Projects

Current Research Projects


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Title: 
Together We STRIDE II
Principal Investigator:
Dr. Linda Ko
Co-Investigator: Dr. Beti Thompson, Dr. Eileen Rillamas-Sun, Dr. Mario Kratz, Dr. Jason Mendoza, and Ms. Oralia Cisneros
Funding Agency: National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD)
Project description:
 This is the second phase of the project and the overall goal of this 5-year intervention study is to institute a comprehensive, multi-level community-based intervention at the Lower Yakima Valley.


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PROCRSCREEN Project logo

Title: PROCRSCREEN Project
Principal Investigator:
 Dr. Linda Ko, Dr. Allison Cole
Co-Investigator: N/A
Funding Agency: Fred Hutch – Center Grant 
Project description: The purpose of this project is to better understand barriers to colorectal cancer screening among Spanish-speaking Hispanics/Latinos so that we can use this information to adapt our colorectal cancer screening program materials, specifically a fecal immunochemical test (FIT) kit and patient navigation. The study leverages focus groups and a pilot intervention trial to help us culturally and linguistically adapt ProCRCScreen workflows and patient education materials to increase colorectal cancer screening rates among Hispanic/Latino older adults.


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Cancer Prevention and Control Research Network logo


Title: 
Cancer Prevention and Control Research Network
Principal Investigator:
Dr. Peggy Hannon 
Co-Investigator:
 Dr. Linda Ko
Funding Agency: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention  
Project description: 
Dr. Ko is a co-investigator for the eight-member Seattle site of the Cancer Prevention and Control Research Network. This project aims to implement and disseminate evidence-based interventions to address health disparities experienced by limited English proficient populations (Asians and Latinos).


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Title: 
Seattle Obesity Project  
Principal Investigator:
Dr. Adam Drewnowski 
Co-Investigator: Dr. Linda Ko  
Funding Agency: National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases    
Project description: 
The goal of this 5-year multi-site project is to examine the impact of the environment on diet quality and physical activity in Washington State.  


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Title: HPV Vaccine Promotion Study
Principal Investigator: 
Dr. Rachel Winer  
Co-Investigator: Dr. Linda Ko
Funding Agency: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 
Project description: 
HCRC is collaborating with UW School of Public Health, Public Health Seattle & King County and the Somali Health Board to develop, test, and evaluate multi-level communications to promote HPV vaccine uptake among Eastern African immigrants.


Thirsty for a Smile/Sed De Sonríe – Dental Caries Project logo



Title:
Thirsty for a Smile/Sed De Sonríe – Dental Caries Project
Principal Investigator:
Dr. Joana Cunha-Cruz  
Co-Investigator:
 Dr. Linda Ko
Funding Agency: National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research
Project description:
A short-term feasibility project to assess and refine the intervention and study procedures of a dietary intervention to reduce consumption of sugar-sweetened beverages by children with severe early childhood caries (ECC) in preparation for a Phase II trial. The intervention will take place over 3 months following surgery for ECC. The data collected at baseline and 3 months include dental caries, height, weight, sugar sweetened beverages consumption, and other oral health-related and dietary behaviors.  


Completed Research Projects
 

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Title: Nuestras Comidas
Principal Investigator:
Dr. Linda Ko 
Co-Investigator: 
N/A
Funding Agency:
Fred Hutch – Center Grant  
Project description:
The goal of the project is to implement a pilot intervention trial to test the impact of a nutrition education and cooking demonstration project for Hispanic women.   

 


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Title: 
Colon Health Communication within Social Networks (CHAT)
Principal Investigator:
Dr. Linda Ko 
Co-Investigator:
Dr. Miruna Petrescu-Prahova, Dr. Patrick Moran
Funding Agency: 
National Cancer Institute (NCI; Cancer Control Support Grant)  
Project description: 
The overall goal is to examine how communication around colorectal cancer screening is disseminated through social networks.  


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Title: Together We STRIDE I
Principal Investigator:
Dr. Linda Ko (contact), Dr. Cindy Perry  
Co-Investigator: 
Dr. Beti Thompson, Dr. Catherine Duggan, Dr. Mario Kratz, and Ms. Sandra Linde
Funding Agency: 
National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD)
Project description: 
The overall goal of this project is to establish community infrastructure to address childhood obesity in rural towns in Washington State. Working with community organizations and advocates, we are developing a community-wide obesity prevention campaign to promote obesity awareness and control in the Lower Yakima Valley of Washington State.

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