Our Research

KP Research Bank is a research-ready resource that supports scientific investigation into a wide variety of health conditions and diseases.

For Researchers

Our research is helping many conditions

KP Research Bank information can be used to study any condition or disease — leading to healthier communities.

Our researchers are committed to beating cancer

Researchers at our 8 regional research centers are studying why cancer develops and how it can be treated. They have one goal—to share information with doctors and improve patient outcomes.

Kaiser Permanente Researcher Co-Authors Breast Cancer Study

Kaiser Permanente Researcher Co-Authors Breast Cancer Study

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Making a difference in health care for women and babies

What factors might make women more likely to have a healthy pregnancy? More than 25,000 women in Northern California contributed to the pregnancy cohort, which is helping scientists study the environmental and genetic factors of many diseases, including autism and gestational diabetes. These members’ contributions could help make the difference in the future of health and healthcare for women and babies everywhere. Although the pregnancy cohort is no longer enrolling new participants, interested KP members can still volunteer for the overall research bank by clicking here.

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Addressing common chronic illnesses

What causes diseases like diabetes, asthma or heart disease? How does a person’s environment or lifestyle contribute to these conditions? Our research could lead to breakthroughs in ways to prevent or treat common chronic illnesses that impact KP members, their families, and our communities.

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A resource to study complex disease

It’s difficult to study rare or complex diseases because there are often not enough research volunteers. The KP Research Bank hopes to create a 500,000-member strong resource that researchers can use to study many rare or complex diseases, such as metabolic syndromes, rare genetic conditions, behavioral health disorders, disorders of pregnancy, and more.

Researchers and collaborators using the KP Research Bank have studied:

  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Ovarian Cancer
  • Autism Spectrum Disorders