Karen Coleman, PhD
MHRN Site Principal Investigator

MHRN Racial & Ethnic Diversity SIG Lead

Department of Research & Evaluation
100 South Los Robles
Pasadena, CA 91101


  • Location: Pasadena, California
  • Steven J. Jacobsen, MD, PhD
  • Year established: 1963
  • Active studies: 429 in 2012
  • Peer-reviewed publications: 330 in 2012
  • Website: kp-scalresearch.org


Kaiser Permanente Southern California

  • Headquarters: Pasadena, California
  • Year established: 1953
  • Regional President: Benjamin K. Chu, MD, MPH
  • Executive Medical Director: Edward Ellison, MD
  • Patients/members served: 3.6 million
  • Areas served: Antelope Valley, Baldwin Park, Downey, Fontana, Kern County, Los Angeles, Orange County, Panorama City, Riverside, San Diego, South Bay, West LA, Woodland Hills
  • Website: kp.org

The mission of the Kaiser Permanente (KP) Department of Research & Evaluation is to initiate and conduct high-quality, public sector health services, epidemiologic, behavioral and clinical research that has a demonstrable, positive impact on the health and well-being of Kaiser Permanente Southern California members and the general population. For more information, visit kp-scalresearch.org.


Special Research Facilities

  • Analytic research center
  • Centralized clinical trials services

Top 3 Funding Agencies

  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
  • Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
  • National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute