Lucy A. Savitz, PhD, MBA
Center for Health
Research - NW & HI 

Center for Health 
Research – Northwest
3800 North Interstate Avenue
Portland, OR 97227



  • Location: Portland, Oregon 
  • Year established: 1964
  • Active studies: 297 in 2017
  • Peer-reviewed publications: 176 in 2017
  • Website:


Kaiser Permanente Northwest

  • Headquarters: Portland, Oregon
  • Year established: 1945
  • CEO: Ruth Brinkley 
  • CMO: Imelda Dacones, MD
  • Patients/members served: 606,511
  • Areas served: Portland, Eugene, Salem, Southwest WA
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The mission of the Center for Health Research – Northwest is “advancing knowledge to improve health.” The Center for Health Research pursues a vigorous agenda of public health research within large, diverse populations. Our research scientists are a highly diverse and skilled group with specialties ranging from psychology to anthropology to economics to epidemiology. Centralized departments provide the infrastructure and expertise necessary to support our investigators as they write grant proposals, conduct studies, analyze data, and publish their findings. Learn more at


Special Research Facilities

  • Northwest Research Laboratory
  • Research Clinic
  • Evidence-based Practice Center

Top 3 Funding Agencies

  • Agency for Healthcare Research & Quality
  • National Institute for Diabetes, Digestive, and Kidney Disease
  • National Institute of Mental Health