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