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

  • Member, Evans Center for Interdisciplinary Biomedical Research, Boston University


  • 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 3/19/2021

    Banerjee S, Paasche-Orlow MK, McCormick D, Lin MY, Hanchate AD. Association between Medicare's Hospital Readmission Reduction Program and readmission rates across hospitals by medicare bed share. BMC Health Serv Res. 2021 Mar 19; 21(1):248. PMID: 33740969.

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  • Published on 2/27/2021

    Johnston C, Brown ER, Stewart J, Karita HCS, Kissinger PJ, Dwyer J, Hosek S, Oyedele T, Paasche-Orlow MK, Paolino K, Heller KB, Leingang H, Haugen HS, Dong TQ, Bershteyn A, Sridhar AR, Poole J, Noseworthy PA, Ackerman MJ, Morrison S, Greninger AL, Huang ML, Jerome KR, Wener MH, Wald A, Schiffer JT, Celum C, Chu HY, Barnabas RV, Baeten JM. Hydroxychloroquine with or without azithromycin for treatment of early SARS-CoV-2 infection among high-risk outpatient adults: A randomized clinical trial. EClinicalMedicine. 2021 Mar; 33:100773. PMID: 33681731.

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  • Published on 2/24/2021

    El-Jawahri A, Bohossian HB, Paasche-Orlow MK, Lakin JR, Johnson PC, Cooper Z, Jagielo AD, Brannen EN, Reynolds MJ, Coogan K, Vaughn D, Volandes A. Clinical Outcomes of Patients Hospitalized with Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) in Boston. J Gen Intern Med. 2021 Feb 24. PMID: 33629266.

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  • Published on 2/22/2021

    Stallings TL, Temel JS, Klaiman TA, Paasche-Orlow MK, Alegria M, O'Hare A, O'Connor N, Dember LM, Halpern SD, Eneanya ND. Integrating Conservative kidney management Options and advance care Planning Education (COPE) into routine CKD care: a protocol for a pilot randomised controlled trial. BMJ Open. 2021 Feb 22; 11(2):e042620. PMID: 33619188.

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  • Published on 2/18/2021

    Wang C, Paasche-Orlow MK, Bowen DJ, Cabral H, Winter MR, Norkunas Cunningham T, Trevino-Talbot M, Toledo DM, Cortes DE, Campion M, Bickmore T. Utility of a virtual counselor (VICKY) to collect family health histories among vulnerable patient populations: A randomized controlled trial. Patient Educ Couns. 2021 Feb 18. PMID: 33750594.

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  • Published on 2/2/2021

    Schulson L, Lin MY, Paasche-Orlow MK, Hanchate AD. Limited English Proficient Patient Visits and Emergency Department Admission Rates for Ambulatory Care Sensitive Conditions in California: a Retrospective Cohort Study. J Gen Intern Med. 2021 Feb 02. PMID: 33528781.

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  • Published on 1/17/2021

    Maschke A, Paasche-Orlow MK, Kressin NR, Schonberg MA, Battaglia TA, Gunn CM. Discussions of Potential Mammography Benefits and Harms among Patients with Limited Health Literacy and Providers: "Oh, There are Harms?" J Health Commun. 2021 Jan 17; 1-11. PMID: 33455518.

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  • Published on 1/11/2021

    Paasche-Orlow MK. With Gratitude-HLRP: Health Literacy Research and Practice 2020 Reviewers. Health Lit Res Pract. 2021 Jan 11; 5(1):e24-e25. PMID: 33433630.

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  • Published on 1/8/2021

    Laks J, Alford DP, Patel K, Jones M, Armstrong E, Waite K, Henault L, Paasche-Orlow MK. A National Survey on Patient Provider Agreements When Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain. J Gen Intern Med. 2021 Mar; 36(3):600-605. PMID: 33420560.

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  • Published on 1/3/2021

    Lincoln AK, Eyllon M, Prener C, Garverich S, Griffith J, Adams W, Arford T, Rosenfeld L, Nykiel S, Johnson P, Guyer M, Leung YJ, Paasche-Orlow M. Prevalence and Predictors of Limited Literacy in Public Mental Health Care. Community Ment Health J. 2021 Jan 03. PMID: 33389328.

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