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 - 12/31/2018 (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 Reducing Assessment Barriers for Patients with Low Literacy 3R01MD010440-02S1
2018 Reducing Assessment Barriers for Patients with Low Literacy 3R01MD010440-02S2
2018 Conversational Agents to Improve Quality of Life in Palliative Care 5R01NR016131-03
2018 Testing a Medication Risk Communication and Surveillance Strategy: The EMC2 Trial 5R01DK103684-04 1
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
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  1. Murphy JE, Washington D, Xuan Z, Paasche-Orlow MK, Drainoni ML. Identifying and Addressing Language Needs in Primary Care: a Pilot Implementation Study. J Racial Ethn Health Disparities. 2018 Dec 03.View Related Profiles. PMID: 30511122; DOI: 10.1007/s40615-018-00549-6;.
  2. Gunn CM, Fitzpatrick A, Waugh S, Carrera M, Kressin NR, Paasche-Orlow MK, Battaglia TA. A Qualitative Study of Spanish-Speakers' Experience with Dense Breast Notifications in a Massachusetts Safety-Net Hospital. J Gen Intern Med. 2018 Oct 22.View Related Profiles. PMID: 30350031; DOI: 10.1007/s11606-018-4709-y;.
  3. Weir IR, Marshall GD, Schneider JI, Sherer JA, Lord EM, Gyawali B, Paasche-Orlow MK, Benjamin EJ, Trinquart L. Interpretation of Time-to-event Outcomes in Randomized Trials: an online randomized experiment. Ann Oncol. 2018 Oct 18.View Related Profiles. PMID: 30335127.
  4. Sullivan JL, Shin MH, Engle RL, Yaksic E, VanDeusen Lukas C, Paasche-Orlow MK, Starr LM, Restuccia JD, Holmes SK, Rosen AK. Evaluating the Implementation of Project Re-Engineered Discharge (RED) in Five Veterans Health Administration (VHA) Hospitals. Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf. 2018 Nov; 44(11):663-673.View Related Profiles. PMID: 30097383.
  5. Lin MY, Kressin NR, Paasche-Orlow MK, Kim EJ, López L, Rosen JE, Hanchate AD. Is 30-Day Posthospitalization Mortality Lower Among Racial/Ethnic Minorities?: A Reexamination. Med Care. 2018 Aug; 56(8):665-672.View Related Profiles. PMID: 29877955.
  6. Fleary SA, Paasche-Orlow MK, Joseph P, Freund KM. The Relationship Between Health Literacy, Cancer Prevention Beliefs, and Cancer Prevention Behaviors. J Cancer Educ. 2018 Jul 19. PMID: 30022378.
  7. Tormey LK, Reich J, Chen YS, Singh A, Lipkin-Moore Z, Yu A, Weinberg J, Farraye FA, Paasche-Orlow MK. Limited Health Literacy Is Associated With Worse Patient-Reported Outcomes in Inflammatory Bowel Disease. Inflamm Bowel Dis. 2018 Jul 10.View Related Profiles. PMID: 29992302.
  8. Buitron de la Vega P, Coe C, Paasche-Orlow MK, Clark JA, Waite K, Sanchez MJ, Armstrong E, Bokhour BG. "It's like a mirror image of my illness": Exploring Patient Perceptions About Illness Using Health Mind Mapping-a Qualitative Study. J Gen Intern Med. 2018 Oct; 33(10):1692-1699.View Related Profiles. PMID: 29992428.
  9. Murphy JE, Smock L, Hunter-Adams J, Xuan Z, Cochran J, Paasche-Orlow MK, Geltman PL. Relationships Between English Language Proficiency, Health Literacy, and Health Outcomes in Somali Refugees. J Immigr Minor Health. 2018 Jun 15.View Related Profiles. PMID: 29907921.
  10. Magnani JW, Mujahid MS, Aronow HD, Cené CW, Dickson VV, Havranek E, Morgenstern LB, Paasche-Orlow MK, Pollak A, Willey JZ. Health Literacy and Cardiovascular Disease: Fundamental Relevance to Primary and Secondary Prevention: A Scientific Statement From the American Heart Association. Circulation. 2018 Jul 10; 138(2):e48-e74. PMID: 29866648.
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Health Literacy
Health Services Research

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