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. Garrity BM, Perrin JM, Rodean J, Houtrow AJ, Shelton C, Stille C, McLellan S, Coleman C, Mann M, Kuhlthau K, Desmarais A, Berry JG. Annual Days With a Health Care Encounter for Children and Youth Enrolled in Medicaid: A Multistate Analysis. Acad Pediatr. 2022 Jul 18.View Related Profiles. PMID: 35863733
  2. Fenning RM, Butter EM, Norris M, Chan J, Macklin EA, McKinnon-Bermingham K, Albright C, Stephenson KG, Scherr J, Moffitt J, Hess A, Steinberg-Epstein R, Kuhlthau KA. Optimizing Parent Training to Improve Oral Health Behavior and Outcomes in Underserved Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder. J Autism Dev Disord. 2022 Jul 14. PMID: 35831693
  3. Fell L, Goshe B, Traeger L, Perez G, Iannuzzi D, Park E, Kuhlthau K, Luberto C. Acceptability of A Virtual Mind-Body Group Intervention for Teen Siblings of Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder. J Autism Dev Disord. 2022 Dec; 52(12):5243-5252. PMID: 35657446
  4. Fenning RM, Butter EM, Macklin EA, Norris M, Hammersmith KJ, McKinnon-Bermingham K, Chan J, Stephenson KG, Albright C, Scherr J, Moffitt JM, Lu F, Spaulding R, Guijon J, Hess A, Coury DL, Kuhlthau KA, Steinberg-Epstein R. Parent Training for Dental Care in Underserved Children With Autism: A Randomized Controlled Trial. Pediatrics. 2022 May 01; 149(5). PMID: 35211746
  5. Simione M, Harshman S, Cooper-Vince CE, Daigle K, Sorbo J, Kuhlthau K, Fiechtner L. Examining Health Conditions, Impairments, and Quality of Life for Pediatric Feeding Disorders. Dysphagia. 2022 Apr 29. PMID: 35486189; PMCID: PMC9616965; DOI: 10.1007/s00455-022-10455-z;
  6. Kuhlthau KA, Ames SG, Ware A, Hoover CG, Wells N, Shelton C. Research on Family Health and Children and Youth With Special Health Care Needs. Acad Pediatr. 2022 03; 22(2S):S22-S27. PMID: 35248244
  7. Kryszak EM, Albright CM, Fell LA, Butter EM, Kuhlthau KA. Clinician Perspectives on Telehealth Assessment of Autism Spectrum Disorder During the COVID-19 Pandemic. J Autism Dev Disord. 2022 Dec; 52(12):5083-5098. PMID: 35103899; PMCID: PMC8804366; DOI: 10.1007/s10803-022-05435-z;
  8. Aryee E, Perrin JM, Iannuzzi D, Kuhlthau KA, Oreskovic NM. Association of Neighborhood Characteristics With Pediatric Asthma. Acad Pediatr. 2022 Jul; 22(5):818-823. PMID: 35031500
  9. Jenkins AM, Berry JG, Perrin JM, Kuhlthau K, Hall M, Dunbar P, Hoover C, Garrity B, Crossman M, Auger K. What Types of Hospitals Do Adolescents and Young Adults With Complex Chronic Conditions Use? Acad Pediatr. 2022 Aug; 22(6):1033-1040.View Related Profiles. PMID: 34936941
  10. Luberto CM, Perez GK, Finkelstein-Fox L, Millstein RA, Fell L, Chad-Friedman E, Park ER, Kuhlthau KA. Acceptability of a Virtual Mind-Body Intervention for Parents of Children With Autism or Learning Disabilities. Glob Adv Health Med. 2021; 10:21649561211047804. PMID: 34917419; PMCID: PMC8669114; DOI: 10.1177/21649561211047804;
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