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, Opel DJ, Grothaus L, Nelson J, Scrol A, Dunn J, Faubion T, Roberts M, Marcuse EK, Grossman DC. Physician communication training and parental vaccine hesitancy: a randomized trial. Pediatrics. 2015 Jun 1. pii: peds.2014-3199. [Epub ahead of print]. PubMed

Henrikson NB, Anderson ML, Hubbard RA, Fishman P, Grossman DC. Employee knowledge of value-based insurance design benefits. Am J Prev Med. 2014;47(2):115-22. doi: 10.1016/j.amepre.2014.03.005. Epub 2014 Jun 17. PubMed

Henrikson N, Tuzzio L, Loggers ET, Miyoshi J, Buist DS. Patient and oncologist discussions about cancer care costs. Support Care Cancer. 2014 Apr;22(4):961-7. doi: 10.1007/s00520-013-2050-x. Epub 2013 Nov 26. PubMed

Jackson ML, Henrikson NB, Grossman DC. Evaluating Washington State’s Immunization Information System as a research tool. Academ Pediatr. 2014 Jan 1;14(1):71-6. doi: 10.1016/j.acap.2013.10.002.

Henrikson NB, Skelly AC. Economic studies part II: evaluating quality. Evid Based Spine Care J. 2013 Apr;4(1):2-5. doi: 10.1055/s-0033-1341594. PubMed

Henrikson NB, Skelly AC. Economic studies part I: basics and terms. Evid Based Spine Care J. 2012 Nov;3(4):7-11. doi: 10.1055/s-0032-1328137. PubMed

Henrikson NB, Davison BJ, Berry DL. Measuring decisional control preferences in men newly diagnosed with prostate cancer. J Psychosoc Oncol. 2011;29(6):606-18. PubMed

Grossman D, Fishman P, Beck A, Reid R, Ritzwoller D, Martin D, Henrikson N, Hubbard R, Scrol A. Quasi-experimental evaluation of a value-based health plan design among healthcare employees. Clin Med Res. 2011;9(3-4):173-4.

Standaert CJ, Friedly J, Erwin MW, Lee MJ, Rechtine G, Henrikson NB, Norvell DC. Comparative effectiveness of exercise, acupuncture, and spinal manipulation for low back pain. Spine. 2011;36(21 Suppl):S120-30. PubMed

Henrikson NB, Ellis WJ, Berry DL. "It's not like I can change my mind later": reversibility and decision timing in prostate cancer treatment decision-making. Patient Educ Couns. Nov;77(2):302-7. Epub 2009 Apr 21.

 

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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.