Cottage Health Research Institute

Cottage Health Research Institute

Connect with CHRI

For more information on collaboration opportunities with the CHRI team, call 805-324-9260 or e-mail

Research at Cottage Health

The Cottage Health Research Institute (CHRI) is an integral part of Cottage Health. For more than 20 years, CHRI has offered consultation, liaison, and administrative resources to researchers to support the translation of clinical and academic research and graduate and post graduate training for future physicians and other healthcare professionals.

Our medical staff is composed of more than 700 world-renowned clinicians who conduct research and see patients, the ideal formula for discovery and its translation into cures.

In addition, our unique academic relationship with the University of California Santa Barbara (UCSB) strengthens our ability to further deliver on unique Bioengineering and Material Sciences technology opportunities that benefit patients within our community.

Research Frequently Asked Questions

How do I know if my project is a research project or a quality improvement project?

Please refer to the Comparing and Contrasting Research, Evidence Based Practice and Quality Improvement document

I’m interested in research in a particular disease or about a certain medical condition. How do I find a physician who might want to collaborate with me?

Please contact Catelynn Kenner, Research Business Analyst
(805) 324-9254 ext. 59254

I’m a patient interested in participating in a research study. How do I get involved?

Email and someone will contact you to learn more about your interest in participating.

I’m interested in volunteering with CHRI. Do you have any available opportunities?

At this time, CHRI does not have any openings for research volunteers. 

2020 Collaborative Research Symposium Postponed

As we plan for the coming weeks and the evolving situation with COVID-19, Cottage Health has decided to postpone the research symposium. We understand this may be disruptive to schedules and wanted to provide as much advance notice as possible. Attendees will be notified when a new 2020 date is selected. We appreciate your understanding.

Cottage Health Research Institute

Cottage Health Research Institute

Office of Research
Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital
P.O. Box 689
Santa Barbara, CA 93102

Phone: 805-324-9260