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Center for Healthcare Policy and Research

Center for Healthcare Policy and Research

Center for Healthcare Policy and 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 Paul Leigh, Ph.D., 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. 

Upcoming Seminars 
February 3, 2016
12 – 1 p.m.
Emily White VanGompel, M.D., M.P.H.
“Provider Birth Attitudes and Cesarean Section Rates: Convergent Validity of a Measure of Birth Culture”
Medical Education Building 3207

February 10, 2016
12 – 1 p.m.
Patrick Koga, M.D., M.P.H.
" A CDC Regional Center of Excellence in Refugee Health at UC Davis in Times of Political Uncertainty"
Medical Education Building 3207
February 17, 2014
12 – 1 p.m.
Oluseun O Atolagbe
Title: TBD

February 24, 2016
12 – 1 p.m.
JeffreyHoch, Ph.D.
"The application of net benefit regression to do cost-effectiveness analysis with patient data"
 Medical Education Building 3207

March2, 2016
12 – 1 p.m.
Merry Holliday-Hanson
 “What data sets are available in OSHPD and what could they be used (or have they been used) to investigate ?”
Medical Education Building 3207

We have an urgent need for seminar presentations on the following dates:

Faculty, graduate students and non-faculty researchers with a focus on health policy or health services, are all welcome to present in this series.  Seminars typically focus 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" of abstracts accepted for regional or national meetings.  In addition, this is a great opportunity for presentation of dissertation or thesis proposals or findings.
We encourage presentations from health policy professionals both internal and external to the University.  To be placed on the schedule, email Seminar Director, Paul Leigh @ , or Kirstin Truitt @
Kirstin Truitt
Communications Analyst/Director’s Assistant
Center for Healthcare Policy and Research
UC Davis
2103 Stockton Blvd., Suite 2222
Sacramento, CA 95817
(916) 734-7918 – Office
(916)734-8731 – Fax