CCEPH (Center for Clinical Epidemiology and Population Health) researchers and staff were among the nearly 400 attendees at the 2017 Health Care Systems Research Network (HCSRN) Annual Conference held March 21-23, 2017 in San Diego, CA.  This year's theme was "Advancing Learning Health Systems through Embedded Research" and was hosted by the HCSRN and Sutter Health Palo Alto Medical Foundation.  The program showcased the unique and collaborative capabilities of member organization research teams.  The newly redesigned conference sessions explored not only compelling research results, but also how the results were achieved including how patient engagement, new methodologies, applied analytics and strong partnerships can foster rapid learning and improvement in health care.

Bob Greenlee, PhD, MPH, Senior Research Scientist and HCSRN Governing Board member, participated as the discussant for a panel session titled "How Do I Know if Engaging Stakeholders Changed My Project?" and was coauthor on a Cancer Research Network poster titled "Adolescent and Young Adult Cancer Data in the Cancer Research Network." 

Jeff VanWormer, PhD, Research Scientist, presented a poster titled "Comparative Effectiveness of Clinical Intense Behavior Therapy for Obese Adults."  Coauthors were Tenisha Hill and BIRC's (Biomedical Informatics Research Center) Brian Hoch.

Deb Multerer coordinated the Virtual Data Warehouse Implementation Group In-person meeting, as well as the Multisite Collaboration and Data session on Application and Tool Development.

In addition to CCEPH staff, CHG (Center for Human Genetics) Research Scientist, Scott Hebbring, PhD, also attended and presented a poster titled "HCSRN Twin Cohort and its Potential Utility".

The mission of the HCSRN is to improve individual and population health through research that connects the resources and capabilities of learning health care system. Visit for more information.