Projects
9/15/2015 to 5/31/2020
  We have imparted the Universal Medication Schedule (UMS) via increasingly available health and consumer technologies to promote patient adherence to complex prescription (Rx) drug regimens. Research Themes:  Aging and Geriatrics Health Communication ...

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9/1/2014 to 8/31/2017
The overall objective of this study is to leverage the electronic health record to implement a multifaceted strategy to better educate emergency department patients about medication risks and safe use for opioid pain relievers. Duration of Project:  ...

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8/15/2015 to 5/31/2019
  We are assessing the effectiveness and fidelity of a primary care-based, technology-enabled strategy to improve patient-provider communication about prescribed, higher-risk medications to ensure safe use. Research Themes:  Health Communication Health ...

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8/25/2014 to 8/24/2016
  We are conductiong a two-arm trial of the iChoose Kidney decision aid to test clinical efficacy of a decision support tool. Research Themes:  Health Information Technology Health Literacy and Learning Program (HeLP) Quality Improvement and Safety ...
8/18/2011 to 6/30/2016
  The study objective is to investigate the relationship between health literacy, cognitive abilities, and health outcomes for COPD over time and factors that influence these associations. Research Themes:  Aging and Geriatrics Health Literacy and ...

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8/3/2015 to 5/31/2019
We are working to determine how perceptions of chronic illness and treatment affect illness self-management in the context of multimorbidities (MM). This information will be translated into self-management support messages for use in future interventions. ...

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9/1/2014 to 4/30/2018
  Our study objective is to provide valid estimates of health literacy for every census tract in the U.S. and demonstrate the value of such a health literacy measure for informing public health and healthcare policy and practice. Research Themes:  ...

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9/28/2015 to 7/31/2017
  We are developing a user-centered communications tool that will leverage electronic healthcare records and common technologies (website, SMS text) to improve medication adherence among transplant recipients. Research Themes:  Health Communication Health ...

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7/1/2013 to 12/31/2015
The overall goal of this project is to implement and test a system-level intervention designed to achieve very high levels of adherence to pneumococcal vaccination (PVX), annual influenza vaccination INFVX, and zoster vaccination (ZVX) before treatment ...

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Adjunct Professor of Medicine, Division of General Internal Medicine and Geriatrics, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine; and Executive Vice President for Healthcare Quality Evaluation at The Joint Commission
6/8/2011 to 3/31/2016
  Do you know the NAMES of your medications? Many patients with chronic disease have difficulty performing routine medication management tasks, particularly individuals with limited literacy, and this can cause dangerous medication errors and jeopardize ...

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Associate Professor

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