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UC Health - OptumLabs: Round 4 Awardees

March 13, 2020

Thanks to everyone who submitted applications to the UC Research in OptumLabs Data Warehouse call for proposals.


We received 34 proposals from 6 campuses, and are pleased to announce the final 7 proposals which were chosen to receive OptumLabs-funded access to its database of de-identified, linked clinical and administrative claims information (the OptumLabs Data Warehouse):


  • Lauren Clark and Dorothy Wiley, UCLA: Developmental disability effects on HPV vaccination initiation and completion among 9-27 year old youth

  • Joshua Fenton, UCD: Development of a Quality Measure of Safe Opioid Dose Tapering

  • Todd Gilmer, UCSD: Updating CDPS using data from Employer Sponsored Health Plans

  • Connie Rhee, UCI: Defining Optimal Transitions of Care in Advanced Kidney Disease: Conservative Management vs. Dialysis Approaches Using OptumLabs Data

  • Marissa Seamans, UCLA: Utilization of buprenorphine for treatment of opioid use disorder in the United States

  • Joanne Spetz, UCSF: State regulation of advanced practice clinicians and utilization of abortion services

  • Glen Yiu, UCD: Clinical and cost effectiveness of tele-ophthalmology for eye screening in patients with diabetes

Thanks to all who submitted proposals. I hope that you will continue to work on your projects and would encourage many of you to apply for an OptumLabs research credit in future years.


Please note: OptumLabs Data Warehouse research can also be conducted using grant funding, and the OptumLabs team can support grant applications/proposals with feasibilities and letters of support. Contact Rick Little (OptumLabs Partner Relationship Executive) via email at Rick.Little (at) if you would like the fee schedule or more information.


On behalf of UC Health, thank you for your time and energies working towards a healthier world.


Best regards,


Tom Andriola

Vice Chancellor for Information, Technology & Data, UC Irvine

Chief Information Officer, UC Health

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