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
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
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
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.