SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA RESEARCH PROGRAM

Investigators & Staff

  • 40+
    Scientists
    Includes full-time staff scientists, post-doctoral research fellows, and a CDC Epidemic Intelligence Service officer. Eight scientists are on faculty of the Kaiser Permanente Bernard J. Tyson School of Medicine in Pasadena, California.
  • 400
    Research and Support Staff
    Includes research associates, clinical trials support staff, programmers, biostatisticians, and clinical informatics personnel, as well as division administration, business office, operations, research IT, and communications staff.
  • 250+
    Physician investigators
    Including 180+ conducting clinical trials, and affiliated researchers including current and retired Southern California Permanente Medical Group physicians and adjunct physicians from other organizations.
Headquartered in Pasadena, California. Staff and investigators at 30+ locations in Southern California

Projects & Publications

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  • 1,250+
    Active study protocols
    Throughout Kaiser Permanente Southern California, including 400+ clinical trial protocols.
  • 475+
    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
    235  medical offices
  • Lab & Pharmacy Services
    33.9 million outpatient prescriptions filled
    11 million prescriptions filled by mail order
  • Physicians & Staff
    7,600 physicians
    27,000 nurses
    75,000 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


  • 88%
    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.