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Hendrika W. Meischke

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Professor, Health Systems and Population Health


Education

PhD   Michigan State University, 1991   (Mass Communication)
MPH   University of Michigan, 1987   (Family Planning, Health Behavior, Health Promotion, International Health)
BS   University of Wisconsin, 1985   (Sociology)

Contact Info

email:   hendrika@uw.edu

office:   HRC 434

address:
University of Washington
3980 15th Ave NE
Seattle, WA 98195-1621

campus box:   351621
email:   hendrika.meischke@metrokc.gov

address:
Public Health Seattle-King County
EMS division, Suite 700
999 3rd Ave
Seattle, WA 98104-4039

voice:   206-296-4693
fax:   206-296-4866

About

Hendrika is a communication scientist who studies the development, implementation and evaluation of health promotion and/or health communication interventions. She has worked in areas such as: recognition of and responses to heart attack symptoms among seniors, bystander CPR education for limited English proficient populations, fall prevention; screening for hypertension and emergency preparedness. Most of her research is in partnership with Public Health Seattle-King County, Emergency Medical Services Division. More recently, her research also includes the investigation of occupational health and safety issues relevant to 911 telecommunicators (stress) and EMS providers (injuries).


Health communication; health promotion; theory development
  • HSERV 204
    Communicating About Health: Current Issues and Perspectives
  • HSERV 343
    Health Behavior and Health Promotion
  • HSERV 507
    Health Communication and Marketing for Health Promotion: Theory and Practice


Curtis HM, Meischke HW, Simcox NJ, Laslett S, Monsey LM, Baker M, Seixas NS. Working Safely in the Trades as Women: A Qualitative Exploration and Call for Women-Supportive Interventions. Front Public Health. 2022 Jan 26;9:781572. doi: 10.3389/fpubh.2021.781572. eCollection 2021.  PMID: 35155345    PMCID: PMC8833840
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Jang SH, Meischke H, Ko LK. The impact of medical tourism on cervical cancer screening among immigrant women in the U.S. BMC Womens Health. 2021 Dec 15;21(1):414. doi: 10.1186/s12905-021-01558-0.  PMID: 34911522    PMCID: PMC8672536
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Meischke H, Rogers M, Manchanda S, Sears JM, Revere D, Grewal R, Beaton R. Development and Evaluation of an Online Toolkit for Managers of 9-1-1 Emergency Communications Centers to Reduce Occupational Stress. Health Promot Pract. 2021 Oct 4:15248399211042332. doi: 10.1177/15248399211042332. [Epub ahead of print]  PMID: 34605712
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Makhnoon S, Bowen DJ, Shirts BH, Fullerton SM, Meischke HW, Larson EB, Ralston JD, Leppig K, Crosslin DR, Veenstra D, Jarvik GP. Relationship between genetic knowledge and familial communication of CRC risk and intent to communicate CRCP genetic information: insights from FamilyTalk eMERGE III. Transl Behav Med. 2021 Mar 16;11(2):563-572. doi: 10.1093/tbm/ibaa054.  PMID: 32579152    PMCID: PMC7963296
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Jang SH, Ko LK, Meischke H. Factors Associated with Buying Medications Abroad by Nativity and Race/Ethnicity in the US. J Immigr Minor Health. 2020 Dec;22(6):1184-1192. doi: 10.1007/s10903-020-00979-7.  PMID: 31960255
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2021
Chair, capstone for Evelyn Le
A Virtual Workshop Training to Help Social Networks Engage with Older Adults to Move Safely

2020
Chair, capstone for Kristie Adams
Title: Planning for the Implementation of a Single Portal EMS Referral System

2020
Chair, thesis committee for Huangqianyu Li
Insight for Meaningful Support for Adolescents on HIV Care in Kenya from Policy Stakeholders

2020
Chair, capstone for Thomas McAuliffe
Fire Department - REACH Partnership

2020
Member, thesis committee for Araceli Mendez
How do mindfulness-based interventions interact with religious and cultual practices among diverse communities of color?

2020
Chair, thesis committee for Sarah Sutton
Facilitators and Barriers to Employee Engagement in Workplace Mental Health Services

2019
Chair, capstone for Rachel Marren
REACH/EMP Pilot Study Design

2019
Chair, capstone for Sarah Pennington
CPR in a Box: Creating a Hands-Only Adult CPR Education Kit

2019
Chair, thesis committee for Kathryn Stadeli
King County Equity in Emergencies: Identifying barriers and facilitators to optimal pre-hospital care for members of Patients with Limited English Proficiency

2019
Chair, capstone for Kathryn Taylor
Improving Emergency Communications with Limited English Proficiency (LEP) Chinese and Russian Communities in Bellevue, WA

2018
Member, thesis committee for Emily Brown
Impact of a community-wide multi-level obesity prevention intervention for children in rural communities

2018
Chair, capstone for Marlee Fischer
Community-based harm Reduction: Evaluation of a sobering center pilot in south King County, WA

2018
Chair, thesis committee for Mallory Kennedy
Building back better: Understanding how health considerations are incorporated into local post-disaster recovery implementation

2018
Chair, thesis committee for Beverly Torres
Assessment of the Quality of Bystander Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation Instructions Provided to Callers by 9-1-1 Telecommunicators to Improve Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest Outcomes

Vulnerable Population Strategic Initiative
Public Health - Seattle and King County
PI:   Meischke           Dates:    1/1/2022 - 12/31/2022

Advancing Women in the Sheet Metal Workers’ Trade: A coordinated mentoring program to promote safety, health, and well-being.
CPWR - The Center for Construction Research and Training
PI:   Baker           Dates:    9/1/2021 - 8/31/2022

Connecting Behavioral Science to COVID-19 Vaccine Demand (CBS-CVD) Network
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
PI:   Hannon           Dates:    4/15/2021 - 3/16/2022

Vulnerable Population Strategic Initiative
Public Health - Seattle and King County
PI:   Meischke           Dates:    1/1/2021 - 12/31/2021

Development of an online training for bi-lingual individuals to become "health information bridges" to their vulnerable social networks
Pacific Hospital Preservation & Development Authority (PHPDA)
PI:   Meischke           Dates:    10/1/2020 - 9/30/2021

Advancing Women in the Sheet Metal Workers’ Trade: A coordinated mentoring program to promote safety, health, and well-being.
CPWR - The Center for Construction Research and Training
PI:   Baker           Dates:    9/1/2020 - 8/31/2021

Vulnerable Population Strategic Initiative
Public Health - Seattle and King County
PI:   Meischke           Dates:    1/1/2020 - 12/31/2020

Advancing Women in the Sheet Metal Workers’ Trade: A coordinated mentoring program to promote safety, health, and well-being.
CPWR - The Center for Construction Research and Training
PI:   Seixas           Dates:    9/1/2019 - 8/31/2024

Vulnerable Population Strategic Initiative
Public Health - Seattle and King County
PI:   Meischke           Dates:    6/15/2019 - 12/31/2019

Well-Integrated Screening and Evaluation for Women Across The Nation
Washington State Department of Health (DOH)
PI:   Petrescu-Prahova           Dates:    1/1/2019 - 9/29/2019

Vulnerable Population Strategic Initiative
Public Health - Seattle and King County
PI:   Meischke           Dates:    1/1/2019 - 12/31/2019

Innovative State and Local Public Health Strategies to Prevent and Manage Diabetes and Heart Disease Stroke
Washington State Department of Health (DOH)
PI:   Petrescu-Prahova           Dates:    1/1/2019 - 9/29/2019

Reducing prehospital delay in patients with acute myocardial infarction

This is a multi-site randomized trial to determine if a focused education and counseling intervention makes a significant difference in reducing delay times in patients at risk for myocardial infarction


Heart Attack Survival Kit project

A public education campaign, delivered by King County fire fighters, which is intended to increase response to symptoms of heart attacks among seniors in all fire districts in King County Washington.


WIRES

A randomized trial to investigate the effectiveness of an interactive, internet-based intervention to reduce excessive percerptions of breast cancer risk and worry and to increase quality of life, among a general population sample of women in the Seattle/KC area