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.
Ramanadhan S, Davis MM, Armstrong R, Baquero B, Ko LK, Leng JC, Salloum RG, Vaughn NA, Brownson RC. Participatory implementation science to increase the impact of evidence-based cancer prevention and control. Cancer Causes Control. 2018 Mar;29(3):363-369. doi: 10.1007/s10552-018-1008-1. Epub 2018 Feb 7. PMID: 29417296
Hoopes AJ, Benson SK, Howard HB, Morrison DM, Ko LK, Shafii T. Adolescent Perspectives on Patient-Provider Sexual Health Communication: A Qualitative Study. J Prim Care Community Health. 2017 Oct;8(4):332-337. doi: 10.1177/2150131917730210. Epub 2017 Sep 20. PMID: 28929860
Perry CK, Ko LK, Hernandez L, Ortiz R, Linde S. Ciclovia in a Rural Latino Community: Results and Lessons Learned. J Public Health Manag Pract. 2017 Jul/Aug;23(4):360-363. doi: 10.1097/PHH.0000000000000555. PMID: 28542020
Ko LK, Taylor VM, Yoon J, Copeland WK, Hwang JH, Lee EJ, Inadomi J. The impact of medical tourism on colorectal screening among Korean Americans: A community-based cross-sectional study. BMC Cancer. 2016 Dec 1;16(1):931. PMID: 27905896 PMCID: PMC5134124
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.