Conference Goals

Advancing the Science

  • Advance core health literacy definitional issues
  • Highlight emerging techniques for measurement of health literacy
  • Present health literacy oriented interventions
  • Promote career development and networking for those engaged in health literacy research

Professional Development

  • Dedicated time for one-on-one mentor and program officer meetings
  • Need and merit based awards for young investigators
  • Promotion of multi-site research and new collaborations


Program Committee

Michael Paasche-Orlow MD, MA, MPH, Conference Director

Michael S. Wolf, PhD, MPH, Advisory Committee Co-Chair

Ruth Parker, MD, Advisory Committee Co-Chair

Lori Henault, MPH, Conference Coordinator

Katherine Waite, Conference Assistant


Advisory Committee

Timothy Bickmore PhD

Dharma E. Cortés, PhD

Terry C. Davis, PhD

Julie Gazmararian, PhD, MPH

Rose Marie Martinez, ScD

Cathy Meade, PhD, RN

Rima Rudd, ScD

Dean Schillinger, MD

Joanne G. Schwartzberg, MD

Mark V. Williams, MD

Feleta Wilson, PhD, RN

August 1, 2013
Primary teaching affiliate
of BU School of Medicine