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 3/15/2022

    Banerjee S, Paasche-Orlow MK, McCormick D, Lin MY, Hanchate AD. Readmissions performance and penalty experience of safety-net hospitals under Medicare's Hospital Readmissions Reduction Program. BMC Health Serv Res. 2022 Mar 15; 22(1):338. PMID: 35287693.

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  • Published on 3/1/2022

    Duraiswamy S, Ignacio A, Weinberg J, Sanchez SE, Flum DR, Paasche-Orlow MK, Kenzik KM, Tseng JF, Drake FT. Comparative Accuracy of ICD-9 vs ICD-10 Codes for Acute Appendicitis. J Am Coll Surg. 2022 Mar 01; 234(3):377-383. PMID: 35213502.

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  • Published on 2/13/2022

    Bershteyn A, Dahl AM, Dong TQ, Deming ME, Celum CL, Chu HY, Kottkamp AC, Greninger AL, Hoffman RM, Jerome KR, Johnston CM, Kissinger PJ, Landovitz RJ, Laufer MK, Luk A, Neuzil KM, Paasche-Orlow MK, Pitts RA, Schwartz MD, Stankiewicz Karita HC, Thorpe LE, Wald A, Zheng CY, Wener MH, Barnabas RV, Brown ER. Self-Assessed Severity as a Determinant of COVID-19 Symptom Specificity: A Longitudinal Cohort Study. Clin Infect Dis. 2022 Feb 13. PMID: 35152299.

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  • Published on 2/12/2022

    Deming ME, Dong TQ, Agrawal V, Mills MG, Huang MW, Greninger AL, Jerome KR, Wener MH, Paasche-Orlow MK, Kissinger P, Luk A, Hoffman RM, Stewart J, Kottkamp AC, Bershteyn A, Chu HY, Stankiewicz Karita HC, Johnston CM, Wald A, Barnabas R, Brown E, Neuzil K. Detection and kinetics of subgenomic SARS-CoV-2 RNA viral load in longitudinal diagnostic RNA positive samples. J Infect Dis. 2022 Feb 12. PMID: 35150571.

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  • Published on 2/1/2022

    Stewart J, Krows ML, Schaafsma TT, Heller KB, Brown ER, Boonyaratanakornkit J, Brown CE, Leingang H, Liou C, Bershteyn A, Schwartz MD, Agrawal V, Friedman-Klabanoff D, Eustace S, Stankiewicz Karita HC, Paasche-Orlow MK, Kissinger P, Hosek SG, Chu HY, Celum C, Baeten JM, Wald A, Johnston C, Barnabas RV. Comparison of Racial, Ethnic, and Geographic Location Diversity of Participants Enrolled in Clinic-Based vs 2 Remote COVID-19 Clinical Trials. JAMA Netw Open. 2022 02 01; 5(2):e2148325. PMID: 35157053.

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  • Published on 2/1/2022

    Volandes AE, Zupanc SN, Paasche-Orlow MK, Lakin JR, Chang Y, Burns EA, LaVine NA, Carney MT, Martins-Welch D, Emmert K, Itty JE, Moseley ET, Davis AD, El-Jawahri A, Gundersen DA, Fix GM, Yacoub AM, Schwartz P, Gabry-Kalikow S, Garde C, Fischer J, Henault L, Burgess L, Goldman J, Kwok A, Singh N, Alvarez Suarez AL, Gromova V, Jacome S, Tulsky JA, Lindvall C. Association of an Advance Care Planning Video and Communication Intervention With Documentation of Advance Care Planning Among Older Adults: A Nonrandomized Controlled Trial. JAMA Netw Open. 2022 02 01; 5(2):e220354. PMID: 35201306.

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  • Published on 1/28/2022

    Baykaner T, Pundi K, Lin B, Lu Y, DeSutter K, Lhamo K, Garay G, Nunes JC, Morin DP, Sears SF, Chung MK, Paasche-Orlow MK, Sanders LM, Bunch TJ, Hills MT, Mahaffey KW, Stafford RS, Wang PJ. The ENHANCE-AF clinical trial to evaluate an atrial fibrillation shared decision-making pathway: Rationale and study design. Am Heart J. 2022 May; 247:68-75. PMID: 35092723.

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  • Published on 1/5/2022

    Papageorge MV, Woods AP, de Geus SWL, Ng SC, Paasche-Orlow MK, Segev D, McAneny D, Kenzik KM, Sachs TE, Tseng JF. Beyond insurance status: the impact of Medicaid expansion on the diagnosis of Hepatocellular Carcinoma. HPB (Oxford). 2022 Jan 05. PMID: 35042672.

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  • Published on 1/4/2022

    Stankiewicz Karita HC, Dong TQ, Johnston C, Neuzil KM, Paasche-Orlow MK, Kissinger PJ, Bershteyn A, Thorpe LE, Deming M, Kottkamp A, Laufer M, Landovitz RJ, Luk A, Hoffman R, Roychoudhury P, Magaret CA, Greninger AL, Huang ML, Jerome KR, Wener M, Celum C, Chu HY, Baeten JM, Wald A, Barnabas RV, Brown ER. Trajectory of Viral RNA Load Among Persons With Incident SARS-CoV-2 G614 Infection (Wuhan Strain) in Association With COVID-19 Symptom Onset and Severity. JAMA Netw Open. 2022 01 04; 5(1):e2142796. PMID: 35006245.

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  • Published on 12/1/2021

    Bovell-Ammon BJ, Xuan Z, Paasche-Orlow MK, LaRochelle MR. Association of Incarceration With Mortality by Race From a National Longitudinal Cohort Study. JAMA Netw Open. 2021 12 01; 4(12):e2133083. PMID: 34940867.

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