Research is your passion. It’s ours, too.

Many Permanente physicians participate in clinical research that transforms health in America, like identifying racial inequities in suicide prevention models and tackling today’s health issues such as COVID-19.

The Permanente Medical Groups offer access to 9 outstanding research centers. Each one supports investigators who work together to design and conduct research and trials across a broad range of specialties, including:


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


Our work is bolstered by our robust electronic health record, which collects innumerable data points that fuel transformational health research and clinical practices. And the Kaiser Permanente Research Bank offers a tremendous collection of genetic samples, which help our researchers uncover insights that help us confront diseases and disorders.

Permanente physicians make meaningful contributions to scientific literature and the health of our communities, and bring invaluable, real-life perspectives to projects that caring for patients fosters. In 2020 alone, our physicians contributed more than 1,900 journal articles and had more than 2,300 studies and trials underway.

Research is well funded by Kaiser Permanente and external agencies, including the National Institutes of Health, Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute, the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

If you have the desire to pursue medical research and clinical trials, we’d like to meet you.