Researchers & Collaborators


Our leaders have been instrumental in forming large, multi-institutional research networks that bring the statistical power and population diversity of big data to health research.

Building powerful partnerships

Kaiser Permanente Washington Health Research Institute scientists and staff have decades of experience collaborating with researchers from other health plans and academic institutions. Our research partners benefit from  expertise in study design, data sharing, survey research, grants and contract administration, and more.

collborator news


Improving health outcomes and preventing obesity in 60 US communities

A 12-article report features KPWHRI's Center for Community Health and Evaluation on a decade of Kaiser Permanente Community Health Initiatives, write Drs. Allen Cheadle and Elena Kuo.


Kaiser Permanente researchers explore patients’ marijuana use

Routinely asking about cannabis use can better serve patients by helping clinicians start conversations about risks and benefits.

Research News

Suicide prevention: Research network finds new way to predict risk

Led by KPWHRI scientists, the study, “Predicting Suicide Attempts and Suicide Death Following Outpatient Visits Using Electronic Health Records,” aims to target those who need interventions most.


What to expect after a screening breast MRI vs. mammography alone

Diana Buist and BCSC find screening MRI leads to more biopsies, finding fewer cancers, regardless of breast cancer history: JAMA Internal Medicine.