Karen J. Wernli

Affiliate Professor, Epidemiology
Affiliate Professor, Health Systems and Population Health



PhD Epidemiology, University of Washington, 2006
MS Epidemiology, University of Texas, 1998
BS Animal Physiology, University of California (San Diego), 1995



1730 Minor Ave., Suite 1600
Seattle, WA 98101
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Research Interests

Comparative effectiveness research; cancer screening and diagnostic, preventive services, methodology

Recent Publications (PubMed)

Antibody Response to Symptomatic Infection With SARS-CoV-2 Omicron Variant Viruses, December 2021-June 2022.
(2024 Jul)
Influenza Other Respir Viruses 18(7): e13339
Sandford R, Yadav R, Noble EK, Sumner K, Joshi D, Tartof SY, Wernli KJ, Martin ET, Gaglani M, Zimmerman RK, Talbot HK, Grijalva CG, Belongia EA, Carlson C, Coughlin M, Flannery B, Pearce B, Rogier E

Relative timing of mammography and MRI for breast cancer screening: Impact on performance evaluation.
(2024 Jul 3)
J Am Coll Radiol
Lee JM, Ichikawa L, Kerlikowske K, Buist DSM, Lee CI, Sprague BL, Henderson LM, Onega T, Wernli KJ, Lowry KP, Stout NK, Tosteson ANA, Miglioretti DL

Late-Season Influenza Vaccine Effectiveness Against Medically Attended Outpatient Illness, United States, December 2022-April 2023.
(2024 Jun)
Influenza Other Respir Viruses 18(6): e13342
Chung JR, Shirk P, Gaglani M, Mutnal MB, Nowalk MP, Moehling Geffel K, House SL, Curley T, Wernli KJ, Kiniry EL, Martin ET, Vaughn IA, Murugan V, Lim ES, Saade E, Faryar K, Williams OL, Walter EB, Price AM, Barnes JR, DaSilva J, Kondor R, Ellington S, Flannery B

Reduced effectiveness of repeat influenza vaccination: distinguishing among within-season waning, recent clinical infection, and subclinical infection.
(2024 Apr 30)
J Infect Dis
Bi Q, Dickerman BA, Nguyen HQ, Martin ET, Gaglani M, Wernli KJ, Balasubramani GK, Flannery B, Lipsitch M, Cobey S, US Flu Vaccine Effectiveness Network Investigators

Breast density knowledge and willingness to delay treatment for pre-operative breast cancer imaging among women with a personal history of breast cancer.
(2024 Apr 29)
Breast Cancer Res 26(1): 73
Smith RE, Sprague BL, Henderson LM, Kerlikowske K, Miglioretti DL, Wernli KJ, Onega T, diFlorio-Alexander RM, Tosteson ANA

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