KP Research Radio podcasts offer a chance to hear investigators explain their work
Investigators at the Kaiser Permanente Division of Research (DOR) study a wide variety of research topics, and that’s reflected in the range of subjects highlighted by KP Research Radio podcasts in 2021 — from reducing colorectal cancer deaths to gender and sexuality in autism. DOR podcasts offer a chance to hear researchers discuss the what — and why — of their work in their own words.
To mark National Diabetes Month, Anjali Gopalan, MD, MS, a DOR research scientist and physician with The Permanente Medical Group (TPMG), talks about her research on ways to improve communication with — and provide medical information to — people with prediabetes or early-onset type 2 diabetes. Listen here >
In this episode, Ai Kubo, PhD, MPH, a cancer epidemiologist and research scientist at DOR, explains why girls are starting puberty earlier than they have in the past. Listen here >
Autistic teens and adults may have unique needs around gender, sexuality, and reproductive health, but there isn’t much research explaining those needs. This episode features 2 investigators with the Division of Research Autism Research Program explaining their work to fill in the research gaps: Lisa Croen, PhD, and Maria Massolo, PhD. Listen here >
To mark Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month, KP Research Radio spoke with Jeffrey K. Lee, MD, MAS, a DOR research scientist and TPMG gastroenterologist, about colorectal cancer research and prevention. Listen here >
There were more patient visits for mental health concerns early in the pandemic, Kaiser Permanente research found. Researchers Kathryn Erickson-Ridout, MD, PhD, and Esti Iturralde, PhD, discuss the trends and how telehealth can be helpful for many patients and clinicians. Listen here >
Cardiovascular research scientists Alan Go, MD, and Andrew Ambrosy, MD, discuss how Kaiser Permanente research is improving care for people with heart failure — a condition that affects about 6.2 million adults in the U.S. today. Listen here >
Go to the KP Research Radio page to hear previous audio stories on topics such as at-home dialysis, DOR’s COVID-19 research, the coming “tsunami” of heart failure patients, and much more.