In graduate school, Katrina Goddard became fascinated with the role that human genetics plays in disease. Now a genetic epidemiologist, she focuses on public health genomics and the translation of genetic testing into clinical practice.
For Nangel Lindberg, research is like detective work, allowing her to solve the mysteries behind cultural differences in health and to design interventions tailored to specific ethnic groups.
Carmit McMullen studies how background and culture influence personal health care decisions. It was a natural fit for this medical anthropologist who grew up in a multicultural home, moving between Israel and New York.
As a biostatistician and humanitarian, Nancy Perrin analyzes quantitative data to help improve the lives of rape victims in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
Half of U.S. women gain too much weight during pregnancy. Dr. Kim Vesco has a solution to this problem—and she’s testing it among thousands of Kaiser Permanente patients.
Kaiser Permanente is collaborating with Susan G. Komen Oregon and Southwest Washington, and eight community partners to increase breast cancer screening among Latina women in Oregon. As part of The Latina Initiative “Poder y Vida” (Power to Live) project, Kaiser provides free mammograms to eligible Latinas, and donates the treatment for the women who are diagnosed with breast cancer. The program started in 2013, and so far more than 1,000 women have received free mammograms and six are being treated for breast cancer.