The institute for Health Research (IHR) is seeking a new Associate level Investigator to lead a team of community-based evaluators at Kaiser Permanente Colorado. The KPCO IHR is the home to a robust community evaluation team, the Partners in Evaluation and Research (PiER) Center. This Center’s Investigator leads talented staff to implement robust evaluation and research by designing projects to help community funders understand how their initiatives are achieving their goals, and providing results that help community organizations learn and take action. This team provides evaluation support for communities in the KPCO region as well as evaluation for KP Program Office Community Health initiatives across KP regions nationally. This person will serve as investigator or co-investigator on major projects for the Kaiser Permanente Colorado (KPCO) Institute for Health Research (IHR). Leads or co-leads a program of research that is recognized nationally. Participates in and develops an ongoing program of research in area of expertise. Designs, develops, and obtains funding for well-defined research. This individual will be responsible for seeking externally-funded evaluation and research and publishing in peer-reviewed journals.

About Kaiser Permanente Colorado Institute for Health Research

The Kaiser Permanente Colorado Institute for Health Research (IHR) is an integrated department that conducts, publishes, and disseminates epidemiologic,  behavioral, health services, implementation and clinical research.

The IHR also hosts a clinical trials program, and a robust community evaluation team. Research findings are translated into practice to improve the health of Kaiser Permanente members and the broader Colorado community, and to inform health care delivery and public policy nationally. The IHR has full-time and affiliate MD, PhD, and PharmD Investigators, supported by research staff including project managers, research specialists, research assistants, statisticians, analysts, programmers, as well as tumor registers, finance and administrative staff.

The organization has a specific focus on conducting research that can be translated into clinical practice, health promotion, and policies to influence the health of individuals and populations.