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. Berry JG, Perrin JM, Hoover C, Rodean J, Agrawal RK, Kuhlthau KA. Health Care Insurance Adequacy for Children and Youth With Special Health Care Needs. Pediatrics. 2021 Oct; 148(4). PMID: 34535570
  2. Lindly OJ, Eaves MC, Xu Y, Tarazi CL, Rao SR, Kuhlthau KA. Therapy use for U.S. school-aged children with developmental disabilities: State variation and determinants. Disabil Health J. 2021 Aug 28; 101198. PMID: 34489204
  3. Lindly OJ, Cabral J, Mohammed R, Garber I, Mistry KB, Kuhlthau KA. "I Don't Do Much Without Researching Things Myself": A Mixed Methods Study Exploring the Role of Parent Health Literacy in Autism Services Use for Young Children. J Autism Dev Disord. 2021 Aug 25. PMID: 34435270
  4. Iannuzzi D, Fell L, Luberto C, Goshe BM, Perez G, Park E, Crute S, Kuhlthau K, Traeger L. Challenges and Growth: Lived Experience of Adolescents and Young Adults (AYA) with a Sibling with ASD. J Autism Dev Disord. 2021 Jun 13. PMID: 34120258
  5. Fair D, Park ER, Nipp RD, Rabin J, Hyland K, Kuhlthau K, Perez GK, Nathan PC, Armstrong GT, Oeffinger KC, Robison LL, Leisenring W, Kirchhoff AC. Material, behavioral, and psychological financial hardship among survivors of childhood cancer in the Childhood Cancer Survivor Study. Cancer. 2021 Sep 01; 127(17):3214-3222. PMID: 34061973
  6. Mazurek MO, Kuhlthau K, Parker RA, Chan J, Sohl K. Autism and General Developmental Screening Practices Among Primary Care Providers. J Dev Behav Pediatr. 2021 Jun-Jul 01; 42(5):355-362. PMID: 33507041
  7. Iannuzzi D, Hall M, Oreskovic NM, Aryee E, Broder-Fingert S, Perrin JM, Kuhlthau KA. Emergency Department Utilization of Adolescents and Young Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder. J Autism Dev Disord. 2021 Mar 22.View Related Profiles. PMID: 33751374
  8. Cheak-Zamora N, Farmer JG, Crossman MK, Malow BA, Mazurek MO, Kuhlthau K, Stobbe G, Loftin R, Mirza-Agrawal M, Tapia M, Hess A, Davis K, Sohl K. Provider Perspectives on the Extension for Community Healthcare Outcomes Autism: Transition to Adulthood Program. J Dev Behav Pediatr. 2021 Feb-Mar 01; 42(2):91-100. PMID: 33044397
  9. Malhotra NR, Kuhlthau KA, Rosoklija I, Migliozzi M, Nelson CP, Schaeffer AJ. Children's experience with daytime and nighttime urinary incontinence - A qualitative exploration. J Pediatr Urol. 2020 Oct; 16(5):535.e1-535.e8. PMID: 33148456
  10. Fenning RM, Steinberg-Epstein R, Butter EM, Chan J, McKinnon-Bermingham K, Hammersmith KJ, Moffitt J, Shui AM, Parker RA, Coury DL, Wang PP, Kuhlthau KA. Access to Dental Visits and Correlates of Preventive Dental Care in Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder. J Autism Dev Disord. 2020 Oct; 50(10):3739-3747. PMID: 32112232
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