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Mary Sawyers
Media Relations Manager
Kaiser Permanente Center for Health Research
503-335-6602 (desk)
503-320-1966 (cell)

What does our research show?

That keeping a food diary helps people lose weight and keep it off. That given the right tools, obese pregnant women can gain no weight and have healthy babies. It shows that if you send patients an at-home screening test for colon cancer, most of them will complete the test and mail it back. Our research shows that service dogs help veterans manage post-traumatic stress disorder, and it reveals that culturally tailored health interventions can improve outcomes for underserved populations.

Our research helps improve lives and transform health care. High-profile news outlets such as Reuters, the New York Times, and National Public Radio have covered our research, and we’d like you to take notice, too. Feel free to contact us to learn more.

Press Release

Live Phone Calls Better Than Text Messages to Remind People About Colon Cancer Screening

Study also finds differences in the way Spanish- and English-speaking patients respond to reminders

October 11, 2017


Donating DNA to Change the Future of Health Care

Launched in 2016, the KP Research Bank is positioned to become one of the world’s most important resources for genetic research.

September 20, 2017

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