Kaiser Permanente Washington Health Research Institute (KPWHRI) is the non-proprietary, public-interest research center within Kaiser Permanente Washington, a nonprofit health system based in Seattle. Kaiser Permanente Washington provides coverage and care for more than 710,170 people in Washington.
Our research produces timely, relevant findings that help people everywhere stay healthy and get the care they need. From testing new vaccines to helping people quit smoking to finding ways to delay or prevent Alzheimer’s disease, our discoveries have helped millions of people worldwide lead healthier, happier lives.
Kaiser Permanente Washington Health Research Institute improves health, well-being, and health equity for our members and all communities through collaborative research and evaluation.
We envision a future where we partner with researchers, health systems, and communities to improve health care, eliminate inequities, and help people thrive where they live, learn, work, and play.
Kaiser Permanente launches the Center for Accelerating Care Transformation.
Today’s health care challenges demand a kind of research that can happen quickly and efficiently — while making a measurable difference in health outcomes.
Our highly trained staff members support such science with a robust infrastructure of high-quality data, well-equipped facilities, and proficient administrative resources.
We look back at 2021 research findings, including on COVID-19 vaccines, health equity, dementia, and suicide risk factors.
With a passion for health improvement, our scientific teams are led mostly by PhDs and MDs with backgrounds in health services, behavioral science, epidemiology, biostatistics, economics, health informatics, and other fields.
We study health and health care in everyday settings, generating results that work in the real world — not just in research environments. We collaborate with health care providers, administrators, patients, and other scientists nationwide, answering some of health care’s toughest questions.