Dami Ko, PhD, RN

Assistant Professor

Faculty, School of Nursing

Office: 106F Robinson Hall

Email: d.ko@northeastern.edu

Phone: 617-373-4923

Education and Training:
Postdoc  Vanderbilt University, School of Nursing
PhD         University of Wisconsin-Madison, School of Nursing
MS          Seoul National University, School of Nursing, South Korea
BS          Chonnam National University, School of Nursing, Gwangju, South Korea

Board Certifications:
Massachusetts Board of Registration in Nursing, RN

Research Interests:
Quality of life in solid organ transplant recipients; Liver transplant recipients; Physiological and psychosocial variables that influence quality of life (e.g., physical frailty and cognitive function); Self-management; Intervention development.

Ko, D. (PI). Associations of objective and subjective cognitive function with symptom experience, healthcare utilization, and work productivity in liver transplant recipients. $2,000 (Direct costs). Vanderbilt Institute for Clinical and Translational Research Pilot Funding. Vanderbilt University. 2019

Ko, D. (PI). Self-management of Liver Transplant Recipients. $2,800 (Direct costs). 2016 Eckburg Fund Research Award. University of Wisconsin-Madison. 2016 to 2017

Ko, D. (PI). Self-management of Liver Transplant Recipients. $2,424 (Direct costs). 2016 Research Grant. International Transplant Nurses Society. 2016 to 2017.

Ko, D. (PI). Self-management of Liver Transplant Recipients. $1,000 (Direct costs). Beta Eta Scholarship Award. Sigma Theta Tau Beta Eta-at-Large Chapter. 2016 to 2017

Ko, D., Myung, E., Moon, T., & Shah, D. (2019). Physical Activity in Persons with Diabetes: Its Relationship with Media Use for Health Information, Socioeconomic Status, and Age. Health Education Research, 34(3), 257-267.

Ko, D., Bratzke, L. C., Muehrer, R.J., & Brown, R. (2019). Self-management in liver transplant recipients. Applied Nursing Research, 45, 30-38.

Ko, D., Muehrer, R. J., & Bratzke, L. C. (2018). A Narrative Review of Self-management in Liver Transplant Recipients. Progress in Transplantation, 28(2), 100-115.

Ko, D., Bratzke, L. C., & Roberts, T. (2018). Self-management assessment in multiple chronic conditions: A narrative review of literature. International Journal of Nursing Studies, appli83, 83-90.

Ko, D., Lee, I., & Muehrer, R. J. (2016). Informational needs of liver transplant recipients during a two-year post-transplant period. Chronic Illness, 12(1), 29–40.

Martell, J., Rice, E., Crooks, N., Ko, D., & Muehrer, R. J. (2015). What are patients saying about sex after a kidney or simultaneous kidney/pancreas transplant? Progress in Transplantation, 25(3), 251–256.

Honors & Awards:
Postdoctoral Research Fellow Annual Allocation. Vanderbilt University School of Nursing, 2017
Cooper Writing Award University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Nursing, 2015
Best Abstract Award International Transplant Nurses Society, Summer Symposium, 2015

Professional and Community Service:
Member, American Society of Transplantation (AST), 2018 to present
Member, International Transplant Nurses Society (ITNS), 2015 to present
Member, Sigma Theta Tau International (STTI), 2015 to present