Taking research beyond the data. Moving education beyond the classroom.

RESEARCH: Our research spans many axes but the common thread is a focus on population health. Learn more about our work via our Divisions and Centers.

Chronic Disease Research Across the Lifecourse

The Chronic Disease Research Across the Lifecourse (CoRAL) division focuses on developing innovative interventions and generating new knowledge regarding the origins of chronic disease, obesity, and consequences through the lifecourse.

Chronic Disease Research Across the Lifecourse

Health Policy and Insurance Research

The division of Health Policy and Insurance Research (HPI) research areas include understanding effects of high-cost medical care, pharmaceutical policies, health insurance innovations, personalized medicine, delivery system changes, behavioral interventions, and cost-quality trade-offs.

Health Policy and Insurance Research

Biostatistics

The Biostatistics division is the home for statistical consultation and research at the Institute. The group collaborates widely on causal inference, observational epidemiology, bioinformatics, microsimulation, statistical software and graphics, and general statistical applications.

Biostatistics

Center for Healthcare Research in Pediatrics

The Center for Healthcare Research in Pediatrics (CHeRP) division leads population-based research in pediatrics. Its work in asthma, childhood infections, vaccines, and health policy has directly shaped national policy recommendations in these areas.

Center for Healthcare Research in Pediatrics

Therapeutics Research and Infectious Disease Epidemiology

The Therapeutics Research and Infectious Disease Epidemiology (TIDE) division assess the safety of medical products, novel methods for illness surveillance and control of both healthcare and community-acquired infections.

Therapeutics Research and Infectious Disease Epidemiology

Centers of Excellence

We are home to three Centers of Excellence. These centers’ primary purpose is to foster intellectual collaboration among faculty across Divisions that have shared research interests, and to promote the expertise of these individuals to the outside world.

Centers of Excellence
More than 25 Years of Innovation & Impact
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TEACHING: We give physicians and population scientists tools to become better health care leaders of the future.

NEWS & EVENTS

Making an Impact: Institute Research Informs Hepatitis C Treatment Guidelines

November 12, 2019

Updated guidelines from the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases (AASLD) and Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) for the treatment of hepatitis C now allow for a shorter 8-week treatment regimen for Black patients. These revised guidelines are based in part on a study led by Assistant Professor Julia Marcus and colleagues from Kaiser Permanente comparing the effectiveness of 8- and 12-week treatment regimens for the treatment of hepatitis C.

Does labeling fast food restaurant menu boards with calorie information reduce calories purchased per transaction?

October 31, 2019

Institute fellow Joshua Petimar’s new study in The BMJ finds that calorie labeling in a fast-food restaurant franchise resulted in small initial decreases in calorie purchases, but this was reduced over time. We talked to him to find out more.