Archived Projects

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    [ARCHIVED] My Own Health Report (MOHR) Project

      Funded by the National Cancer Institute January 2013 – present $150,000 Dr. Rodriguez is a co-investigator of this project and collaborates with academic partners in this National Cancer Institute-funded demonstration project examining of the impact of electronic PRO implementation in a pragmatic trial of collecting and using patient-reported outcomes in federally qualified health centers.

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    [ARCHIVED] Comparing the Effectiveness of Diabetes Care Interventions in Safety Net Clinics

      Funded by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality September, 2010-September, 2013 $2,998,999   The aims of this project are to compare the effectiveness of 1) office-based medical assistant panel managers and 2) community-based health workers on improving diabetes care quality, patient self-management, and patients’ experiences of primary care.

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    [ARCHIVED] Assessing Integrated Care from the Patient’s Perspective

      Funded by the Commonwealth Foundation In collaboration with Harvard University and RAND May 2013 – November 2014 $69,985 This project seeks to measure the range of patients’ perceptions of integrated care in a national sample using the Patient Perceptions of Integrated Care (PPIC) survey, a 62 item survey now in its second revision (version […]

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    [ARCHIVED] Assessing the Business Case for Accountable Care Organization Involvement in Patient Activation and Engagement

      Funded by the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation March 2013 – July 2014 $169,553   Using both quantitative and qualitative methods, this project will examine the role to be played by patients and their families in their own care and in influencing the behavior of health care professionals associated with the evolving Accountable Care […]

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    [ARCHIVED] ATHENA Breast Health Network

      Funded by the University of California Office of the President and the Safeway Foundation 2009-present $150,000 This groundbreaking project involves 150,000 women in a California-wide collaboration for breast cancer patients with the goal of revolutionizing the course of their care by designing and testing new approaches to research, technology, and health care delivery. Women […]

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    [ARCHIVED] Evaluating the Formation and Performance of Accountable Care Organizations

      Funded by the Commonwealth FoundationSub-contract from Dartmouth University January 2013 – December 2014 $162,641   This project has two main research aims: 1) to advance our understanding of ACO implementation, including a focus on the treatment and management of high cost, high need patients, through a mixed-method approach analyzing data from the National Survey […]

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    [ARCHIVED] National Study of Physician Organizations

      Funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation May 2011 – July 2013 $2,200,000   The third round of the National Study of Physician Organizations (NSPO3) collected extensive data from physician practices of all sizes. These data are being used to examine the relationship between the structures of physician practices and the extent to which […]

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    [ARCHIVED] Project Direct

      Funded by the Practice-Based Research Network of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation September 2014- August 2016     Project DIRECT aimed to closely examine local public health systems in California and Alabama for variation in STD service provision. Specifically, we examined variation in the differentiation, integration, and concentration of STD prevention, screening and treatment […]

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    [ARCHIVED] Systematic Review of Tools and Measures to Support Patient Engagement in Safety Net Settings

      Funded by Blue Shield of California January 2016 – June 2016 $66,718   The purpose of this project is to conduct an environmental scan and evidence review of tools and measures used to engage patients and families in their care in ways that lead to improvements in clinical and business outcomes. Tools and measures […]

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    [ARCHIVED] California Accountable Communities for Health

      Funded by the California Health and Human Services Agency $195,000 June – December 2016     The project begins with a literature review and an environmental scan of current data sharing practices, both within California and nationally, that would be applicable for an Accountable Community for Health (ACH) type collaborative. Using information gathered in […]

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    Additional Past Shortell Research Projects

      Additional Past Shortell Research Projects include the Organization and Management of Intensive Care Units; Assessing the Implementation and Impact of Clinical Quality Improvement Efforts (CABG-THR); Health Systems Integration Study (HSIS); Physician System Alignment Study (PSA); and Improving Chronic Illness Care Evaluation (RAND). View these projects at