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Center for Healthcare Policy and Research

Center for Healthcare Policy and Research

Meet Our QSCERT Fellows

2015 - 2016 Fellows


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Susan Perez just completed her PhD from The Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing, with a research focus on how consumers use the Internet to obtain and process health-related information for themselves and their families.  Her mixed-methods research used both qualitative interview methods and screen capture methods to elucidate information-seeking behaviors.  As a Postdoctoral Scholar, she is working with Dr. Patrick Romano to extend her previous work to the current topical issues of quality and price transparency.

Emily White VanGompel is a graduate of the UCDMC family medicine residency and continues her patient care and teaching as a family physician. Her current research focus aims to improve maternal child health outcomes by examining maternity care provider training and health beliefs.

Lindsey Woodworth recently completed a PhD in economics at the University of Florida.  Her research is in the area of applied microeconomics with an emphasis in health.  She is currently working on a number of projects that use natural experiments to address issues in emergency medicine.

Brock Daniels, MD, MPH,  is an emergency medicine physician and research fellow in the AHRQ funded Quality, Safety and Comparative Effectiveness Research Training Program (QSCERT) at the Center for Healthcare Policy Research.  Brock’s research focuses on improving the timeliness and effectiveness of care delivered in the Emergency Department, particularly the implementation and evaluation of evidence-based guidelines for appropriate use of advanced imaging.  Brock is also completing a Master of Advanced Studies in clinical research and health informatics through the Mentored Clinical Research Training Program (MCRTP).  He intends to apply the quality improvement methods learned here with rigorous research methodology to design, implement and study the impact of informatics-based interventions aimed to provide more cost-effective and patient-centered care in the ED.

Robert Doiron, M.D., Surgery, has completed three years in the General Surgery Residency Program at UCDMC. His research focuses on designing, validating, and implementing simulation curriculum into surgical education in order to improve surgical skills in the operating room and surgical outcomes.

James Chenoweth obtained his undergraduate degree in biology from Union College in Lincoln, Nebraska.  He attended Loma Linda University School of Medicine and obtained his MD in 2010.  He did residency training in Emergency Medicine at the UC Davis Medical Center.  In 2013 he began a Medical Toxicology fellowship at UCD.  He now joins the QSCERT program where his primary focus of research is in novel oral anticoagulants.

Jessie Kemmick Pintor, PhD, MPH Postdoctoral Fellow UC Davis Center for Healthcare Policy and Research.