Paula Blasi, MPH


“I want my research to be actionable, relevant, and accessible to people in my community.”

Paula Blasi, MPH

Collaborative Scientist, Kaiser Permanente Washington Health Research Institute


Paula Blasi, MPH, is enthusiastic about conducting research that can improve the well-being of patients and communities. Her research interests include evidence-based medicine, evidence synthesis, and qualitative inquiry. Paula works with the Kaiser Permanente Evidence-based Practice Center (EPC) on systematic reviews of clinical preventive services for the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force, and she conducts qualitative research with patient and provider populations.

Paula earned a Master of Public Health at the University of Washington, in the Community-Oriented Public Health Practice (COPHP) program. She completed a master’s capstone project with YWCA Seattle-King-Snohomish and a practicum at Public Health—Seattle & King County. Before joining KPWHRI, Paula was a writer and editor at the Advisory Board Company, a health care research and consulting firm in Washington, D.C.

Research interests and experience

Recent publications

Blasi PR. Shutdown hasn't slowed state leaders. California Healthline. 2013.

Blasi PR. Health IT: the common ground in health care reform? California Healthline. 2012.

Blasi PR. Extreme site makeover: HHS offers better view of grant data. iHealthBeat. 2011.

Blasi PR. Nurses claim their seat at the health ITdecision-making table. iHealthBeat. 2009.

Blasi PR. What brings developers together for open-source health IT? iHealthBeat. 2009.

Blasi PR. Mobile phones drive health ITinnovation in developing countries. iHealthBeat. 2009.


Healthy findings blog


How do you make sense of a mountain of evidence?

KPWHRI researchers answer questions about systematic reviews and their impact on health care guidelines.

From research to practice


Predicting and preventing missed clinic visits

Biostatistician Yates Coley reports on new predictive analytics work that’s decreasing missed visits at KP Washington.

healthy findings blog


Finding evidence to drive COVID-era decisions

How Paula Blasi brings research findings to light to support Kaiser Permanente’s rapid response to COVID-19.