In 2022, DOR celebrates 60 years of innovative health research.

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. DOR’s 600-plus staff is currently working on more than 580 epidemiological and health services research projects. Read our story on how it all began and in our interactive anniversary timeline.

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Link Between Cannabis and Death Still Not Established

Cannabis and Death Although the use of cannabis is not harmless, its link with death is still not established, argues senior researcher, Dr. Steve Sidney, Kaiser Permanente, Northern California, Division of Research in this week's BMJ. (9.19.03) Two large studies…

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NSAIDS and Miscarriage

Exposure to non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs during pregnancy and risk of miscarriage: population based cohort study. According to a new publication recently published in the British Medical Journal (BMJ), by Dr. DeKun Li, use of NSAIDs and aspirin during pregnancy increased…

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