Our Research

The Center pursues a vigorous agenda of public health research within large, diverse populations. Centralized departments provide the infrastructure and expertise necessary to support our investigators as they write grant proposals, conduct studies, analyze data, and publish their findings.

Featured Studies

  • Featured
  • CHARM: Cancer Health Assessments Reaching Many
  • The CHARM study wants to understand what health systems can do to ensure equity of access to genetic testing and counseling services among all patients. CHARM is testing several interventions related to delivering genetic services, with a goal to reach lower income, lower literacy, and minority patients.
    • Katrina Goddard, PhD
      Co-Principal Investigator
  • Funder: National Human Genome Research Institute
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Research Areas

Our Researchers

The Center is home to accomplished scientists who advance CHR’s mission through the applied methodologies of biostatistics, behavioral psychology, medical anthropology, health economics, and many other disciplines.


Research Networks

From our earliest days, CHR has taken part in multi-site partnerships with research organizations across the country.

Collaborate with CHR

Our investigators are continuously engaged in collaborative projects with researchers within and outside the Kaiser Permanente system.

Participate in a Study

Volunteer research participants are key players in the field of health research. Learn about CHR studies that are currently recruiting.

Research Compliance

Learn about the KPNW Research Compliance Program and Institutional Review Board.

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