KPWHRI in the Media


News media often cover Kaiser Permanente Washington research.
Here are selected mentions.



March 1–31

Reducing sitting improves blood pressure for older adults

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A new study led by Senior Investigator Dori Rosenberg, PhD, MPH, used a relatively simple approach to reduce sitting time by around 30 minutes a day for a group of older adults. The reduction in sedentary time led to meaningful improvements in blood pressure.

Telehealth usage in 2022

Senior Investigator Robert Penfold, PhD, co-authored a study on use of telehealth. The study found that in 2022, many patients opted for telehealth visits even when in-person visits were available, supporting the importance of telehealth as an option.


February 1–29

New findings on bariatric surgery

Senior Investigator David Arterburn, MD, MPH, coauthored a study with colleagues that compared bariatric surgery to medication and lifestyle changes for people with type 2 diabetes. Those who had surgical treatment had better glycemic control, less medication usage, and higher rates of remission 7 years later.

Home tests increase cervical cancer screening rates

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A collaborative study with the University of Washington, led by Affiliate Investigator Rachel Winer, PhD, MPH, and Senior Investigator Beverly Green, MD, MPH, found that mailing home testing kits for the human papillomavirus (HPV) directly to patients significantly increased cervical cancer screening rates.

Advice for home blood pressure monitoring

Research led by Senior Investigator Beverly Green, MD, MPH, has shown that blood pressure taken at home is the most accurate method for diagnosing hypertension. Her tips for home blood pressure monitoring were featured in a column.

  • Spokesman Review, Feb. 8
    There’s no place like home to monitor blood pressure (no link)

January 1–31

Increasing medication treatment for opioid use disorder

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The PRimary Care Opioid Use Disorder treatment (PROUD) trial, led by Collaborative Scientist Paige Wartko, PhD, MPH, and Senior Investigator Kathy Bradley, MD, MPH, was referenced in an article discussing substance use treatment in primary care.

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