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Sarah Knerr

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Assistant Professor, Health Services


PhD   University of Washington, 2015   (Health Services)
MPH   University of Washington, 2011   (Public Health Genetics)
BA   Vassar College, 2007   (Biochemistry)

Contact Info


office:   HRC 431

University of Washington
3980 15th Ave NE
Seattle, WA 98195-1621

campus box:   351621

Cancer prevention and control; translational genomics; stakeholder engagement; health and health care disparities

Knerr S, West KM, Angelo FA. Organizational readiness to implement population-based screening and genetic service delivery for hereditary cancer prevention and control. J Genet Couns. 2020 Jan 22. doi: 10.1002/jgc4.1216. [Epub ahead of print]  PMID: 31967362

Sainkhuu S, Cunha-Cruz J, Rogers M, Knerr S, Bekemeier B. Evaluation of Training Gaps Among Public Health Practitioners in Washington State. J Public Health Manag Pract. 2020 Aug 6. doi: 10.1097/PHH.0000000000001184. [Epub ahead of print]  PMID: 32810065

Mahorter SS, Knerr S, Bowles EJA, Wernli KJ, Gao H, Schwartz MD, O'Neill SC. Prior breast density awareness, knowledge, and communication in a health system-embedded behavioral intervention trial. Cancer. 2020 Apr 15;126(8):1614-1621. doi: 10.1002/cncr.32711. Epub 2020 Jan 24.  PMID: 31977078    PMCID: PMC7103492
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Burnett-Hartman AN, Udaltsova N, Kushi LH, Neslund-Dudas C, Rahm AK, Pawloski PA, Corley DA, Knerr S, Feigelson HS, Hunter JE, Tabano DC, Epstein MM, Honda SA, Ter-Minassian M, Lynch JA, Lu CY. Clinical Molecular Marker Testing Data Capture to Promote Precision Medicine Research Within the Cancer Research Network. JCO Clin Cancer Inform. 2019 Sep;3:1-10. doi: 10.1200/CCI.19.00026.  PMID: 31487201

Knerr S, Bowles EJA, Leppig KA, Buist DSM, Gao H, Wernli KJ. Trends in BRCA Test Utilization in an Integrated Health System, 2005-2015. J Natl Cancer Inst. 2019 Feb 8. doi: 10.1093/jnci/djz008. [Epub ahead of print]  PMID: 30753636    PMCID: PMC6695306
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Member, thesis committee for Solongo Sainkhuu
Evaluating Training Gaps Among Public Health Practitioners in Washington State

Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Research Centers
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
PI:   Hannon           Dates:    9/30/2020 - 9/29/2021

Exome sequencing in Diverse Populations in Colorado & Oregon
Kaiser Permanente Center for Health Research
PI:   Jarvik           Dates:    6/1/2020 - 5/31/2021

eMERGE IV Northwest: A partnership to evaluate the use of genomic information in the health care of diverse participants
National Institutes of Health (NIH)
PI:   Jarvik           Dates:    4/1/2020 - 3/31/2025

Implementing the moon: Getting genomic testing to the public
National Institutes of Health (NIH)
PI:   Bowen           Dates:    9/1/2019 - 8/31/2024

Population Management for Hereditary Cancer Prevention: Implementation, Effectiveness, and Acceptability Within A Learning Health System
National Institutes of Health (NIH)
PI:   Knerr           Dates:    4/1/2019 - 3/31/2022