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The fallout from selling doubt about science

– Virginia Immanuel, GHRI director of information technology, reviews a book (now a movie) about misrepresenting scientific evidence. Bad idea, she writes.

Virginia Immanuel, GHRI director of information technology, reviews a book (now a movie) about misrepresenting scientific evidence. Bad idea, she writes. Merchants of Doubt: How …
https://www.kpwashingtonresearch.org/news-and-events/blog/2016/03/fallout-selling-doubt-about-science/

A call for a more patient-centered approach to treating back pain

– Dr. Dan Cherkin reflects on three decades of research on relieving back pain, concluding a supportive, healing context is key.

Dr. Dan Cherkin reflects on three decades of research to improve care for back pain, concluding a supportive, healing context may be key by Daniel C. Cherkin, PhD, senior investi…
https://www.kpwashingtonresearch.org/news-and-events/blog/2016/03/call-more-patient-centered-approach-treating-back-pain/

Integrating behavioral health into primary care: The time has come

– Dr. Ed Wagner offers guidance for care teams as they begin to treat mental health, substance abuse, and behavioral disorders.

Dr. Ed Wagner offers guidance for care teams as they begin to treat mental health, substance abuse, and behavioral disorders By Ed Wagner, MD, MPH, director emeritus of Group Hea…
https://www.kpwashingtonresearch.org/news-and-events/blog/2016/03/integrating-behavioral-health-primary-care-time-has-come/

Patients and providers talk about lung cancer screening, GHRI listens

– Susan Brandzel, GHRI project manager, tells about two studies that are exploring personal experiences with a new cancer screening program.

The GHRI research team studying perspectives on lung cancer screening includes Josh Roth, Susan Brandzel, Karen Wernli, Lisa Carter-Harris, and Diana Buist. Susan Brandzel, GHRI pr…
https://www.kpwashingtonresearch.org/news-and-events/blog/2016/03/patients-and-providers-talk-about-lung-cancer-screening-ghri-listens/

What if a street map could show how healthily people eat?

– UW and GHRI researchers have come up with innovative maps that illustrate the link between wealth accumulation and diet quality.

UW and GHRI researchers have come up with innovative maps that illustrate the link between wealth accumulation and diet quality. Imagine you’re creating a program to encourage pe…
https://www.kpwashingtonresearch.org/news-and-events/blog/2016/03/what-if-street-map-could-show-how-healthily-people-eat/