Through partnerships in research, Kaiser Permanente Washington Health Research Institute (KPWHRI) is discovering practical ways to deliver high-quality, affordable health care. We bring experience, competence, and unique capabilities for high-impact results.
Our strengths include experience in large epidemiologic studies, randomized trials, and pragmatic clinical trials — finding answers to important questions within real-world populations.
If you’re interested in conducting research at Kaiser Permanente Washington, you must collaborate with a KPWHRI faculty member. This ensures that proposed projects are consistent with Kaiser Permanente Washington policies and that any potential effects on the care-delivery system are addressed. KPWHRI collaborators are particularly needed for studies that affect patient care or collect either large amounts of Kaiser Permanente Washington data or certain types of sensitive data.
Be aware that projects involving Kaiser Permanente Washington programming or staff time require external funding.
You may contact our faculty members directly to establish a collaboration based on common areas of interest. If there is no KPWHRI faculty member for you to partner with, you may ask the KPWHRI Feasibility Review Committee to evaluate your proposal. The committee helps KPWHRI leadership determine if an external project is a good fit for Kaiser Permanente Washington and may also help you find a KPWHRI faculty collaborator.
KPWHRI determines a potential project’s feasibility based on:
If you’re proposing research at Kaiser Permanente Washington in collaboration with an identified KPWHRI faculty member:
If you’re proposing research at Kaiser Permanente Washington and have not yet identified a KPWHRI faculty collaborator:
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