Research

The Center for Healthcare Policy and Research conducts a broad array of multidisciplinary projects in health services research, comparative effectiveness, and other research areas related to our Mission. 

Current Research Projects


SpeakOut: Empowering teen to teen communication about highly effective contraception
Funding Agency: DHHS
PI: Eleanor Bimla Schwarz, M.D.
Award Dates Start/End: 07/01/2015 – 06/30/2020


Quality, Safety and Comparative Effectiveness Research Training Program (T32)

Funding Agency: AHRQ

Co-PIs: Joy Melnikow, M.D., M.P.H. and Patrick S. Romano, M.D., M.P.H.


California Healthcare Benefits Review Program, UCOP

PI: Joy Melnikow


Breast Cancer Screening Technology Systematic Review, Kaiser Northwest

PI: Joy Melnikow


CHPR Outcomes and Evaluations Core, Behavior Health Center of Excellence, BHCOE UC Davis

PI: Joy Melnikow


Analytic Enhancement of AHRQ Quality Indicators, Stanford University

PI: Patrick Romano


Improve Information Transparency of Healthcare Pricing and Quality Outcomes State Dept. of Insurance,

PI: Patrick Romano


Medical Failure to Rescue, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia

PI: Patrick Romano


Technical Assistance to CDC Surveillance Programs for ICD-10 Transition, National Association of Health Data Organizations


Sacramento Taking Action Against Nicotine Dependence on Community College Campuses

Funding Agency: UCOP

PI: Elisa Tong, M.D., M.A.


Innovation Evaluation Center

Funding Agency: UCOP

PI: Patrick S. Romano, M.D., M.P.H.


N-of-1 Trials Using mHealth in Chronic Pain

Funding Agency: NIH

PI: Richard L. Kravitz, M.D., M.S.P.H.


Use of administrative data to develop and validate a set of nurse sensitive measures in patients with stroke

Funding Agency: Neuroscience Nursing Foundation

PI: Patricia Zrelak, Ph.D., C.N.R.N., C.N.A.A., B.C.


Exploring Disparities: Urinary incontinence Treatment Seeking in Mid-life Women

Funding Agency: NIH

PI: Elaine Waetjen, M.D.


Values and Options in Cancer Care (VOICE)

PI: Richard L. Kravitz, M.D., M.S.P.H.

Source of Support: National Cancer Institute (NCI)