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.

Seminar Assistant
Kirstin Truitt

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

September 26, 2018
“Chronic School Absenteeism and Health”
Christopher Kim, M.D., M.P.H.

Physician, Department of Pediatrics
Center for Healthcare Policy and Research QSCERT-PC fellow

October 3, 2018
"Outcomes of a fruit and vegetable prescription program for participating households and children"
Ronit Ridberg, Ph.D., M.S.
Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing
Center for Healthcare Policy and Research QSCERT-PC fellow

October 10, 2018
"How to Get Your Paper Rejected (and Other Reflections of a Journal Editor)"
Patrick Romano, M.D., M.P.H.
Co-Editor in Chief, Health Services Research (HSR)
Director, T32 QSCERT
Instructor of Record, MDS A/B/C, Co-IOR, CLH 202 & 211
Professor of Medicine and Pediatrics, UC Davis Division of General Medicine

October 17, 2018
Seonwha Lee

October 24, 2018
"The Ecology of Clinical Decision Making"
Veena Manja, MBBS, MS
Ph.D. candidate, McMaster University, Hamilton, Canada
Adjunt Assistant Professor, Department of Surgery, UC Davis
Staff Cardiologist, VA Northern California Health Care System

October 31, 2018
Prabhu Shankar, M.D., M.S., MRCP (UK)
Clinical Informatician, Assistant Adjunct Professor
Public Health Sciences, UC Davis

November 7, 2018
"Policy Surveillance as Public Health Tool: An Example from Tobacco Control"
Diana Cassady, M.P.H., Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Public Health Science, UC Davis

November 14, 2018
Su-Ting Li, M.D., M.P.H.
Associate Professor
Associate Vice Chair of Education
Residency Program Director
Pediatrics, UC Davis

September 19, 2018
"Special issues when considering the cost-effectiveness of drugs for rare diseases"
Elise Evers, MSc (candidate)
University of York
Center for Healthcare Policy and Research

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 @ , or Kirstin Truitt @