Suma Vupputuri, PhD, MPH, FAHA

SONNET is a national network of applied researchers who help design, evaluate, and implement effective social health interventions to improve member health across Kaiser Permanente. SONNET's work is made possible with funding from KP's National Community Health Program.

Research Scientist

KP Mid-Atlantic Permanente Research Institute

suma.vuppurturi__187x187.jpgSuma Vupputuri, PhD, MPH, FAHA, is an epidemiologist with a focus on the etiology, prevention, and treatment of chronic disease. Her substantive areas of interest include heart disease, diabetes, and chronic kidney disease epidemiology, as well as research in health services, health disparities, ad vulnerable populations. Dr. Vupputuri has worked in multiple KP regions and has experience with many types of study designs, including observational, qualitative, pragmatic trials, and multi-site surveillance/data systems for studying trends in cardiovascular disease and diabetes.  

Dr. Vupputuri has also worked in a variety of different health research settings and has broad experience on how real-world health data is collected, managed, and processed in and across different systems. Her goal is to apply her research interests and experiences with “big data” to novel and exciting studies that will ultimately lead to better health outcomes for patients. 

KP_Chat_icon_kp-blue_120px.png“Don’t ask permission to help improve the lives of the people and communities you’ve pledged to serve. Instead, march through the doors of red tape, make bold moves, and usher in access” - Bernard J. Tyson

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