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.


Gastric bypass surgery beats intensive lifestyle & medical intervention for diabetes

Dr. David Arterburn reflects on CROSSROADS randomized controlled trial of Group Health patients with obesity and type 2 diabetes.

Read about it in Healthy Findings.

behavior change

Is hospital readmission linked to alcohol use and social factors?

Drs. Katharine Bradley and Gwen Lapham studied drinking habits and hospital readmission. They found that underlying social determinants might be the connection.

Read it in Healthy Findings.

Health Tip

Gastric bypass surgery may help diabetes but doesn’t cure it, especially for people with later, more severe disease.

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.