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, Bowen D, Burke W. Does genomic risk information motivate people to change their behavior? Genome Med. 2009 Apr 2;1(4):37.
James RD, Yu JH, Henrikson NB, Bowen DJ, Fullerton SM. Strategies and stakeholders: minority recruitment in cancer genetics research. Community Genet. 2008;11:241-49.
Henrikson NB, Harris JN, Bowen D. Predictors of recruitment method to a cancer genetics registry. Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev. 2007 Jul;16(7):1387-92.
Henrikson NB, Burke W, Veenstra DL. Ancillary risk information and pharmacogenetic tests: social and policy implications. Pharmacogenomics J. 2008 Apr;8(2):85-9. PubMed
Battuello K, Henrikson NB. Genetics and public health: past, present, and future In: Battuello K, Kuslzer P, O’Connor S, editors. Genetic technologies and the law: cases and materials. Carolina Academic Press; 2006.
Battuello K, Henrikson NB. Access to and disclosure of genetic information: rights, duties and liabilities. In: Battuello K, Kuslzer P, O’Connor S, editors. Genetic technologies and the law: cases and materials. Carolina Academic Press; 2006.
Carlson JJ, Henrikson NB, Veenstra DL, Ramsey SD. Economic analyses of human genetics services: a systematic review. Genet Med. 2005 Oct;7(8):519-23.
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)
Leah Tuzzio, MPH, and colleagues describe an underutilized role that can help primary care become truly patient-centered.
Avalere podcast, Feb. 22, 2019