KPWHRI Leadership



Vice President for Research and Health Care Innovation, Kaiser Foundation Health Plan of Washington

Executive Director and Senior Investigator, Kaiser Permanente Washington Health Research Institute

Rita Mangione-Smith, MD, MPH


Director, Center for Community Health and Evaluation
Maggie Jones, MPH

Senior Associate Medical Director, Market Strategy & Public Policy, Washington Permanente Medical Group
David C. Grossman, MD, MPH

Director, Research, Faculty, and Development
Jennifer McClure, PhD

Director, Research and Strategic Partnerships 
Diana Buist, PhD, MPH

Director of Biostatistics
Jennifer C. Nelson, PhD 

Senior Associate Medical Director for Research and Translation, Washington Permanente Medical Group
Paula Lozano, MD, MPH

Director, MacColl Center for Health Care Innovation
Katie Coleman, MSPH

Manager, Survey Research Program
Bianca DiJulio, MHS


Director, Communications
Joan DeClaire

Director, Research Information Technology
Tyler R. Ross, MA

Director of Workforce Coordination, Contracts, Business Systems & Services
Carol Sather

Director, Research Operations and Programs
Emily Westbrook, MHA

Director, Clinical Research Services
Heather Beseler, MBA, PMP

Director, Clinical Research Trials
Barb Carste, MPH

Administrator, IRB & Research Review
Tanya Matthews, PhD

Director, Finance and Strategy
Tim O'Bar

Manager, Research Health Information Management
Mary Shea, MA

Other experts and leaders


Emily Westbrook, MHA