Karen Sherman

Affiliate Professor, Epidemiology



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



Kaiser Permanente Washington Health Research Institute
1730 Minor Avenue, Suite 1600
Seattle, WA 98101

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.

Recent Publications (PubMed)

Patient, Provider, and Clinic Characteristics Associated with Opioid and Non-Opioid Pain Prescriptions for Patients Receiving Low Back Imaging in Primary Care.
(2021 Sep-Oct)
J Am Board Fam Med 34(5): 950-963
Gold LS, Marcum ZA, Meier EN, Turner JA, James KT, Kallmes DF, Luetmer PH, Griffith B, Sherman KJ, Friedly JL, Suri P, Deyo RA, Johnston SK, Avins AL, Heagerty PJ, Jarvik JG

Translation, Cross-Cultural Adaptation, and Psychometric Validation of the English Version of the Postural Awareness Scale.
(2021 Jul 7)
Pain Med
Colgan DD, Green K, Eddy A, Brems C, Sherman KJ, Cramer H, Oken B, Christopher M

Expected Organizational Costs for Inserting Prevalence Information Into Lumbar Spine Imaging Reports.
(2021 Oct)
J Am Coll Radiol 18(10): 1415-1422
Bresnahan BW, Jarvik JG, Meier EN, James KT, Gold LS, Rundell SD, Turner JA, Suri P, Luetmer PH, Friedly JL, Sherman KJ, Heagerty PJ, Kallmes DF, Avins AL, Griffith BD, Kessler LG

Practice Variations in Chemodenervation for Anal Fissure Among American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons Members.
(2021 Oct 1)
Dis Colon Rectum 64(10): 1167-1171
Bhama AR, Zoccali MB, Chapman BC, Davids JS, Eisenstein S, Fish DR, Sherman KL, Simianu VV, Zaghiyan KN

Letter: The Choice of Control Conditions in Animal-Assisted Intervention Research.
(2021 Jan-Dec)
Integr Cancer Ther 20(): 15347354211025626
Chubak J, Hawkes R, Dudzik C, Ziebell RA, Sherman KJ

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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