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

Henrikson NB, Tuzzio L, Gilkey MB, McRee AL. "You're never really off time": healthcare providers' interpretations of optimal timing for HPV vaccination. Prev Med Rep.doi:10.1016/j.pmedr.2016.05.002. [Epub ahead of print].

US Preventive Services Task Force., Bibbins-Domingo K, Grossman DC, Curry SJ, Davidson KW, Epling JW Jr, García FA, Kemper AR, Krist AH, Kurth AE, Landefeld CS, Mangione CM, Phillips WR, Phipps MG, Pignone MP. Primary care interventions to support breastfeeding: US Preventive Services Task Force recommendation statement. JAMA. 2016 Oct 25;316(16):1688-1693. doi: 10.1001/jama.2016.14697. PubMed

Tomoaia-Cotisel A, Farrell TW, Solberg LI, Berry CA, Calman NS, Cronholm PF, Donahue KE, Driscoll DL, Hauser D, McAllister JW, Mehta SN, Reid RJ, Tai-Seale M, Wise CG, Fetters MD, Holtrop J, Rodriguez HP, Brunker CP, McGinley EL, Day RL, Scammon DL, Harrison MI, Genevro JL, Gabbay RA, Magill MK. Implementation of care management: an analysis of recent AHRQ research. Med Care Res Rev. 1077558716673459, first published on October 20, 2016.

Mez J, Chung J, Jun G, Kriegel J, Bourlas AP, Sherva R, Logue MW, Barnes LL, Bennett DA, Buxbaum JD, Byrd GS, Crane PK, Ertekin-Taner N, Evans D, Fallin MD, Foroud T, Goate A, Graff-Radford NR, Hall KS, Kamboh MI, Kukull WA, Larson EB, Manly JJ; Alzheimer Disease Genetics Consortium., Haines JL, Mayeux R, Pericak-Vance MA, Schellenberg GD, Lunetta KL, Farrer LA. Two novel loci, COBL and SLC10A2, for Alzheimer's disease in African Americans. Alzheimers Dement. 2016 Oct 19. pii: S1552-5260(16)32931-4. doi: 10.1016/j.jalz.2016.09.002. [Epub ahead of print]. PubMed


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.