Nora Henrikson, PhD, MPH, conducts research that seeks to improve the lives of people with cancer and their families. Her current projects include interventions to mitigate cancer-related financial hardship and to improve communication with families about genetic risk. In addition, she leads KPWA’s participation in the Kaiser Permanente Evidence-Based Practice Center.
Dr. Henrikson joined Kaiser Permanente Washington Health Research Institute as a research associate in 2010.
Social/behavioral quantitative and qualitative research; intervention design; systematic review and evidence synthesis; epidemiology; patient-provider communication
Genetic testing for cancer risk, cancer-related financial hardship
Social, ethical, and policy implications of genomics and precision health
Naber SK, Kundu S, Kuntz KM, Dotson WD, Williams MS, Zauber AG, Calonge N, Zallen DT, Ganiats TG, Webber EM, Goddard KAB, Henrikson NB, van Ballegooijen M, Janssens ACJW, Lansdorp-Vogelaar I. Cost-effectiveness of risk-stratified colorectal cancer screening based on polygenic risk: current status and future potential. JNCI Cancer Spectr. 2019 Oct 14;4(1):pkz086. doi: 10.1093/jncics/pkz086. eCollection 2020 Feb. PubMed
Opel DJ, Henrikson N, Lepere K, Hawkes R, Zhou C, Dunn J, Taylor JA. Previsit screening for parental vaccine hesitancy: a cluster randomized trial. Pediatrics. 2019 Nov;144(5). pii: e20190802. doi: 10.1542/peds.2019-0802. Epub 2019 Oct 9. PubMed
Henrikson NB, Aiello Bowles EJ, Blasi PR, Morrison CC, Nguyen M, Pillarisetty VG, Lin JS. Screening for pancreatic cancer: updated evidence report and systematic review for the US Preventive Services Task Force. JAMA. 2019;322(5):445-454. doi: 10.1001/jama.2019.6190. PubMed
Beck J, Wignall J, Jacob-Files E, Tchou MJ, Schroeder A, Henrikson NB, Desai AD. Parent attitudes and preferences for discussing health care costs in the inpatient setting. Pediatrics. 2019 Aug;144(2). pii: e20184029. doi: 10.1542/peds.2018-4029. Epub 2019 Jul 3. PubMed
Henrikson NB, Blasi PR, Corsmo JJ, Sheffer Serdoz E, Scrol A, Greene SM, Matthews TL, Ralston JD. "You really do have to know the local context": IRB administrators and researchers on the implications of the NIH Single IRB mandate for multisite genomic studies. J Empir Res Hum Res Ethics. 2019 Jul;14(3):286-295. doi: 10.1177/1556264619850440. Epub 2019 May 22. PubMed
Henrikson NB, Banegas MP, Tuzzio L, Lim C, Schneider JL, Walsh-Bailey C, Scrol A, Hodge SM. Workflow requirements for cost-of-care conversations in outpatient settings providing oncology or primary care: a qualitative, human-centered design study. Ann Intern Med. 2019;170(9_Supplement):S70-S78. doi: 10.7326/M18-2227. PubMed
Henrikson NB, Blasi PR, Fullerton SM, Grafton J, Leppig KA, Jarvik GP, Larson EB. "It would be so much easier": health system-led genetic risk notification-feasibility and acceptability of cascade screening in an integrated system. J Community Genet. 2019 Mar 6. pii: 10.1007/s12687-019-00412-z. doi: 10.1007/s12687-019-00412-z. [Epub ahead of print]. PubMed
Eller NM, Henrikson NB, Opel DJ. Vaccine information sources and parental trust in their child's health care provider. Health Educ Behav. 2019 Jun;46(3):445-453. doi: 10.1177/1090198118819716. Epub 2019 Jan 7. PubMed
Jones SMW, Du Y, Panattoni L, Henrikson NB. Assessing Worry About Affording Healthcare in a General Population Sample. Front Psychol. 2019 Nov 22;10:2622. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2019.02622. eCollection 2019. PubMed
Pisu M, Henrikson NB, Banegas MP, Yabroff R. Costs of cancer along the care continuum: what we can expect based on recent literature. Cancer. 2018 Nov 1;124(21):4181-4191. doi: 10.1002/cncr.31643. Epub 2018 Oct 17. PubMed
Dr. Henrikson’s Annals of Internal Medicine study describes 3 kinds of cost concerns that can affect cancer care.
Nora Henrikson discusses her latest research published in the Annals of Internal Medicine in May 2019. (Vimeo, 3:50)
Avalere podcast, Feb. 22, 2019
Leah Tuzzio, MPH, and colleagues describe an underutilized role that can help primary care become truly patient-centered.