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 Study
  • Predictive Modeling: The Role of Opioid Use in Suicide Risk
  • Dr. Yarborough, an investigator at the Kaiser Permanente Center for Health Research, will lead a new study to examine the role of opioid use in suicide risk. The study will use electronic medical records to look for patterns in a massive dataset that includes 24 million medical visits, 35,000 suicide attempts, and 2,600 suicide deaths.
    • Bobbi Jo Yarborough, PsyD
      Principal Investigator
  • Funder: National Institute of Drug Abuse
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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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