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., Ridner, S., Gifford, K. (2023). Subjective Cognition Is Related to Patient-Reported Symptom Distress and Work Productivity among Liver Transplant Recipients. Transplant International. 36, 10863. doi: 10.3389/ti.2023.10863.
Ko, D., Dietrick M., Gifford, K., & Ridner, S. (2021). Subjective Cognition Reported by Caregivers Is Correlated with Objective Cognition in Liver Transplant Recipients. Liver Transplantation. doi: 10.1002/lt.26213.
Ko, D., & Bratzke, L. C. (2020). Cognitive Function in Liver Transplant Recipients Who Survived More Than 6 Months. Progress in Transplantation. 30(4), 335-341.
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.
Principal Investigator. Mentored Award: Physical Frailty Complicated with Cognitive Impairment in Liver Transplant Recipients. TIER 1: Seed Grant/Proof of Concept Program. Northeastern University. 2020-2021. Total award $45,650.
Principal Investigator. Telehealth Services to Solid Organ Transplant Recipients in Response to COVID-19. COVID-19 Crisis Seed Funding. Northeastern University. 2020-2021. Total award $15,000.
Principal Investigator. Socioeconomic Inequities in Health among Urban Liver Transplant Recipients. Advancing Health Equity Pilot Project Awards. Institute for Health Equity and Social Justice Research. Northeastern University. 2020-2021. Total award $4,960.
Principal Investigator. Associations of objective and subjective cognitive function with symptom experience, healthcare utilization, and work productivity in liver transplant recipients. Vanderbilt Institute for Clinical and Translational Research Pilot Funding. Vanderbilt University. 2019. Total award: $2,000.
Principal Investigator. Self-management of Liver Transplant Recipients. 2016 Eckburg Fund Research Award. University of Wisconsin-Madison. 2016-2017. Total award $2,800.
Principal Investigator. Self-management of Liver Transplant Recipients. 2016 Research Grant. International Transplant Nurses Society. 2016-2017. Total award $2,424.
Principal Investigator. Self-management of Liver Transplant Recipients. Beta Eta Scholarship Award. Sigma Theta Tau Beta Eta-at-Large Chapter. 2016-2017. Total award $1,000.