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Research:  Provide patients access to novel therapies, support development of workforce research skills, build a culture of evidence and help Samaritan grow as a learning health care system, and engage external partners on nationally competitive research projects.

Focus areas include:

  • Infectious diseases.
  • Pain management.
  • Social determinants of health.

When:  Ongoing.

Lead Foundations:   All Samaritan foundations.






“Research is a key part of ensuring that patients have access to the highest possible quality of care. Support from the Samaritan Foundations is important in helping us build healthier communities through thoughtful and collaborative efforts to inform evidence-based care and identify barriers to optimizing population health. ”

~Paulina Kaiser, PhD MPH, Director, Samaritan Health Outcomes Research & Evaluation (SHORE)