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.

Recent Publications (PubMed)

Do physical therapy and yoga improve pain and disability through psychological mechanisms? A causal mediation analysis of adults with chronic low back pain.
(2022 May 18)
J Orthop Sports Phys Ther
Joyce CT, Chernofsky A, Lodi S, Sherman KJ, Saper RB, Roseen EJ

An Exploratory Randomized Controlled Trial of a 12-Week Yoga Versus Educational Film Program for the Management of Restless Legs Syndrome: Feasibility and Acceptability.
(2022 Apr)
J Integr Complement Med 28(4): 309-319
Selfe TK, Montgomery C, Klatt M, Wen S, Sherman KJ, Innes KE

How to design high quality acupuncture trials-a consensus informed by evidence.
(2022 Mar 30)
BMJ 376(): e067476
Zhang YQ, Jiao RM, Witt CM, Lao L, Liu JP, Thabane L, Sherman KJ, Cummings M, Richards DP, Kim EA, Kim TH, Lee MS, Wechsler ME, Brinkhaus B, Mao JJ, Smith CA, Gang WJ, Liu BY, Liu ZS, Liu Y, Zheng H, Wu JN, Carrasco-Labra A, Bhandari M, Devereaux PJ, Jing XH, Guyatt G

Interest in Mindfulness Training for Chronic Low-Back Pain: Results from a Vignette-driven, Web-based Survey of Patients.
(2022 Mar 23)
J Integr Complement Med
Sherman KJ, Wellman RD, Jones SMW, Lewis CC

Changes in Pain Self-Efficacy, Coping Skills, and Fear-Avoidance Beliefs in a Randomized Controlled Trial of Yoga, Physical Therapy, and Education for Chronic Low Back Pain.
(2022 Apr 8)
Pain Med 23(4): 834-843
Marshall A, Joyce CT, Tseng B, Gerlovin H, Yeh GY, Sherman KJ, Saper RB, Roseen EJ

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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