Karen A. Kuhlthau, PhD
Adjunct Assistant Professor
Boston University School of Public Health
Dept of Community Health Sciences

PhD, University of Michigan at Ann Arbor
MA, University of Michigan at Ann Arbor



Dr. Kuhlthau is an Associate Professor of Pediatrics at the Harvard Medical School, an Associate Sociologist at the Massachusetts General Hospital and MassGeneral Hospital for Children, and Adjunct Assistant Professor at the Boston University School of Public Health. Dr. Kuhlthau formerly worked in the department of Statistics and Evaluation at the Massachusetts Department of Public Health where she led evaluation and surveillance efforts. She currently conducts policy and clinically relevant public health research. She received her BA from Princeton University. Her doctorate and masters degrees in sociology/demography are from the University of Michigan.

She has a strong focus in both qualitative and quantitative methods with extensive experience using existing data and in primary data collection. Much of her research focuses on three main areas: 1) health services and health policy research, 2) the well-being of parents/caregivers as it relates to child health, and 3) health related quality of life (HRQOL) for children and families.

International work includes studies of gender differences in health in Thailand, evaluating the behavioral health services in Chile and an assessment of health service use in Jordan.
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  1. Kamran SC, Goldberg SI, Kuhlthau KA, Lawell MP, Weyman EA, Gallotto SL, Hess CB, Huang MS, Friedmann AM, Abrams AN, MacDonald SM, Pulsifer MB, Tarbell NJ, Ebb DH, Yock TI. Quality of life in patients with proton-treated pediatric medulloblastoma: Results of a prospective assessment with 5-year follow-up. Cancer. 2018 Jun 15. PMID: 29905942.
     
  2. Nipp RD, Shui AM, Perez GK, Kirchhoff AC, Peppercorn JM, Moy B, Kuhlthau K, Park ER. Patterns in Health Care Access and Affordability Among Cancer Survivors During Implementation of the Affordable Care Act. JAMA Oncol. 2018 Jun 01; 4(6):791-797. PMID: 29596618.
     
  3. Kirchhoff AC, Nipp R, Warner EL, Kuhlthau K, Leisenring WM, Donelan K, Rabin J, Perez GK, Oeffinger KC, Nathan PC, Robison LL, Armstrong GT, Park ER. "Job Lock" Among Long-term Survivors of Childhood Cancer: A Report From the Childhood Cancer Survivor Study. JAMA Oncol. 2018 May 01; 4(5):707-711. PMID: 29049517.
     
  4. Perez GK, Kirchhoff AC, Recklitis C, Krull KR, Kuhlthau KA, Nathan PC, Rabin J, Armstrong GT, Leisenring W, Robison LL, Park ER. Mental health insurance access and utilization among childhood cancer survivors: a report from the childhood cancer survivor study. J Cancer Surviv. 2018 Apr 15. PMID: 29658062.
     
  5. Kuhlthau KA, Bailey LC, Baer BL, Coury DL, Law JK, Murray DS, Razzaghi H, Forrest CB, Lipkin PH. Large Databases for Pediatric Research on Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder. J Dev Behav Pediatr. 2018 Feb/Mar; 39(2):168-176. PMID: 29239865.
     
  6. Fiechtner L, Perkins M, Biggs V, Langhans N, Sharifi M, O'Connor G, Price S, Locascio J, Kuhlthau K, Kwass JA, Nelson C, Land T, Longjohn M, Lawson V, Hohman K, Taveras EM. Rationale and design of the Clinic and Community Approaches to Healthy Weight Randomized Trial. Contemp Clin Trials. 2018 Apr; 67:16-22. PMID: 29330083.
     
  7. Iezzoni LI, Wint AJ, Boudreau AA, Blauwet CA, Kuhlthau KA. Views of teenage children about the effects of a Parent's mobility disability. Disabil Health J. 2018 Jul; 11(3):405-411. PMID: 29331657.
     
  8. Ventura LM, Grieco JA, Evans CL, Kuhlthau KA, MacDonald SM, Tarbell NJ, Yock TI, Pulsifer MB. Executive functioning, academic skills, and quality of life in pediatric patients with brain tumors post-proton radiation therapy. J Neurooncol. 2018 Mar; 137(1):119-126. PMID: 29214403.
     
  9. Park ER, Kirchhoff AC, Nipp RD, Donelan K, Leisenring WM, Armstrong GT, Kuhlthau KA. Assessing Health Insurance Coverage Characteristics and Impact on Health Care Cost, Worry, and Access: A Report From the Childhood Cancer Survivor Study. JAMA Intern Med. 2017 Dec 01; 177(12):1855-1858. PMID: 28973059.
     
  10. Payakachat N, Tilford JM, Kuhlthau KA. Parent-Reported Use of Interventions by Toddlers and Preschoolers With Autism Spectrum Disorder. Psychiatr Serv. 2018 Feb 01; 69(2):186-194. PMID: 29032701.
     
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