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@u.washington.edu

office:   H-678 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

SciVal Experts Profile

  • HSERV 504   (eMPH)
    Health Communication
  • HSERV 507
    Health Communication and Marketing for Health Promotion: Theory and Practice
  • HSERV 590
    Seminar in Communication for Health Promotion: Theory and Application
  • HSERV 591   (COPHP)
    COPHP PBL Core Curriculum - Year 1


Arthur KC, Mangione-Smith R, Meischke H, Zhou C, Strelitz B, Acosta Garcia M, Brown JC. Impact of English Proficiency on Care Experiences in a Pediatric Emergency Department. Acad Pediatr. 2014 Sep 4. pii: S1876-2859(14)00240-X. doi: 10.1016/j.acap.2014.06.019. [Epub ahead of print]  PMID: 25201156
  

Painter I, Chavez DE, Ike BR, Yip MP, Tu SP, Bradley SM, Rea TD, Meischke H. Changes to DA-CPR instructions: Can we reduce time to first compression and improve quality of bystander CPR? Resuscitation. 2014 May 23. pii: S0300-9572(14)00555-3. doi: 10.1016/j.resuscitation.2014.05.015. [Epub ahead of print]  PMID: 24864063
  

Yip MP, Calhoun RE, Painter IS, Meischke HW, Tu SP. Emergency Communications within the Limited English Proficient Chinese Community. J Immigr Minor Health. 2013 Oct 26. [Epub ahead of print]  PMID: 24158381
  

Meischke H, Ike B, Painter I, Chavez D, Yip MP, Bradley SM, Tu SP. Delivering 9-1-1 CPR Instructions to Limited English Proficient Callers: A Simulation Experiment. J Immigr Minor Health. 2014 Apr 11. [Epub ahead of print]  PMID: 24722975
  

Biedenweg K, Meischke H, Bohl A, Hammerback K, Williams B, Poe P, Phelan EA. Understanding older adults' motivators and barriers to participating in organized programs supporting exercise behaviors. J Prim Prev. 2014 Feb;35(1):1-11. doi: 10.1007/s10935-013-0331-2.  PMID: 24214654
  

2013
Chair, thesis committee for Karen Blacher
Evaluation of a health communication campaign to increase blood pressure screenings among high risk community residents

2013
Chair, thesis committee for Lauren Carroll
Serving limited English proficient callers: A survey of 9-1-1 police telecommunicators

2013
Chair, capstone for Erik Friedrichsen
Feasibility study of a comprehensive musculoskeletal injury prevention program for King County Emergency Medical Responders

2013
Chair, capstone for Lena Seino
Development and evaluation of a culturally adapted graphic novella on CPR education for limited English proficient Chinese community members

2013
Chair, thesis committee for Phuong Vu
The role of perceived control in the dietary changes of cardiac patients and their spouses

2011
Chair, thesis committee for Kimberly Arthur
Experiences of care and communication in a pediatric emergency department: A comparison of Spanish-speaking and English-speaking parents

2011
Member, thesis committee for Elysia Gonzales
A program evaluation of Planned Parenthood of the Great Northwest's Healthy Sexuality series

2011
Chair, thesis committee for Jana Sczersputowski
Prevention Options for Women Equal Rights (POWER) social marketing campaign: Does awareness of campaign materials act as a factor in increasing interpersonal communication about, and intent to use, male and female condoms?

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

Biobehavioral Cancer Prevention and Control Training Program
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
PI:   Patrick           Dates:    8/1/2014 - 7/31/2015

Leveraging technology to strengthen public health emergency communication systems
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
PI:   Oberle           Dates:    9/30/2013 - 9/30/2014

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 911 dispatcher identification of cardiac arrest
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)
PI:   Meischke           Dates:    8/1/2013 - 7/31/2014

Biobehavioral Cancer Prevention and Control Training Program
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
PI:   Patrick           Dates:    8/1/2013 - 7/31/2014

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

Northwest Preparedness & response Response Research Center
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
PI:   Oberle           Dates:    9/30/2012 - 9/29/2013

Control of welding fume exposures in shipbuilding confined spaces: a research to practice demonstration project
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)
PI:   Seixas           Dates:    9/1/2012 - 8/31/2013

Biobehavioral Cancer Prevention and Control Training Program
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
PI:   Patrick           Dates:    8/1/2012 - 7/31/2013

A 911 call-center intervention to improve 911 dispatcher identification of cardiac arrest
Medic One Foundation
PI:   Meischke           Dates:    7/1/2012 - 6/30/2013

Develop and Test Online Curriculum for Timely Recognition of Cardiac Arrest by 911 Dispatchers
Seattle-King County Department of Public Health
PI:   Meischke           Dates:    6/1/2012 - 5/31/2013

Develop and Test Online Curriculum for Timely Recognition of Cardiac Arrest by 911 Dispatchers
Seattle-King County Department of Public Health
PI:   Meischke           Dates:    6/1/2012 - 5/31/2013

Northwest Preparedness and Emergency Response Learning Center
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
PI:   Allan           Dates:    9/30/2011 - 9/29/2012

Northwest Preparedness and Emergency Response Research Center
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
PI:   Oberle           Dates:    9/30/2011 - 9/29/2012

Confronting the Health Risks of Climate Change
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
PI:   Fenske           Dates:    9/30/2011 - 9/29/2012

Health Promotion Research Center
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
PI:   Harris           Dates:    9/30/2011 - 9/29/2012

Extending Emergency Response Skills to Limited English Proficiency Communties
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
PI:   Meischke           Dates:    9/30/2011 - 9/29/2012

Control of welding fume exposures in shipbuilding confined spaces: a research to practice demonstration project
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)
PI:   Seixas           Dates:    9/1/2011 - 8/31/2012

Biobehavioral Cancer Prevention and Control Training Program
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
PI:   Patrick           Dates:    7/1/2011 - 6/30/2016

Northwest Preparedness and Emergency Response Learning Center
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
PI:   Allan           Dates:    9/30/2010 - 9/29/2015

Control of welding fume exposures in shipbuilding confined spaces: a research to practice demonstration project
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)
PI:   Seixas           Dates:    4/1/2010 - 3/31/2013

Health Promotion Research Center
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
PI:   Harris           Dates:    9/30/2009 - 9/29/2014

Confronting Climate Change Health Risks
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
PI:   Fenske           Dates:    9/1/2009 - 8/31/2012

Extending Emergency Response Skills to Limited English Proficiency Populations
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
PI:   Meischke           Dates:    9/1/2009 - 8/31/2012

Northwest Preparedness & Emergency Response Research Center
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
PI:   Oberle           Dates:    9/30/2008 - 9/29/2013

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