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 504   (eMPH)
    Health Communication
  • HSERV 535   (COPHP)
    COPHP Health Behavior and Health Promotion
  • HSERV 590
    Seminar in Communication for Health Promotion: Theory and Application
  • HSERV 591   (COPHP)
    COPHP PBL Core Curriculum - Year 1
  • HSERV 592   (COPHP)
    Community Oriented Public Health Practice Seminar


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. 2015 Mar-Apr;15(2):218-24. doi: 10.1016/j.acap.2014.06.019. Epub 2014 Sep 4.  PMID: 25201156
  

Bowen DJ, Burke W, Hay JL, Meischke H, Harris JN. Effects of web-based intervention on risk reduction behaviors in melanoma survivors. J Cancer Surviv. 2014 Nov 26. [Epub ahead of print]  PMID: 25425205
  

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 Sep;85(9):1169-73. doi: 10.1016/j.resuscitation.2014.05.015. Epub 2014 May 23.  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. 2014 Aug;16(4):769-71. doi: 10.1007/s10903-013-9935-0.  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
  

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
Prevalence and triggers of maternal stress, anxiety, and depression

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

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
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?

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

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

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

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:    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