We believe science is a team sport. Our research faculty is supported by experienced staff—all committed to finding practical applications for innovative ideas.

University of Washington's Zach Marcum, PharmD, PhD, and KPWHRI's Eric B. Larson, MD, MPH.

Capabilities overview

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Our faculty members are mostly PhD and MD scientists trained in medicine, psychology, epidemiology, biostatistics, economics,  and other relevant disciplines. Most have secondary appointments at the University of Washington. 

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Our grants managers, contract specialists, and Institutional Review Board staff provide expertise based on decades of research, including many complex multi-site collaborations. 

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Staffed by a health team trained for research, our 5,500 square-foot research clinic in downtown Seattle conducts trials of varying size and complexity—including complicated studies requiring safety oversight and special procedures.

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Our survey research program excels at survey design and pretesting, data collection, telephone screening, and recruitment. Our capabilities include biospecimen collection and informed consent for genetic studies.

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Through electronic health record and claims data, we can access and analyze data on 3.5 million Kaiser Permanente Washington members and former members. Collaborations allow us to mine even larger data sets.

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Through our pathology library, diagnostic slides and specimens from Kaiser Permanente Washington clinical services are available to scientific teams from KPWHRI and collaborating institutions.

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Our Communications Unit provides research teams with scientific editing, media relations consultation, and creation of study recruitment and intervention materials. We also offer plain-language editing and training.

With Gratitude


Lessons in gratitude: Even small gestures can mean a lot

GHRI project manager Kelly Ehrlich always appreciated study participants’ contributions to research. Then she received a gift that reflects just how important it is to let them know.

Read it in Healthy Findings.

Learning Health System


How the LHS Program helps us be best at getting better

One year in, leaders of Kaiser Permanente Washington’s Learning Health System Program describe how research-care delivery partnerships drive continuous learning.

Read it in Healthy Findings