About Group Health Research Institute
Who we are
Group Health Research Institute is the non-proprietary, public-interest research center within Group Health Cooperative, a nonprofit health system based in Seattle, Wash. Group Health provides coverage and care for more than 600,000 people in Washington and North Idaho.
We are an interdisciplinary faculty more than 60 members strong, mainly PhD or MD investigators, with expertise spanning health services, behavioral science, epidemiology, biostatistics, economics, health informatics, and other fields.
We do practical research that helps people everywhere stay healthy and get the care they need.
We are experienced scientific collaborators and founding members of several influential research consortia, including:
- The HMO Research Network,
- National Institutes of Health’s Vaccine, Treatment and Evaluation Units, and
- The National Cancer Institute’s Breast Cancer Surveillance Consortium.
We are an integral part of Seattle’s biomedical core thanks to longstanding partnerships with:
- The University of Washington,
- Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, and
- Seattle Children’s Research Institute.
What we do
We study health and health care as experienced in everyday settings by everyday people, producing results that are built to work in the real world—not just in a research environment.
We create a learning health care system within Group Health—where our researchers, providers, administrators, and patients work together to turn advances in research into better health.
We share our results in the public domain—disseminating our findings widely through publications, presentations, traditional media, and social media to help inform people around the country and the world.
We work with other scientists nationwide as consultants, co-investigators, and leaders of multi-site studies that use the vast data resources, population diversity, and statistical power needed to answer health care’s toughest questions.