Julie Schmittdiel
Director of the Health Delivery Systems Center for Diabetes Translational Research
Julie Schmittdiel Julie Schmittdiel, PhD is a research scientist at the Kaiser Permanente Northern California Division of Research. She holds a bachelor’s degree in mathematics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, an MA in biostatistics from the University of California, Berkeley, and a PhD in health services and policy analysis from UC Berkeley. Her doctoral studies focused on organizational theory and behavior, especially pertaining to health care organizations.

Since joining KPNC's Division of Research upon graduating in 2004, she has served as principal or co-investigator on more than 20 health services research-related studies. The studies, many of which focus on improving cardiovascular disease risk factors in diabetes patients, place an emphasis on research conducted in close partnership with health plans and clinicians. Dr. Schmittdiel currently serves as the director of the NIDDK-funded Health Delivery Systems Center for Diabetes Translational Research, which brings together researchers, health plans, community providers, patients, and other stakeholders to translate evidence-based diabetes care widely into practice. She also serves as the Associate Director of the Kaiser Permanente Delivery Science Fellowship Program.