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.
Publications listed below are automatically derived from MEDLINE/PubMed and other sources, which might result in incorrect or missing publications. Faculty can login to make corrections and additions.

  1. 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. 2018 Jul 26; 1362361318786490. PMID: 30047281.
     
  2. 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 Jul 07. PMID: 29982896.
     
  3. 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 Jun 25. PMID: 29943170.
     
  4. 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. 2018 Jun 19. PMID: 29932986.
     
  5. 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.
     
  6. 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.
     
  7. 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.
     
  8. 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 Aug; 12(4):528-536. PMID: 29658062.
     
  9. 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.
     
  10. 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.
     
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Bar chart showing 139 publications over 24 distinct years, with a maximum of 15 publications in 2012 and 2015

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201810
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