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. Brown CC, Tilford JM, Payakachat N, Williams DK, Kuhlthau KA, Pyne JM, Hoefman RJ, Brouwer WBF. Measuring Health Spillover Effects in Caregivers of Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder: A Comparison of the EQ-5D-3L and SF-6D. Pharmacoeconomics. 2019 Apr; 37(4):609-620. PMID: 30864066.
     
  2. Lavelle TA, Weinstein MC, Newhouse JP, Munir K, Kuhlthau KA, Prosser LA. Parent Preferences for Health Outcomes Associated with Autism Spectrum Disorders. Pharmacoeconomics. 2019 Apr; 37(4):541-551. PMID: 30895565.
     
  3. Kuhlthau KA, Luberto CM, Traeger L, Millstein RA, Perez GK, Lindly OJ, Chad-Friedman E, Proszynski J, Park ER. A Virtual Resiliency Intervention for Parents of Children with Autism: A Randomized Pilot Trial. J Autism Dev Disord. 2019 Mar 21. PMID: 30900195.
     
  4. Kogan MD, Vladutiu CJ, Schieve LA, Ghandour RM, Blumberg SJ, Zablotsky B, Perrin JM, Shattuck P, Kuhlthau KA, Harwood RL, Lu MC. The Prevalence of Parent-Reported Autism Spectrum Disorder Among US Children. Pediatrics. 2018 12; 142(6). PMID: 30478241.
     
  5. Van Cleave J, Holifield C, Neumeyer AM, Perrin JM, Powers E, Van L, Kuhlthau KA. Expanding the Capacity of Primary Care to Treat Co-morbidities in Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder. J Autism Dev Disord. 2018 Dec; 48(12):4222-4230. PMID: 29982896.
     
  6. Lindly OJ, Zuckerman KE, Kuhlthau KA. Healthcare access and services use among US children with autism spectrum disorder. Autism. 2018 Nov 29; 1362361318815237. PMID: 30497274.
     
  7. Knutsen J, Crossman M, Perrin J, Shui A, Kuhlthau K. Sex differences in restricted repetitive behaviors and interests in children with autism spectrum disorder: An Autism Treatment Network study. Autism. 2019 May; 23(4):858-868. PMID: 30047281.
     
  8. Mueller EL, Park ER, Kirchhoff AC, Kuhlthau K, Nathan PC, Perez GK, Rabin J, Hutchinson R, Oeffinger KC, Robison LL, Armstrong GT, Leisenring WM, Donelan K. Insurance, chronic health conditions, and utilization of primary and specialty outpatient services: a Childhood Cancer Survivor Study report. J Cancer Surviv. 2018 Oct; 12(5):639-646. PMID: 29943170.
     
  9. Chien AT, Toomey SL, Kuo DZ, Van Cleave J, Houtrow AJ, Okumura MJ, Westfall MY, Petty CR, Quinn JA, Kuhlthau KA, Schuster MA. Care Quality and Spending Among Commercially Insured Children With Disabilities. Acad Pediatr. 2019 Apr; 19(3):291-299. PMID: 29932986.
     
  10. 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 Aug; 124(16):3390-3400. PMID: 29905942.
     
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Bar chart showing 144 publications over 25 distinct years, with a maximum of 15 publications in 2012 and 2015

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