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 12/2/2019

    Banerjee S, McCormick D, Paasche-Orlow MK, Lin MY, Hanchate AD. Association between degree of exposure to the Hospital Value Based Purchasing Program and 30-day mortality: experience from the first four years of Medicare's pay-for-performance program. BMC Health Serv Res. 2019 Dec 02; 19(1):921. PMID: 31791322.

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  • Published on 10/9/2019

    McKee MM, Hauser PC, Champlin S, Paasche-Orlow M, Wyse K, Cuculick J, Buis LR, Plegue M, Sen A, Fetters MD. Deaf Adults' Health Literacy and Access to Health Information: Protocol for a Multicenter Mixed Methods Study. JMIR Res Protoc. 2019 Oct 09; 8(10):e14889. PMID: 31599730.

    Read at: PubMed
  • Published on 10/3/2019

    Santos MG, Paasche-Orlow MK. Special Supplement: Health Literacy and Adult Basic Education. Health Lit Res Pract. 2019 Jul; 3(3 Suppl):S88-S90. PMID: 31773087.

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  • Published on 10/1/2019

    Fleary SA, Paasche-Orlow MK, Joseph P, Freund KM. The Relationship Between Health Literacy, Cancer Prevention Beliefs, and Cancer Prevention Behaviors. J Cancer Educ. 2019 Oct; 34(5):958-965. PMID: 30022378.

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  • 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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