Linda K. Ko
EducationPhD University of North Carolina, 2008 (Health Education, Health Behavior)
MPH Boston University, 2000 (Epidemiology)
MS University of Texas, 1999 (Biological Sciences)
BS University of Texas, 1994 (Biological Sciences)
Contact Infoemail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
1100 Fairview Ave. N. M3-B232
Seattle, WA 98109-1024
Linda K. Ko is also a researcher at the Department of Cancer Prevention at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center. She has a strong interest in developing linguistic and cultural adaptation of health communication interventions for disadvantaged racial/ethnic population using new technology. She has extensive experience using formative and participatory research strategies for the development of health communication interventions for Latino population.
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Health Communication and Marketing for Health Promotion: Theory and Practice
Taylor VM, Burke NJ, Ko LK, Sos C, Liu Q, Do HH, Talbot J, Yasui Y, Bastani R. Understanding HPV vaccine uptake among Cambodian American girls. J Community Health. 2014 Oct;39(5):857-62. doi: 10.1007/s10900-014-9844-8. PMID: 24532309 PMCID: PMC4134757
Ko LK, Turner-McGrievy GM, Campbell MK. Information processing versus social cognitive mediators of weight loss in a podcast-delivered health intervention. Health Educ Behav. 2014 Apr;41(2):197-206. doi: 10.1177/1090198113504413. Epub 2013 Sep 30. PMID: 24082027
Ko LK, Reuland D, Jolles M, Clay R, Pignone M. Cultural and linguistic adaptation of a multimedia colorectal cancer screening decision aid for Spanish-speaking Latinos. J Health Commun. 2014;19(2):192-209. doi: 10.1080/10810730.2013.811325. Epub 2013 Dec 12. PMID: 24328496
Reuland DS, Ko LK, Fernandez A, Braswell LC, Pignone M. Testing a Spanish-language colorectal cancer screening decision aid in Latinos with limited English proficiency: Results from a pre-post trial and four month follow-up survey. BMC Med Inform Decis Mak. 2012 Jun 12;12:53. doi: 10.1186/1472-6947-12-53. PMID: 22691191 PMCID: PMC3483183
The overall goal of this study is to develop, test, and evaluate a cultural and linguistic adaptation of an existing English language colorectal cancer screening decision aid for limited English proficient Latinos.
Information Processing of Health Communication Intervention
The overall goal is to assess how health communication interventions are processed by Latinos and how information processing leads to behavior change.