Richard W. Grant, MD, MPH

Research Scientist II, Division of Research, Kaiser Permanente Northern California Richard W. Grant
Physician, Urgent Care, Kaiser Permanente Medical Center, Oakland, CA

Richard W. Grant, MD, MPH is a research scientist at the Division of Research, Kaiser Permanente Northern California. Dr. Grant is a board-certified primary care physician. He received his medical degree from University of California San Franscico, completed his medical residency training at Massachusetts General Hospital, and received his MPH from the Harvard School of Public Health. His research focuses on identifying and overcoming barriers to effective primary care in patients with complex diseases. He has a special interest in type 2 diabetes and related chronic conditions. Dr. Grant has published over 100 peer-reviewed scientific papers and is a Deputy Editor for the Journal of General Internal Medicine. He is also the chair of the American Diabetes Association's Profession Practice Committee and has served on the editorial board for Diabetes Care.


  • Wright, A., Poon, E. G., Wald, J., Feblowitz, J., Pang, J. E., Schnipper, J. L., Grant, R. W., Gandhi, T. K., Volk, L. A., Bloom, A., Williams, D. H., Gardner, K., Epstein, M., Nelson, L., Businger, A., Li, Q., Bates, D. W. & Middleton, B. (2012). R}andomized controlled trial of health maintenance reminders provided directly to patients through an electronic {PHR. J Gen Intern Med, 27, 85-92. [Online version]
  • Pelletier, A. C., Jethwani, K., Bello, H., Kvedar, J. & Grant, R. W. (2011). Implementing a web-based home monitoring system within an academic health care network: barriers and facilitators to innovation diffusion. J Diabetes Sci Technol, 5, 32-8. [Online version]
  • Markowitz, S. M., Park, E. R., Delahanty, L. M., O'Brien, K. E. & Grant, R. W. (2011). Perceived impact of diabetes genetic risk testing among patients at high phenotypic risk for type 2 diabetes. Diabetes Care, 34, 568-73. [Online version]
  • de Miguel-Yanes, J. M., Shrader, P., Pencina, M. J., Fox, C. S., Manning, A. K., Grant, R. W., Dupuis, J., Florez, J. C., D'Agostino, R. B., Cupples, L. A., Meigs, J., Investigators, M. & Investigators, D. (2011). Genetic risk reclassification for type 2 diabetes by age below or above 50 years using 40 type 2 diabetes risk single nucleotide polymorphisms. Diabetes Care, 34, 121-5. [Online version]
  • Grant, R. W., Ashburner, J. M., Hong, C. C., Chang, Y., Barry, M. J. & Atlas, S. J. (2011). Defining patient complexity from the primary care physician's perspective: a cohort study. Ann Intern Med, 155, 797-804. [Online version]