Division of Research Spotlight
The Kaiser Permanente Division of Research conducts, publishes, and disseminates epidemiologic and health services research to improve the health and medical care of Kaiser Permanente members and society at large. We seek to understand the determinants of illness and well-being, and to improve the quality and cost-effectiveness of health care. Currently, DOR’s 550-plus staff is working on more than 350 epidemiological and health services research projects.
Home-delivered, medically tailored meals may benefit recently hospitalized patients with heart failure
Childhood weight tied to timing of puberty
Exercise and diet key in new, updated guideline for cancer survivors
Girls who do not live with both parents more likely to start puberty early
Depressed pregnant women more likely to eat poorer diets, Kaiser Permanente analysis finds
Temperament of Babies Born to Mothers with Diabetes During Pregnancy Linked to Childhood Obesity
High blood pressure? Bring It Down!
Bring It Down is learning how to close the disparity between black and white people in high blood pressure control, with the ultimate goal of reducing stroke risk. By Ann Wallace, Senior Communications Specialist, Kaiser Permanente Division of Research When…
Study Results Aid Understanding of Gestational Diabetes
A Division of Research study may lead toward less gestational diabetes. Interview by Lynn Mundell, editor, Inside KP Northern California Monique Hedderson, PhD, a research scientist at the region’s Division of Research (DOR), has been building her research career around…
Vitamin D supplementation lags among people who may need it most
By Janet Byron, Senior Communications Specialist, Kaiser Permanente Division of Research Many adult members of Kaiser Permanente Northern California who are at high risk for vitamin D insufficiency are not getting it from dietary supplements, according to a recent survey…