Dr. Hector P. Rodriguez is the Kaiser Permanente Endowed Professor of Health Policy and Management, Chair of the Graduate Group in Health Policy, Director of the Center for Healthcare Organizational and Innovation Research (CHOIR), and Director of the California Initiative for Health Equity & Action at the UC Berkeley School of Public Health. His expertise is in organizational analysis and performance measurement in health care and public health organizations. 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 and is an elected member of the National Academy of Medicine (2018).