Nora Henrikson (she/her) is an associate investigator at Kaiser Permanente Washington Health Research Institute. She leads a research portfolio focused on interventions to improve cancer care delivery, health equity, and patient outcomes.
Her current research explores methods for improving risk notification and cascading genetic testing for family members of people with hereditary cancers as well as interventions to mitigate cancer-related financial hardship. Dr. Henrikson also leads systematic evidence reviews on cancer screening and behavioral counseling with the Kaiser Permanente Evidence-based Practice Center.
Dr. Henrikson holds affiliate faculty appointments at the University of Washington School of Public Health, Department of Health Systems and Population Health and Institute for Public Health Genetics; and the Bernard J. Tyson Kaiser Permanente School of Medicine. She has a PhD from the University of Washington School of Public Health Institute for Public Health Genetics, an MPH from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and a BA (sociology) from Lehigh University.
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, Blasi PR, Fullerton SM, Grafton J, Leppig KA, Jarvik GP, Larson EB. "It would be so much easier": health system-led genetic risk notification-feasibility and acceptability of cascade screening in an integrated system. J Community Genet. 2019 Mar 6. pii: 10.1007/s12687-019-00412-z. doi: 10.1007/s12687-019-00412-z. [Epub ahead of print]. PubMed
Eller NM, Henrikson NB, Opel DJ. Vaccine information sources and parental trust in their child's health care provider. Health Educ Behav. 2019 Jun;46(3):445-453. doi: 10.1177/1090198118819716. Epub 2019 Jan 7. PubMed
Jones SMW, Du Y, Panattoni L, Henrikson NB. Assessing Worry About Affording Healthcare in a General Population Sample. Front Psychol. 2019 Nov 22;10:2622. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2019.02622. eCollection 2019. PubMed
Pisu M, Henrikson NB, Banegas MP, Yabroff R. Costs of cancer along the care continuum: what we can expect based on recent literature. Cancer. 2018 Nov 1;124(21):4181-4191. doi: 10.1002/cncr.31643. Epub 2018 Oct 17. PubMed
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
The HCSRN conference is a venue for collaborative work to improve health and health care.
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.