|Institution||College of Medicine|
|Department||Public Health Sciences|
|Address||500 University Drive Hershey PA 17033|
Professor of Public Health Sciences
SECONDARY APPOINTMENT(S)/ INSTITUTE(S)/ CENTER(S):
Obstetrics and Gynecology; Health Policy, Administration; Cancer Institute
Ph.D., University of Illinois
M.A., University of Illinois
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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