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.

Active Staff Hospital Privileges
Boston Medical Center

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

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

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

Conversational Agents to Improve Quality of Life in Palliative Care
04/22/2016 - 02/28/2021 (PI)

Mechanisms of Health Literacy and Information Accessibility in the Deaf
09/17/2015 - 08/31/2020 (PI)

Promoting the Intersection of Research on Health Literacy and Patient-Centered Care
06/01/2017 - 05/31/2019 (PI)

Testing a medication risk communication and surveillance strategy: The EMC2 Trial
08/15/2015 - 05/31/2019 (PI)
Northwestern University NIH-NIDDK

National Health Literacy Mapping to Inform Healthcare Policy
09/01/2014 - 04/30/2018 (PI)
University of North Carolina NIH-NIA

Advancing Research in Health Literacy
09/01/2016 - 12/31/2017 (PI)

Research Ethics and Safety Promoted by Embodied Conversational Technology
03/09/2011 - 12/31/2017 (PI)
5R01 CA158219-05

Refining Conceptual Models for the Role of Health Literacy in Health Outcomes
08/08/2013 - 07/31/2017 (PI)

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Yr Title Project-Sub Proj Pubs
2018 Reducing Assessment Barriers for Patients with Low Literacy 5R01MD010440-02
2018 Conversational Agents to Improve Quality of Life in Palliative Care 5R01NR016131-03
2017 Reducing Assessment Barriers for Patients with Low Literacy 1R01MD010440-01A1
2017 Conversational Agents to Improve Quality of Life in Palliative Care 5R01NR016131-02
2016 Conversational Agents to Improve Quality of Life in Palliative Care 1R01NR016131-01
2016 Testing a Medication Risk Communication and Surveillance Strategy: The EMC2 Trial 5R01DK103684-02 1
2016 Advancing Research in Health Literacy 2R13MD003392-08 2
2015 Advancing Research in Health Literacy 2R13MD003392-07 2
2015 Testing a medication risk communication and surveillance strategy: The EMC2 Trial 1R01DK103684-01A1 1
2015 Health Literacy Research Conference 4R13HS022529-03
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  1. Kim EJ, Kressin NR, Paasche-Orlow MK, Lopez L, Rosen JE, Lin M, Hanchate AD. Racial/ethnic disparities among Asian Americans in inpatient acute myocardial infarction mortality in the United States. BMC Health Serv Res. 2018 May 16; 18(1):370.View Related Profiles. PMID: 29769083.
  2. Kim EJ, Kim T, Conigliaro J, Liebschutz JM, Paasche-Orlow MK, Hanchate AD. Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Diagnosis of Chronic Medical Conditions in the USA. J Gen Intern Med. 2018 May 07.View Related Profiles. PMID: 29736755.
  3. Hunter-Adams J, Cochran J, Laird LD, Paasche-Orlow MK, Geltman PL. Acculturation and a Potential Relationship with Oral Health Outcomes Among Somali Refugees in Massachusetts. J Immigr Minor Health. 2018 Apr; 20(2):351-359.View Related Profiles. PMID: 28861739.
  4. Quintiliani LM, Murphy JE, Buitron de la Vega P, Waite KR, Armstrong SE, Henault L, Volandes AE, Paasche-Orlow MK. Feasibility and Patient Perceptions of Video Declarations Regarding End-of-Life Decisions by Hospitalized Patients. J Palliat Med. 2018 Mar 13.View Related Profiles. PMID: 29649398.
  5. Gunn CM, Battaglia TA, Paasche-Orlow MK, West AK, Kressin NR. Women's perceptions of dense breast notifications in a Massachusetts safety net hospital: "So what is that supposed to mean?" Patient Educ Couns. 2018 06; 101(6):1123-1129.View Related Profiles. PMID: 29426765.
  6. Brandi K, Morgan JR, Paasche-Orlow MK, Perkins RB, White KO. Obstetric Outcomes After Failed Hysteroscopic and Laparoscopic Sterilization Procedures. Obstet Gynecol. 2018 Feb; 131(2):253-261.View Related Profiles. PMID: 29324606.
  7. Magnani JW, Schlusser CL, Kimani E, Rollman BL, Paasche-Orlow MK, Bickmore TW. The Atrial Fibrillation Health Literacy Information Technology System: Pilot Assessment. JMIR Cardio. 2017 Jul-Dec; 1(2):e7. PMID: 29473644.
  8. Washington DM, Curtis LM, Waite K, Wolf MS, Paasche-Orlow MK. Sociodemographic Factors Mediate Race and Ethnicity-associated Childhood Asthma Health Disparities: a Longitudinal Analysis. J Racial Ethn Health Disparities. 2017 Nov 29.View Related Profiles. PMID: 29188553.
  9. Paasche-Orlow M. Health Communication: Not Just Autonomy, Also Justice. Am J Bioeth. 2017 Nov; 17(11):49. PMID: 29111928.
  10. Nusbaum L, Douglas B, Damus K, Paasche-Orlow M, Estrella-Luna N. Communicating Risks and Benefits in Informed Consent for Research: A Qualitative Study. Glob Qual Nurs Res. 2017 Jan-Dec; 4:2333393617732017. PMID: 28975139.
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Health Literacy
Health Services Research

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