SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA RESEARCH PROGRAM

Investigators & Staff

  • 65+
    Investigators
    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
    231  medical offices
  • Lab & Pharmacy Services
    31.8 million outpatient
    47 million lab tests processed
  • Physicians & Staff
    7400+ physicians
    26,000+ nurses
    73,000+ employees

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 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