Group Health Research Institute

We do practical research that helps you and your family stay healthy.
We discover ways to prevent illness and improve treatment.
We’re making health and health care better for everyone.


News and Events

Tradeoffs found for bypass vs. banding bariatric surgery

Compared to banding, bypass resulted in much greater weight loss and fewer reoperations—but more short-term complications—in an HMO Research Network study in JAMA Surgery that Dr. David Arterburn led.

Read about it in GHRI News and Events

Live Healthy

Back pain: Do's and don’ts to get you back in action

Back pain affects nearly everyone at some point—causing pain, anxiety, and disruption of your daily activities. Fortunately, research shows that low back pain is rarely caused by serious underlying disease, and there are things you can do to ease your pain.

Read about it in Live Healthy

Health Tip


At what age should you start getting screened for breast cancer? To decide, talk with your doctor about your individual risks.


Our research

We study health and health care as it happens in everyday settings by everyday people, producing results that are built to work in the real world. We share our results in the public domain to benefit people everywhere.