Research Expertise and Interest
health care management, organizations, team science, patient-reported outcome measures, patient engagement, health disparities, implementation science, performance management
Dr. Hector P. Rodriguez is the Kaiser Permanente Endowed Professor of Health Policy and Management and Director of the Center for Healthcare Organizational and Innovation Research (CHOIR) at the UC Berkeley School of Public Health. He is an expert in organization behavior, performance management, and racial and ethnic disparities in health care. 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, with a specialty field in Medical Sociology from Harvard University. Dr. Rodriguez has authored and co-authored over 150 peer-reviewed publications focused on performance management, organizational change, health care teams, and patient-centered outcomes. Prior to his academic career, he served as a management consultant for The Permanente Medical Group where he worked with leaders and clinicians in Northern California to implement and evaluate organizational changes aimed at improving access and quality. Dr. Rodriguez is an elected member of the National Academy of Medicine and a recipient of the Thompson Prize from the Association of University Programs in Health Administration, and the Distinguished Investigator Award from the AcademyHealth Disparities Interest Group.