SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA RESEARCH PROGRAM

Investigators & Staff

  • 70+
    Investigators
    Includes 30 full-time staff scientists plus clinical trials program leaders and affiliated researchers (retired and active physicians), and trainees (post-doctoral research fellows and Epidemic Intelligence Service officers). Hundreds of physicians participate in research as collaborators and clinical trials investigators.
  • 290+
    Research Staff
    Includes research associates, clinical trials support staff, programmers, biostatisticians, and clinical informatics personnel.
  • 95
    Support Staff
    Includes division administration, business office, operations, research IT, and communications staff.
Headquartered in Pasadena, California. Staff and investigators at 30+ locations in Southern California

Projects & Publications

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  • 1,550
    Active Studies
    Throughout Kaiser Permanente Southern California. Research projects and clinical trials. Includes internally and externally funded research projects and 380+ clinical trials.
  • 400+
    Original research papers published
    In medical and scientific journals. Excludes case reports, editorials, and letters.

Southern California Research Environment

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  • Facilities
    15 medical centers
    234  medical offices
  • Lab & Pharmacy Services
    34.8 million outpatient
    50 million lab tests processed
  • Physicians & Staff
    7,600+ physicians
    26,000+ nurses
    74,000+ employees

Southern California Member Population

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The graphic above shows the Kaiser Permanente Southern California member population at the end of 2019, including total number of members, and percentages by sex, age, and race/ethnicity.

There are more than 4.6 million members in Southern California. 51% are female; 49% are male.

BREAKDOWN BY AGE:

20 years and younger
24%
21 to 39 years
28%
40 to 64 years
33%
65 years and older
15%

BREAKDOWN BY RACE/ETHNICITY:

Hispanic or Latino
43%
White
35%
Asian/Pacific Islander
13%
Black or African American
8%
Other races
1%

Southern California membership RETENTION RATES


  • Nearly 90%
    remain after 1 year.


  • About 78% remain
    after 3 years.


  • Approximately 71%
    remain after 5 years.

Funding Overview

Funding for research at Kaiser Permanente Southern California has increased rapidly in the past decade.

Total research expenditures

Total in 2019: $73 million
Federal grants: $21.9 million
Industry contracts: $30.5 million
Kaiser Permanente provided the remaining funds. (Internal sources include the Kaiser Permanente Community Health program, the Southern California Permanente Medical Group, the Garfield Memorial Fund, and the Center for Effectiveness & Safety Research.)

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The above bar graph shows how much research funding Kaiser Permanente Southern received by type of funder from 2006 through 2019. Funding for research at Kaiser Permanente Southern California has grown from $13.3 million in 2006 to $73 million in 2019.