The Health Literacy Directory

Health Literacy Researchers

Oralia V. Bazaldua, Pharm.D., BCPS
Associate Professor, The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, 
Department of Family and Community Medicine

Julie A. Gazmararian, Ph.D.
Research Associate Professor, Emory Center on Health Outcomes and Quality, 
Department of Health Policy and Management, Rollins School of Public Health of Emory University

Marcia Drew Hohn, Ed.D.
Director of Public Education, Immigrant Learning Center 
Health Convener, Massachusetts Department of Education Adult and Community Learning Services’ Comprehensive Health Projects
1997 National Institute for Literacy Leader Fellow in Health and Literacy

Shoou-Yih Daniel Lee, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Department of Health Policy and Administration, 
School of Public Health, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Ruth Parker, M.D., F.A.C.P.
Associate Professor of Medicine, Emory University School of Medicine
Chair, AMA Foundation Steering Committee on Health Literacy

Rima E. Rudd, M.S.P.H., Sc.D.
Senior Lecturer on Society, Human Development, and Health
Principal Investigator for Health Literacy Studies, Harvard School of Public Health
The National Center for the Study of Adult Learning and Literacy

Dean Schillinger, M.D.
General Internist and Assistant Professor of Medicine, 
University of California at San Francisco, General Hospital
Soros Advocacy Fellow, California Literacy, Inc.

Joanne G. Schwartzberg, M.D.
Director, Aging and Community Health, 
American Medical Association

Linda Shohet, Ph.D.
Director, The Center for Literacy

Barry D Weiss, M.D.
Professor, Health Literacy Program, Department of Family and Community Medicine,
University of Arizona College of Medicine

Sharon L. Youmans, Pharm.D.
Assistant Professor of Clinical Pharmacy, University of California San Francisco School of Pharmacy

Christina Zarcadoolas, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Research, Center for Environmental Studies, Brown University
Email: Christina_Zarcadoolas@Brown.Edu

Health Literacy Professionals

Candance Ford, M.L.S.
Director, PlaneTree Health Library

Jeannette Hilgert, M.S.G, M.S.W.
Program Administrator, Health Empowerment Initiative, Venice Family Clinic 

Jann Keenan, Ed.S.
President, The Keenan Group, Inc. – Experts in Health Literacy
Principal & Founding Member, The Clear Language Group

Sabrina Kurtz-Rossi, M.Ed.
Program Director, World Education’s Health and Literacy Initiative

Pat Lawson-North
Executive Director, Vision Literacy

Gloria Mayer, R.N., Ed.D., FAAN 
President/Chief Executive Officer, Institute for Healthcare Advancement

Wendy Mettger, M.A.
President, Mettger Communications
Co-founder of the National Work Group on Cancer and Literacy

Veronica Estrella Murillo, M.P.H.
Director of Health Education and Resources, California Family Health Council

Helen Osborne, M.Ed., OTR/L
Founder and President, Health Literacy Consulting & Health Literacy Month 
Email: helen@healthliteracy.comAudrey Riffenburgh, M.A.
President, Riffenburgh & Associates
Principal & Founding Member, The Clear Language Group
Email: ar@plainlanguageworks.comBeccah Rothschild, M.P.A.
Health Literacy Manager, California Health Literacy Initiative, a project of California Literacy, Inc.

Donna Bell Sanders, M.P.H.
Program Manager, California Family Health Council
Email: Sue Stableford, M.P.H., M.S.B.
Director, AHEC Health Literacy Center, University of New England
Principal & Founding Member, The Clear Language Group

Deborah W. Yoho
Co-moderator, National Institute for Literacy, Health Listserv
President, SC Adult Literacy Educators 
Executive Director, Greater Columbia Literacy Council

Health Literacy Supporters

American Medical Association Endowment

California Medical Association Foundation

Kaiser Permanente

Partnership for Clear Health Communication Inc.

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