The Healthcare Delivery Science (HDS) core group within the SC CTSI advances health system innovations through research awards, training, and collaborations with LA County Department of Health Services and other partners. They support a number of projects through the Safety Net Innovation Awards in partnership with the UCLA CTSI. They also disseminate HDS results and research findings to health systems, researchers, and the community. Click here to learn more about their current and planned projects.

NEW for January 2023! Read our first annual report, which includes the Health Delivery Science Center's personnel and partners, accomplishments from our first year, future plans, and updates from past pilot awardees.

You can also find this report and lots more info at the SC HDS Center website.

The HDS core also hosts a training program in which our affiliates present on a variety of topics such as: how to engage in the community in the science of healthcare delivery, funding opportunities for the study of healthcare delivery, and how to use the power of behavioral economics to improve quality and efficiency of patient-centered care.

Amytis Towfighi, MD, HDS Center Director, USC; Wendy J. Mack, Ph.D., Professor of Population and Public Health Sciences, USC; Rachel R. Ceasar, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Population and Public Health Sciences, USC

Introduction to HDS "Safety Net Innovation" award program Amy Towfighi, MD, Director of SC CTSI Healthcare Delivery Science core and Director of Neurological Services and Innovation for Los Angeles County Department of Health Services
Dissemination & Implementation Barbara Turner, MD, MSED, MACP, and Albert Farias, PhD, MPH, faculty in The USC The Gehr Family Center For Health Systems Science And Innovation, in conjunction with Brian Mittman, PhD, Senior Scientist at Kaiser Permanente with affiliations at USC and UCLA
Behavioral Economics Jason Doctor, PhD, The Norman Topping National Medical Enterprise Chair in Medicine and Public Policy and Professor of Public Policy, University of Southern California
Leadership & Management Dave Logan and Ashleigh Rodriguez from Care4th
Quality ImprovementBob Lloyd, PhD, Director of Performance Improvement for the Institute for Healthcare Improvement
Coming Soon!
Stakeholder Engagement Jennifer Tsui, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Population and Public Health Sciences, University of Southern California
Research Methods Amytis Towfighi, MD, HDS Center Director, USC; Wendy J. Mack, PhD, Professor of Population and Public Health Sciences, USC; Rachel R. Ceasar, PhD, Assistant Professor of Population and Public Health Sciences, USC
Health Systems Engineering Shinyi Wu, PhD, Associate Professor of Social Work and Industrial & Systems Engineering, University of Southern California; David Belson, Director, Mixed Reality Research; Michelle Shin, Ph.D.


Amytis "Amy" Towfighi Amytis "Amy" Towfighi, MD Director, Healthcare Delivery Science Details

Team Members

Allison Orechwa Allison Zumberge Orechwa, PhD, MBA Senior Director of Strategy and Innovation; Interim Program Manager, Healthcare Delivery Science Details
Lisa Thai Lisa Thai, MPH Program Administrator, Healthcare Delivery Science Details
Gordon Wimpress Gordon D Wimpress, BS, BA Project Administrator, Media Content and Production Details

Core Groups

Biostatistics, Epidemiology and Research Design Details
Central Administration Details
Clinical Research Informatics Details
Clinical Research Support Details
Communications Details
Community Engagement Details
Evaluation & Improvement Details
Healthcare Delivery Science Details
Regulatory Knowledge & Support Details
Research Development Details
Workforce Development Details

NIH Funding Acknowledgment: Important - All publications resulting from the utilization of SC CTSI resources are required to credit the SC CTSI grant by including the NIH funding acknowledgment and must comply with the NIH Public Access Policy.