Recognition April 2022

Hoopes presents at LGBTQI+ health symposium

Annie Hoopes, MD, MPH, an acting assistant investigator at Kaiser Permanente Washington Health Research Institute (KPWHRI) presented in April at the 5th Annual LGBTQI+ Health Symposium from Swedish Medical Center. The symposium was planned in partnership with providers, including from Kaiser Permanente. Hoopes spoke about how to better support transgender and gender-diverse young patients.

Meza joins KPWHRI

Clinical psychologist and implementation scientist Rosemary Meza, PhD, MS, is now a research associate with KPWHRI. Meza's research centers on improving the quality of mental health services, and she has expertise in child and adolescent mental health care. At KPWHRI, Meza collaborates on projects to advance evidence-based innovations in cancer care and youth mental health and leads a pilot study on peer-support interventions for youth mental health services.

Coleman presents at Stanford

In April, Katie Coleman, MSPH, director of the Center for Accelerating Care Transformation at KPWHRI, gave an invited talk at Stanford University titled "On the Road to a Thriving Safety Net – A National Perspective." Coleman presented for Stanford's High Value Health Care Incubator to an audience of people from high-performing federally qualified health centers.

Brown selected for training programs

KPWHRI research associate Meagan Brown, PhD, MPH, was accepted for a program that she will attend this summer at the Intersectionality Training Institute in Philadelphia. She was also selected to be in the cohort of new scholars for the Institute for Implementation Science Scholars at Washington University in St. Louis. This 2-year mentored training program focuses on reducing chronic disease disparities and health inequities.