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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.


Feature story

Honoring Judith Schaefer: Patient champion and champion patient

Looking back on a career that reshaped how health systems tune in to patient perspectives.

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Researcher profile

What motivates David Arterburn to study obesity?

Kaiser Permanente Share profiles KPWHRI senior investigator, who also researches shared decision making.

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Health Tip


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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.