Scientists at Group Health Research Institute (GHRI) have a rare advantage: We work within a system that provides both care and coverage. With a 360-degree view of people’s everyday health experience over time, we discover what works best to serve Group Health’s mission: Better health.
We collaborate closely with Group Health’s medical staff and other providers—gaining from their perspectives on practical approaches to health care’s toughest problems. Together, we create a learning health care system—a place where research strengthens practice and practice strengthen research.
Our faculty members work on interdisciplinary research teams, conducting about 300 studies at any given time. We collaborate with affiliate researchers and others from leading academic institutions and health systems. Our clinical associates help facilitate work within Group Health's own care-delivery system and health plan.
We share our findings freely in the public domain, so that health care organizations everywhere can use our research to serve the public good.
See our GHRI researcher directory
Most of our support comes from federal agencies, such as the National Institutes of Health. We also contract with biomedical companies and receive grants from private foundations, including the Group Health Foundation. About 5 percent of our budget comes from Group Health.
See our list of funders.
Moore MS, Golden MR, Scholes D, Kerani RP. Assessing trends in chlamydia positivity and gonorrhea incidence and their associations with the incidence of pelvic inflammatory disease and ectopic pregnancy in Washington state, 1988-2010. Sex Transm Dis. 2016 Jan;43(1):2-8. doi: 10.1097/OLQ.0000000000000352.Sex Transm Dis. 2016 Jan;43(1):2-8. doi: 10.1097/OLQ.0000000000000352.
Williams EC, Achtmeyer CE, Young JP, Rittmueller SE, Ludman EJ, Lapham GT, Lee AK, Chavez LJ, Berger D, Bradley KA. Local implementation of alcohol screening and brief intervention at five Veterans Health Administration primary care clinics: perspectives of clinical and administrative staff. J Subst Abuse Treat. 2015 Jul 26. J Subst Abuse Treat. 2016 Jan;60:27-35. doi: 10.1016/j.jsat.2015.07.011. Epub 2015 Jul 26. PubMed
GHRI oversees all research conducted at Group Health, ensuring that all studies involving Group Health members are aligned with the organization’s primary mission: to improve health. Researchers from outside Group Health can learn more about our processes for collaborating with GHRI faculty members.