CATALyST faculty and leadership

Left to right: James Ralston, MD, MPH; Paula Lozano, MD, MPH; and Susan Brandzel, MPH

The CATALyST program is led by Kaiser Permanente Washington’s Paula Lozano, MD, MPH, James Ralston, MD, MPH, and Susan Brandzel, MPH. Dr. Lozano is a KPWHRI senior investigator, a practicing pediatrician, and associate medical director of research translation at Washington Permanente Medical Group. Dr. Ralston is a KPWHRI senior investigator, an internal medicine physician with the Washington Permanente Medical Group and leads the team serving as a liaison between KPWHRI and Care Delivery Technology Services, assisting scientists in the use of KPWA’s electronic health record within a Learning Healthcare System. Ms. Brandzel has been a scientific research manager for over 25 years in the domains of epidemiology, clinical trials, patient engagement, and health care decision-making. These leaders bring robust expertise in LHS research, mentorship, and demonstrated collaboration with our regional partners.

In addition, CATALyST includes outstanding training leaders and faculty from diverse clinical and research disciplines across our four partner institutions. These engaged, committed and established mentors have extensive expertise in LHS core-competency domains and patient-centered outcomes research methodology.

View a complete list of faculty and their disciplines (PDF).


Contact: Susan Brandzel
CATALyST Program Administrator