Linda K. Ko

Appointments and Affiliations

Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
Cancer Prevention Program
Public Health Sciences Division
Assistant Member, Appointed: 2011
University of Washington
Department of Health Services
Assistant Professor, Appointed: 2011
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Mailing Address

Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
P.O. Box 19024
Seattle, Washington 98109-1024
United States


Phone: (206) 667-7182
Fax: (206) 667-5977


Ph.D., University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, Health Behavior and Health Education, 2008.
M.P.H., Boston University, Epidemiology, 2000.
M.S., University of Texas, El Paso, Biological Science, 1999.
B.S., University of Texas, El Paso, Biological Science, 1994.

Research Interests

Dr. Ko is the director of the Center for Health Communication Intervention (CHEALCI). She is a behavioral scientist with expertise in the development, testing, and evaluation of health communication strategies. Her work draws from the discipline of communication, marketing, social epidemiology, and social and behavioral sciences. Her research aims to understand community’s behavior within the socio-cultural context, develop interventions that will address those behaviors and translate knowledge through community-based participatory research.


American Public Health Association
Society of Behavioral Medicine
Society for Medical Decision Making
Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers

Honors and Awards

National Institute of Health (NIH) Loan Repayment Program Award - Renewal, 2011-2014
NIH Loan Repayment Program Award, 2009-2011
Graduate Education Advancement Board's Impact Awards, UNC-CH, 2009


  • FHCRC: Center funds, 2011-2014.
  • NIH/NIMHD: Collaboration for a Healthy Community, Principal Investigator, 2013-2015.
  • NIH/NCI-CCSG: Cancer Communication within Social Networks, Principal Investigator, 2013-2014.

Recent Publications

David MM, Ko L, Prudent N, Green EH, Posner MA, Freund KM.  2005.  Mammography use.. Journal of the National Medical Association. 97(2):253-61. Abstract

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