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Leading innovative studies since 1998.

The Center for Research and Evaluation (CRE) is a research department within Kaiser Permanente Health Plan of Georgia, Inc.

Established in 1998, CRE leads innovative studies that advance member care, health promotion, health equity, and policies to improve the health of individuals within the Kaiser Permanente healthcare system and the surrounding communities.

Mission: The mission of CRE is to conduct and disseminate research that positively impacts our members’ health, improves service delivery, and reduces health disparities.

People: CRE consists of a multidisciplinary leadership team, researcher investigators, data analysts, project managers, research assistants, clinical trials coordinators, and research administration specialists.

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Key capabilities:

  • Behavioral science
  • Biostatistics
  • Clinical trials
  • Data coordination
  • Epidemiology
  • Meta-analysis
  • Mixed methods
  • Qualitative methods
  • Study design
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Areas of research expertise:

  • Health equity
  • Health care services and access
  • Chronic diseases, such as cancer, cardiovascular disease, and diabetes
  • Infectious diseases, such as COVID-19, influenza, and human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)
  • Behavioral health
  • Social determinants and social influencers of health
  • Organ transplant services
  • Maternal-child health
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Our research and research staff are primarily funded through extramural grants. Most of our grants come from federal agencies such as the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Additional funding comes from the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI), other non-governmental organizations, such as the Helmsley Charitable Trust, industry, and competitive Kaiser Permanente grants, such as the Garfield Memorial Fund.