Hector Rodriguez, Ph.D., M.P.H.


Hector Rodriguez, Ph.D., M.P.H.Hector Rodriguez, Ph.D is Professor of Health Policy and Management and Co-director of the Center for Healthcare Organizational and Innovation Research (CHOIR) at the University of California, Berkeley.  His expertise is in organizational analysis and performance measurement in healthcare delivery and local public health systems. He has published extensively on the measurement of patient care experiences and the impact of delivery system interventions on patient outcomes, including the impact of performance-based financial incentives on primary care quality.  His externally sponsored research has been funded by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, the National Institute for Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, the Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, and the Commonwealth Fund.

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 also board member of the Health Care Partners Institute for Applied Research and Education, a non-profit research organization focused on improving clinical outcomes and the patient experience through delivery system redesign, health policy, and education.  He is a member of AcademyHealth’s Education Council.

He received his 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 for Young Investigators.