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CHIS interviewed 21,269 households in 2016, including 21,055 adults, 840 teens and 2,136 children. Collectively, the CHIS 2015-2016 cycle surveyed more than 42,000 Californians!
 
 

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Who leads CHIS?

CHIS is conducted by the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research in collaboration with the California Department of Public Health and the Department of Health Care Services. Its Principal Investigator is Dr. Ninez Ponce, a noted authority on health data as well as on health and health care access issues among ethnic minorities and in low-income populations. The director of CHIS, Todd Hughes, oversees survey research projects and works both with researchers and data collection vendors.

In addition, CHIS is led by its:

CHIS Partners

UCLA Center for Health Policy Research
 UCLA Center for Health Policy Research The UCLA Center for Health Policy Research is the premiere source of health policy information for California and one of the nation's leading health policy research centers. The Center improves the public's health by advancing health policy through research, public service, community partnership, and education. The Center is based in the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health and is affiliated with the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs.

California Department of Public Health
 California Department of Public Health This state department's mission is to protect and promote the health status of Californians through population-based public health programs and services. July 1, 2007 the California Department of Public Health was established by Senate Bill 162 within the existing Health and Human Services Agency.

Department of Health Care Services
 California Department of Health Care Services The Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) is part of the California Health and Human Services Agency. Its mission is to protect and promote the health status of Californians through the financing and delivery of individual health care services. The DHCS administers a number of individual health care service delivery programs, including the California Medical Assistance Program (Medi-Cal).

CHIS Advisory Board: (last updated June 2016)

Chair

Diana Dooley, Secretary
California Health and Human Services Agency
 

Members

Kathy Lim Ko, President and CEO
Asian & Pacific Islander American Health Forum
 
Peter Long, PhD, President and CEO
Blue Shield of California Foundation
 
Charles Bacchi, President and CEO
California Association of Health Plans
 
Muntu R. Davis, MD, MPH
(California Coalition of Local Health Officers Representative)
 
Krista Hanni, MS, PhD
(California counties representative)
 
Ronald W. Chapman, MD, MPH, Director
California Department of Public Health
 
William Jahmal Miller, MSW, Deputy Director
California Department of Public Health
Office of Health Equity
 
Xueying Sherry Zhang, MD, MPH, MS
Acting Chief Research Scientist, Evaluation Unit
California Department of Public Health,
Tobacco Control Branch
 
Peter V. Lee, JD, Executive Director
California Health Benefit Exchange
 
Amy Adams MSW, Senior Program Officer
Health Reform and Public Programs
California HealthCare Foundation
 
C. Duane Dauner, MS, President and CEO
California Hospital Association
 
Sandra Naylor Goodwin, PhD, President and CEO
California Institute for Mental Health
 
Dustin Corcoran, Chief Executive Officer
California Medical Association
 
Elizabeth Abbott, Director
California Office of the Patient Advocate
 
Sara de Guia, JD, Executive Director
California Pan-Ethnic Health Network
 
Carmela Castellano-Garcia, JD, President and CEO
California Primary Care Association
 
Jacquolyn Duerr, MPH, President
California Public Health Association-North representative
 
Maureen Wimsatt, MSW, MPA, Director and Manager of Epidemiology
Research and Public Health Department
California Rural Indian Health Board (CRIHB)
 
Sandra J. Martinez, MPH, Director of Public Policy
The California Wellness Foundation
 
Mayra Alvarez, MHA, President
Children's Partnership
 
Veronica Flores, MA, Interim Chief Executive Officer
Community Health Councils, Inc.
 
Elizabeth M. (Betsy) Imholz, JD
Director of Special Projects
Consumers Union of U.S. Inc.
 
Jennifer Kent, MPA, Director
Department of Health Care Services
 
Linette Scott, MD, MPH, Chief Medical Information Officer
Department of Health Care Services
 
David Dodds, PhD, MPH
Deputy Director, Results and Evaluation
First 5 California
 
Anthony Wright, Executive Director
Health Access
 
Jean Nudelman, MPH, Director, Community Benefit Programs
Kaiser Permanente, Northern California
 
Angela Coron, MPH, Managing Director, Community Benefits
Kaiser Permanente, Southern California
 
John Baackes, Chief Executive Officer
L.A. Care Health Plan
 
Xavier Morales, PhD, Executive Director
Latino Coalition for a Healthy California
 
Jeffrey Gunzenhauser, MD, MPH, Interim Health Officer of LA County
Los Angeles County Department of Public Health
 
Rusty Selix, JD, Executive Director
Mental Health Association in California
 
Elizabeth Taylor, JD, Executive Director
National Health Law Program
 
Herrmann Spetzler, MA, Executive Director
Open Door Community Health Centers
 
Leonor Ehling, Director
Senate Office of Research
 
Robert Phillips, Director of Health Programs 
Sierra Health Foundation
 
Robert Friis, PhD
Southern California Public Health Association Representative
 
Tony Iton, MD
Sr. Vice President, Healthy Communities
The California Endowment
 
Bradley Sears, JD, Executive Director
Williams Institute
 
Dianne Belli, MPH, FACHE, Chief Administrative Officer
Keiro Senior HealthCare
 

Ex-Officio

Ninez Ponce, PhD, Principal Investigator, California Health Interview Survey
UCLA Center for Health Policy Research
 
Todd Hughes, Director, California Health Interview Survey
UCLA Center for Health Policy Research

CHIS Staff & Guests:

Patricia Gonzales
Project Administrator, California Health Interview Survey
UCLA Center for Health Policy Research

Todd Hughes
Director, California Health Interview Survey
UCLA Center for Health Policy Research

Royce Park
Assistant Director, Survey Planning and Operations
California Health Interview Survey
UCLA Center for Health Policy Research

Ninez Ponce, PhD  
Principal Investigator, California Health Interview Survey
UCLA Center for Health Policy Research

Victoria Daher, Research Program Specialist 
California Department of Public Health
Center for Helath Statistics and Informatics

Ellen Badley, MHA, Chief
California Department of Public Health
Center for Health Statistics and Informatics

Robert Lipton, PhD, OHE Research Scientist Supervisor II
California Department of Public Health
Health Research and Statistics Unit

Patricia Lee, PhD, Research Scientist III
California Department of Public Health Care Services

Angelique Lastinger, Research Scientist I
California Department of Public Health Care Services
Information Management Division

Sue Holtby, MPH, Program Director
Public Health Institute

Nicole Lordi, Program Administrator
Public Health Institute