Dr. Hector P. Rodriguez is the Henry J. Kaiser Endowed Chair in Organized Health Systems, Professor of Health Policy and Management, Chair of the Faculty Group in Health Policy, and co-Director of the Center for Healthcare Organizational and Innovation Research (CHOIR) at the UC Berkeley School of Public Health. His expertise is in organizational analysis and performance measurement in health care delivery and local public health systems. He has published extensively on the measurement of patient care experiences and the impact of delivery system interventions on patient outcomes.
Prior to his academic career, he was a management consultant for The Permanente Medical Group where he worked with leaders and clinicians in Northern California to implement primary care practice redesign and evaluate their impact on patient care. He is a board member of the Health Care Partners Institute for Applied Research and Education, a non-profit research organization focused on improving clinical outcomes and patient experience through delivery system redesign, health policy, and education.
He received is BA in Urban Studies and Planning from UC San Diego, MPH in Health Policy and Administration from UC Berkeley, and PhD in Health Policy/ Medical Sociology from Harvard University. He is the 2011 recipient of the Association of University Programs in Health Administration’s Prize for Young Investigators and was awarded Professor of the Year, UCLA Department of Health Policy and Management in 2012 and 2013.