Faculty Director of Research; Professor

Health Systems Science

Dr. Michael Gould is a pulmonologist and health services researcher with major interests in learning healthcare systems (LHS) and implementation science. At KPSOM, Dr. Gould enjoys mentoring students on their scholarly projects and teaching in the Inquiry and Quality and Safety domains. Dr. Gould’s research is deeply embedded in the Kaiser Permanente delivery system in Southern California, where he conducts both externally funded and operationally focused studies of care delivery for patients with cancer and respiratory disease. His recent work aims to ensure that lung cancer screening is implemented safely and effectively to maximize benefits and minimize harms, leveraging the quality and safety infrastructure of the Kaiser Permanente health system as a laboratory for innovation and improvement. Dr. Gould has published over 200 peer-reviewed research articles. His research has been supported by the Department of Veterans Affairs, the National Cancer Institute (NCI), the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, and the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI). He currently serves as Principal Investigator for the PCORI-funded “Watch the Spot” Trial, a large, technology-enabled, multicenter, pragmatic, comparative effectiveness trial of strategies for pulmonary nodule evaluation, and for two NCI-funded studies of lung cancer screening and post-treatment surveillance.

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