Kaiser Permanente - Deparment of Research and Evaluation

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Research partnerships that make a difference in health



Kaiser Permanente Southern California involvement in research stems from its commitment to improve the health of its members and their communities. This mission-driven approach shapes the way the research program engages with collaborators.

At the start of any collaboration, researchers here will evaluate whether the project offers potential benefits to Kaiser Permanente and its members.

Research collaborations should advance knowledge about health conditions that affect Kaiser Permanente members and, when possible, uncover new evidence to guide clinical practice and health care operations.


Getting Started

Collaborators should begin by engaging an investigator from Kaiser Permanente Southern California. Researchers here understand Kaiser Permanente’s care delivery and information technology systems. They can provide valuable insights throughout the research process, from study design to interpretation of results.

If a study will directly involve Kaiser Permanente Southern California members or their protected health information, an investigator from the region must be involved. For specific guidance on the nature of that involvement, please review the research program’s policy on Minimum Participation for Collaboration at KPSC.

Faculty information


The department’s faculty includes more than two dozen full-time research scientists as well as a small group of post-doctoral fellows and associate investigators. Most faculty members have academic backgrounds in epidemiology, behavioral science, health services research, or biostatistics. Some also have clinical training.

To learn more about individual researchers, visit the Scientists section. You can also download an overview of faculty research interests.

Research interests


Faculty members conduct innovative research that informs care delivery and improves public health. Areas of research include cancer, vaccine safety and effectiveness, obesity and diabetes, maternal-child health, health economics, and behavioral health. The department is building expertise in new areas, including health services research, implementation science, and pragmatic clinical trials.

For more detail on areas of research expertise, visit the Research section of the site. You can also download an overview of faculty research interests.

Population Overview


Southern California is Kaiser Permanente’s largest region, serving more than 3.7 million members. The member population reflects the racial and ethnic diversity of the region. For details on the demographics of our population, download the 2013 population overview.

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If you are interested in collaborating with us email us at Research.Collaboration@KP.org.