School of Public Health

Buist, Diana

Diana Buist

Affiliate Professor, Epidemiology
Affiliate Professor, Health Services

Director of Research and Strategic Partnerships and Senior Investigator - Kaiser Permanente Washington Health Research Institute

Education

PhD Epidemiology, University of Washington, 1999
MPH Epidemiology, Yale University, 1995

Contact Info

Kaiser Permanente Washington Health Research Institute
1730 Minor Avenue, Suite 1600
Seattle, WA 98101
Tel: 206-287-2931
buist.d@ghc.org
https://www.kpwashingtonresearch.org/our-research/our-scientists/buist-diana-s/

Diana Buist, PhD, MPH, is an epidemiologist and health services researcher with extensive experience conducting comparative effectiveness research. Her work focuses on reducing harms and increasing benefits for patients in the area of cancer screening and outcomes spanning across patient, provider, and system factors.

Dr. Buist has an extensive record of practical research that has led to many efforts to improve care, including the development and refinement of national breast cancer screening guidelines. She has been conducting research within Kaiser Permanente Washington for more than 20 years and is a strong believer in patient-centered care and the important role patients play in improving the value and quality of health care.

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Research Interests

  • Comparative effectiveness research
  • Delivery system science
  • Learning health care system research
  • Dissemination and implementation
  • Pragmatic clinical trials
  • Epidemiology
  • Health services

Publications

In The News

High-tech mammogram tool doesn’t boost cancer detection, study shows
Seattle Times, 09/28/2015