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Research

COVID-19 update

In response to the COVID pandemic, Scripps Health has temporarily suspended enrollment for all clinical trials. Exceptions will exist for trials with curative intent, life-saving treatment or when no standard of care exists. For questions, please call Scripps Office for the Protection of Research Subjects at  858-678-6402.

Clinical trials and studies in San Diego at Scripps

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Clinical trials and studies in San Diego at Scripps

Scripps Health is committed to providing the best possible patient care, and research is a critical part of that mission. In addition to bringing the latest treatments to our patients, the knowledge gained from these research studies advances the quality of care for people around the world.


Scripps Health physicians study new medications and devices, track patient outcomes for years or even decades and gather evidence for sophisticated education and treatment programs. This information is then disseminated into the Scripps system through graduate and continuing medical education and to the scientific community through peer-reviewed publications.

Active studies

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Active studies

Scripps currently has ongoing studies in a variety of areas. Learn more about our active studies.

Areas of research

Orthopedic researcher Dr. Darryl D'Lima reviews 3D digital models on computers in his research lab.

Areas of research

Clinical trials at Scripps cover a wide range of diseases and conditions, from cancer to weight management. Learn more about our research programs.

Research standards

Research standards

Scripps Health complies with federal regulations regarding objectivity in research. Learn more about our company’s conflict of interest policy (PDF, 58 KB), establishing the standards and procedures around the design, conduct and reporting of research activities.