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
Henrikson NB, Zhu W, Baba L, Nguyen M, Berthoud H, Gundersen G, Hofstetter AM. Outreach and reminders to improve human papillomavirus vaccination in an integrated primary care system. Clin Pediatr (Phila). 2018 Nov;57(13):1523-1531. doi: 10.1177/0009922818787868. Epub 2018 Jul 13. PubMed
Henrikson NB, Morrison CC, Blasi PR, Nguyen M, Shibuya KC, Patnode CD. Behavioral counseling for skin cancer prevention: evidence report and systematic review for the US Preventive Services Task Force. JAMA. 2018 Mar 20;319(11):1143-1157. doi: 10.1001/jama.2017.21630. PubMed
Dunn J, Henrikson NB, Morrison CC, Blasi PR, Nguyen M, Lin JS. Screening for adolescent idiopathic scoliosis: evidence report and systematic review for the US Preventive Services Task Force. JAMA. 2018 Jan 9;319(2):173-187. doi: 10.1001/jama.2017.11669. PubMed
Opel DJ, Zhou C, Robinson JD, Henrikson N, Lepere K, Mangione-Smith R, Taylor JA. Impact of childhood vaccine discussion format over time on immunization status. Acad Pediatr. 2018 May - Jun;18(4):430-436. doi: 10.1016/j.acap.2017.12.009. Epub 2018 Jan 8. PubMed
Henninger ML, Mcmullen CK, Firemark AJ, Naleway AL, Henrikson NB, Turcotte JA. User-centered design for developing interventions to improve clinician recommendation of human papillomavirus vaccination. Perm J. 2017;21. doi: 10.7812/TPP/16-191. PubMed
Naber SK, Kuntz KM, Henrikson NB, Williams MS, Calonge N, Goddard KAB, Zallen DT, Ganiats TG, Webber EM, Janssens ACJW, van Ballegooijen M, Zauber AG, Lansdorp-Vogelaar I. Cost effectiveness of age-specific screening intervals for people with family histories of colorectal cancer. Gastroenterology. 2018 Jan;154(1):105-116.e20. doi: 10.1053/j.gastro.2017.09.021. Epub 2017 Sep 28. PubMed
Henrikson NB, Chang E, Ulrich K, King D, Anderson ML. Communication with physicians about health care costs: survey of an insured population. Perm J. 2017;21. doi: 10.7812/TPP/16-070. PubMed
Henrikson NB, Anderson ML, Opel DJ, Dunn J, Marcuse EK, Grossman DC. Longitudinal trends in vaccine hesitancy in a cohort of mothers surveyed in Washington state, 2013-2015. Public Health Rep. 2017 Jan 1:33354917711175. doi: 10.1177/0033354917711175. [Epub ahead of print]. PubMed
Henrikson NB, Tuzzio L, Gilkey MB, McRee AL. "You're never really off time": healthcare providers' interpretations of optimal timing for HPV vaccination. Prev Med Rep.doi:10.1016/j.pmedr.2016.05.002. [Epub ahead of print].
Parchman ML, Henrikson NB, Blasi PR, Buist DS, Penfold R, Austin B, Ganos EH. Taking action on overuse: creating the culture for change. Healthc (Amst). 2016 Nov 10. pii: S2213-0764(16)30167-1. doi: 10.1016/j.hjdsi.2016.10.005. [Epub ahead of print]. 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.