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 help 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 9/4/2019

    Hanchate AD, Paasche-Orlow MK, Baker WE, Lin MY, Banerjee S, Feldman J. Association of Race/Ethnicity With Emergency Department Destination of Emergency Medical Services Transport. JAMA Netw Open. 2019 Sep 04; 2(9):e1910816. PMID: 31490537.

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  • Published on 7/23/2019

    Grigoryan L, Germanos G, Zoorob R, Juneja S, Raphael JL, Paasche-Orlow MK, Trautner BW. Use of Antibiotics Without a Prescription in the U.S. Population: A Scoping Review. Ann Intern Med. 2019 Jul 23. PMID: 31330541.

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  • Published on 7/19/2019

    Malik A, El-Haj M, Paasche-Orlow MK. Readability of Patient Educational Materials in English Versus Arabic. Health Lit Res Pract. 2019 Jul; 3(3):e170-e173. PMID: 31410388.

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  • Published on 7/3/2019

    Schulson LB, Paasche-Orlow MK, Xuan Z, Fernandez A. Changes in Perceptions of Discrimination in Health Care in California, 2003 to 2017. JAMA Netw Open. 2019 Jul 03; 2(7):e196665. PMID: 31268540.

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  • Published on 6/1/2019

    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. PMID: 29907921.

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  • Published on 4/11/2019

    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.

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  • Published on 4/10/2019

    Gunn CM, Paasche-Orlow MK. The FDA-Approved Essure Device Counseling Order Fails to Promote Patient Empowerment. Health Lit Res Pract. 2019 Apr; 3(2):e70-e73. PMID: 31289791.

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  • Published on 1/18/2019

    Seibert RG, Winter MR, Cabral HJ, Wolf MS, Curtis LM, Paasche-Orlow MK. Health Literacy and Income Mediate Racial/Ethnic Asthma Disparities. Health Lit Res Pract. 2019 Jan; 3(1):e9-e18. PMID: 31294300.

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  • Published on 1/1/2019

    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. PMID: 30335127.

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  • Published on 1/1/2019

    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. PMID: 29992302.

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