National Mentoring Network (MNET) Mentor Profiles
Hector Rodriguez, PhD, MPH
Center for Health Care Organizational and Innovation Research
University of California, Berkeley
Research Interests: organizational influences on patients’ experiences, clinical outcomes, and patient-reported outcomes of care
Hector P. Rodriguez is the Henry J. Kaiser Endowed Chair in Organized Health Systems, Professor of Health policy and Management, co-director of the Center for Health Care Organizational and Innovation Research (CHOIR), and chair of the Interfaculty PhD Program in Health Policy at the University of California, Berkeley. He is an expert in organizational analysis and performance measurement in health care. His research focuses on clarifying the organizational influences on patients’ experiences, clinical outcomes, and patient-reported outcomes of care. He has published extensively on the measurement and improvement of patient care experiences and innovations in health care delivery for vulnerable patient populations. His current mixed methods research examines the implementation and impacts of patient-centered medical home model and team-based approaches to care delivery in the VA Healthcare System, community health centers, and private physician organizations and health care systems. Dr. Rodriguez is a board member of the Davita Healthcare Partners Institute for Applied Research and Education, the AcademyHealth Article-of-the-Year selection committee, and is a technical advisor to the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation for their research portfolio focused on systems and services research. He has a PhD in Health Policy/ Medical Sociology from Harvard University, MPH in Health Policy and Administration from UC Berkeley, and a BA in Urban Studies and Planning from UC San Diego. Prior to his academic career, he was a management consultant for The Permanente Medical Group where he worked with leaders and clinicians to implement major primary care practice redesigns and evaluate their impact on patient care. He is the 2011 recipient of the Association of University Programs in Health Administration John D. Thompson Prize for Young Investigators.