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.
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
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
Ko LK, Rillamas-Sun E, Bishop S, Cisneros O, Holte S, Thompson B. Together We STRIDE: A quasi-experimental trial testing the effectiveness of a multi-level obesity intervention for Hispanic children in rural communities. Contemp Clin Trials. 2018 Mar 5;67:81-86. doi: 10.1016/j.cct.2018.02.013. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 29501741 PMCID: PMC5871583
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
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.