by smoking status (current, former and never smokers) as well as the other factors for each year of life starting from birth until age 95. The absolute risks will be displayed on the NCI interactive website for public use. I will also discuss some challenges faced by our team during the process of this study, like choice of data, definition of exposure variable, and development of statistical methodology for partitioning mortality and accommodating competing risks. Some preliminary results will be provided.


November 8, 2017
"National variability in Medicare's charge to reimbursement ratio for common Interventional Radiology procedures: Are any of the 'cost' numbers correct?"
Bahman Sayyar Roudsari, M.D., M.P.H., Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Emergency Medicine, UC Davis


November 15, 2017
"In Search of Time : How to Deal with Time-Related Factors in Health Research"
Sun Young Jeon, Ph.D.
Senior Statistician, UC Davis


November 29, 2017
"Monitoring Diabetes Prevalence in California: A Quest Pilot Study"
Elizabeth Dingbaum, M.P.H.
California Epidemiology Investigation Service (Cal-EIS) fellow
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December 6, 2017
"Immigrant Legal Status and Health: Legal Status Disparities in Chronic Conditions and Musculoskeletal Pain among Mexican-Born Farm Workers in the United States"
Erin Hamilton, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Sociology, UC Davis
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"Precision Health2016-09-07 12:00:00, 2016-09-07 13:00:00, America/Los_Angeles, Event: Precision Health , Seminar, Medical Education Building, Room 3207.  
Fred Meyers, M.D.
Associate Dean for Precision Medicine
Professor of Internal Medicine
University of California, Davis, School of Medicine
September 7, 2016


FRIDAY August 11, 2017
 
ABSTRACT
This talk introduces the concept of “value of information” and then provides examples from the presenter’s experience to illustrate the main points.  Value of information analysis (VoI) estimates the expected benefit of a research project (e.g. a clinical trial) in terms of the value of the information it yields, and compares this with the cost.  VoI essentially estimates the return on investment in proposed research projects.

These principles can be used in a number of ways. Funders of research may find it useful to rank projects in terms of the expected return on investment from a variety of competing projects. Alternatively, trialists can use the principles to identify the efficient sample size of a proposed study as an alternative to traditional power calculations, and finally, a VoI analysis can be conducted alongside an economic evaluation as a quantitative adjunct to the 'future research' or 'next steps' section of a study write up.
The talk will conclude with thoughts about new applications of VoI and future research needs.

We encourage presentations from health policy professionals both internal and external to the University.  To be placed on the schedule, email Seminar Director, Jeffrey Hoch @ jshoch@ucdavis.edu , or Kirstin Truitt @ kgtruitt@ucdavis.edu.