Health Professionals

Our scientists study health care as it happens in everyday clinics and hospitals, turning research into better health for patients everywhere.

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Physician/researcher Dr. Sascha Dublin practices family medicine at Kaiser Permanente's Federal Way Medical Center. 

Our research

Helping health care teams better meet patients’ needs

Health research often happens in experimental settings that differ from clinics and hospitals where most Americans get their care. But at Kaiser Permanente Washington Health Research Institute, we study care as it’s delivered to a real-world population of health plan members over time. We collaborate with health care teams at Kaiser Permanente Washington and beyond to ensure that we’re asking the right questions—and that our findings can be used to improve everyday patient care.

Through the Center for Accelerating Care Transformation (ACT Center), we’re helping to transform care nationwide by developing and testing innovative models of care, and providing the training and technical assistance that health care teams need to better meet patients’ needs.


Practical findings

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Is blood pressure reading better at home or clinic?

Home blood pressure monitoring shown to be an excellent alternative for making new diagnoses of hypertension.

Free training

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How to become a clinical value champion

KPWHRI’s ACT Center offers online training to help clinicians identify and curb overused services in clinical practice.

Research

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New findings on treating hypertension in pregnancy

A study led by Dr. Sascha Dublin finds similar outcomes for 3 hypertension medications, filling an evidence gap.

From research to practice

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Making colon cancer screening easier for patients

KPWHRI’s Kilian Kimbel reflects on how the SOS study helped pave the way for a new program to find colon cancer early.