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OptumLabs Awards Given to Three UCLA Investigators



UCLA CTSI News Archive


UC Health and OptumLabs Round 4 awardees were announced by Tom Andriola, chief information officer for UC Health and vice chancellor for information, technology and data at UC Irvine.

UC Research in OptumLabs Data Warehouse received 34 proposals from 6 campuses. As shared in the UC BRAID press release, seven proposals 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

UC Health and OptumLabs encourage researchers at all eligible campuses to apply for an OptumLabs research credit in future years.

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) optum.com if you would like the fee schedule or more information.