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Kristen Kjerulff

TitleProfessor
InstitutionCollege of Medicine
DepartmentPublic Health Sciences
Address500 University Drive Hershey PA 17033
Mailbox: A210
Phone7175317178

 Overview 
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PREFERRED TITLE/ROLE:

Professor of Public Health Sciences

SECONDARY APPOINTMENT(S)/ INSTITUTE(S)/ CENTER(S):

Obstetrics and Gynecology; Health Policy, Administration; Cancer Institute

EDUCATION:

Ph.D., University of Illinois
M.A., University of Illinois

NARRATIVE:

Dr. Kjerulff is a psychologist and health services researcher whose research focuses on 1.) Health Outcomes, including the outcomes and effectiveness of common treatments such as hysterectomy and cesarean section, as well as health care utilization and costs associated with specific conditions, 2.) Women's Health, particularly gynecologic cancers, uterine fibroids, obesity and child-bearing, pelvic floor disorders, menstrual migraines, menopause, and sexual functioning; 3.) Mental Health, particularly life stresses, depression and anxiety; and 4.) Patient Management of Health Information with a focus on self-management of health, self-efficacy and improved health behaviors of people with common chronic conditions. Before joining the faculty of the Penn state College of Medicine in 2004, Dr. Kjerulff was an Associate Professor at Johns Hopkins Medical Institution, with joint appointments in the Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics in the School of Medicine and the Department of Epidemiology in the School of Public Health.


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  1. Elvander C, Cnattingius S, Kjerulff KH. Birth experience in women with low, intermediate or high levels of fear: findings from the first baby study. Birth. 2013 Dec; 40(4):289-96.
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  2. Kjerulff KH, Zhu J, Weisman CS, Ananth CV. First birth Caesarean section and subsequent fertility: a population-based study in the USA, 2000-2008. Hum Reprod. 2013 Dec; 28(12):3349-57.
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  3. Kraschnewski JL, Chuang CH, Downs DS, Weisman CS, McCamant EL, Baptiste-Roberts K, Zhu J, Kjerulff KH. Association of prenatal physical activity and gestational weight gain: results from the first baby study. Womens Health Issues. 2013 Jul-Aug; 23(4):e233-8.
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  4. Bicking Kinsey C, Baptiste-Roberts K, Zhu J, Kjerulff KH. Effect of previous miscarriage on the maternal birth experience in the First Baby Study. J Obstet Gynecol Neonatal Nurs. 2013 Jul; 42(4):442-50.
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  5. Abbasi S, Chuang CH, Dagher R, Zhu J, Kjerulff K. Unintended pregnancy and postpartum depression among first-time mothers. J Womens Health (Larchmt). 2013 May; 22(5):412-6.
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  6. Kjerulff KH, Velott DL, Zhu J, Chuang CH, Hillemeier MM, Paul IM, Repke JT. Mode of first delivery and women's intentions for subsequent childbearing: findings from the First Baby Study. Paediatr Perinat Epidemiol. 2013 Jan; 27(1):62-71.
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  7. Stengel MR, Kraschnewski JL, Hwang SW, Kjerulff KH, Chuang CH. "What my doctor didn't tell me": examining health care provider advice to overweight and obese pregnant women on gestational weight gain and physical activity. Womens Health Issues. 2012 Nov-Dec; 22(6):e535-40.
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  8. McCurdy RJ, Kjerulff KH, Zhu J. Prenatal care associated with reduction of neonatal mortality in Sub-Saharan Africa: evidence from Demographic and Health Surveys. Acta Obstet Gynecol Scand. 2011 Jul; 90(7):779-90.
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  9. Rohl J, Kjerulff K, Langenberg P, Steege J. Bilateral oophorectomy and depressive symptoms 12 months after hysterectomy. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2008 Jul; 199(1):22.e1-5.
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  10. Leppert PC, Legro RS, Kjerulff KH. Hysterectomy and loss of fertility: implications for women's mental health. J Psychosom Res. 2007 Sep; 63(3):269-74.
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  11. Kjerulff KH, Frick KD, Rhoades JA, Hollenbeak CS. The cost of being a woman: a national study of health care utilization and expenditures for female-specific conditions. Womens Health Issues. 2007 Jan-Feb; 17(1):13-21.
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  12. Gallicchio L, Harvey LA, Kjerulff KH. Fear of cancer among women undergoing hysterectomy for benign conditions. Psychosom Med. 2005 May-Jun; 67(3):420-4.
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  13. Handa VL, Harvey L, Cundiff GW, Kjerulff KH. Perioperative complications of surgery for genital prolapse: does concomitant anti-incontinence surgery increase complications? Urology. 2005 Mar; 65(3):483-7.
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  14. Hartmann KE, Ma C, Lamvu GM, Langenberg PW, Steege JF, Kjerulff KH. Quality of life and sexual function after hysterectomy in women with preoperative pain and depression. Obstet Gynecol. 2004 Oct; 104(4):701-9.
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  15. Handa VL, Harvey L, Cundiff GW, Siddique SA, Kjerulff KH. Sexual function among women with urinary incontinence and pelvic organ prolapse. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2004 Sep; 191(3):751-6.
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  16. Handa VL, Harvey L, Fox HE, Kjerulff KH. Parity and route of delivery: does cesarean delivery reduce bladder symptoms later in life? Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2004 Aug; 191(2):463-9.
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  17. Whiteman MK, Langenberg P, Kjerulff K, McCarter R, Flaws JA. A randomized trial of incentives to improve response rates to a mailed women's health questionnaire. J Womens Health (Larchmt). 2003 Oct; 12(8):821-8.
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  18. Whiteman MK, Staropoli CA, Langenberg PW, McCarter RJ, Kjerulff KH, Flaws JA. Smoking, body mass, and hot flashes in midlife women. Obstet Gynecol. 2003 Feb; 101(2):264-72.
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  19. Kjerulff KH, Langenberg PW, Greenaway L, Uman J, Harvey LA. Urinary incontinence and hysterectomy in a large prospective cohort study in American women. J Urol. 2002 May; 167(5):2088-92.
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  20. Kjerulff KH, Rhodes JC, Langenberg PW, Harvey LA. Patient satisfaction with results of hysterectomy. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2000 Dec; 183(6):1440-7.
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  21. Kjerulff KH, Langenberg PW, Rhodes JC, Harvey LA, Guzinski GM, Stolley PD. Effectiveness of hysterectomy. Obstet Gynecol. 2000 Mar; 95(3):319-26.
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  22. Flaws JA, Rhodes JC, Langenberg P, Hirshfield AN, Kjerulff K, Sharara FI. Ovarian volume and menopausal status. Menopause. 2000 Jan-Feb; 7(1):53-61.
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  23. Rhodes JC, Kjerulff KH, Langenberg PW, Guzinski GM. Hysterectomy and sexual functioning. JAMA. 1999 Nov 24; 282(20):1934-41.
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  24. Langenberg P, Kjerulff KH, Stolley PD. Hormone replacement and menopausal symptoms following hysterectomy. Am J Epidemiol. 1997 Nov 15; 146(10):870-80.
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  25. Seidman JD, Kjerulff KH. Pathologic findings from the Maryland Women's Health Study: practice patterns in the diagnosis of adenomyosis. Int J Gynecol Pathol. 1996 Jul; 15(3):217-21.
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  26. Kjerulff KH, Langenberg P, Seidman JD, Stolley PD, Guzinski GM. Uterine leiomyomas. Racial differences in severity, symptoms and age at diagnosis. J Reprod Med. 1996 Jul; 41(7):483-90.
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  27. Kjerulff KH, Erickson BA, Langenberg PW. Chronic gynecological conditions reported by US women: findings from the National Health Interview Survey, 1984 to 1992. Am J Public Health. 1996 Feb; 86(2):195-9.
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  28. Kjerulff KH, Langenberg PW. A comparison of alternative ways of measuring fatigue among patients having hysterectomy. Med Care. 1995 Apr; 33(4 Suppl):AS156-63.
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  29. Kjerulff KH, Guzinski GM, Langenberg PW, Stolley PD, Moye NE, Kazandjian VA. Hysterectomy and race. Obstet Gynecol. 1993 Nov; 82(5):757-64.
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  30. Kjerulff K, Langenberg P, Guzinski G. The socioeconomic correlates of hysterectomies in the United States. Am J Public Health. 1993 Jan; 83(1):106-8.
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  31. Petrucci KE, Jacox A, McCormick K, Parks P, Kjerulff K, Baldwin B, Petrucci P. Evaluating the appropriateness of a nurse expert system's patient assessment. Comput Nurs. 1992 Nov-Dec; 10(6):243-9.
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  32. Kjerulff KH, Pillar B, Mills ME, Lanigan J. Technology anxiety as a potential mediating factor in response to medical technology. J Med Syst. 1992 Feb; 16(1):7-13.
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  33. Petrucci K, Petrucci P, Canfield K, McCormick KA, Kjerulff K, Parks P. Evaluation of UNIS: Urological Nursing Information Systems. Proc Annu Symp Comput Appl Med Care. 1991; 43-7.
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  34. Kjerulff KH, Salloway JC, Counte MA. The impact of computer systems in a medical environment. Comput Med Imaging Graph. 1989 Jan-Feb; 13(1):137-43.
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  35. Kjerulff KH, Counte MA, Salloway JC. Hospital employee satisfaction with a medical information system. J Health Hum Resour Adm. 1988; 11(2):141-58.
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  36. Kjerulff KH, Counte MA. Attitudes and adaptation: employees respond. J Health Hum Resour Adm. 1988; 11(1):110-38.
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  37. Counte MA, Kjerulff KH, Salloway JC, Campbell BC. Adapting to the implementation of a medical information system: a comparison of short- versus long-term findings. J Med Syst. 1987 Feb; 11(1):11-20.
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  38. Kjerulff KH, Counte MA, Salloway JC, Campbell BC, Noskin DE. Medical information system training: an analysis of the reactions of hospital employees. Comput Biomed Res. 1984 Aug; 17(4):303-10.
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  39. Counte MA, Kjerulff KH, Salloway JC, Campbell BC. Implementation of a medical information system: evaluation of adaptation. Health Care Manage Rev. 1983; 8(3):25-33.
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  40. Kjerulff KH, Counte MA, Salloway JC, Campbell BC. Measuring adaptation to medical technology. Hosp Health Serv Adm. 1983 Jan-Feb; 28(1):30-40.
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  41. Kjerulff K, Wiggins NH. Graduate student styles for coping with stressful situations. J Educ Psychol. 1976 Jun; 68(3):247-54.
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