Linda Larkey, PhD, CRTT
Mayo Clinic Research Affiliate
- PhD - Arizona State University, 1993
- MA - Arizona State University, 1990
- BA - Ottawa University, 1987
- CRTT - St. Joseph's Respiratory Therapy Academy, 1975
- Larkey, L.K., Szalacha, L, Rogers, C.E., Jahnke, R.A., Ainsworth, B. (2012) Development and Validation of the Meditative Movement Inventory (MMI). Journal of Nursing Measurement. 20(3); 230-243.
- Larkey, L. K., Herman, P., Roe, D., Gonzalez, J., Garcia, F., Lopez, A. M., Pepera, P., & Saboda, K. (2012). A cancer screening intervention for underserved Latina women by lay educators. Journal of Women's Health, 12(5), 1-10. DOI: 10.1089/jwh.2011.3087
- Larkey, L.K., Hecht, M.L. (2010) A model of effects of narrative as culture-centric health promotion. Journal of Health Communication,15(2):114-135.
- Jahnke, R. Larkey, L.K., Rogers, C.E., Etnier, J., Lin, F. (2010). Comprehensive review of health benefits of Qigong and Tai Chi. American Journal of Health Promotion, 24(6), e1-e25.
- Larkey, L.K., Wilson, J., Sillanpaa, B., Spencer, G. Garcia, F., Ellert, B., Lundy, M., Lopez, AM. (2009). Effect of risk discussion source and perceptions of provider communication style on patient compliance with CRC screening in primary care clinics. Annals of Behavioral Science in Medical Education,15(2):30-36.
Testing theory-based methods of communicating health messages to underserved/low-income populations, community-based participatory research practices, and examining mind-body methods of alleviating symptoms in cancer survivors.
Grants and Projects
- Co-Principal Investigator. 2012-17. Navigation from Community to Clinic to Promote Colorectal Cancer (CRC) Screening in Underserved Populations. National Institutes of Health (NIH), National Cancer Institute (NCI). 1R01CA162393-01A1
- Principal Investigator. 2006-2010. NIH/National Cancer Institute/AHRQ: Storytelling to Promote Colorectal Screening in Primary Care Clinics. 1R01CA116467 (35% effort). ($1.8 million) Testing storytelling versus standard, didactic learning methods of teaching about importance of CRC screening and procedures for prep and scheduling.
- Principal Investigator. 2006-2008. National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine, National Institutes of Health, and Office of Women's Health: Effects of Qigong on Fatigue and Cognitive Function in Breast Cancer Patients after Treatment 5 U01 AT002706-03 (20% effort) ($400,000 over 3 years), Pilot study to compare Qigong (like Tai Chi) to a similar gentle exercise to examine differences in effects on fatigue and cognitive performance with breast cancer survivors.
- Principal Investigator. 2007-2010, RO1, NIH/National Cancer Institute, Storytelling for Colorectal Health for Latinos (5R01CA118663-02)(40% effort) Social and Cultural Dimensions of Health PA ($2.5 million). Compares a narrative/storytelling intervention to didactic teaching on physical activity and dietary behaviors related to colorectal health for Latinos.
- Consultant/Co-Investigator role. 2008-2010 NCI/NIH 1R25CA126805-01A1 Improving compliance with colorectal cancer screening in family medicine residencies. Medical education study designed to work with four Arkansas family medicine residency programs on translating best practices in CRC screening and use of informatics and behavioral approaches to improving cancer screening (Principal Investigator, Geoffrey Goldsmith).
- 2009 - "Forces of Change" Exemplary Mentorship Honoree, Global Healthcare Conference and Spirit of Nightingale Award.
- 2002 - HEMMY award from Arizona Public Health Association for "photonovel" brochures to communicate cancer prevention messages to American Indian women, designed with Indian community involvement.
- 2003 - National Jeanne M. Priester Award for multi-county Extension health education programs was given to the BoneBuilders project at Priester Health Conference, Phoenix.
- 2006 - Nominated for University of Arizona, College of Medicine 39th Founder's Day Award (for research with a continuous thread of significance, effectively conveyed with enthusiasm, vigor, and inspiration).