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
Opel DJ, Henrikson NB, Lepere K, Robinson JD. Progress in evidence-based communication about childhood vaccines. Acad Pediatr. 2020 Feb 10. pii: S1876-2859(20)30061-9. doi: 10.1016/j.acap.2020.02.007. [Epub ahead of print]. PubMed
Parchman ML, Palazzo L, Austin BT, Blasi P, Henrikson NB, Gundersen G, Ganos E. Taking action to address medical overuse: common challenges and facilitators. Am J Med. 2020 Feb 4. pii: S0002-9343(20)30052-8. doi: 10.1016/j.amjmed.2020.01.001. [Epub ahead of print]. PubMed
Henrikson NB, Blasi P, Dorsey CN, Mettert KD, Nguyen MB, Walsh-Bailey CL, Macuiba JA, Gottlieb LM, Lewis CC. Psychometric and pragmatic properties of social risk assessment tools in clinical settings: a systematic review. Am J Prev Med. Vol 57, Issue 6, Supp 1, p S13-S24. Dec 2019. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.amepre.2019.07.012.
Henrikson NB, Blasi PR, Dorsey CN, Mettert KD, Nguyen MB, Walsh-Bailey C, Macuiba J, Gottlieb LM, Lewis CC. Psychometric and pragmatic properties of social risk screening tools: a systematic review. Am J Prev Med. 2019 Dec;57(6 Suppl 1):S13-S24. doi: 10.1016/j.amepre.2019.07.012. PubMed
Naber SK, Kundu S, Kuntz KM, Dotson WD, Williams MS, Zauber AG, Calonge N, Zallen DT, Ganiats TG, Webber EM, Goddard KAB, Henrikson NB, van Ballegooijen M, Janssens ACJW, Lansdorp-Vogelaar I. Cost-effectiveness of risk-stratified colorectal cancer screening based on polygenic risk: current status and future potential. JNCI Cancer Spectr. 2019 Oct 14;4(1):pkz086. doi: 10.1093/jncics/pkz086. eCollection 2020 Feb. PubMed
Opel DJ, Henrikson N, Lepere K, Hawkes R, Zhou C, Dunn J, Taylor JA. Previsit screening for parental vaccine hesitancy: a cluster randomized trial. Pediatrics. 2019 Nov;144(5). pii: e20190802. doi: 10.1542/peds.2019-0802. Epub 2019 Oct 9. PubMed
Henrikson NB, Aiello Bowles EJ, Blasi PR, Morrison CC, Nguyen M, Pillarisetty VG, Lin JS. Screening for pancreatic cancer: updated evidence report and systematic review for the US Preventive Services Task Force. JAMA. 2019;322(5):445-454. doi: 10.1001/jama.2019.6190. PubMed
Beck J, Wignall J, Jacob-Files E, Tchou MJ, Schroeder A, Henrikson NB, Desai AD. Parent attitudes and preferences for discussing health care costs in the inpatient setting. Pediatrics. 2019 Aug;144(2). pii: e20184029. doi: 10.1542/peds.2018-4029. Epub 2019 Jul 3. PubMed
Henrikson NB, Blasi PR, Corsmo JJ, Sheffer Serdoz E, Scrol A, Greene SM, Matthews TL, Ralston JD. "You really do have to know the local context": IRB administrators and researchers on the implications of the NIH Single IRB mandate for multisite genomic studies. J Empir Res Hum Res Ethics. 2019 Jul;14(3):286-295. doi: 10.1177/1556264619850440. Epub 2019 May 22. PubMed
Henrikson NB, Banegas MP, Tuzzio L, Lim C, Schneider JL, Walsh-Bailey C, Scrol A, Hodge SM. Workflow requirements for cost-of-care conversations in outpatient settings providing oncology or primary care: a qualitative, human-centered design study. Ann Intern Med. 2019;170(9_Supplement):S70-S78. doi: 10.7326/M18-2227. 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.