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How is biostatistician Susan Shortreed improving care?

A love of problem-solving, math, and health science drive Dr. Shortreed’s work for better mental health treatment.



Top ten splashes from KPWHRI in 2019

Explore 10 ways that Kaiser Permanente Washington research has advanced health and health care this year.

2019 birnbaum lecture

Strengthen primary care: A clip from the Birnbaum Lecture

Strengthen primary care: An excerpt from the lecture

Watch a clip of Dr. Eric Larson’s talk, “The Affordability Imperative: Delivering on the Promise of Health and Health Care for All.”

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