Since our inception in 1994, the UC Davis Center for Healthcare Policy and Research (CHPR) has conducted interdisciplinary and collaborative research and research synthesis to improve health outcomes and services, educate the next generation of health services researchers, and assist policymakers in formulating effective health policies.

We are the only UC Davis-wide resource that supports interdisciplinary, innovative research on healthcare outcomes, access, quality and costs, and educates trainees in research methods on comparative effectiveness, healthcare costs, quality of care, and patient-centered outcomes. Our goal is to provide rigorous evidence, via our research findings and syntheses, which can be used to improve health outcomes and health policies—in California, across the US, and throughout the world. 

Under the leadership of Joy Melnikow, M.D., M.P.H., we support innovative research and education in comparative effectiveness, health disparities, and cost and quality of care.  Our work informs health policy in local, state, federal, and international policy arenas as well as the UC Davis community.

Our Services

We are a valuable resource to researchers who need assistance in grant development, project implementation and management, or financial administration.

Our members work with our experienced teams to move research projects through all phases, from proposal to final reporting, and everything in-between.

Contact CHPR

Center for Healthcare Policy and Research

2103 Stockton Blvd.
Sacramento, CA 95817 | Get Directions

Phone: 916-734-7918


Donation information:

Your contribution to CHPR will support its efforts to facilitate research, promote education and inform policy about health and healthcare--efforts critical to the physical and economic health of California and the nation.