Project Team

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Jack M. Digman PhD

Original Principal Investigator

Jack M. Digman, our mentor and friend, meticulously gathered the original childhood data for this study during 1959 -1967. Jack was a professor in the Psychology Department at the University of Hawai’i before retiring and moving to Oregon to continue his love for research at the Oregon Research Institute. In 1997 at the age of 73, he was awarded a grant by the National Institutes of Health to begin the follow-up study in which we are all now engaged.…More Details
Oregon Research Institute

Jack M. Digman, our mentor and friend, meticulously gathered the original childhood data for this study during 1959 -1967. Jack was a professor in the Psychology Department at the University of Hawai’i before retiring and moving to Oregon to continue his love for research at the Oregon Research Institute. In 1997 at the age of 73, he was awarded a grant by the National Institutes of Health to begin the follow-up study in which we are all now engaged. We hope that our work will in a small way honor Jack’s great contribution to science.

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Joan P. Dubanoski PhD, MPH

Former Investigator

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Kaiser Permanente Center for Integrated Health Care Research
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Grant W. Edmonds PhD

Principal Investigator

Grant Edmonds' research interests are focused on understanding the mechanisms linking personality to physical health across the lifespan. His work is predicated by two ideas: (1) personality is an established predictor of mortality and, (2) personality changes in ...Click here to learn moreMore Details
Oregon Research Institute

Grant Edmonds’ research interests are focused on understanding the mechanisms linking personality to physical health across the lifespan. His work is predicated by two ideas: (1) personality is an established predictor of mortality and, (2) personality changes in Click here to learn more

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Lewis R. Goldberg PhD

Co-Investigator

Lewis R. Goldberg is a Senior Scientist at the Oregon Research Institute and an Emeritus Professor of Psychology at the University of Oregon. After obtaining an undergraduate degree from Harvard University...Click here to learn moreMore Details
Oregon Research Institute

Lewis R. Goldberg is a Senior Scientist at the Oregon Research Institute and an Emeritus Professor of Psychology at the University of Oregon. After obtaining an undergraduate degree from Harvard University…Click here to learn more

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Sarah E. Hampson PhD

Co-Investigator

Sarah E. Hampson is a Senior Scientist at the Oregon Research Institute. She studies personality and health over the lifespan. Before moving to ORI in 1987, she held academic appointments at the University of Lancaster and Birkbeck College of the University of London. Click here to see moreMore Details
Oregon Research Institute

Sarah E. Hampson is a Senior Scientist at the Oregon Research Institute. She studies personality and health over the lifespan. Before moving to ORI in 1987, she held academic appointments at the University of Lancaster and Birkbeck College of the University of London. Click here to see more

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Teresa A. Hillier MD, MS

Co-Investigator

Teresa Hillier is an endocrinologist and senior investigator who holds dual appointments at CHR-Northwest and CHR-Hawaii. Her research focuses on how modifiable risk factors earlier in life can affect future risk of endocrine diseases across the lifespan...Click here to learn moreMore Details
Kaiser Permanente Center for Health Research, Northwest, and Kaiser Permanente Center for Integrated Health Care Research

Teresa Hillier is an endocrinologist and senior investigator who holds dual appointments at CHR-Northwest and CHR-Hawaii. Her research focuses on how modifiable risk factors earlier in life can affect future risk of endocrine diseases across the lifespan…Click here to learn more

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Caryn E.S. Oshiro PhD, MS, RD

Co-Investigator

Dr. Caryn Oshiro is the Hawaii site Principal Investigator. She has worked at Kaiser Permanente since 2007, and has led the Hawaii LCH team since June 2015. Caryn has a Ph.D. in Epidemiology, M.S. in Nutritional Sciences and is a Registered Dietitian. She has a combination of epidemiology, nutrition, and obesity expertise with clinical and research experience of over 18 years.…More Details
Kaiser Permanente Center for Integrated Health Care Research

Dr. Caryn Oshiro is the Hawaii site Principal Investigator. She has worked at Kaiser Permanente since 2007, and has led the Hawaii LCH team since June 2015. Caryn has a Ph.D. in Epidemiology, M.S. in Nutritional Sciences and is a Registered Dietitian. She has a combination of epidemiology, nutrition, and obesity expertise with clinical and research experience of over 18 years. Her research interests include using a life course approach to studying nutrition and chronic disease epidemiology and the early impact that life events have in shaping an individual’s health trajectory.