Investigators & Staff

  • 65+
    Includes 30 full-time staff scientists plus clinical trials program leaders and affiliated researchers (retired and active physicians). Hundreds of physicians participate in research as collaborators and clinical trials investigators.
  • 250+
    Research Staff
    Includes post-doctoral research fellows, Epidemic Intelligence Service officer, research staff, clinical trials support staff, programmers, biostatisticians, and clinical informatics personnel.
  • 70+
    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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  • 1,420+
    Active Studies
    Throughout Kaiser Permanente Southern California. Funded research projects and clinical trials. Include internally and externally funded studies.
  • 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, 230 medical offices. Lab & Pharmacy Services: 31.8 million outpatient prescriptions filled. 47 million lab tests processed. Physicians & staff: 7400+ physicians, 16,000+ nurses, 73,000+ employees.

Southern California membership RETENTION RATES

3 pie charts showing member retention from 1 year to 5 years. 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 2018: $62.4 million
Federal grants: $24.7 million
Industry contracts: $16.1 million
Kaiser Permanente: $21.6 million

(Internal sources include the Kaiser Permanente Community Benefit program, the Southern California Permanente Medical Group, the Sidney R. Garfield Memorial Fund, and the Center for Effectiveness & Safety Research.)

Learn more about how our research is funded