Michael K. Paasche-Orlow, MD, MA, MPH

Adjunct 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 1/12/2023

    Paasche-Orlow MK. A Puzzling Thank You. Health Lit Res Pract. 2023 Jan; 7(1):e1. PMID: 36629781.

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  • Published on 11/17/2022

    Althouse AD, Abebe KZ, Paasche-Orlow MK, Lalama CM, Ferry D, Lancet M, Swabe G, Bickmore T, Magnani JW. Design, rationale, and baseline characteristics of a randomized controlled trial evaluating a mobile relational agent to enhance atrial fibrillation self-care. Contemp Clin Trials. 2023 Jan; 124:107015. PMID: 36402276.

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  • Published on 11/11/2022

    Chatterjee A, Dunleavy S, Gonzalez T, Benson J, Henault L, MacIntosh A, Goodell K, Witzburg R, Paasche-Orlow M. Health professions school applicant experiences of discrimination during interviews. Med Teach. 2022 Nov 11; 1-10. PMID: 36369780.

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  • Published on 9/13/2022

    Deming ME, Dong TQ, Agrawal V, Mills MG, Huang MLW, 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 ER, Neuzil KM. Detection and Kinetics of Subgenomic Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2 RNA Viral Load in Longitudinal Diagnostic RNA-Positive Samples. J Infect Dis. 2022 Sep 13; 226(5):788-796. PMID: 35150571.

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  • Published on 8/24/2022

    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 Coronavirus Disease 2019 Symptom Specificity: A Longitudinal Cohort Study. Clin Infect Dis. 2022 Aug 24; 75(1):e1180-e1183. PMID: 35152299.

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  • Published on 8/23/2022

    Kumbhakar R, Neradilek M, Barnabas RV, Stewart J, Stankiewicz Karita HC, Landovitz RJ, Kissinger PJ, Jerome KR, Paasche-Orlow MK, Bershteyn A, Chu HY, Neuzil KM, Greninger AL, Luk A, Wald A, Brown ER, Johnston C. Using time-weighted average change from baseline of SARS-CoV-2 viral load to assess impact of hydroxychloroquine as postexposure prophylaxis and early treatment for COVID-19. J Med Virol. 2022 Dec; 94(12):6091-6096. PMID: 35940869.

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  • Published on 8/16/2022

    Duraiswamy S, Sanchez SE, Flum DR, Paasche-Orlow MK, Kenzik KM, Tseng JF, Drake FT. Caveat emptor: The accuracy of claims data in appendicitis research. Surgery. 2022 Oct; 172(4):1050-1056. PMID: 35985898.

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  • Published on 8/3/2022

    Hanchate AD, Baker WE, Paasche-Orlow MK, Feldman J. Ambulance diversion and ED destination by race/ethnicity: evaluation of Massachusetts' ambulance diversion ban. BMC Health Serv Res. 2022 Aug 03; 22(1):987. PMID: 35918721.

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  • Published on 7/25/2022

    Lakin JR, Zupanc SN, Lindvall C, Moseley ET, Das S, Sciacca K, Cabral HJ, Burns EA, Carney MT, Itty J, Lopez S, Emmert K, Martin NJ, Lambert S, Polo J, Sanghani S, Dugas JN, Gomez M, Winter MR, Wang N, Gabry-Kalikow S, Dobie A, Amshoff M, Cucinotta T, Joel M, Caruso LB, Ramirez AM, Salerno K, Ogunneye Q, Henault L, Davis AD, Volandes A, Paasche-Orlow MK. Study protocol for Video Images about Decisions to Improve Ethical Outcomes with Palliative Care Educators (VIDEO-PCE): a pragmatic stepped wedge cluster randomised trial of older patients admitted to the hospital. BMJ Open. 2022 Jul 25; 12(7):e065236. PMID: 35879001.

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  • Published on 7/1/2022

    Streed CG, Morgan JR, Gai MJ, Larochelle MR, Paasche-Orlow MK, Taylor JL. Prevalence of HIV Preexposure Prophylaxis Prescribing Among Persons With Commercial Insurance and Likely Injection Drug Use. JAMA Netw Open. 2022 Jul 01; 5(7):e2221346. PMID: 35819784.

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