Project Title/Research Interests: Examining Opportunities to Reduce Costs and Improve Outcomes of Vascular Access during Early Hemodialysis Dependence

Mr. Copeland obtained his bachelor’s degree in media studies from UC Berkeley in 2013 and his M.P.P. from USC in 2015. Prior to the health policy & management doctoral program, he served a research associate at the University of California, San Francisco. His work at UCSF focused on exploring regional variations in health services utilization among breast cancer patients, imaging utilization management in cancer care, and data from wearable activity monitors as an alternative to self-reported activity in clinical settings. Mr. Copeland is primarily interested quantifying the benefits of genome and exome sequencing in clinical practice, optimization of electronic health records for decision support, and changes in provider behaviors related to the implementation of value-based payment models.