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, 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.
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.