School of Public Health

Sherman, Karen

Karen J. Sherman

Affiliate Professor, Epidemiology

Senior Scientific Investigator, Kaiser Permanente Washington Health Research Institute


PhD Behavioral Biology, Cornell University, 1983
MPH Epidemiology, University of Washington, 1986

Contact Info

Kaiser Permanente Washington Health Research Institute
1730 Minor Avenue, Suite 1600
Seattle, WA 98101
Tel: 206-287-2426

Research Interests

My research interests focus in several related areas: the epidemiology and treatment of musculoskeletal pain, primarily back and neck pain; the use and evaluation of complementary and alternative therapies for common health conditions, research evaluating benefits of patient-centered care on health outcomes and evaluating various geriatric interventions.


In The News

Frequent Massage Works Best for Neck Pain
Annals of Family Medicine, 03/01/2014

Weekly Yoga Classes Effective in Reducing Back Pain in Low-Income Minorities
Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine, 06/13/2013

Yoga, Stretching Classes Outdo Self-Care for Back Pain: Study
MSNBC, 10/24/2011