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: email@example.com
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, Taylor VM, Mohamed FB, Do HH, Gebeyaw FA, Ibrahim A, Ali AA, Winer RL. "We brought our culture here with us": A qualitative study of perceptions of HPV vaccine and vaccine uptake among East African immigrant mothers. Papillomavirus Res. 2018 Dec 27;7:21-25. doi: 10.1016/j.pvr.2018.12.003. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 30594650 PMCID: PMC6319298
Adams SA, Rohweder CL, Leeman J, Friedman DB, Gizlice Z, Vanderpool RC, Askelson N, Best A, Flocke SA, Glanz K, Ko LK, Kegler M. Use of Evidence-Based Interventions and Implementation Strategies to Increase Colorectal Cancer Screening in Federally Qualified Health Centers. J Community Health. 2018 May 16. doi: 10.1007/s10900-018-0520-2. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 29770945 PMCID: PMC6239992
Alber JM, Brewer NT, Melvin C, Yackle A, Smith JS, Ko LK, Crawford A, Glanz K. Reducing overuse of cervical cancer screening: A systematic review. Prev Med. 2018 Nov;116:51-59. doi: 10.1016/j.ypmed.2018.08.027. Epub 2018 Aug 24. Review. PMID: 30149037
Ko LK, Enzler C, Perry CK, Rodriguez E, Mariscal N, Linde S, Duggan C. Food availability and food access in rural agricultural communities: use of mixed methods. BMC Public Health. 2018 May 16;18(1):634. doi: 10.1186/s12889-018-5547-x. PMID: 29769045 PMCID: PMC5956971
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.