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Hendrika W. Meischke

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Professor, Health Services


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:   H-675, Health Sciences Building

address:
University of Washington
1959 NE Pacific Street
Seattle, WA 98195

campus box:   357660
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 507
    Health Communication and Marketing for Health Promotion: Theory and Practice
  • HSERV 510
    Society and Health


Baseman J, Revere D, Painter I, Stangenes S, Lilly M, Beaton R, Calhoun R, Meischke H. Impact of new technologies on stress, attrition and well-being in emergency call centers: the NextGeneration 9-1-1 study protocol. BMC Public Health. 2018 May 4;18(1):597. doi: 10.1186/s12889-018-5510-x.  PMID: 29728094    PMCID: PMC5936032
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Meischke H, Lilly M, Beaton R, Calhoun R, Tu A, Stangenes S, Painter I, Revere D, Baseman J. Protocol: a multi-level intervention program to reduce stress in 9-1-1 telecommunicators. BMC Public Health. 2018 May 2;18(1):570. doi: 10.1186/s12889-018-5471-0.  PMID: 29716576    PMCID: PMC5930694
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Curtis HM, Meischke H, Stover B, Simcox NJ, Seixas NS. Gendered Safety and Health Risks in the Construction Trades. Ann Work Expo Health. 2018 Feb 17. doi: 10.1093/annweh/wxy006. [Epub ahead of print]  PMID: 29471382
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Meischke H, Painter IS, Stangenes SR, Weaver MR, Fahrenbruch CE, Rea T, Turner AM. Simulation training to improve 9-1-1 dispatcher identification of cardiac arrest: A randomized controlled trial. Resuscitation. 2017 Oct;119:21-26. doi: 10.1016/j.resuscitation.2017.07.025. Epub 2017 Jul 29.  PMID: 28760696
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Bowen DJ, Hay JL, Harris-Wai JN, Meischke H, Burke W. All in the family? Communication of cancer survivors with their families. Fam Cancer. 2017 Oct;16(4):597-603. doi: 10.1007/s10689-017-9987-8.  PMID: 28374161    PMCID: PMC5624814
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2017
Member, thesis committee for Lina Castro
Reasons for delays in the implementation of telecommunicator assisted CPR between 911 telecommunicators and English proficient and limited English proficient callers

2017
Chair, thesis committee for Brendan Lo
Asessing emergency communication in cardiac arrest calls between 911 dispatchers and limited English proficient (LEP) callers

2017
Chair, thesis committee for Barry Morrison
Training Efficacy of Telephone?Assisted CPR (T?CPR)

2016
Member, thesis committee for Amanda Jones
Analysis of the C-SOSI instrument in a 9-1-1 telecommunicator population

2016
Member, thesis committee for Sean Martin
Secondary analysis studying the association between stress and absenteeism in emergency call centers

2016
Member, capstone for Kelsey Mesher
ESJ cultural insights video storybank

2016
Member, thesis committee for Daniel Stutman
Time delays on the identification of the need for CPR for limited English proficient 9-1-1 callers

2016
Chair, capstone for Chloe Winther
Stress reduction projects for home care workers

2015
Chair, capstone for Tara Bostock
Meet them where they text: Implementing a Texting-for-Health program at Ballard High School in Seattle, Washington

2015
Chair, thesis committee for Michelle Edwards
Beliefs about hypertension among subjects with uncontrolled hypertension

2015
Chair, capstone for Lori Jarrett
Vulnerable population strategic initiative: A Shoreline fire department/emergency medical service program analysis

2015
Chair, capstone for Kelsey Stefanik-Guizlo
Building community capacity for type 1 diabetes management in schools creating a leadership council on diabetes management in Everett, WA

2015
Chair, capstone for Diana Vinh
Small changes can make a big difference - elder fall prevention messaging

2014
Chair, capstone for Kathryne Forand
My Health, My Way: A pilot text messaging program for teens in the Seattle school-based heatlh centers

2014
Chair, thesis committee for Caitlin Rothermel
The influence of work patterns, social support, and sociodemographics on stress, anxiety, and depression among socioeconomically advantaged women with young children

2014
Chair, capstone for Elliot Swanson
A service training curriculum for community medical technicians

Multi-tasking to Hyper-tasking: Investigating the Impact of Next Generation 911
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)
PI:   Meischke           Dates:    9/1/2017 - 8/31/2018

Multi-tasking to Hyper-tasking: Investigating the Impact of Next Generation 911
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)
PI:   Meischke           Dates:    9/1/2016 - 8/31/2017

Addressing the Health and Safety Needs of Washington Women in the Trades: Phase II
Washington State Department of Labor and Industries
PI:   Seixas           Dates:    9/1/2016 - 2/28/2018

Translation, application and evaluation of promising PERRC and PERLC products
ASPPH (Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health)
PI:   Baseman           Dates:    1/1/2016 - 8/31/2017

Multi-tasking to Hyper-tasking: Investigating the Impact of Next Generation 911
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)
PI:   Meischke           Dates:    9/1/2015 - 8/31/2016

Addressing the Health and Safety Needs of Washington Women in the Trades
Washington State Department of Labor and Industries
PI:   Seixas           Dates:    11/1/2014 - 4/30/2016

Simulation training to improve 911 dispatcher identifacation of cardiac arrest
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)
PI:   Meischke           Dates:    8/1/2014 - 7/31/2015

Multi-tasking to Hyper-tasking: Investigating the Impact of Next Generation 911
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)
PI:   Meischke           Dates:    9/1/2013 - 8/31/2017

Simulation training to improve 911dispatcher identification of cardiac arrest
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)
PI:   Meischke           Dates:    10/1/2012 - 9/30/2015

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