Ella E. Lyons, MS

Director of Research Operations

Ella E. Lyons, MS, is the Director of Research Operations. Ms. Lyons joined the IHR in 1995. Her primary role is to oversee and manage the Operations team in the IHR which includes analytics and project support. She is a sponsor of several IHR committees including the Professional Development Committee and co-chairs the Strategic, Targeted, Allocation of Resources (STAR) Committee. Ms. Lyons is the site Principal Investigator for the Virtual Data Warehouse and a Lead to explore new, better and forward thinking data tools and technology. She is also an executive leadership member for the Kaiser Permanente Colorado region’s Analytics Leadership team. She works closely in partnership with Julie P. James, the Director of Research Administration.

Ms. Lyons completed her Master of Science in Biostatistics at the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health. She has participated in many formal and informal trainings in leadership including KPCO's Leadership EDGE program.

Ella, on being a leader in the IHR:
“Working with high caliber people who are truly passionate about the projects and studies that we do is unique, fun and rewarding as a leader. The permission and ability to think outside the box and to innovate is gratifying. The best part of being a leader in the IHR are the people!”