Researchers find that significantly increasing minimally invasive surgery for hysterectomies reduced racial disparities in the types of hysterectomies patients get. Learn more
Kaiser Permanente data helps create street-level view of the health Impacts of air pollution in Oakland. Learn more about Kaiser Permanente data helping create street-level view of the health impacts of air pollution in Oakland
The Permanente Medical Group and DOR establish the Delivery Science and Applied Research (DARE) program to foster collaborations between clinician-investigators and DOR scientists. DARE provides infrastructure, connections, and analytic support to clinician-researchers for answering questions that will change care.
Recognizing the importance of early multiphasic exams, the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History takes ownership of some DOR punch cards to help share an important part of our country’s health care history. Learn more
DOR study finds concerning increase in cannabis use by adolescents and pregnant women. Learn more about this study
A team led by DOR researchers developed a practical tool for identifying diabetes patients at highest risk for ending up in an emergency department or hospital due to severe hypoglycemia. Learn more
DOR launches Physician Researcher Program with a mission to cultivate the research that drives evidence-based medicine. Learn more about this program
A comprehensive Enhanced Recovery After Surgery program implemented in Kaiser Permanente’s 20 Northern California medical centers is found to reduce postoperative complication and opioid prescribing rates. Learn more about this program
Kaiser Permanente research published in Annals of Internal Medicine shows an annual fecal immunochemical test (FIT) is an effective screening tool for detecting colorectal cancer. Learn more about this study
First study of HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis in a diverse, real-world setting is cited as one of the most important papers of the year by NIAID Director Anthony Fauci. Learn more
Trial of the Screening, Brief Intervention and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT) technique finds benefit in adolescent substance use problems. Learn more about this study
A celebration of life takes place upon the death of Morrie Collen on September 27, 2014.
DOR research contributes to development of a neonatal sepsis risk calculator, safely reducing newborn antibiotic use by nearly 50 percent. Learn more about the neonatal sepsis risk calculator
Researchers report in JAMA that Kaiser Permanente Northern California nearly doubled the rate of blood pressure control among adult members with diagnosed hypertension between 2001 and 2009 through one of the largest, community-based hypertension programs ever developed. Learn more about…
The Delivery Science Fellowship Program is established to train postdoctoral fellows on identifying and implementing best practices for delivering care to diverse populations. The program has since attracted nationwide interest.
The Division celebrates its 50th anniversary, with four of its five directors, scientists and staff, and leaders of Kaiser Permanente Northern California and The Permanente Medical Group. Learn more about the DOR's 50th anniversary
Tracy Lieu, MD, MPH, becomes fifth director of DOR, leading from 2012 to the present. Learn more about DOR nameing Tracy Lieu, MD, MPH Its Fifth Director
The Division becomes the lead site for the Cancer Research Network, a National Cancer Institute-funded initiative to support research in non-profit integrated health care delivery systems on all aspects of cancer care, from etiology through survivorship.
DOR joins Mental Health Research Network, whose first project is an autism registry. Learn more about the autism registry
Kaiser Permanente researchers alert the CDC to preliminary evidence of an increased risk of febrile seizures following measles, mumps, rubella, and varicella (MMRV) vaccination compared with separate MMR and V vaccines. CDC then recommends that families without a strong preference…