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 2/10/2024

    Cole MB, Strackman BW, Lasser KE, Lin MY, Paasche-Orlow MK, Hanchate AD. Medicaid Expansion and Preventable Emergency Department Use by Race/Ethnicity. Am J Prev Med. 2024 Jun; 66(6):989-998. PMID: 38342480.

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  • Published on 1/26/2024

    Chandanabhumma PP, Ratakonda S, Panko T, Cuculick J, Hauser P, Paasche-Orlow MK, Fetters MD, McKee MM. Examining the differences of perceptions and experience with online health information accessibility between deaf and hearing individuals: A qualitative study. Patient Educ Couns. 2024 May; 122:108169. PMID: 38325209.

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  • Published on 1/10/2024

    Paasche-Orlow MK, Barocas S. A Puzzling Thank You #2. Health Lit Res Pract. 2024 Jan; 8(1):e1-e2. PMID: 38198645.

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  • Published on 1/3/2024

    Rose SW, Strackman BW, Gilbert ON, Lasser KE, Paasche-Orlow MK, Lin MY, Saylor G, Hanchate AD. Disparities by Sex, Race, and Ethnicity in Use of Left Ventricular Assist Devices and Heart Transplants Among Patients With Heart Failure With Reduced Ejection Fraction. J Am Heart Assoc. 2024 Jan 16; 13(2):e031021. PMID: 38166429.

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  • Published on 12/13/2023

    Hurstak E, Farina FR, Paasche-Orlow MK, Hahn EA, Henault LE, Moreno P, Weaver C, Marquez M, Serrano E, Thomas J, Griffith JW. COVID-19 Vaccine Confidence Mediates the Relationship between Health Literacy and Vaccination in a Diverse Sample of Urban Adults. Vaccines (Basel). 2023 Dec 13; 11(12). PMID: 38140251.

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  • Published on 10/24/2023

    Quintiliani LM, Kamaka M, Henault L, Antonio MCK, Sentell T, Spencer K, Akaka G, Honda LKL, Hanakeawe D, Dillard A, Kekauoha BP, Davis AD, Seitz R, Cabral HJ, Volandes A, Leimomi Mala Mau MK, Paasche-Orlow MK. I kua na'u "Let me carry out your last wishes" Clinical trial protocol to promote advance care planning among native Hawaiian populations. Contemp Clin Trials. 2023 Dec; 135:107365. PMID: 37884121.

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  • Published on 9/30/2023

    Chhonker YS, Aldhafiri WN, Soni D, Trivedi N, Steinbronn C, Johnson C, Karita HCS, Paasche-Orlow MK, Barnabas R, Arnold SL, Murry DJ. Simultaneous LC-MS/MS method for the quantitation of Azithromycin, Hydroxychloroquine and its metabolites in SARS-CoV-2(-/?+) populations using dried blood spots. Sci Rep. 2023 Sep 30; 13(1):16428. PMID: 37777555.

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  • Published on 9/8/2023

    Laytner LA, Olmeda K, Salinas J, Alquicira O, Nash S, Zoorob R, Paasche-Orlow MK, Trautner BW, Grigoryan L. Acculturation and Subjective Norms Impact Non-Prescription Antibiotic Use among Hispanic Patients in the United States. Antibiotics (Basel). 2023 Sep 08; 12(9). PMID: 37760716.

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  • Published on 9/5/2023

    Volandes AE, Zupanc SN, Lakin JR, Cabral HJ, Burns EA, Carney MT, Lopez S, Itty J, Emmert K, Martin NJ, Cole T, Dobie A, Cucinotta T, Joel M, Caruso LB, Henault L, Dugas JN, Astone K, Winter M, Wang N, Davis AD, Garde C, Rodriguez PM, El-Jawahri A, Moseley ET, Das S, Sciacca K, Ramirez AM, Gromova V, Lambert S, Sanghani S, Lindvall C, Paasche-Orlow MK. Video Intervention and Goals-of-Care Documentation in Hospitalized Older Adults: The VIDEO-PCE Randomized Clinical Trial. JAMA Netw Open. 2023 Sep 05; 6(9):e2332556. PMID: 37695586.

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  • 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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