Howard K Koh

Summary

Affiliation: Harvard University
Country: USA

Publications

  1. pmc The strategic targeting of females by transnational tobacco companies in South Korea following trade liberalisation
    Kelley Lee
    Centre on Global Change and Health, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, Keppel Street, London, UK
    Global Health 5:2. 2009
  2. pmc Risk-communication capability for public health emergencies varies by community diversity
    Elena Savoia
    Center for Public Health Preparedness, Division of Public Health Practice, Harvard School of Public Health, 677 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    BMC Res Notes 1:6. 2008
  3. pmc A statewide public health approach to improving organ donation: the Massachusetts Organ Donation Initiative
    Howard K Koh
    Division of Public Health Practice, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Mass 02115, USA
    Am J Public Health 97:30-6. 2007
  4. doi request reprint Regionalization of local public health systems in the era of preparedness
    Howard K Koh
    Center for Public Health Preparedness, Division of Public Health Practice, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Annu Rev Public Health 29:205-18. 2008
  5. pmc Building community-based surge capacity through a public health and academic collaboration: the role of community health centers
    Howard K Koh
    Harvard School of Public Health Center for Public Health Preparedness, Division of Public Health Practice, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Public Health Rep 121:211-6. 2006
  6. pmc The first decade of the Massachusetts Tobacco Control Program
    Howard K Koh
    Division of Public Health Practice, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Public Health Rep 120:482-95. 2005
  7. ncbi request reprint Using public health data systems to understand and eliminate cancer disparities
    Howard K Koh
    Division of Public Health Practice, Harvard School of Public Health, 1552 Tremont Street, Boston, MA 02120, USA
    Cancer Causes Control 16:15-26. 2005
  8. doi request reprint Understanding worldwide youth attitudes towards smoke-free policies: an analysis of the Global Youth Tobacco Survey
    Howard K Koh
    Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts 02115, USA
    Tob Control 20:219-25. 2011
  9. doi request reprint Implementing the cities readiness initiative: lessons learned from Boston
    Howard K Koh
    Center for Public Health Preparedness, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA, USA
    Disaster Med Public Health Prep 2:40-9. 2008
  10. ncbi request reprint A randomized trial to improve early detection and prevention practices among siblings of melanoma patients
    Alan C Geller
    Department of Dermatology, Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, Massachusetts 02118, USA
    Cancer 107:806-14. 2006

Research Grants

  1. (MASS CONECT) Mass. Community Networks
    Howard Koh; Fiscal Year: 2007

Detail Information

Publications35

  1. pmc The strategic targeting of females by transnational tobacco companies in South Korea following trade liberalisation
    Kelley Lee
    Centre on Global Change and Health, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, Keppel Street, London, UK
    Global Health 5:2. 2009
    ..Part of South Korea's accession to the FCTC should include emphasis on measures to address the strategic targeting of Korean females by TTCs...
  2. pmc Risk-communication capability for public health emergencies varies by community diversity
    Elena Savoia
    Center for Public Health Preparedness, Division of Public Health Practice, Harvard School of Public Health, 677 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    BMC Res Notes 1:6. 2008
    ..This study explores the relationship between risk-communication capabilities, as perceived by public officials participating in emergency tabletop exercises, and community size and diversity...
  3. pmc A statewide public health approach to improving organ donation: the Massachusetts Organ Donation Initiative
    Howard K Koh
    Division of Public Health Practice, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Mass 02115, USA
    Am J Public Health 97:30-6. 2007
    ..Lessons from this initiative have contributed to growing national efforts for increasing organ supply and have provided insights for addressing this continuing public health challenge...
  4. doi request reprint Regionalization of local public health systems in the era of preparedness
    Howard K Koh
    Center for Public Health Preparedness, Division of Public Health Practice, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Annu Rev Public Health 29:205-18. 2008
    ..The impact of social capital on preparedness is also explored. Finally, we summarize research needs for the future...
  5. pmc Building community-based surge capacity through a public health and academic collaboration: the role of community health centers
    Howard K Koh
    Harvard School of Public Health Center for Public Health Preparedness, Division of Public Health Practice, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Public Health Rep 121:211-6. 2006
  6. pmc The first decade of the Massachusetts Tobacco Control Program
    Howard K Koh
    Division of Public Health Practice, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Public Health Rep 120:482-95. 2005
    ..The first decade of the MTCP offers many lessons learned for the future of tobacco control...
  7. ncbi request reprint Using public health data systems to understand and eliminate cancer disparities
    Howard K Koh
    Division of Public Health Practice, Harvard School of Public Health, 1552 Tremont Street, Boston, MA 02120, USA
    Cancer Causes Control 16:15-26. 2005
    ..Analyses of surveillance data can spark advances not only in community-based participatory research but also in programs and policies that may ultimately eliminate disparities along the cancer continuum...
  8. doi request reprint Understanding worldwide youth attitudes towards smoke-free policies: an analysis of the Global Youth Tobacco Survey
    Howard K Koh
    Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts 02115, USA
    Tob Control 20:219-25. 2011
    ..Smoke-free policies (SFPs) in public places are increasing globally, but developing countries are lagging behind. Understanding youth attitudes towards SFPs can inform SFP initiatives...
  9. doi request reprint Implementing the cities readiness initiative: lessons learned from Boston
    Howard K Koh
    Center for Public Health Preparedness, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA, USA
    Disaster Med Public Health Prep 2:40-9. 2008
    ..Sharing such lessons can build national preparedness...
  10. ncbi request reprint A randomized trial to improve early detection and prevention practices among siblings of melanoma patients
    Alan C Geller
    Department of Dermatology, Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, Massachusetts 02118, USA
    Cancer 107:806-14. 2006
    ..The first-degree relatives of melanoma patients represent a risk group who may experience a 'teachable moment' for enhanced education and risk reduction...
  11. doi request reprint Emergency medical consequence planning and management for national special security events after September 11: Boston 2004
    Kristy A Kade
    Center for Public Health Preparedness, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Disaster Med Public Health Prep 2:166-73. 2008
    ..Lessons learned from enhanced medical planning for the 2004 DNC may serve as an effective model for future mass gathering events...
  12. pmc Tobacco industry control of menthol in cigarettes and targeting of adolescents and young adults
    Jennifer M Kreslake
    Tobacco Control Research Program, Division of Public Health Practice, Harvard School of Public Health, 401 Park Dr, Boston, MA 02215, USA harvard edu
    Am J Public Health 98:1685-92. 2008
    ..We examined whether tobacco manufacturers manipulate the menthol content of cigarettes in an effort to target adolescents and young adults...
  13. ncbi request reprint Sun protection practices among offspring of women with personal or family history of skin cancer
    Alan C Geller
    Department of Dermatology, Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, MA 02118, USA
    Pediatrics 117:e688-94. 2006
    ..Family history of skin cancer is an important determinant of skin cancer risk for offspring. No previous study of the effect of personal or family history of skin cancer on the sun protection behaviors of the offspring has been published...
  14. pmc On linkages: using exercises to identify systems-level preparedness challenges
    Paul D Biddinger
    Center for Public Health Prepadness CPHP, Division of Public Health Practice, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston MA 02115, USA
    Public Health Rep 123:96-101. 2008
  15. pmc Translating research evidence into practice to reduce health disparities: a social determinants approach
    Howard K Koh
    Division of Public Health Practice, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Am J Public Health 100:S72-80. 2010
    ..Such efforts translate research evidence into real-world settings and harness collaborative social action for broad-scale, sustainable change...
  16. ncbi request reprint Skin cancer prevention and detection practices among siblings of patients with melanoma
    Alan C Geller
    Boston University School of Medicine, Department of Dermatology, Boston, MA 02118, USA
    J Am Acad Dermatol 49:631-8. 2003
    ..These statistics suggest that first-degree relatives of patients with melanoma, who are at particularly high risk, warrant targeted public health action...
  17. ncbi request reprint Should the skin cancer examination be taught in medical school?
    Alan C Geller
    Department of Dermatology, Boston University School of Medicine, 720 Harrison Ave, DOB801A, Boston, MA 02118, USA
    Arch Dermatol 138:1201-3. 2002
    ..We documented the antecedents of physician practice by evaluating medical students' observation, training, performance, and self-reported skill level for the skin cancer examination and sun protection counseling...
  18. ncbi request reprint "Operation Helping Hands": Massachusetts health and medical response to Hurricane Katrina
    Suzanne Condon
    Massachusetts Department of Public Health, Boston, MA, USA
    Prehosp Disaster Med 25:80-6. 2010
    ..Operation Helping Hands represents the largest medical response to evacuees in recent Massachusetts history...
  19. doi request reprint Declining maternal smoking prevalence did not change low birthweight prevalence in Massachusetts from 1989 to 2004
    Zubair Kabir
    Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, USA
    Eur J Public Health 19:65-8. 2009
    ..LBW prevalence is increasing in the US. However, it is unclear whether a fall in maternal smoking has any impact on the LBW prevalence in Massachusetts, a state with a comprehensive tobacco control program since 1993...
  20. ncbi request reprint Making smoking history worldwide
    Howard K Koh
    Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, USA
    N Engl J Med 356:1496-8. 2007
  21. ncbi request reprint Reduced lung cancer deaths attributable to decreased tobacco use in Massachusetts
    Zubair Kabir
    Division of Public Health Practice, Harvard School of Public Health, 401 Park Drive, Landmark Center 3rd Floor, East, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    Cancer Causes Control 18:833-8. 2007
    ..In the state, male lung cancer death rates are showing a per year annual decline following a peak in the early 1990s. Such recent declines could be mostly attributed to tobacco control efforts over the past 40 years...
  22. ncbi request reprint A public health approach to reducing morbidity and mortality among homeless people in Boston
    James J O'Connell
    Boston Health Care for the Homeless Program, 729 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston, MA 02118, USA
    J Public Health Manag Pract 11:311-6. 2005
    ..This case study exemplifies a public health practice response to the vexing health care challenges confronting homeless people who must struggle to survive on the streets and in shelters...
  23. doi request reprint After the master settlement agreement: targeting and exposure of youth to magazine tobacco advertising
    Hillel R Alpert
    Harvard School of Public Health in Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Health Aff (Millwood) 27:w503-12. 2008
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  24. pmc Coronary heart disease deaths and decreased smoking prevalence in Massachusetts, 1993-2003
    Zubair Kabir
    Research Institute for a Tobacco Free Society, The Digital Depot, Thomas Street, Dublin 8, Ireland
    Am J Public Health 98:1468-9. 2008
    ..With these results in mind, a comprehensive tobacco control program should be sustained and supported...
  25. ncbi request reprint The role of state health agencies in cancer prevention and control: lessons learned from Massachusetts
    Howard K Koh
    The Commonwealth of Massachusetts Executive Office of Health and Human Services, Department of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts 02108 4619, USA
    Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 12:261s-268s. 2003
  26. ncbi request reprint New cigarette brands with flavors that appeal to youth: tobacco marketing strategies
    Carrie M Carpenter
    Division of Public Health Practice, Harvard School of Public Health, in Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Health Aff (Millwood) 24:1601-10. 2005
    ..These findings raise concerns as to the potential added health risks associated with using new flavored tobacco products, and they underscore the need for effective assessment and monitoring of tobacco products...
  27. ncbi request reprint Sun protection policies and practices at child care centers in Massachusetts
    Stacey A Kenfield
    Epidemiology Department, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA, USA
    J Community Health 30:491-503. 2005
    ..Further research should assess this relationship in other states. Improving and expanding existing state regulations may be a reasonable strategy to increase sun protection at child care centers...
  28. ncbi request reprint Evaluation of a cancer prevention and detection curriculum for medical students
    Alan C Geller
    Department of Dermatology, Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, Massachusetts 02118, USA
    Prev Med 35:78-86. 2002
    ..We sought to implement and incorporate a cancer education curriculum into the students' core curriculum and to assess their skill levels prior to (1996), during (1997), and at the peak (1998-1999) of the incorporation of new hours...
  29. ncbi request reprint Tobacco control in Massachusetts: making smoking history
    Howard K Koh
    Commission of Public Health, Commonwealth of Massachusetts, 25 Washington Street, Boston, MA 02108, USA
    Tob Control 11:ii1-3. 2002
  30. pmc Preventing 3 million premature deaths and helping 5 million smokers quit: a national action plan for tobacco cessation
    Michael C Fiore
    Center for Tobacco Research and Intervention, University of Wisconsin Medical School, Madison, 53711, USA
    Am J Public Health 94:205-10. 2004
    ..The subcommittee report was presented to the ICSH (February 11, 2003), which unanimously endorsed sending it to Secretary Thompson for his consideration. In this article, we summarize the national action plan...
  31. ncbi request reprint Melanoma incidence and mortality among US whites, 1969-1999
    Alan C Geller
    JAMA 288:1719-20. 2002
  32. ncbi request reprint Melanoma screening: focusing the public health journey
    Howard K Koh
    Arch Dermatol 143:101-3. 2007
  33. ncbi request reprint Asian American Network for Cancer Awareness, Research, and Training's legacy. The first 5 years
    Moon S Chen
    Asian American Network for Cancer Awareness, Research, and Training AANCART, Department of Public Health Sciences, University of California Davis, Sacramento, California 95817, USA
    Cancer 107:2006-14. 2006
    ..AANCART's first 5 years have increased cancer awareness, trained special populations scientists, and advanced the field of Asian American cancer control research. Cancer 2006. (c) 2006 American Cancer Society...
  34. ncbi request reprint Skin cancer prevention comes of age
    Howard K Koh
    Am J Prev Med 27:484-5. 2004

Research Grants5

  1. (MASS CONECT) Mass. Community Networks
    Howard Koh; Fiscal Year: 2007
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