The Role of Health Literacy in Health Disparities Research

Suggested Speakers:



How do we raise awareness of health literacy among disparity researchers? How can we keep research in disparities and research in health literacy from being in separate silos?



Lisa Cooper, M.D., M.P.H.

Professor, Health Policy & Management & Health, Behavior, and Society

Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health



How can health literacy help eliminate disparities? How does health literacy impact vulnerable populations?



Dean Schillinger, M.D.

Professor of Clinical Medicine

University of California, San Francisco







The Role of Health Literacy in Health Information Technology



How do we make sure health IT does not leave individuals with limited health literacy in the dust? What kind of research is needed to look at this issue?



Joshua Seidman, Ph.D.

Acting Director, Meaningful Use

Office of Provider Adoption Support

Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology



How do we use health IT to help those with limited health literacy: potentials, concerns, how do we study this?



Michael Wolf, Ph.D., M.P.H.

Associate Professor, Medicine and Learning Sciences

Associate Division Chief - Research

Division of General Internal Medicine

Feinberg School of Medicine

Northwestern University

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