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 8/22/2023

    Grigoryan L, Paasche-Orlow MK, Alquicira O, Laytner L, Schlueter M, Street RL, Salinas J, Barning K, Mahmood H, Porter TW, Khan F, Raphael JL, Faustinella F, Trautner BW. Antibiotic Use Without a Prescription: A Multisite Survey of Patient, Health System, and Encounter Characteristics. Clin Infect Dis. 2023 Aug 22; 77(4):510-517. PMID: 37094252.

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  • Published on 7/24/2023

    Murray GF, Lakin JR, Paasche-Orlow MK, Tulsky JA, Volandes A, Davis AD, Zupanc SN, Carney MT, Burns E, Martins-Welch D, LaVine N, Itty JE, Fix GM. Structural Barriers to Well-grounded Advance Care Planning for the Seriously Ill: a Qualitative Study of Clinicians' and Administrators' Experiences During a Pragmatic Trial. J Gen Intern Med. 2023 Jul 24. PMID: 37488368.

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  • Published on 6/2/2023

    Cerilli C, Katz G, Volandes AE, Davis AD, Paasche-Orlow MK, James TG, McKee MM. "There is No Communication": A Qualitative Examination of Deaf Signers' Experiences With Advance Care Planning. J Palliat Care. 2023 Jul; 38(3):372-380. PMID: 37264781.

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  • Published on 5/19/2023

    Streed CG, King D, Grasso C, Reisner SL, Mayer KH, Jasuja GK, Poteat T, Mukherjee M, Shapira-Daniels A, Cabral H, Tangpricha V, Paasche-Orlow MK, Benjamin EJ. Validation of an administrative algorithm for transgender and gender diverse persons against self-report data in electronic health records. J Am Med Inform Assoc. 2023 May 19; 30(6):1047-1055. PMID: 36921287.

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  • Published on 5/18/2023

    Hanchate AD, Strackman BW, Lin M, Paasche-Orlow MK, Lasser KE, Cole MB. Medicaid expansion associated with no change in emergency department use across racial and ethnic groups. Health Serv Res. 2023 Oct; 58(5):1014-1023. PMID: 37202905.

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  • Published on 5/1/2023

    Laytner L, Chen P, Nash S, Paasche-Orlow MK, Street R, Zoorob R, Trautner B, Grigoryan L. Perspectives on Non-Prescription Antibiotic Use among Hispanic Patients in the Houston Metroplex. J Am Board Fam Med. 2023 May 08; 36(3):390-404. PMID: 37127346.

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  • Published on 4/29/2023

    Steinbronn C, Chhonker YS, Stewart J, Leingang H, Heller KB, Krows ML, Paasche-Orlow M, Bershteyn A, Stankiewicz Karita HC, Agrawal V, Laufer M, Landovitz R, Wener M, Murry DJ, Johnston C, Barnabas RV, Arnold SLM. A linked physiologically based pharmacokinetic model for hydroxychloroquine and metabolite desethylhydroxychloroquine in SARS-CoV-2(-)/(+) populations. Clin Transl Sci. 2023 Jul; 16(7):1243-1257. PMID: 37118968.

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  • Published on 3/2/2023

    Hurstak EE, Paasche-Orlow MK, Hahn EA, Henault LE, Taddeo MA, Moreno PI, Weaver C, Marquez M, Serrano E, Thomas J, Griffith JW. The mediating effect of health literacy on COVID-19 vaccine confidence among a diverse sample of urban adults in Boston and Chicago. Vaccine. 2023 Apr 06; 41(15):2562-2571. PMID: 36907736.

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  • 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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