Michael K. Paasche-Orlow, MD, MA, MPH

Professor, Medicine

Michael Paasche-Orlow
801 Massachusetts Ave Crosstown Center


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

Other Positions

  • Active Staff Hospital Privileges, Medicine, Boston Medical Center


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


  • Published on 4/1/2018

    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. PMID: 28861739.

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  • Published on 2/6/2018

    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 Feb 06. PMID: 29426765.

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  • Published on 2/1/2018

    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. PMID: 29324606.

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  • Published on 12/12/2017

    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.

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  • Published on 11/29/2017

    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. PMID: 29188553.

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  • Published on 11/1/2017

    Paasche-Orlow M. Health Communication: Not Just Autonomy, Also Justice. Am J Bioeth. 2017 Nov; 17(11):49. PMID: 29111928.

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  • Published on 9/20/2017

    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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  • Published on 9/18/2017

    Guhl EN, Schlusser CL, Henault LE, Bickmore TW, Kimani E, Paasche-Orlow MK, Magnani JW. Rationale and design of the Atrial Fibrillation health Literacy Information Technology Trial: (AF-LITT). Contemp Clin Trials. 2017 Nov; 62:153-158. PMID: 28923492.

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  • Published on 9/12/2017

    Rose AJ, Fischer SH, Paasche-Orlow MK. Medication Reconciliation vs Medication Review-Reply. JAMA. 2017 09 12; 318(10):966. PMID: 28898375.

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  • Published on 9/1/2017

    Naik AD, Horstman MJ, Li LT, Paasche-Orlow MK, Campbell B, Mills WL, Herman LI, Anaya DA, Trautner BW, Berger DH. User-centered design of discharge warnings tool for colorectal surgery patients. J Am Med Inform Assoc. 2017 Sep 01; 24(5):975-980. PMID: 28340218.

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