Carolyn DewaCarolyn Dewa, MPH, PhD was recently spoke about her research review "The relationship between physician burnout and quality of healthcare in terms of safety and acceptability: a systematic review" in an article titled "Is Physician Burnout Affecting Your Care?" published by U.S. News & World Report. Dr. Dewa's literature review published in the journal BMJ Open found that there is moderate evidence that physician burnout is associated with safety-related quality of care.

Dr. Dewa is a professor in the UC Davis Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, and a WOS appointment in the Department of Public Health Sciences.

Diana Miglioretti receives UC Davis School of Medicine Research Award

Dr. Miglioretti is the Dean's Professor in the Department of Public Health Science's Division of Biostatistics.  The award is given annually to a member of the school in recognition of outstanding contributions to biomedical science and medicine through laboratory or clinical research and will be presented during the UC Davis School of Medicine Spring General Faculty Meeting.

Hoch appointed to expert panel of the Institute for Clinical and Economic Review

Jeffrey Hoch, professor in the Department of Public Health Sciences and associate director of the Center for Healthcare Policy and Research and professor of public health sciences at UC Davis, has been appointed to the California Technology Assessment Forum (CTAF) of the Institute for Clinical and Economic Review.

The institute is a nonprofit organization that makes recommendations to patients, clinicians, insurers and policymakers on interpreting and using medical evidence to improve the quality and value of health care.

Irva Hertz-Picciotto, the Interim Chief of the Division of Epidemiology, is the lead for the seven-year initiative called Environmental influences on Child Health Outcomes, or ECHO. The initiative capitalizes on existing studies of various pediatric populations to develop a clearer picture of how physical, chemical, biological, social, behavioral, natural and built environments affect newborns, along with the lung, brain and metabolic health of children. More than 30 research centers from throughout the U.S. are united in the new national effort.