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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.


KPWHRI Events

Excellence in Primary Care: Lessons from Exceptional Practices

Tuesday, June 27, 4 p.m.

Presenters: Brian Austin, Clarissa Hsu, DeAnn Cromp, and Ed Wagner.

Aging & Geriatrics

How can we make advance care planning easier for patients and families?

Dr. Robert Penfold talks about how his father’s death inspired him to work on advance care planning for people with mild cognitive impairment.

Read about it in Healthy Findings.

Health Tip


Some strains of HPV virus are linked to certain cancers. The HPV vaccine helps protect against those virus strains.


Our Research

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.