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.
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
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
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.