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The California Health Interview Survey is conducted by the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research. The Center is part of the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health and is affiliated with the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs.
 
 

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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 December 2018)

Chair

Michael Wilkening, Secretary
California Health and Human Services Agency

Alternate:
Linette Scott, MD, MPH, Chief Medical
Information Officer
Department of Health Care Services

Members

Kathy Lim Ko, President and CEO
Asian & Pacific Islander American Health Forum

Peter Long, PhD, President and CEO
Blue Shield of California Foundation

Alternate:
Brittany Imwalle, MBA, Senior Director and CFO

Charles Bacchi, President and CEO
California Association of Health Plans

Muntu R. Davis, MD, MPH, County Health Officer
Los Angeles County Department of Public Health

Donna Ures, Section Chief Mental Health Services Division (MHSD)
California Department of Health Care Services

Karen L. Smith, MD, MPH, Director and State Health Officer
California Department of Public Health

Dana Moore, MPH, CPH, Acting Deputy Director & Assistant Deputy Director
California Department of Public Health
Office of Health Equity

Alternate:
Peter Oh, Chief, MPH, DrPH, Health Research & Statistics Unit

Xueying Sherry Zhang MD, MPH, MS, Chief, Research Scientist, Evaluation Unit
California Department of Public Health,
Tobacco Control Program

Peter V. Lee, JD, Executive Director
California Health Benefit Exchange

Alternate:
Isaac Menashe, External Affairs
Matt Valeta, Research Program Specialist

Garen Corbett, MS, Director
California Health Benefits Review Program

Alternate:
John Lewis, MPA, Associate Director

Amy Adams, MSW, Senior Program Officer
Health Reform and Public Programs
California Healthcare Foundation

Amber Ott, Group Vice President, Data and Analytics
California Hospital Association/CAHHS

Percy Howard, LCSW, President and CEO
California Institute for Behavioral Health Solutions

Dustin Corcoran, Chief Executive Officer
California Medical Association

Alternate:
Yvonne Choong, Senior Director

Monisha Avery, MSW, Acting Director
California Office of the Patient Advocate

Sarah de Guia, JD, Executive Director
California Pan-Ethnic Health Network

Alternate:
Cary Sanders, Director Policy Analysis
California Pan-Ethnic Health Network

Carmela Castellano-Garcia, JD, President and CEO
California Primary Care Association

Alternate:
Lucy Moreno, MPH, Data Informaticist

Gary Najarian, MSW, President
California Public Health Association – North

Vanesscia Cresci, MSW, MPA, Research and Public Health Director
California Rural Indian Health Board (CRIHB)

Mayra Alvarez, MHA, Presdient
Children’s Partnership

Veronica Flores, MA, Chief Executive Officer
Community Health Councils, Inc.

Jasmine Lacsamana, MPH, Program Associate
ARCHSTONE Foundation

David Dodds, PhD, MPH, Deputy Director
Results and Evaluation
First 5 California

Alternate: Lance Vayder

Anthony Wright, Executive Director
Health Access

Alternate:
Mary June Flores, Policy and Legislative Advocate

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

Alternate:
Marina Acosta, Strategic Planning Specialist

Jeffrey Reynoso, DrPH, MPH, 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

Krista Hanni, MS, PhD, Planning, Evaluation & Policy Manager
Monterey County Health Department

Alternate:
Robert Voss, Epidemiology Analytics

Elizabeth Taylor, JD, Executive Director
National Health Law Program

Herrmann Spetzler, MA, Executive Director
Open Door Community Health Centers

Alternate:
Time Rine, Executive Director

Kim Flores, Principal Consultant
Senate Office of Research

Kaying Hang, MPH, Director of Health Programs
Sierra Health Foundation

Robert Friis, PhD, Professor and Department Chair Health Science
Southern California Public Health Association

Alternate:
Ibtisam Sirhan, MPH, CHES, Professional Development

Hanh Cao Yu, Dr., Chief Learning Officer
The California Endowment

Alternate:
Mona Jhawar, MPH, Evaluation Officer
Bonnie Midura
Maricela Rodriguez

Fatima Angeles, Vice President of Programs
The California Wellness Foundation

Alternate:
Jeffrey Kim, Program Director

Kerith Jane Conron, ScD, MPH, Blachford-Cooper Research Director and Distinguished Scholar
The Williams Institute

Matt Cervantes, Director of Health Programs
Sierra Foundation

Ex-Officio

Ninez Ponce, PhD, MPP, Principal Investigator,
California Health Interview Survey (CHIS)
Director
UCLA Center for Health Policy Research

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

CHIS Staff & Guests

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

Patricia Lee, Ph.D., Research Scientist III
Department of Health Care Services

Jing Lovinger, Ph.D., Administrator Data and Research Committee
Information Management Division
California Department of Health Care Services

Suzanne Ryan-Ibarra, PhD, MPH, Research Scientist
Public Health Institute

Nicole Lordi, Program Administrator
Public Health Institute

Jennifer Rico, MA,
California Department of Public Health
Center for Health Statistics and Informatics

Royce Park, Assistant Director
California Health Interview Survey (CHIS)
UCLA Center for Health Policy Research

Brian M. Wells, Data Quality and Survey Methodology Manager
California Health Interview Survey (CHIS)
UCLA Center for Health Policy Research

Flor Vásquez, MPA, Administrator
California Health Interview Survey (CHIS)
UCLA Center for Health Policy Research