Nora Henrikson, PhD, MPH

Nora Henrikson

"I believe that our members are the key to helping us know how to deliver the best care possible."

Nora Henrikson, PhD, MPH

Assistant Investigator, Kaiser Permanente Washington Health Research Institute

Twitter: @norahenrikson

Biography

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.

RESEARCH INTERESTS AND EXPERIENCE

  • Behavioral Science

    Social/behavioral quantitative and qualitative research; intervention design; systematic review and evidence synthesis; epidemiology; patient-provider communication

  • Cancer

    Genetic testing for cancer risk, cancer-related financial hardship

  • Social Determinants of Health

    Financial hardship

  • Public Health Genetics

    Social, ethical, and policy implications of genomics and precision health

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Recent publications

Henrikson NB, Lau RW, Tuzzio L, Christianson M, Phan TH, Chen E. Treatment prices at the point of care in a clinical oncology service: pilot project. J Oncol Pract. 2016 Oct;12(10):e957-e963. PubMed

Lozano P, Henrikson NB, Dunn J, Morrison CC, Nguyen M, Blasi PR, Anderson ML, Whitlock EP. Lipid screening in childhood and adolescence for detection of familial hypercholesterolemia: evidence report and systematic review for the US Preventive Services Task Force. JAMA. 2016 Aug 9;316(6):645-55. doi: 10.1001/jama.2016.6176. PubMed

Lozano P, Henrikson NB, Morrison CC, Dunn J, Nguyen M, Blasi PR, Whitlock EP. Lipid screening in childhood and adolescence for detection of multifactorial dyslipidemia: evidence report and systematic review for the US Preventive Services Task Force. JAMA. 2016 Aug 9;316(6):634-44. doi: 10.1001/jama.2016.6423. PubMed

Wernli KJ, Henrikson NB, Morrison CC, Nguyen M, Pocobelli G, Blasi PR. Screening for skin cancer in adults: updated evidence report and systematic review for the US Preventive Services Task Force. JAMA.2016;316(4):436-447. doi:10.1001/jama.2016.5415. PubMed

Lowery JT, Ahnen DJ, Schroy PC 3rd, Hampel H, Baxter N, Boland CR, Burt RW, Butterly L, Doerr M, Doroshenk M, Feero WG, Henrikson N, Ladabaum U, Lieberman D, McFarland EG, Peterson SK, Raymond M, Samadder NJ, Syngal S, Weber TK, Zauber AG, Smith R. Understanding the contribution of family history to colorectal cancer risk and its clinical implications: a state-of-the-science review. Cancer. 2016 Jun 3. doi: 10.1002/cncr.30080. [Epub ahead of print]. PubMed

Lozano P, Henrikson NB, Dunn J, Morrison CC, Nguyen M, Whitlock EP. Lipid screening in childhood for detection of multifactorial dyslipidemia: a systematic evidence review for the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. Evidence Synthesis No. 140. AHRQ Publication No. 14-05204-EF-1. Rockville, MD: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality;2015.

Lozano P, Henrikson NB, Dunn J, Morrison CC, Nguyen M, Whitlock EP. Lipid screening in childhood and adolescence for detection of familial hypercholesterolemia: a systematic evidence review for the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. Evidence Synthesis No. 141. AHRQ Publication No. 14-05204-EF-2. Rockville, MD: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality; 2015.

Henrikson NB, Shankaran V. Improving price transparency in cancer care. J Oncol Pract. 2016;12(1):44-7. doi: 10.1200/JOP.2015.006171. PubMed

Blasi PR, King D, Henrikson NB. HPV vaccine public awareness campaigns: an environmental scan. Health Promot Pract. 2015 Nov;16(6):897-905. doi: 10.1177/1524839915596133. Epub 2015 Jul 28. PubMed

Henrikson NB, Webber EM, Goddard KA, Scrol A, Piper M, Williams MS, Zallen DT, Calonge N, Ganiats TG, Janssens AC, Zauber A, Lansdorp-Vogelaar I, van Ballegooijen M, Whitlock EP. Family history and the natural history of colorectal cancer: systematic review. Genet Med. 2015 Sep;17(9):702-12. doi: 10.1038/gim.2014.188. Epub 2015 Jan 15. PubMed

 

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Why does Nora Henrikson study patients’ cost of treatment?

Dr. Henrikson’s Annals of Internal Medicine study describes 3 kinds of cost concerns that can affect cancer care.

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Discussing patients’ concerns about cost of care

Nora Henrikson discusses her latest research published in the Annals of Internal Medicine in May 2019. (Vimeo, 3:50)

KPWHRI IN THE MEDIA

Cost-of-care conversations: How can health care be more transparent?

Avalere podcast, Feb. 22, 2019

health services & economics

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Community health workers can help make the difference for patients

Leah Tuzzio, MPH, and colleagues describe an underutilized role that can help primary care become truly patient-centered.