Recognition December 2020

Dr. Dublin speaks about COVID-19 studies

KPWHRI Senior Investigator and Washington Permanente Medical Group physician Sascha Dublin, MD, PhD, was a panelist at a meeting of the International Society for Pharmacoepidemiology in early December. In a special online session, Dr. Dublin spoke about her work on COVID-19 and angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors and angiotensin-receptor blockers.

KPWHRI biostatisticians present at symposium

In November, researchers from the KPWHRI biostatistics group presented at Precision Health in the Age of Bioscience: The Sixth Seattle Symposium in Biostatistics. KPWHRI Assistant Investigators Yates Coley, PhD, and Jennifer Bobb, PhD, with Senior Investigator Susan Shortreed, PhD, taught a course on methods for electronic health record data. Director of Biostatistics Jennifer Nelson, PhD, spoke at a panel about learning from observational data.

Dr. Larson speaks on the future of aging

Eric B. Larson, MD, MPH, KPWHRI senior investigator and former executive director and vice president for research and health care innovation of Kaiser Permanente Washington, spoke at The Future of Aging symposium from the University of Washington Center for Studies in Demography and Ecology. Dr. Larson’s November talk was titled “How boomers might transform aging akin to their experiences in the 60s and 70s? ENLIGHTENED AGING!”

Dr. Green presents for primary care meeting

Bev Green, MD, MPH, KPWHRI senior investigator and Washington Permanente Medical Group physician, gave two talks for the North American Primary Care Research Group meeting in November. Dr. Green spoke about two of her projects, Blood Pressure Checks for Diagnosing Hypertension (BP-CHECK) and the BeneFIT study to use mailed kits for home testing to increase colorectal cancer screening.

Dr. Richards presents at integration summit

KPWHRI Research Associate Julie Richards, PhD, MPH, was invited to speak on integrating behavioral health into primary care at the Washington State 2020 Integration Summit in early November. This collaborative clinical provider training event was hosted by the Washington state Medicaid Managed Care Organizations.

Dr. Rosenberg speaks about ACT findings

Dori Rosenberg, PhD, MPH, KPWHRI associate investigator, presented at the annual meeting of the Gerontological Society of America in November. Dr. Rosenberg spoke about patterns of sedentary behavior among community-dwelling older adults. This work is part of the ACT study. Coauthors on the presentation from KPWHRI were Rod Walker, MS, Mikael Anne Greenwood-Hickman, KatieRose Richmire, and KPWHRI affiliate researcher Andrea Z. LaCroix, PhD.

Dr. Buist speaks on cancer panel

KPWHRI Senior Investigator and Director of Research and Strategic Partnerships Diana S.M. Buist, PhD, MPH, participated in the President’s Cancer Panel, sponsored by the National Cancer Institute, in November. Dr. Buist gave input as an expert stakeholder for the section on “Improving Resilience and Equity in Breast Cancer Screening: Lessons from COVID-19 and Beyond.”

Dr. Green elected to colorectal cancer steering committee

 Bev Green, MD, MPH, KPWHRI senior investigator and Washington Permanente Medical Group physician, now serves on the National Steering Committee of the National Colorectal Cancer Roundtable. Dr. Green will be part of planning and implementing projects by the NCCRT, which was established in 1997 by the American Cancer Society and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Dr. Mike Jackson presents for epidemiologic society

In November, Michael L. Jackson, PhD, MPH, KPWHRI senior investigator, spoke at a virtual pre-meeting workshop before the annual meeting of the Society for Epidemiologic Research. Dr. Jackson’s talk, “How to make a picture worth a thousand words,” was about data visualization and effectively communicating research results using statistical graphics.

Dr. Parchman profiled for AHRQ

In November, the Agency for Healthcare Quality and Research posted a grantee profile of KPWHRI Senior Investigator Michael L. Parchman, MD, MPH, who is at the MacColl Center for Health Care Innovation. The profile, titled “Improving Primary Care with Team-Based Strategies,” reviews Dr. Parchman’s work since 2002, focusing on studies funded by AHRQ.