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Kaiser Permanente Northern California Kaiser Permanente
The Kaiser Permanente Northern California Division of Research has a nearly 50-year history of successful collaboration with other research organizations and acts as a key member of the HMO Research Network, a consortium of 15 health maintenance organizations that uses its collective scientific capabilities to integrate research and practice for the improvement of health and health care among diverse populations.


Dr. Andrew L. Avins Dr. Andrew L. Avins, MD, MPH, is the lead co-investigator of the BOLD Project at Kaiser Permanente. Dr. Avins is a research scientist at the Division of Research, Kaiser Permanente Northern California; he holds appointments in the Departments of Medicine and Epidemiology & Biostatistics at the University of California, San Francisco, where he remains active in the clinical and teaching programs. Dr. Avins is a board-certified general internist. His research interests include musculoskeletal and cardiovascular diseases, preventive medicine (with an emphasis on screening and treatment policies), complementary and alternative medicine (with an emphasis on clinical trials of alternative therapies), and research methodologies.


The BOLD Project is supported by grant number 1R01HS019222-01 from the
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)