Kristine A Wong

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School-based health education is a promising approach for improving organ donation rates, but little is known about its efficacy among ethnically diverse youth. The impact of a classroom intervention was examined in a multicultural high school population where students' ethnicities were 45% African American, 30% Asian American, and 33% Caucasian (allowing(More)
PURPOSE To explore ethnic and gender differences in willingness to donate organs among teenagers and determine factors associated with those differences. METHODS A cross-sectional survey was administered to 883 students attending health science class at nine inner-city high schools in Seattle, Washington. Knowledge and personal experience regarding(More)
OBJECTIVES Institutional review boards (IRBs), designed to protect individual study participants, do not routinely assess community consent, risks, and benefits. Community groups are establishing ethics review processes to determine whether and how research is conducted in their communities. To strengthen the ethics review of community-engaged research, we(More)
BACKGROUND The gap between the supply of organs available for transplantation and demand is growing, especially among ethnic groups. OBJECTIVE To evaluate the effect of a video designed to address concerns of ethnic groups about organ donation. DESIGN Cluster randomized, controlled trial. Randomization was performed by using a random-number table with(More)
Partnerships between communities and higher educational institutions as a strategy for social change are gaining recognition and momentum. Community-based participatory research partnerships, for example, are increasingly viewed as key to understanding and eliminating health disparities. Despite being formed with the best of intentions, however, authentic(More)
Increasingly communities are engaging in community-based participatory research (CBPR) to address their pressing health concerns, frequently in partnership with institutions. CBPR with its underlying values challenges us to expand the traditional framework of ethical analysis to include community-level and partnership-oriented considerations. This special(More)
These comments are being submitted by Kristine Wong ( on behalf of a group listed below Guiding principles and priorities We urge NIH to embrace Dr. Zerhouni's strategy of the 4 th " P, " which stands for " Participatory "-along with " Predictive, " " Preemptive, " and " Personalized " as the guiding principles to transform the(More)
The popularity of medical television dramas is well-established and medical educators are beginning to recognize the power of medical media as a potential tool for education. The purpose of this study was to view a number of medical dramas and consider their potential use in medical education. A total of 177 episodes from eight popular television medical(More)
Many untenured faculty find they must choose between 'doing the work that would contribute to career advancement' and doing the work of the institution in linking with communities and educating students. (Richards 1996) A university's values are most clearly described by its promotion and tenure policy and by the criteria used to evaluate faculty members.(More)
CONTEXT Support of organ donation among Asian Americans has been limited, but lack of access to information and prevalence of misinformation are 2 barriers that might be counteracted by public education. OBJECTIVE To solicit advice from 4 Asian American communities on the design of a culturally appropriate educational campaign on organ donation and(More)