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Health Research Institute

We discover ways to prevent illness and improve treatment.
We're making health and health care better for everyone.



What drives Karen Wernli to study breast cancer?

This Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Dr. Karen Wernli reflects on her cancer research, centered on patients and access.



Primary care improvement expert to lead MacColl Center

New leader brings deep expertise from her work with community health centers and national networks.

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Fellows launch 6 projects to reduce medical overuse

A new program aims to reduce unnecessary care for vulnerable patients such as back pain imaging and opioid use.

Our research

We study health and health care as it happens in everyday settings by everyday people, producing results that are built to work in the real world. We share our results in the public domain to benefit people everywhere.