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.
Ko LK, Rodriguez E, Yoon J, Ravindran R, Copeland WK. A Brief Community-Based Nutrition Education Intervention Combined With Food Baskets Can Increase Fruit and Vegetable Consumption Among Low-Income Latinos. J Nutr Educ Behav. 2016 Oct;48(9):609-617.e1. doi: 10.1016/j.jneb.2016.06.010. PMID: 27485464
Reeves KW, Tehranifar P, Crane TE, Ko LK, Cameron C, Hamilton JG, Lavigne JA, Reiter PL, Thomson CA. Job Talks and Interviews: How to Stand Out and Fit In: A Report from the American Society of Preventive Oncology Junior Members Interest Group. Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev. 2016 Jan;25(1):224-5. doi: 10.1158/1055-9965.EPI-15-1024. PMID: 26762809
Brenner AT, Gupta S, Ko LK, Janz N, Inadomi JM. Development of a Practical Model for Targeting Patient Decision Support Interventions to Promote Colorectal Cancer Screening in Vulnerable Populations. J Health Care Poor Underserved. 2016;27(2):465-78. doi: 10.1353/hpu.2016.0090. PMID: 27180689
Perry CK, Nagel C, Ko LK, Duggan C, Linde S, Rodriguez EA, Thompson B. Active living environment assessments in four rural Latino communities. Prev Med Rep. 2015 Sep 21;2:818-23. doi: 10.1016/j.pmedr.2015.09.001. eCollection 2015. PMID: 26844156
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.