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Howard K Koh, M.D.

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Biography
Boston University School of Public Health, Boston, MAMPH1995

Overview
Dr. Howard K. Koh is the Harvey V. Fineberg Professor of the Practice of Public Health Leadership at the Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health and the Harvard Kennedy School as well as Faculty Co-Chair of the Harvard Advanced Leadership Initiative. In these roles since 2014, he advances leadership education and training at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health as well as across Harvard University He is also the inaugural Chair of the Harvard Chan School of Public Health Initiative on Health and Homelessness. Previously at Harvard School of Public Health (2003-2009), he was Associate Dean for Public Health Practice.

From 2009-2014, Dr. Koh was the 14th Assistant Secretary for Health for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), after being nominated by President Barack Obama and being confirmed by the U.S. Senate. During that time, he oversaw 12 core public health offices, including the Office of the Surgeon General and the U.S. Public Health Service Commissioned Corps, 10 Regional Health Offices across the nation, and 10 Presidential and Secretarial advisory committees. He served as senior public health advisor to the HHS Secretary and oversaw Healthy People 2020, the nation’s public health agenda, promoted the disease prevention and public health dimensions of the Affordable Care Act, advanced outreach to enroll underserved and minority populations into health insurance coverage, helped to coordinate federal response during the 2009 H1N1 pandemic and was the primary architect of landmark HHS strategic plans for tobacco control, health disparities (including Asian American and Pacific Islander health) and chronic hepatitis. He led interdisciplinary implementation of the National HIV/AIDS Strategy as well as initiatives in nutrition and physical activity (including HHS activities for Let’s Move!), cancer control, adult immunization, environmental health and climate change, women’s health, adolescent health, behavioral health and substance use disorders, health literacy, multiple chronic conditions, organ donation and epilepsy.

In his academic career, Dr. Koh has been Principal Investigator (PI) for over $25 million in research grant activities and is currently the PI of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation– funded grant “Making a Culture of Health a Business Leadership Imperative.” He previously directed the School’s Center for Public Health Preparedness. He has published more than 300 articles in the medical and public health literature, addressing broad areas ---such as disease prevention and health promotion, health reform, health equity (including Asian American, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander Health), health and spirituality, public health emergency preparedness, health literacy and public health leadership—as well as more specific topics such as tobacco control and cancer control, melanoma and skin oncology, the opioid crisis, health issues of the homeless, chronic hepatitis, organ donation and epilepsy.

From 1997-2003, Dr. Koh was Commissioner of Public Health for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts after being appointed by Governor William Weld. As Commissioner, he led the Massachusetts Department of Public Health, which included a wide range of health services, four hospitals, and more than 3,000 health professionals. He emphasized the power of prevention and strengthened the state’s commitment to eliminating health disparities, while advancing progress in areas such as tobacco control, bioterrorism response after 9/11 and anthrax, health issues of the homeless, newborn screening, organ donation, suicide prevention and international public health partnerships.

Dr. Koh graduated from Yale College, where he was President of the Yale Glee Club, and the Yale University School of Medicine. He completed postgraduate training at Boston City Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital, serving as chief resident in both hospitals. He has earned board certification in four medical fields: internal medicine, hematology, medical oncology, and dermatology, as well as a Master of Public Health degree from Boston University. At Boston University Schools of Medicine and Public Health, he was Professor of Dermatology, Medicine and Public Health as well as Director of Cancer Prevention and Control.

He has earned over 70 awards and honors for interdisciplinary accomplishments in medicine and public health, including the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Legacy Award for National Service, the Distinguished Service Award from the American Cancer Society, the 2014 Sedgwick Memorial Medal from the American Public Health Association (the highest honor of the organization), and six honorary doctorate degrees. President Bill Clinton appointed Dr. Koh as a member of the National Cancer Advisory Board (2000-2002). He is an elected member of the National Academy of Medicine (formerly the Institute of Medicine). A past Chair of the Massachusetts Coalition for a Healthy Future (the group that pushed for the Commonwealth’s groundbreaking tobacco control initiative), Dr. Koh was named by the New England Division of the American Cancer Society as “one of the most influential persons in the fight against tobacco during the last 25 years” and also received the Champion Award from the Campaign for Tobacco Free Kids. He has also received the “Hero of Epilepsy” Award from the Epilepsy Foundation, the Distinguished National Leadership Award from the National Colorectal Cancer Roundtable, the Baruch S. Blumberg Prize from the Hepatitis B Foundation, the National Leadership Award from the Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America (CADCA) and the Dr. Jim O’Connell Award from the Boston Healthcare for the Homeless Program. He was named to the K100 (the 100 leading Korean Americans in the first century of Korean immigration to the United States) and has received the Boston University Distinguished Alumnus Award. He has been recognized by Modern Healthcare as one of the country’s Top 100 Most Influential People in Healthcare as well as one of the Top 25 Minority Executives in Healthcare. In 2019, HHS established the annual Dr. Howard K. Koh Award for Excellence in Leadership, sponsored by the Federal Asian Pacific American Council. He enjoys the distinction of throwing out the ceremonial first pitch on two different occasions: at Nationals Park in Washington DC on behalf of HHS (2011) and at Fenway Park where he was designated a “Medical All Star” by the Boston Red Sox (2003) in recognition of his national contributions to the field of early detection and prevention of melanoma.

He is on the Board of Directors of the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), the Network for Public Health Law, the Josiah Macy Jr. Foundation and New England Donor Services. Dr. Koh and his wife Dr. Claudia Arrigg have three adult children and two granddaughters.

Research
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  1. 77667 (KOH) Aug 1, 2020 - Jan 31, 2021
    Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
    Heightening the positive impact that a consistently engaged business sector can have in creating a widespread Culture of Health
    Role: PI
  2. 52125 (BALBONI/VANDERWEELE) Feb 1, 2019 - Jan 31, 2022
    John Templeton Foudnation
    Advancing Health, Religion, and Spirituality Research from Public Health to End of Life
    Role: Co-Investigator
  3. 1085 (GORTMAKER) Jul 1, 2018 - Jun 30, 2021
    JPB Foundation
    CHOICES Phase 3: Increasing Cost-effective Decision-making to Prevent Childhood Obesity and Reduce Disparities
    Role: Co-Investigator
  4. UL1TR002541 (NADLER, LEE MARSHALL) May 1, 2018 - Apr 30, 2023
    NIH
    The Harvard Clinical and Translational Science Center
    Role: Co-Investigator
  5. 1584 (KOH) Jan 12, 2018 - Sep 30, 2018
    Association of State and Territorial Health Officers
    Essential Skills for Newly Appointed State Health Officers Program
    Role: PI

Bibliographic
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  1. Koh HK, Choi JK, Caballero JB. Toward Healing and Health Equity for Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander Populations. JAMA. 2021 Aug 17; 326(7):599-600. PMID: 34402823.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
  2. VanderWeele TJ, Balboni TA, Koh HK. Religious Service Attendance and Implications for Clinical Care, Community Participation and Public Health. Am J Epidemiol. 2021 May 11. PMID: 33977296.
    Citations:    Fields:    
  3. Koh HK, Geller AC, VanderWeele TJ. Deaths From COVID-19. JAMA. 2021 01 12; 325(2):133-134. PMID: 33331884.
    Citations: 4     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  4. Jalali MS, Botticelli M, Hwang RC, Koh HK, McHugh RK. The opioid crisis: need for systems science research. Health Res Policy Syst. 2020 Aug 08; 18(1):88. PMID: 32771004.
    Citations: 4     Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
  5. Jalali MS, Botticelli M, Hwang RC, Koh HK, McHugh RK. The opioid crisis: a contextual, social-ecological framework. Health Res Policy Syst. 2020 Aug 06; 18(1):87. PMID: 32762700.
    Citations: 5     Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
  6. Huang RJ, Koh H, Hwang JH. A Summary of the 2020 Gastric Cancer Summit at Stanford University. Gastroenterology. 2020 10; 159(4):1221-1226. PMID: 32707045.
    Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  7. Serafeim G, Rischbieth AM, Koh HK. Sustainability, Business, and Health. JAMA. 2020 07 14; 324(2):147-148. PMID: 32629479.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:HumansCellsPHPublic Health
  8. Chen Y, Koh HK, Kawachi I, Botticelli M, VanderWeele TJ. Religious Service Attendance and Deaths Related to Drugs, Alcohol, and Suicide Among US Health Care Professionals. JAMA Psychiatry. 2020 07 01; 77(7):737-744. PMID: 32374360.
    Citations: 11     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  9. Koh HK, Gellin BG. Measles as Metaphor-What Resurgence Means for the Future of Immunization. JAMA. 2020 Mar 10; 323(10):914-915. PMID: 32154849.
    Citations: 3     Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
  10. Xu MR, Kelly AMB, Kushi LH, Reed ME, Koh HK, Spiegelman D. Impact of the Affordable Care Act on Colorectal Cancer Outcomes: A Systematic Review. Am J Prev Med. 2020 04; 58(4):596-603. PMID: 32008799.
    Citations: 3     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  11. Koh HK, Bantham A, Geller AC, Rukavina MA, Emmons KM, Yatsko P, Restuccia R. Anchor Institutions: Best Practices to Address Social Needs and Social Determinants of Health. Am J Public Health. 2020 03; 110(3):309-316. PMID: 31944837.
    Citations: 5     Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
  12. Koh HK, Parekh AK, Park JJ. Confronting the Rise and Fall of US Life Expectancy. JAMA. 2019 11 26; 322(20):1963-1965. PMID: 31769810.
    Citations: 2     Fields:    
  13. Park JJ, Sommers BD, Humble S, Epstein AM, Colditz GA, Koh HK. Medicaid And Private Insurance Coverage For Low-Income Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, And Pacific Islanders, 2010-16. Health Aff (Millwood). 2019 11; 38(11):1911-1917. PMID: 31682495.
    Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  14. Koh HK, Douglas CE. The San Francisco Ban and the Future of e-Cigarettes. JAMA. 2019 Oct 22; 322(16):1540-1541. PMID: 31580381.
    Citations: 2     Fields:    
  15. VanderWeele TJ, McNeely E, Koh HK. Flourishing as a Definition of Health-Reply. JAMA. 2019 09 10; 322(10):981-982. PMID: 31503305.
    Citations:    Fields:    
  16. Blake KD, Klein AL, Walpert L, Casey L, Hallett C, Douglas C, Sinha B, Koh HK. Smoke-free and tobacco-free colleges and universities in the United States. Tob Control. 2020 05; 29(3):289-294. PMID: 31266902.
    Citations: 3     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimalsPHPublic Health
  17. Kobau R, Sapkota S, Koh HK, Zack MM. National declines in the percentages of uninsured among adults aged 18-64?years with active epilepsy, 2010 and 2013 to 2015 and 2017-U.S. National Health Interview Survey. Epilepsy Behav. 2019 08; 97:316-318. PMID: 31255566.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
  18. Koh HK, Rosenberg JT. Coordinating Community Planning for Transportation and Health. JAMA. 2019 Jun 25; 321(24):2393-2394. PMID: 31237626.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
  19. Koh HK, Singer SJ, Edmondson AC. Business Strategies to Promote Health-Reply. JAMA. 2019 06 04; 321(21):2134. PMID: 31162565.
    Citations:    Fields:    
  20. VanderWeele TJ, McNeely E, Koh HK. Reimagining Health-Flourishing. JAMA. 2019 05 07; 321(17):1667-1668. PMID: 30933213.
    Citations: 11     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  21. Gostin LO, Monahan JT, Kaldor J, DeBartolo M, Friedman EA, Gottschalk K, Kim SC, Alwan A, Binagwaho A, Burci GL, Cabal L, DeLand K, Evans TG, Goosby E, Hossain S, Koh H, Ooms G, Roses Periago M, Uprimny R, Yamin AE. The legal determinants of health: harnessing the power of law for global health and sustainable development. Lancet. 2019 May 04; 393(10183):1857-1910. PMID: 31053306.
    Citations: 28     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  22. Chen Y, Kim ES, Koh HK, Frazier AL, VanderWeele TJ. Sense of Mission and Subsequent Health and Well-Being Among Young Adults: An Outcome-Wide Analysis. Am J Epidemiol. 2019 04 01; 188(4):664-673. PMID: 30649174.
    Citations: 10     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  23. Koh HK, Coles E. Body and Soul: Health Collaborations With Faith-Based Organizations. Am J Public Health. 2019 03; 109(3):369-370. PMID: 30726136.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
  24. Koh HK, Singer SJ, Edmondson AC. Health as a Way of Doing Business. JAMA. 2019 Jan 01; 321(1):33-34. PMID: 30520939.
    Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  25. Koh HK, Kerlikowske RG, Botticelli MP. A Smarter War on Drugs. JAMA. 2018 Dec 11; 320(22):2301-2302. PMID: 30535208.
    Citations: 4     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  26. Park JJ, Humble S, Sommers BD, Colditz GA, Epstein AM, Koh HK. Health Insurance for Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders Under the Affordable Care Act. JAMA Intern Med. 2018 Aug 01; 178(8):1128-1129. PMID: 29710340.
    Citations: 6     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  27. Koh HK, Geller AC. The Philip Morris International-Funded Foundation for a Smoke-Free World. JAMA. 2018 Jul 10; 320(2):131-132. PMID: 29913010.
    Citations: 1     Fields:    
  28. Koh HK, McCarthy GA. Private and Public Sector Responses to Climate Change. JAMA. 2018 May 01; 319(17):1756-1757. PMID: 29715345.
    Citations:    Fields:    
  29. Koh HK, Parekh AK. Toward a United States of Health: Implications of Understanding the US Burden of Disease. JAMA. 2018 04 10; 319(14):1438-1440. PMID: 29634816.
    Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  30. Koh HK, Restuccia R. Housing as Health. JAMA. 2018 Jan 02; 319(1):12-13. PMID: 29297066.
    Citations: 3     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  31. VanderWeele TJ, Balboni TA, Koh HK. Spiritual Care in Medicine-Reply. JAMA. 2017 12 26; 318(24):2496. PMID: 29279922.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
  32. Glazier AK, Delmonico FL, Koh HK. Organ Donation in the Era of the Opioid Crisis: A Clinical Strategy to Maximize Transplantation. Transplantation. 2017 11; 101(11):2652-2654. PMID: 29059127.
    Citations: 3     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  33. Koh HK. Community-Based Prevention and Strategies for the Opioid Crisis. JAMA. 2017 Sep 19; 318(11):993-994. PMID: 28975293.
    Citations: 4     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  34. VanderWeele TJ, Balboni TA, Koh HK. Health and Spirituality. JAMA. 2017 Aug 08; 318(6):519-520. PMID: 28750127.
    Citations: 25     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  35. Koh HK. Substance Use Terminology. JAMA. 2017 02 21; 317(7):770. PMID: 28241351.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
  36. Koh HK, O'Connell JJ. Improving Health Care for Homeless People. JAMA. 2016 12 27; 316(24):2586-2587. PMID: 28027356.
    Citations: 6     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  37. Koh HK. Improving Health and Health Care in the United States: Toward a State of Complete Well-being. JAMA. 2016 Oct 25; 316(16):1679-1681. PMID: 27669540.
    Citations: 4     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  38. Botticelli MP, Koh HK. Changing the Language of Addiction. JAMA. 2016 Oct 04; 316(13):1361-1362. PMID: 27701667.
    Citations: 20     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  39. Koh HK, Rajkumar R, McDonough JE. Reframing Prevention in the Era of Health Reform. JAMA. 2016 Sep 13; 316(10):1039-40. PMID: 27623457.
    Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
  40. Koh H. Place Matters for Tobacco Control. JAMA. 2016 Aug 16; 316(7):700-1. PMID: 27533143.
    Citations: 3     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  41. Koh HK. Navigating Government Service as a Physician. Health Educ Behav. 2016 Feb; 43(1):7-10. PMID: 26747713.
    Citations: 1     Fields:    
  42. Koh H. Communicating the Health Effects of Climate Change. JAMA. 2016 Jan 19; 315(3):239-40. PMID: 26784753.
    Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimals
  43. Koh HK. Strengthening the U.S. Public Health Service Commissioned Corps: A View From The Assistant Secretary for Health. Mil Med. 2016 Jan; 181(1):12-5. PMID: 26741471.
    Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  44. Koh H. Community Approaches to the Opioid Crisis. JAMA. 2015 Oct 13; 314(14):1437-8. PMID: 26461987.
    Citations: 5     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  45. Koh HK, Rudd RE. The Arc of Health Literacy. JAMA. 2015 Sep 22-29; 314(12):1225-6. PMID: 26247161.
    Citations: 19     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  46. Koh HK. Honoring Dr. Waun Ki Hong, a cancer pioneer and visionary: On the occasion of his Festschrift, August 14, 2014. Cancer. 2015 Aug 15; 121(16):2852-6. PMID: 25951290.
    Citations: 1     Fields:    
  47. Koh HK. Educating future public health leaders. Am J Public Health. 2015 Mar; 105 Suppl 1:S11-3. PMID: 25706004.
    Citations: 3     Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
  48. Koh HK, Kobau R, Whittemore VH, Mann MY, Johnson JG, Hutter JD, Jones WK. Toward an integrated public health approach for epilepsy in the 21st century. Prev Chronic Dis. 2014 Aug 28; 11:E146. PMID: 25167091.
    Citations: 7     Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
  49. Koh HK, Gracia JN, Alvarez ME. Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services--advancing health with CLAS. N Engl J Med. 2014 Jul 17; 371(3):198-201. PMID: 25014685.
    Citations: 17     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  50. Valdiserri RO, Koh HK. Breaking the silence on viral hepatitis. Ann Intern Med. 2014 Jul 15; 161(2):147-8. PMID: 24781348.
    Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  51. Koh HK, Blakey CR, Roper AY. Healthy People 2020: a report card on the health of the nation. JAMA. 2014 Jun 25; 311(24):2475-6. PMID: 24870206.
    Citations: 25     Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
  52. Koh HK. It shouldn't take another 50 years: accelerating momentum to end the tobacco epidemic. Clin Cancer Res. 2014 Apr 01; 20(7):1719-20. PMID: 24691638.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimalsPHPublic Health
  53. Koh H. The Teen Pregnancy Prevention Program: an evidence-based public health program model. J Adolesc Health. 2014 Mar; 54(3 Suppl):S1-2. PMID: 24560068.
    Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
  54. Schroeder SA, Koh HK. Tobacco control 50 years after the 1964 surgeon general's report. JAMA. 2014 Jan 08; 311(2):141-3. PMID: 24399551.
    Citations: 14     Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
  55. Dorsey R, Graham G, Glied S, Meyers D, Clancy C, Koh H. Implementing health reform: improved data collection and the monitoring of health disparities. Annu Rev Public Health. 2014; 35:123-38. PMID: 24365094.
    Citations: 9     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  56. Koh HK. Letter from Howard K. Koh. Health Promot Pract. 2013 Sep; 14(5 Suppl):5S. PMID: 23950539.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
  57. Valdiserri RO, Forsyth AD, Yakovchenko V, Koh HK. Measuring what matters: development of standard HIV core indicators across the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Public Health Rep. 2013 Sep-Oct; 128(5):354-9. PMID: 23997280.
    Citations: 36     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  58. Koh HK. The public health journey: the meaning and the moment. Health Educ Behav. 2013 Dec; 40(6):635-9. PMID: 23988513.
    Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:PHPublic Health
  59. Koh HK. Perspectives on creating a balanced approach to organ transplantation safety and availability. Public Health Rep. 2013 Jul; 128(4):243-4. PMID: 23814317.
    Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
  60. Koh H, Tavenner M. Connecting to health insurance coverage. JAMA. 2013 May 08; 309(18):1893-4. PMID: 23588385.
    Citations: 3     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  61. Goodman RA, Posner SF, Huang ES, Parekh AK, Koh HK. Defining and measuring chronic conditions: imperatives for research, policy, program, and practice. Prev Chronic Dis. 2013 Apr 25; 10:E66. PMID: 23618546.
    Citations: 227     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  62. Koh HK, Brach C, Harris LM, Parchman ML. A proposed 'health literate care model' would constitute a systems approach to improving patients' engagement in care. Health Aff (Millwood). 2013 Feb; 32(2):357-67. PMID: 23381529.
    Citations: 82     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  63. Koh HK, Gordon JL. Breaking through the status quo: improving influenza vaccination coverage among health-care personnel. Public Health Rep. 2013 Jan-Feb; 128(1):26-8. PMID: 23277656.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
  64. Koh HK, Baur C, Brach C, Harris LM, Rowden JN. Toward a systems approach to health literacy research. J Health Commun. 2013; 18(1):1-5. PMID: 23305507.
    Citations: 11     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  65. Koh HK. Realizing the vision for tobacco control. Am J Prev Med. 2012 Nov; 43(5 Suppl 3):S264-5. PMID: 23079226.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimals
  66. Salmon D, Yih WK, Lee G, Rosofsky R, Brown J, Vannice K, Tokars J, Roddy J, Ball R, Gellin B, Lurie N, Koh H, Platt R, Lieu T. Success of program linking data sources to monitor H1N1 vaccine safety points to potential for even broader safety surveillance. Health Aff (Millwood). 2012 Nov; 31(11):2518-27. PMID: 23129683.
    Citations: 3     Fields:    Translation:HumansCellsPHPublic Health
  67. Koh H. A federal plan for ending the tobacco epidemic. Nicotine Tob Res. 2012 Sep; 14(9):1006-11. PMID: 22942244.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
  68. Koh HK, Sebelius KG. Ending the tobacco epidemic. JAMA. 2012 Aug 22; 308(8):767-8. PMID: 22910750.
    Citations: 13     Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
  69. Ward JW, Valdiserri RO, Koh HK. Hepatitis C virus prevention, care, and treatment: from policy to practice. Clin Infect Dis. 2012 Jul; 55 Suppl 1:S58-63. PMID: 22715216.
    Citations: 18     Fields:    Translation:HumansCellsPHPublic Health
  70. Koh HK, Tavenner M. Connecting care through the clinic and community for a healthier America. Am J Prev Med. 2012 Jun; 42(6 Suppl 2):S92-4. PMID: 22704439.
    Citations: 4     Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
  71. Koh HK, Tavenner M. Connecting care through the clinic and community for a healthier America. Am J Public Health. 2012 Jun; 102 Suppl 3:S305-7. PMID: 22690961.
    Citations: 3     Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
  72. Mansergh G, Valdiserri RO, Yakovchenko V, Koh H. Aligning resources to fight HIV/AIDS in the United States: funding to states through the US Department of Health and Human Services. . 2012 Apr 15; 59(5):516-22. PMID: 22156922.
    Citations: 9     Translation:Humans
  73. Goodman RA, Parekh AK, Koh HK. Toward a more cogent approach to the challenges of multimorbidity. Ann Fam Med. 2012 Mar-Apr; 10(2):100-1. PMID: 22412000.
    Citations: 8     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  74. Koh HK, Berwick DM, Clancy CM, Baur C, Brach C, Harris LM, Zerhusen EG. New federal policy initiatives to boost health literacy can help the nation move beyond the cycle of costly 'crisis care'. Health Aff (Millwood). 2012 Feb; 31(2):434-43. PMID: 22262723.
    Citations: 51     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  75. Honoré PA, Wright D, Koh HK. Bridging the quality chasm between health care and public health. J Public Health Manag Pract. 2012 Jan-Feb; 18(1):1-3. PMID: 22027743.
    Citations: 3     Fields:    Translation:PHPublic Health
  76. Koh HK, Piotrowski JJ, Kumanyika S, Fielding JE. Healthy people: a 2020 vision for the social determinants approach. Health Educ Behav. 2011 Dec; 38(6):551-7. PMID: 22102542.
    Citations: 41     Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
  77. Fielding JE, Teutsch S, Koh H. Health reform and Healthy People initiative. Am J Public Health. 2012 Jan; 102(1):30-3. PMID: 22095359.
    Citations: 7     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  78. Koh HK, Geller AC. The public health future of melanoma control. J Am Acad Dermatol. 2011 Nov; 65(5 Suppl 1):S3-5. PMID: 22018065.
    Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
  79. Gracia JN, Koh HK. Promoting environmental justice. Am J Public Health. 2011 Dec; 101 Suppl 1:S14-6. PMID: 22028454.
    Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  80. Koh HK, Graham G, Glied SA. Reducing racial and ethnic disparities: the action plan from the department of health and human services. Health Aff (Millwood). 2011 Oct; 30(10):1822-9. PMID: 21976322.
    Citations: 43     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  81. Koh HK. The ultimate measures of health. Public Health Rep. 2011 Sep-Oct; 126 Suppl 3:14-5. PMID: 21836731.
    Citations: 5     Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
  82. Koh HK. Graphic warnings for cigarette labels. N Engl J Med. 2011 Aug 04; 365(5):e10. PMID: 21812666.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
  83. Ward JW, Averhoff FM, Koh HK. World Hepatitis Day: a new era for hepatitis control. Lancet. 2011 Aug 13; 378(9791):552-3. PMID: 21802132.
    Citations: 4     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  84. Parekh AK, Goodman RA, Gordon C, Koh HK. Managing multiple chronic conditions: a strategic framework for improving health outcomes and quality of life. Public Health Rep. 2011 Jul-Aug; 126(4):460-71. PMID: 21800741.
    Citations: 125     Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
  85. Koh HK. Vaccines: a model for prevention. Public Health Rep. 2011 Jul-Aug; 126 Suppl 2:1-2. PMID: 21815301.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
  86. Salmon DA, Akhtar A, Mergler MJ, Vannice KS, Izurieta H, Ball R, Lee GM, Vellozzi C, Garman P, Cunningham F, Gellin B, Koh H, Lurie N. Immunization-safety monitoring systems for the 2009 H1N1 monovalent influenza vaccination program. Pediatrics. 2011 May; 127 Suppl 1:S78-86. PMID: 21502251.
    Citations: 8     Fields:    Translation:HumansCellsPHPublic Health
  87. Honoré PA, Wright D, Berwick DM, Clancy CM, Lee P, Nowinski J, Koh HK. Creating a framework for getting quality into the public health system. Health Aff (Millwood). 2011 Apr; 30(4):737-45. PMID: 21471496.
    Citations: 17     Fields:    Translation:PHPublic Health
  88. Koh HK, Nowinski JM, Piotrowski JJ. A 2020 vision for educating the next generation of public health leaders. Am J Prev Med. 2011 Feb; 40(2):199-202. PMID: 21238869.
    Citations: 13     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  89. Koh HK, Alpert HR, Judge CM, Caughey RW, Elqura LJ, Connolly GN, Warren CW. Understanding worldwide youth attitudes towards smoke-free policies: an analysis of the Global Youth Tobacco Survey. Tob Control. 2011 May; 20(3):219-25. PMID: 21270072.
    Citations: 13     Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
  90. Millett GA, Crowley JS, Koh H, Valdiserri RO, Frieden T, Dieffenbach CW, Fenton KA, Benjamin R, Whitescarver J, Mermin J, Parham-Hopson D, Fauci AS. A way forward: the National HIV/AIDS Strategy and reducing HIV incidence in the United States. . 2010 Dec; 55 Suppl 2:S144-7. PMID: 21406986.
    Citations: 43     Translation:Humans
  91. Koh HK, Sebelius KG. Promoting prevention through the Affordable Care Act. N Engl J Med. 2010 Sep 30; 363(14):1296-9. PMID: 20879876.
    Citations: 121     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  92. O'Connell JJ, Oppenheimer SC, Judge CM, Taube RL, Blanchfield BB, Swain SE, Koh HK. The Boston Health Care for the Homeless Program: a public health framework. Am J Public Health. 2010 Aug; 100(8):1400-8. PMID: 20558804.
    Citations: 23     Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
  93. Koh HK. A 2020 vision for healthy people. N Engl J Med. 2010 May 06; 362(18):1653-6. PMID: 20445177.
    Citations: 74     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  94. Koh HK, Oppenheimer SC, Massin-Short SB, Emmons KM, Geller AC, Viswanath K. Translating research evidence into practice to reduce health disparities: a social determinants approach. Am J Public Health. 2010 Apr 01; 100 Suppl 1:S72-80. PMID: 20147686.
    Citations: 51     Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
  95. Koh HK, Nowinski JM. Health equity and public health leadership. Am J Public Health. 2010 Apr 01; 100 Suppl 1:S9-11. PMID: 20147661.
    Citations: 5     Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
  96. Condon S, Savoia E, Cadigan RO, Getchell M, Burstein JL, Auerbach B, Koh HK. "Operation Helping Hands": Massachusetts health and medical response to Hurricane Katrina. Prehosp Disaster Med. 2010 Jan-Feb; 25(1):80-6. PMID: 20405468.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
  97. Levin D, Cadigan RO, Biddinger PD, Condon S, Koh HK. Altered standards of care during an influenza pandemic: identifying ethical, legal, and practical principles to guide decision making. Disaster Med Public Health Prep. 2009 Dec; 3 Suppl 2:S132-40. PMID: 19755912.
    Citations: 9     Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
  98. Koh HK, Jacobson M. Fostering public health leadership. J Public Health (Oxf). 2009 Jun; 31(2):199-201. PMID: 19451343.
    Citations: 5     Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
  99. Nick GA, Savoia E, Elqura L, Crowther MS, Cohen B, Leary M, Wright T, Auerbach J, Koh HK. Emergency preparedness for vulnerable populations: people with special health-care needs. Public Health Rep. 2009 Mar-Apr; 124(2):338-43. PMID: 19320378.
    Citations: 7     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  100. Lee K, Carpenter C, Challa C, Lee S, Connolly GN, Koh HK. The strategic targeting of females by transnational tobacco companies in South Korea following trade liberalization. Global Health. 2009 Jan 30; 5:2. PMID: 19183443.
    Citations: 23     Fields:    
  101. Savoia E, Testa MA, Biddinger PD, Cadigan RO, Koh H, Campbell P, Stoto MA. Assessing public health capabilities during emergency preparedness tabletop exercises: reliability and validity of a measurement tool. Public Health Rep. 2009 Jan-Feb; 124(1):138-48. PMID: 19413036.
    Citations: 7     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  102. Koh HK. Leadership in public health. J Cancer Educ. 2009; 24(2 Suppl):S11-8. PMID: 20024817.
    Citations: 4     Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
  103. Kabir Z, Connolly GN, Clancy L, Cohen BB, Koh HK. Declining maternal smoking prevalence did not change low birthweight prevalence in Massachusetts from 1989 to 2004. Eur J Public Health. 2009 Jan; 19(1):65-8. PMID: 18987065.
    Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  104. Kade KA, Brinsfield KH, Serino RA, Savoia E, Koh HK. Emergency medical consequence planning and management for national special security events after September 11: Boston 2004. Disaster Med Public Health Prep. 2008 Oct; 2(3):166-73. PMID: 18688202.
    Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
  105. Alpert HR, Koh HK, Connolly GN. After the master settlement agreement: targeting and exposure of youth to magazine tobacco advertising. Health Aff (Millwood). 2008 Nov-Dec; 27(6):w503-12. PMID: 18826968.
    Citations: 8     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  106. Kreslake JM, Wayne GF, Alpert HR, Koh HK, Connolly GN. Tobacco industry control of menthol in cigarettes and targeting of adolescents and young adults. Am J Public Health. 2008 Sep; 98(9):1685-92. PMID: 18633084.
    Citations: 54     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimals
  107. Kabir Z, Connolly GN, Clancy L, Koh HK, Capewell S. Coronary heart disease deaths and decreased smoking prevalence in Massachusetts, 1993-2003. Am J Public Health. 2008 Aug; 98(8):1468-9. PMID: 18556598.
    Citations: 3     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  108. Savoia E, Stoto MA, Biddinger PD, Campbell P, Viswanath K, Koh H. Risk-communication capability for public health emergencies varies by community diversity. BMC Res Notes. 2008 Mar 07; 1:6. PMID: 18710541.
    Citations: 2     Fields:    
  109. Koh HK, Elqura LJ, Judge CM, Jacob JP, Williams AE, Crowther MS, Serino RA, Auerbach JM. Implementing the cities readiness initiative: lessons learned from Boston. Disaster Med Public Health Prep. 2008 Mar; 2(1):40-9. PMID: 18388657.
    Citations: 3     Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
  110. Biddinger PD, Cadigan RO, Auerbach BS, Burstein JL, Savoia E, Stoto MA, Koh HK. On linkages: using exercises to identify systems-level preparedness challenges. Public Health Rep. 2008 Jan-Feb; 123(1):96-101. PMID: 18348486.
    Citations: 9     Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
  111. Koh HK, Elqura LJ, Judge CM, Stoto MA. Regionalization of local public health systems in the era of preparedness. Annu Rev Public Health. 2008; 29:205-18. PMID: 18348711.
    Citations: 13     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  112. Taylor-Clark K, Koh H, Viswanath K. Perceptions of environmental health risks and communication barriers among low-SEP and racial/ethnic minority communities. J Health Care Poor Underserved. 2007 Nov; 18(4 Suppl):165-83. PMID: 18065858.
    Citations: 11     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  113. Connolly GN, Alpert HR, Wayne GF, Koh H. Trends in nicotine yield in smoke and its relationship with design characteristics among popular US cigarette brands, 1997-2005. Tob Control. 2007 Oct; 16(5):e5. PMID: 17897974.
    Citations: 21     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimals
  114. Kabir Z, Connolly GN, Clancy L, Jemal A, Koh HK. Reduced lung cancer deaths attributable to decreased tobacco use in Massachusetts. Cancer Causes Control. 2007 Oct; 18(8):833-8. PMID: 17588154.
    Citations: 3     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimals
  115. Koh HK, Joossens LX, Connolly GN. Making smoking history worldwide. N Engl J Med. 2007 Apr 12; 356(15):1496-8. PMID: 17429081.
    Citations: 18     Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
  116. Koh HK. Melanoma screening: focusing the public health journey. Arch Dermatol. 2007 Jan; 143(1):101-3. PMID: 17224549.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
  117. Koh HK, Jacobson MD, Lyddy AM, O'Connor KJ, Fitzpatrick SM, Krakow M, Judge CM, Alpert HR, Luskin RS. A statewide public health approach to improving organ donation: the Massachusetts Organ Donation Initiative. Am J Public Health. 2007 Jan; 97(1):30-6. PMID: 17138917.
    Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  118. Chen MS, Shinagawa SM, Bal DG, Bastani R, Chow EA, Ho RC, Jones L, McPhee SJ, Senie R, Taylor V, Kagawa-Singer M, Stewart S, Koh HK, Li FP. Asian American Network for Cancer Awareness, Research, and Training's legacy. The first 5 years. Cancer. 2006 Oct 15; 107(8 Suppl):2006-14. PMID: 16977597.
    Citations: 3     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  119. Geller AC, Emmons KM, Brooks DR, Powers C, Zhang Z, Koh HK, Heeren T, Sober AJ, Li F, Gilchrest BA. A randomized trial to improve early detection and prevention practices among siblings of melanoma patients. Cancer. 2006 Aug 15; 107(4):806-14. PMID: 16832795.
    Citations: 28     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  120. Geller AC, Brooks DR, Colditz GA, Koh HK, Frazier AL. Sun protection practices among offspring of women with personal or family history of skin cancer. Pediatrics. 2006 Apr; 117(4):e688-94. PMID: 16585282.
    Citations: 17     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  121. Moore GS, Perlow A, Judge C, Koh H. Using blended learning in training the public health workforce in emergency preparedness. Public Health Rep. 2006 Mar-Apr; 121(2):217-21. PMID: 16528957.
    Citations: 5     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  122. Koh HK, Shei AC, Bataringaya J, Burstein J, Biddinger PD, Crowther MS, Serino RA, Cohen BR, Nick GA, Leary MC, Judge CM, Campbell PH, Brinsfield KH, Auerbach J. Building community-based surge capacity through a public health and academic collaboration: the role of community health centers. Public Health Rep. 2006 Mar-Apr; 121(2):211-6. PMID: 16528956.
    Citations: 6     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  123. Kenfield SA, Geller AC, Richter EM, Shuman S, O'Riordan D, Koh HK, Colditz GA. Sun protection policies and practices at child care centers in Massachusetts. J Community Health. 2005 Dec; 30(6):491-503. PMID: 16366220.
    Citations: 4     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  124. Carpenter CM, Wayne GF, Pauly JL, Koh HK, Connolly GN. New cigarette brands with flavors that appeal to youth: tobacco marketing strategies. Health Aff (Millwood). 2005 Nov-Dec; 24(6):1601-10. PMID: 16284034.
    Citations: 85     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  125. Orfaly RA, Frances JC, Campbell P, Whittemore B, Joly B, Koh H. Train-the-trainer as an educational model in public health preparedness. J Public Health Manag Pract. 2005 Nov; Suppl:S123-7. PMID: 16205531.
    Citations: 29     Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
  126. Koh HK, Judge CM, Robbins H, Celebucki CC, Walker DK, Connolly GN. The first decade of the Massachusetts Tobacco Control Program. Public Health Rep. 2005 Sep-Oct; 120(5):482-95. PMID: 16224981.
    Citations: 20     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  127. O'Connell JJ, Mattison S, Judge CM, Allen HJ, Koh HK. A public health approach to reducing morbidity and mortality among homeless people in Boston. J Public Health Manag Pract. 2005 Jul-Aug; 11(4):311-6. PMID: 15958930.
    Citations: 14     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  128. Koh HK, Judge CM, Ferrer B, Gershman ST. Using public health data systems to understand and eliminate cancer disparities. Cancer Causes Control. 2005 Feb; 16(1):15-26. PMID: 15750854.
    Citations: 3     Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
  129. Koh HK, Geller AC. Skin cancer prevention comes of age. Am J Prev Med. 2004 Dec; 27(5):484-5. PMID: 15556751.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
  130. Silverman JG, Pratt C, Reed E, Nagy BJ, Whitaker DK, Baker C, Decker MR, Koh H, Pavlos C. The CARE Communities project: an academic, practitioner, and federal public health agency collaboration to improve intimate partner violence services for underserved communities. Public Health Rep. 2004 Nov-Dec; 119(6):590-3. PMID: 15504452.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
  131. Fiore MC, Croyle RT, Curry SJ, Cutler CM, Davis RM, Gordon C, Healton C, Koh HK, Orleans CT, Richling D, Satcher D, Seffrin J, Williams C, Williams LN, Keller PA, Baker TB. Preventing 3 million premature deaths and helping 5 million smokers quit: a national action plan for tobacco cessation. Am J Public Health. 2004 Feb; 94(2):205-10. PMID: 14759928.
    Citations: 83     Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
  132. Geller AC, Emmons K, Brooks DR, Zhang Z, Powers C, Koh HK, Sober AJ, Miller DR, Li F, Haluska F, Gilchrest BA. Skin cancer prevention and detection practices among siblings of patients with melanoma. J Am Acad Dermatol. 2003 Oct; 49(4):631-8. PMID: 14512908.
    Citations: 24     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  133. Koh HK, Walker DK. The role of state health agencies in cancer prevention and control: lessons learned from Massachusetts. Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev. 2003 Mar; 12(3):261s-268s. PMID: 12646524.
    Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
  134. Koh HK. The Birth of Korean American Cancer Control. Korean Korean Am Stud Bull. 2003; 13(1/2):3-5. PMID: 17344937.
    Citations:    
  135. Geller AC, Miller DR, Annas GD, Demierre MF, Gilchrest BA, Koh HK. Melanoma incidence and mortality among US whites, 1969-1999. JAMA. 2002 Oct 09; 288(14):1719-20. PMID: 12365954.
    Citations: 54     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  136. Geller AC, Venna S, Prout M, Miller DR, Demierre MF, Koh HK, Gilchrest BA. Should the skin cancer examination be taught in medical school? Arch Dermatol. 2002 Sep; 138(9):1201-3. PMID: 12224981.
    Citations: 4     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  137. Geller AC, Prout MN, Miller DR, Siegel B, Sun T, Ockene J, Koh HK. Evaluation of a cancer prevention and detection curriculum for medical students. Prev Med. 2002 Jul; 35(1):78-86. PMID: 12079444.
    Citations: 19     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  138. Koh HK. Tobacco control in Massachusetts: making smoking history. Tob Control. 2002 Jun; 11 Suppl 2:ii1-3. PMID: 12034971.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
  139. Chen MS, Koh HK. Introduction to the Proceedings for the "Cancer Concerns for Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders" Conference. Asian Am Pac Isl J Health. 2000; 6(2):67-75. PMID: 11567405.
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  140. Koh HK. Message from the Commisioner of Public Health. Asian Am Pac Isl J Health. 1999; 7(2):148. PMID: 11567488.
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  141. Koh HK. Cancer Prevention and Control for Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders: A View from the Commissioner of Public Health of Massachusetts. Asian Am Pac Isl J Health. 1998; 6(2):317-321. PMID: 11567457.
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  142. Chen MS, Koh HK, Shinagawa S, Kagawa-Singer M, Ho RC. Epilogue to the "Cancer Concerns for Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders" Conference. Asian Am Pac Isl J Health. 1998; 6(2):420-426. PMID: 11567474.
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  143. Chen MS, Koh HK. The Need for Cancer Prevention and Control among Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders. Asian Am Pac Isl J Health. 1997; 5(1):3-6. PMID: 11567379.
    Citations: 5     Fields:    
  144. Koh HK, Sun T, Zhang YQ. Cancer in Asian Americans and Pacific Islander Populations. Asian Am Pac Isl J Health. 1996; 4(1-3):121-124. PMID: 11567336.
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  145. Koh HK. Message from the Chairperson, Board of Editors. Asian Am Pac Isl J Health. 1995; 3(1):3-4. PMID: 11567290.
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  146. Koh HK. The NIH Symposium on Health Research: An Asian/Pacific Isalnder American Perspective. Asian Am Pac Isl J Health. 1994; 2(4):275-276. PMID: 11567278.
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  147. Koh HK, Koh HC. Health Issues in Korean Americans. Asian Am Pac Isl J Health. 1993; 1(2):176-193. PMID: 11567250.
    Citations: 7     Fields:    
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