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

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

Director, Communications
Caroline Liou, MA

Director, Data Programming and Information Technology
Tyler Ross, MA

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

Director, Research Operations and Programs
Emily Westbrook, MHA

Director, Clinical Research Trials
Barb Carste, MPH

Administrator, IRB & Research Review
Tanya Matthews, PhD

Director, Grants Administration
Marilou Hemenway 

Director, Finance and Strategy
Tim O'Bar

Other experts and leaders


Emily Westbrook, MHA