Clinical delivery research is your passion — it’s ours, too

Permanente physicians participate in medical investigations that deploy quality care to the bedside faster than the industry average

With a responsibility to care for more than 12 million people, the importance of clinical research to the Permanente Medical Groups — and to the physicians who comprise them — cannot be overstated.

Research boosts clinical effectiveness and drives medical innovations. For decades, this work has continually enhanced the quality of care at Kaiser Permanente. Simply put, it leads to healthier, happier outcomes to patients and their families.

Many Permanente physicians participate in investigations that are transforming health care in America. For example:

You can contribute to this critical work. The Permanente Medical Groups offer access to 9 outstanding research centers. Each supports physicians and investigators who work together to design and conduct studies and trials across a broad range of specialties, such as:

  • Aging
  • Biostatistics
  • Cardiovascular conditions
  • Infectious diseases
  • Cancer
  • Health care delivery and policy
  • Women and children’s health
  • Behavioral health

The resources and support you need for clinical delivery research

Your clinical research work will be bolstered by our industry-leading electronic health record and health IT systems. With these tools, investigators collect innumerable data points that fuel transformational clinical practices. Plus, with access to the Kaiser Permanente Research Bank, you’ll find an incredible collection of genetic samples that help investigators uncover insights that let us better confront diseases and disorders.

Because they regularly deliver care and medicine, Permanente physicians bring invaluable, real-life perspectives to research projects. Subsequently, they make meaningful contributions to scientific literature and the health of our communities. In 2022, Permanente physicians contributed nearly 2,000 journal articles and had 2,160 studies and trials underway.

Also, clinical delivery research received $245 million in 2022 from Kaiser Permanente and external agencies, including:

  • National Institutes of Health
  • U.S. Food and Drug Administration
  • Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

If you have the desire to pursue medical investigations and clinical trials, let’s talk about your career aspirations.