Facts about Group Health Research Institute
Group Health Research Institute's mission is to improve health and health care for everyone through leading-edge research, innovation, and dissemination.
Founded in 1983, GHRI is a nonproprietary, public-interest research center within Group Health Cooperative. Before 2009, the organization was known as Group Health Center for Health Studies.
The faculty includes about 60 health scientists, including physicians, epidemiologists, biostatisticians, psychologists, economists, and health services researchers. Most faculty members have a joint appointment at the University of Washington. GHRI also employs more than 250 other staff members. Interdisciplinary scientific teams conduct studies in a variety of research areas. Located in Seattle, the Institute includes a 5,500-square-foot, state-of-the-art research clinic.
Federal agencies such as the National Institutes of Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention provide 82 percent of GHRI's annual budget. Non-federal grants and contracts provide 14 percent; Group Health, 4 percent.
GHRI belongs to several national research consortia, including the HMO Research Network, the Cancer Research Network, and the Breast Cancer Surveillance Consortium. GHRI hosts one of the nation's eight federally funded Vaccine and Treatment Evaluation Units.
The MacColl Center for Health Care Innovation and the Center for Community Health and Evaluation are within GHRI. Researchers from Group Health's Department of Preventive Care are also members of the GHRI faculty.
In 2010, GHRI managed a total of 250 active grants, totaling more than $44 million in revenue.
- Group Health Cooperative
- HMO Research Network
- Cancer Research Network
- Breast Cancer Surveillance Consortium
- Vaccine and Treatment Evaluation Units
- National Institutes of Health