Jim Bellows, PhD, MPH

Managing Director - Care Management Institute (KPSC)


Jim Bellows is Managing Director, Evaluation and Analytics in Kaiser Permanente’s Care Management Institute. His team produces metrics, program evaluation, and applied research that powers systemwide care delivery improvement initiatives by characterizing opportunities, learning what works, producing data that drives performance, and assessing impact and value. His work builds Kaiser Permanente’s capabilities as a learning health care organization, and is done in close collaboration with a wide range of clinical and operational partners. He directs use and adaptation of a wide variety of qualitative and quantitative methods to produce knowledge for improvement and for spread of successful practices, and facilitates translation of results into strategy, design, and practice. He earned his PhD in health services research and health economics from the University of California at Berkeley. He was a Lecturer at UC Berkeley for four years, teaching health care quality improvement and quality measurement.

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