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
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Director, Biostatistics
Jennifer C. Nelson, PhD 
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Director, Collaborative Science
Director, Center for Accelerating Care Transformation
Katie Coleman, MSPH
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​​​​​​​Director, Evaluation
Director, Center for Community Health and Evaluation
Maggie Jones, MPH
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Director, Investigative Science
Jennifer McClure, PhD
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Senior Associate Medical Director for Research and Translation, Washington Permanente Medical Group
Paula Lozano, MD, MPH
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Director, Clinical Research Trials
Barb Carste, MPH
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Director, Communications
Caroline Liou, MA
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Director, Data Programming and Information Technology
Tyler Ross, MA
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Director, Human Research Protection Program
Tanya Matthews, PhD
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Director, Research Administration Business Units
Will Smith, MBA
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Director, Research Operations and Programs
Director, Center for Accelerating Care Transformation

Emily Westbrook, MHA
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