Faculty

Karen Sherman

Affiliate Professor, Epidemiology

206-287-2426
KJSherman@Frontier.com

Education

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

Contact

206-287-2426
KJSherman@Frontier.com

Kaiser Permanente Washington Health Research Institute
1730 Minor Avenue, Suite 1600
Seattle, WA 98101
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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.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. Epidemiology of musculoskeletal conditions, especially spine pain. Clinical trials of non-pharmacological treatments for spine pain. Research methods for investigating complementary and integrative health therapies and whole person health.

Recent Publications (PubMed)

Yoga Versus Education for Veterans with Chronic Low Back Pain: a Randomized Controlled Trial.
(2023 Jan 17)
J Gen Intern Med
Roseen EJ, Pinheiro A, Lemaster CM, Plumb D, Wang S, Elwy AR, Streeter CC, Lynch S, Groessl E, Sherman KJ, Weinberg J, Saper RB

Theory of Planned Behavior and Mindfulness Intentions in Chronic Low Back Pain.
(2022)
Mindfulness (N Y) 13(12): 3145-3152
Jones SMW, Sherman KJ, Bermet Z, Palazzo LG, Lewis CC

Optimizing Narrowband UVB Phototherapy: Is It More Challenging for Your Older Patients?
(2022 Aug)
Cutis 110(2): E45-E52
Matthews SW, Sherman KJ, Binick S, Chien AJ

Moderators and Nonspecific Predictors of Treatment Benefits in a Randomized Trial of Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction vs Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy vs Usual Care for Chronic Low Back Pain.
(2023 Feb)
J Pain 24(2): 282-303
Chen JA, Anderson ML, Cherkin DC, Balderson BH, Cook AJ, Sherman KJ, Turner JA

An experimental study to inform adoption of mindfulness-based stress reduction in chronic low back pain.
(2022 Aug 6)
Implement Sci Commun 3(1): 87
Jones SMW, Sherman KJ, Bermet Z, Palazzo LG, Lewis CC

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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