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.

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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)

SCC: Smart & Connected Churces for Promoting Health in Disadvantaged Population
09/01/2018 - 08/31/2019 (PI)
Northeastern University National Science Fdn

Improving Advance Care Planning in Oncology: A Pragmatic, Cluster-Randomized Trial Integrating…
07/01/2018 - 06/30/2019 (PI)
Dana Farber NIH-NIA

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)

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Yr Title Project-Sub Proj Pubs
2019 Reducing Assessment Barriers for Patients with Low Literacy 5R01MD010440-03
2019 Reducing Assessment Barriers for Patients with Low Literacy 3R01MD010440-03S1
2019 Conversational Agents to Improve Quality of Life in Palliative Care 5R01NR016131-04
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 2
2017 Reducing Assessment Barriers for Patients with Low Literacy 1R01MD010440-01A1
2017 Conversational Agents to Improve Quality of Life in Palliative Care 5R01NR016131-02
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  1. 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. 2019 Jun; 21(3):451-460.View Related Profiles. PMID: 29907921.
  2. Guhl E, Althouse A, Sharbaugh M, Pusateri AM, Paasche-Orlow M, Magnani JW. Association of income and health-related quality of life in atrial fibrillation. Open Heart. 2019; 6(1):e000974. PMID: 31168380.
  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. 2019 Jan 01; 30(1):96-102.View Related Profiles. PMID: 30335127.
  4. 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. 2019 01 01; 25(1):204-212.View Related Profiles. PMID: 29992302.
  5. 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. 2019 Jun; 6(3):505-516.View Related Profiles. PMID: 30511122; DOI: 10.1007/s40615-018-00549-6;.
  6. Hanchate AD, Dyer KS, Paasche-Orlow MK, Banerjee S, Baker WE, Lin M, Xue WD, Feldman J. Disparities in Emergency Department Visits Among Collocated Racial/Ethnic Medicare Enrollees. Ann Emerg Med. 2019 Mar; 73(3):225-235.View Related Profiles. PMID: 30798793.
  7. 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. 2019 Feb; 34(2):198-205.View Related Profiles. PMID: 30350031; DOI: 10.1007/s11606-018-4709-y;.
  8. 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.
  9. 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 08; 56(8):665-672.View Related Profiles. PMID: 29877955.
  10. 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.
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Health Literacy
Health Services Research

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