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

Associate 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

Henderson JT, Martin A, Patnode CD, Henrikson NB. A synthesis of qualitative studies on patient and caregiver experiences with cognitive impairment screening and diagnosis. Aging Ment Health. 2022 Oct 3:1-12. doi: 10.1080/13607863.2022.2126431. [Epub ahead of print]. PubMed

Blasi PR, Scrol A, Anderson ML, Gray MF, Tiffany B, Fullerton SM, Ralston JD, Leppig KA, Henrikson NB. Feasibility, acceptability, and limited efficacy of health system-led familial risk notification: protocol for a mixed-methods evaluation. Pilot Feasibility Stud. 2022 Aug 9;8(1):174. doi: 10.1186/s40814-022-01142-9. PubMed

Henrikson NB, Anderson ML, Dickerson J, Ewing JJ, Garcia R, Keast E, King DA, Lewis C, Locher B, McMullen C, Norris CM, Petrik AF, Ramaprasan A, Rivelli JS, Schneider JL, Shulman L, Tuzzio L, Banegas MP. The Cancer Financial Experience (CAFÉ) study: randomized controlled trial of a financial navigation intervention to address cancer-related financial hardship. Trials. 2022 May 13;;23(1):402. doi: 10.1186/s13063-022-06344-3. PubMed

Leppig KA, Rahm AK, Appelbaum P, Aufox S, Bland ST, Buchanan A, Christensen KD, Chung WK, Wright-Clayton E, Crosslin D, Denny J, DeVange S, Gordon A, Green RC, Hakonarson H, Harr MH, Henrikson NB, Hoell C, Holm IA, Kullo IJ, Jarvik GP, Lammers PE, Larson EB, Lindor NM, Marasa M, Myer MF, Perez E, Peterson JF, Pratap S, Prows CA, Ralston JD, Rasouly HM, Roden DM, Sharp RR, Singh R, Shaibi G, Smith ME, Sturm A, Thiese HA, Van Driest SL, Williams J, Williams MS, Wynn J, Zawatsky CL, Weisner GL. The reckoning: the return of genomic results to 1444 participants across the eMERGE3 Network. Genet Med. 2022 May;24(5):1130-1138. doi: 10.1016/j.gim.2022.01.015. Epub 2022 Feb 23. PubMed

Moldestad M, Sayre G, Rinne S, Kaboli PJ, Reddy A, Sanders KM, Mao J, Henrikson NB, Sterling R, Nelson KM, Wong ES. Perspectives on training and working in the VHA: implications for primary care physician recruitment and retention. Acad Med. 2022 Feb 8. doi: 10.1097/ACM.0000000000004619. Online ahead of print. PubMed

Haas CB, Ralston J, Fullerton SM, Scrol A, Henrikson NB. Environmental scan of family chart linking for genetic cascade screening in a U.S. integrated health system. Front Genet. 2022 Aug 11;13:886650. doi: 10.3389/fgene.2022.886650. eCollection 2022. PubMed

Kelly BJ, Leader AE, Henrikson NB. Editorial: Promising strategies for vaccine messages: the message and the source. Front Public Health. 2022 Aug 31;10:971283. doi: 10.3389/fpubh.2022.971283. eCollection 2022. PubMed

Kauffman TL, Prado YK, Reyes AA, Zepp JM, Sawyer J, White LL, Martucci J, Salas SB, Vertrees S, Rope AF, Weinmann S, Henrikson NB, Lee SS, Feigelson HS, Hunter JE. Feasibility of a traceback approach for using pathology specimens to facilitate genetic testing in the Genetic Risk Analysis in Ovarian Cancer (GRACE) study protocol. J Pers Med. 2021 Nov 13;11(11):1194. doi: 10.3390/jpm11111194. PubMed

Sterling R, Rinne ST, Reddy A, Moldestad M, Kaboli P, Helfrich CD, Henrikson NB, Nelson KM, Kaminetzky C, Wong ES. Identifying and prioritizing workplace climate predictors of burnout among VHA primary care physicians. J Gen Intern Med. 2021 Jul 29. doi: 10.1007/s11606-021-07006-x. Online ahead of print. PubMed

DiNucci A, Henrikson NB, Jonas MC, Basra S, Blasi P, Brown J, Esplin ED, Hassen D, Hao J, Hu Y, Klinger T, Ladd I, Leppig K, Lewis M, Meyer M, Ney S, Ramaprasan A, Romagnoli K, Salvati Z, Scrol A, Schwiter R, Sheridan L, Somasundaram B, Suwannarat P, Wagner JK, Rahm AK. Feasibility and Assessment of a Cascade Traceback Screening program (FACTS): protocol for a multisite study to implement and assess an ovarian cancer traceback cascade testing program. J Pers Med. 2021 Jun 11;11(6):543. doi: 10.3390/jpm11060543. PubMed

 

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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)

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.

KPWHRI IN THE MEDIA

Cost-of-care conversations: How can health care be more transparent?

Avalere podcast, Feb. 22, 2019