About Us

About Us

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Our Mission: Advancing Knowledge to Improve Health

Brainpower and a little daring. A certain stubborn curiosity. Hard work. And passion for the sciences that make for solid, often ground-breaking research.

For nearly a half-century, the Center for Health Research has been making key connections between lifestyle and wellness, between disease and its effect on people’s lives, between treatment and outcome. CHR pursues a vigorous agenda of patient-centered, population- and practice-based research.

CHR’s funding comes primarily from federal grants and contracts (69%); CHR also receives funding from industry (~18%), private foundations (~1%), and Kaiser Permanente (~12%).


CHR FACT SHEET
  Member
Population
2014
Budget
2015
Budget
Northwest 510,918 38.8M 40.3M
Hawaii 231,836 4.3M 4.5M
Total 742,754 43.1M 44.8M
OUR DIRECTOR
Mary Durham

Mary L. Durham, PhD
Director, Center for Health Research
Vice President for Research, Kaiser Foundation Hospitals

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Kaiser Permanente