Our Research

Science to serve one goal: Better health

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.


Scientists

Working in the public interest

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

Funding sources

A broad base of support

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. 

Recent publications

Use of statins and antihypertensive medications in relation to risk of longstanding persistent atrial fibrillation.

Thacker EL, Jensen PN, Psaty BM, McKnight B, Longstreth WT, Dublin S, Sitlani CM, Newton KM, Smith NL, Siscovick DS, Heckbert SR.

Ann Pharmacother. 2015 Jan 27. [Epub ahead of print].

Cumulative use of strong anticholinergics and incident dementia: a prospective cohort study.

Gray SL, Anderson ML, Dublin S, Hanlon JT, Hubbard R, Yu O, Crane PK, Larson EB.

JAMA Intern Med. 2015 Jan 26. doi: 10.1001/jamainternmed.2014.7663. [Epub ahead of print].


Collaborate with us

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.