Faculty

Karen Sherman

Affiliate Professor, Epidemiology

206-287-2426
Karen.J.Sherman@kp.org

Education

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

Contact

206-287-2426
Karen.J.Sherman@kp.org

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.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.

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