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Kristen Kjerulff

TitleProfessor
InstitutionCollege of Medicine
DepartmentPublic Health Sciences
Address500 University Drive Hershey PA 17033
Mailbox: A210
Phone7175317178
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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. Kjerulff KH, Attanasio LB. Validity of Birth Certificate and Hospital Discharge Data Reporting of Labor Induction. Womens Health Issues. 2018 Jan - Feb; 28(1):82-88. PMID: 29150251.
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    2. Kjerulff KH, Brubaker LH. New mothers' feelings of disappointment and failure after cesarean delivery. Birth. 2018 Mar; 45(1):19-27. PMID: 29052265.
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    3. Attanasio LB, Hardeman RR, Kozhimannil KB, Kjerulff KH. Prenatal attitudes toward vaginal delivery and actual delivery mode: Variation by race/ethnicity and socioeconomic status. Birth. 2017 Dec; 44(4):306-314. PMID: 28887835.
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    4. Masinter LM, Dina B, Kjerulff K, Feinglass J. Short Interpregnancy Intervals: Results from the First Baby Study. Womens Health Issues. 2017 Jul - Aug; 27(4):426-433. PMID: 28410974.
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    5. Kjerulff KH, Attanasio LB, Edmonds JK, Kozhimannil KB, Repke JT. Labor induction and cesarean delivery: A prospective cohort study of first births in Pennsylvania, USA. Birth. 2017 Sep; 44(3):252-261. PMID: 28321899.
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    6. Alexander CP, Zhu J, Paul IM, Kjerulff KH. Fathers make a difference: positive relationships with mother and baby in relation to infant colic. Child Care Health Dev. 2017 Sep; 43(5):687-696. PMID: 28271578.
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    7. Attanasio LB, Kozhimannil KB, Srinivas SK, Kjerulff KH. Concordance between Women's Self-Reported Reasons for Cesarean Delivery and Hospital Discharge Records. Womens Health Issues. 2017 May - Jun; 27(3):329-335. PMID: 28100403.
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    8. Goodman JM, Guendelman S, Kjerulff KH. Antenatal Maternity Leave and Childbirth Using the First Baby Study: A Propensity Score Analysis. Womens Health Issues. 2017 Jan - Feb; 27(1):50-59. PMID: 27773528.
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    9. Alligood-Percoco NR, Kjerulff KH, Repke JT. Risk Factors for Dyspareunia After First Childbirth. Obstet Gynecol. 2016 09; 128(3):512-8. PMID: 27500349; PMCID: PMC4993626 [Available on 09/01/17].
    10. McCall-Hosenfeld JS, Phiri K, Schaefer E, Zhu J, Kjerulff K. Trajectories of Depressive Symptoms Throughout the Peri- and Postpartum Period: Results from the First Baby Study. J Womens Health (Larchmt). 2016 Nov; 25(11):1112-1121. PMID: 27310295.
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    11. Hackman NM, Alligood-Percoco N, Martin A, Zhu J, Kjerulff KH. Reduced Breastfeeding Rates in Firstborn Late Preterm and Early Term Infants. Breastfeed Med. 2016 Apr; 11:119-25. PMID: 27007890; PMCID: PMC4827273 [Available on 04/01/17].
    12. Phelan AL, DiBenedetto MR, Paul IM, Zhu J, Kjerulff KH. Psychosocial Stress During First Pregnancy Predicts Infant Health Outcomes in the First Postnatal Year. Matern Child Health J. 2015 Dec; 19(12):2587-97. PMID: 26152890.
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    13. Bicking Kinsey C, Baptiste-Roberts K, Zhu J, Kjerulff KH. Effect of previous miscarriage on depressive symptoms during subsequent pregnancy and postpartum in the first baby study. Matern Child Health J. 2015 Feb; 19(2):391-400. PMID: 24894728; PMCID: PMC4256135.
    14. Bicking Kinsey C, Baptiste-Roberts K, Zhu J, Kjerulff KH. Effect of multiple previous miscarriages on health behaviors and health care utilization during subsequent pregnancy. Womens Health Issues. 2015 Mar-Apr; 25(2):155-61. PMID: 25648491.
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    15. Bicking Kinsey C, Baptiste-Roberts K, Zhu J, Kjerulff KH. Effect of miscarriage history on maternal-infant bonding during the first year postpartum in the first baby study: a longitudinal cohort study. BMC Womens Health. 2014 Jul 15; 14:83. PMID: 25028056; PMCID: PMC4107477.
    16. Kinsey CB, Baptiste-Roberts K, Zhu J, Kjerulff KH. Birth-related, psychosocial, and emotional correlates of positive maternal-infant bonding in a cohort of first-time mothers. Midwifery. 2014 May; 30(5):e188-94. PMID: 24650812; PMCID: PMC4010321.
    17. Chuang CH, Stengel MR, Hwang SW, Velott D, Kjerulff KH, Kraschnewski JL. Behaviours of overweight and obese women during pregnancy who achieve and exceed recommended gestational weight gain. Obes Res Clin Pract. 2014 Nov-Dec; 8(6):e577-83. PMID: 25434913; PMCID: PMC4251492.
    18. Tinloy J, Chuang CH, Zhu J, Pauli J, Kraschnewski JL, Kjerulff KH. Exercise during pregnancy and risk of late preterm birth, cesarean delivery, and hospitalizations. Womens Health Issues. 2014 Jan-Feb; 24(1):e99-e104. PMID: 24439953; PMCID: PMC3913372.
    19. 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. PMID: 24344710; PMCID: PMC3868996.
    20. 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. PMID: 24021550; PMCID: PMC3829579.
    21. 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. PMID: 23816153; PMCID: PMC3742311.
    22. 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. PMID: 23772602; PMCID: PMC3817222.
    23. 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. PMID: 23488527; PMCID: PMC3701312.
    24. 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. PMID: 23215713; PMCID: PMC3671865.
    25. 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. PMID: 23122213; PMCID: PMC3490197.
    26. 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. PMID: 21426311.
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    27. 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. PMID: 18359477.
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    28. 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. PMID: 17719364.
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    29. 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. PMID: 17321943.
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    30. 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. PMID: 15911905.
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    31. 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. PMID: 15780360.
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    32. 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. PMID: 15458889.
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    33. 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. PMID: 15467535.
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    34. 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. PMID: 15343222.
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    35. 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. PMID: 14588132.
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    36. 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. PMID: 12576249.
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    37. 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. PMID: 11956446.
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    38. Kjerulff KH, Rhodes JC, Langenberg PW, Harvey LA. Patient satisfaction with results of hysterectomy. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2000 Dec; 183(6):1440-7. PMID: 11120508.
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    39. Kjerulff KH, Langenberg PW, Rhodes JC, Harvey LA, Guzinski GM, Stolley PD. Effectiveness of hysterectomy. Obstet Gynecol. 2000 Mar; 95(3):319-26. PMID: 10711536.
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    40. 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. PMID: 10646704.
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    41. Rhodes JC, Kjerulff KH, Langenberg PW, Guzinski GM. Hysterectomy and sexual functioning. JAMA. 1999 Nov 24; 282(20):1934-41. PMID: 10580459.
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    42. Langenberg P, Kjerulff KH, Stolley PD. Hormone replacement and menopausal symptoms following hysterectomy. Am J Epidemiol. 1997 Nov 15; 146(10):870-80. PMID: 9384207.
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    43. 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. PMID: 8811382.
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    44. 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. PMID: 8829060.
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    45. 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. PMID: 8633735; PMCID: PMC1380327.
    46. 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. PMID: 7723443.
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    47. Kjerulff KH, Guzinski GM, Langenberg PW, Stolley PD, Moye NE, Kazandjian VA. Hysterectomy and race. Obstet Gynecol. 1993 Nov; 82(5):757-64. PMID: 8414322.
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    48. 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. PMID: 8417592; PMCID: PMC1694507.
    49. 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. PMID: 1458363.
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    50. 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. PMID: 1645046.
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    51. 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. PMID: 1807637; PMCID: PMC2247492.
    52. 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. PMID: 2647280.
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    53. Kjerulff KH, Counte MA, Salloway JC. Hospital employee satisfaction with a medical information system. J Health Hum Resour Adm. 1988; 11(2):141-58. PMID: 10291128.
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    54. Kjerulff KH, Counte MA. Attitudes and adaptation: employees respond. J Health Hum Resour Adm. 1988; 11(1):110-38. PMID: 10290408.
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    55. 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. PMID: 3611992.
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    56. 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. PMID: 6478805.
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    57. 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. PMID: 6618871.
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    58. Kjerulff KH, Counte MA, Salloway JC, Campbell BC. Measuring adaptation to medical technology. Hosp Health Serv Adm. 1983 Jan-Feb; 28(1):30-40. PMID: 10259100.
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    59. Kjerulff K, Wiggins NH. Graduate student styles for coping with stressful situations. J Educ Psychol. 1976 Jun; 68(3):247-54. PMID: 932304.
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