Researchers & Collaborators

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.


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.

Collaborator news

Dr. Kai Yeung takes top prize in 2016 PAN Foundation Challenge

A paper first-authored by KPWHRI's Kai Yeung recently won first prize in the 2016 Patient Access Network (PAN) Foundation Challenge

How Choosing Wisely reduces low-value care

An award-winning Group Health partnership is finding the right balance between too much and too little care. Kim Wicklund and Dr. Angie Sparks explain how.

Research news

Reducing radiation exposure: Can standardized CT scans improve safety?

Dr. Diana Miglioretti and University of California colleagues are developing and testing a new way to lower radiation doses while still producing sharp images.

How can we use technology to support patients after bariatric surgery?

With funding from the Partnership for Innovation, KPWHRI is evaluating a new technology-based lifestyle program designed by KPWHRI bariatric surgeons.

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