Michael Paasche-Orlow, MD, MA, MPH
Boston University School of Medicine
Dept of Medicine
General Internal Medicine

MD, Albert Einstein College of Medicine
MPH, Johns Hopkins University School of Public Health
MA, Jewish Theological Seminary of America

Expertise includes: The role of health literacy in health outcomes and health disparities, and health services interventions; The potential for behavioral informatics to help people with limited health literacy overcome literacy barriers.

Boston University
Evans Center for Interdisciplinary Biomedical Research

Health Literacy and Informed Consent and Authorization
07/01/2007 - 10/31/2008 (PI)
HHS/Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

Improving Medical Decision Making for Older Patients with End Stage Renal Disease
04/15/2020 - 03/31/2025 (PI)

I kua na'u "Let Me Carry Out Your Last Wishes" Advance Care Planning for Native Hawaiian Elders
05/20/2020 - 02/28/2025 (PI)

A Mobile relational agent to enhance atrial fibrillation Yr2
04/24/2020 - 03/31/2024 (PI)
University of Pittsburgh National Heart, Lung

Mobile health intervention for rural atrial fibrillation
09/01/2019 - 07/31/2023 (PI)
University of Pittsburgh NIH-NHLBI

Improving Advance Care Planning in Oncology: A Pragmatic, Cluster-Randomized Trial Integrating…
07/15/2019 - 06/30/2023 (PI)
Dana Farber NIH-NIA

Wake Forest Subcontract - National Estimates for Inpatient Care, Outcomes & …
09/01/2019 - 11/30/2022 (PI)
Wake Forest University Health Sciences NIH-NIMHD

Reducing Assessment Barriers for Patients with Low Literacy
03/07/2017 - 01/31/2022 (PI)
Northwestern University National Institute o

SCC: Smart & Connected Churces for Promoting Health in Disadvantaged Population
09/01/2018 - 08/31/2021 (PI)
Northeastern University National Science Fdn

A Telemedicine Advance Care Planning Intervention for COVID-19 in New York City
09/15/2020 - 06/30/2021 (PI)
Dana Farber Cancer Institute National Institute o

HRSA Primary Care
07/01/2016 - 06/30/2021 (PI)

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Yr Title Project-Sub Proj Pubs
2021 Meeting the Challenges of COVID-19 by Expanding the Reach of Palliative Care: Proactive Advance Care Planning with Videos for the Elderly and all Patients with Dementia 1R01AG072911-01
2021 Community-based Design and Evaluation of a Conversational Agent to Promote SARS-COV2 Vaccination in Black Churches 1R01MD016882-01
2021 I kua na'u Let Me Carry Out Your Last Wishes Advance Care Planning for Native Hawaiian Elders 5R01NR018400-02
2021 Improving Medical Decision Making for Older Patients with End Stage Renal Disease 5R01AG066892-02
2021 Reducing Assessment Barriers for Patients with Low Literacy 5R01MD010440-05 1
2020 I kua na'u Let Me Carry Out Your Last Wishes Advance Care Planning for Native Hawaiian Elders 1R01NR018400-01A1
2020 Improving Medical Decision Making for Older Patients with End Stage Renal Disease 1R01AG066892-01
2020 Reducing Assessment Barriers for Patients with Low Literacy 5R01MD010440-04 1
2020 Reducing Assessment Barriers for Patients with Low Literacy 3R01MD010440-04S1 1
2020 Conversational Agents to Improve Quality of Life in Palliative Care 5R01NR016131-05
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  1. Gunn CM, Maschke A, Paasche-Orlow MK, Housten AJ, Kressin NR, Schonberg MA, Battaglia TA. Using Mixed Methods With Multiple Stakeholders to Inform Development of a Breast Cancer Screening Decision Aid for Women With Limited Health Literacy. MDM Policy Pract. 2021 Jul-Dec; 6(2):23814683211033249.View Related Profiles. PMID: 34350361; PMCID: PMC8295953; DOI: 10.1177/23814683211033249;
  2. Lindvall C, Deng CY, Moseley E, Agaronnik N, El-Jawahri A, Paasche-Orlow MK, Lakin JR, Volandes A, Tulsky TAIJA. Natural Language Processing to Identify Advance Care Planning Documentation in a Multisite Pragmatic Clinical Trial. J Pain Symptom Manage. 2021 Jul 14. PMID: 34271146
  3. Panko TL, Contreras J, Postl D, Mussallem A, Champlin S, Paasche-Orlow MK, Hill J, Plegue MA, Hauser PC, McKee M. The Deaf Community's Experiences Navigating COVID-19 Pandemic Information. Health Lit Res Pract. 2021 04; 5(2):e162-e170. PMID: 34213997; PMCID: PMC8241230; DOI: 10.3928/24748307-20210503-01;
  4. Baur C, Paasche-Orlow MK. Joint Health Literacy Annual Research Conference and Health Literacy in Action 2020 Conference Introduction. Health Lit Res Pract. 2021 Apr; 5(2):e118-e120. PMID: 34213998; PMCID: PMC8241232; DOI: 10.3928/24748307-20210504-01;
  5. Lasser KE, Liu Z, Lin MY, Paasche-Orlow MK, Hanchate A. Changes in Hospitalizations at US Safety-Net Hospitals Following Medicaid Expansion. JAMA Netw Open. 2021 Jun 01; 4(6):e2114343.View Related Profiles. PMID: 34191000; PMCID: PMC8246310; DOI: 10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2021.14343;
  6. Lakin JR, Gundersen DA, Lindvall C, Paasche-Orlow MK, Tulsky JA, Brannen EN, Pollak KI, Kennedy D, McLeggon JA, Stout JJ, Volandes A. A Yet Unrealized Promise: Structured Advance Care Planning Elements in the Electronic Health Record. J Palliat Med. 2021 08; 24(8):1221-1225. PMID: 33826860; PMCID: PMC8309417; DOI: 10.1089/jpm.2020.0774;
  7. Lu FQ, Hanchate AD, Paasche-Orlow MK. Racial/ethnic disparities in emergency department wait times in the United States, 2013-2017. Am J Emerg Med. 2021 Sep; 47:138-144.View Related Profiles. PMID: 33812329
  8. Banerjee S, Paasche-Orlow MK, McCormick D, Lin MY, Hanchate AD. Association between Medicare's Hospital Readmission Reduction Program and readmission rates across hospitals by medicare bed share. BMC Health Serv Res. 2021 Mar 19; 21(1):248.View Related Profiles. PMID: 33740969; PMCID: PMC7980319; DOI: 10.1186/s12913-021-06253-2;
  9. Johnston C, Brown ER, Stewart J, Karita HCS, Kissinger PJ, Dwyer J, Hosek S, Oyedele T, Paasche-Orlow MK, Paolino K, Heller KB, Leingang H, Haugen HS, Dong TQ, Bershteyn A, Sridhar AR, Poole J, Noseworthy PA, Ackerman MJ, Morrison S, Greninger AL, Huang ML, Jerome KR, Wener MH, Wald A, Schiffer JT, Celum C, Chu HY, Barnabas RV, Baeten JM. Hydroxychloroquine with or without azithromycin for treatment of early SARS-CoV-2 infection among high-risk outpatient adults: A randomized clinical trial. EClinicalMedicine. 2021 Mar; 33:100773. PMID: 33681731; PMCID: PMC7912360; DOI: 10.1016/j.eclinm.2021.100773;
  10. El-Jawahri A, Bohossian HB, Paasche-Orlow MK, Lakin JR, Johnson PC, Cooper Z, Jagielo AD, Brannen EN, Reynolds MJ, Coogan K, Vaughn D, Volandes A. Clinical Outcomes of Patients Hospitalized with Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) in Boston. J Gen Intern Med. 2021 05; 36(5):1285-1291. PMID: 33629266; PMCID: PMC7904295; DOI: 10.1007/s11606-021-06622-x;
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Bar chart showing 208 publications over 21 distinct years, with a maximum of 21 publications in 2017

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Health Literacy
Health Services Research

I do not have a unified theory or philosophy for my mentoring approach or style. How mentoring plays out depends on many factors.
But -- here are some of the main themes, inspirations, and aspirations:

a) knowledge is a flame that can spread - we are not diminished - but can be stronger together. so why be stingy??
b) "It is not your responsibility to finish the work [of perfecting the world], but you are not free to desist from it either" (Pirkei Avot 2:16) - the work will have to carry on when we are gone.
c) "who is wise, they who learn from all people" (~Pirkei Avot 4:1) - so do not work alone.
d) Fred Brancati was a great mentor to me during my post-doctoral training. I am inspired by his memory and hope he would be proud of me.

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