For more than half a century, the Center has adapted to the shifting landscapes of medicine and policy, pursuing new lines of research as needed to answer the most pressing questions in health care.
Our investigators and research staff come to the Center with abundant talents and a shared passion for the cause of improving health through science.
Scientists at the Center are supported by robust internal resources and teams with deep expertise in multiple disciplines.
Lucy Savitz, PhD, MBA, a health services researcher with decades of experience translating scientific findings into clinical practice, will join the Kaiser Permanente Center for Health Research as its new director in May. Savitz will replace Mary Durham, PhD, who retired in November.
With a new director joining us this spring and many new faces around the Center, we look back on a highly successful year of research with pride—and excitement for what lies ahead.
Scientists at the Center for Health Research recently partnered with KP pharmacists to test a program to curb prolonged opioid use, as part of an FDA-funded clinical trial.
We disseminate our findings throughout the scholarly literature and scientific communities through such means as journal articles, book chapters, and guest editorials.
Our partnerships with research organizations across the country allow us to conduct complex, large-scale studies that would be difficult for any single research organization to carry out alone.
The Center receives most of its funding from federal agencies such as the National Institutes of Health, Centers for Disease Control & Prevention, and the Agency for Healthcare Research & Quality. Other important sources include private foundations, industry, and Kaiser Permanente itself.
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Our research is covered by a wide range of print, radio, and online media outlets
We offer the intellectual caliber of an academic institution in a small-organization setting
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