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Health Literacy Out Loud Podcast

25 EpisodesProduced by Helen OsborneWebsite

Podcast Interviews With Those In-the-Know About Heath Literacy

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Health Literacy: Helping Patients Feel Cared For, and Cared About (HLOL #239)

September 1st, 2023


Dr. Mark V. Williams serves as Professor & Chief of the Division of Hospital Medicine at the Washington University School of Medicine and BJC …

Artificial Intelligence & Health Communication (HLOL #238)

August 1st, 2023


Claire Wardle, PhD, is co-founder and co-director of the Information Futures Lab and Professor of the Practice at Brown University’s School of Public …

The Language of Civility (HLOL #237)

July 1st, 2023


LouAnn Bala MSN, RN, brings a background as clinical nurse educator and health coach to her work at Get Well. Her publications and research aim to improve quality and safety for patients, further the study of …

Television Ads for Medications (HLOL #236)

June 1st, 2023


Diana Zuckerman, Ph.D. is President of the National Center for Health Research, a nonprofit think tank that conducts and analyzes research on a wide …

The Value of Knowing Why Health Literacy Matters (HLOL #235)

May 1st, 2023


Karen Komondor RN, BSN, CCRN is passionate about health literacy. This comes from knowing why understandable health communication matters so much to her, both personally and professionally. Karen is Founder and …

Time Toxicity: Time that Patients Can Lose to Treatment (HLOL #234)

April 1st, 2023


Christopher Booth MD, FRCPC, is a Medical Oncologist and Health Services Researcher at Queen’s University in Kingston, Canada. In his clinical …

Using Art to Communicate About Surgery (HLOL #233)

March 1st, 2023


Maria Baimas-George, MD, MPH, not only is a transplant surgeon but also the author and illustrator of The Strength of My Scars, a series of children’s books about a wide range of medical and surgical conditions. Dr. …

Communicating About Potential Healthcare Fraud and Abuse (HLOL #232)

February 1st, 2023


Nicole Liebau, BSW, is Director of the Senior Medicare Patrol (SMP) National Resource Center at the Northeast Iowa Area Agency on Aging, Inc. There …

Words Matter: What We Say and Write Can Affect Health Understanding (HLOL #231)

January 1st, 2023


Elena T. Carbone, DrPH, RD/LDN, FAND is Professor of Nutrition and Associate Dean for Curriculum & Academic Oversight in the Honors College at …

Wellness and Health Literacy (HLOL #230)

December 1st, 2022


Teresa Wagner DrPH, RD/LD, CHWI, has expertise in both wellness and health literacy. She is Assistant Professor in the School of Health Professions …

Oral Health Literacy: How Diseases of the Mouth Affect Overall Health (HLOL #229)

November 1st, 2022


Alice Horowitz, RDH, MA, PhD, is a Research Professor in the Department of Behavioral and Community Health at University of Maryland’s School of …

Bullet Points and Other Types of Lists (HLOL #228)

October 1st, 2022


Genevieve Walker, PhD, is a medical writer and editor who creates plain-language educational and marketing content for patients and other health care consumers. Through her business, Bridge Health Communications, …

A Standardized Patient’s Perspective of Health Communication (HLOL #227)

September 1st, 2022


Kip Clark describes himself as being passionate about better and more meaningful communication. This belief guides his work as a standardized patient …

Building Trust with Each Audience (HLOL #226)

August 1st, 2022


Lenora Johnson, DrPH, MPH directs the science policy, engagement, health education, and public-facing communication initiatives of the National …

Live Virtual Group Patient Education: Creating Content, Delivering Sessions, and Meeting Needs (HLOL #225)

July 1st, 2022


Tedi Brash and Melissa Yan are based in Toronto, Canada. They, along with Rashmi Bhide, are authors of the terrific how-to resource, “A Guide to Developing Live Virtual Group Patient Education: Nine Steps to Success.”

Health Communication in Context of Each Person’s Life (HLOL #224)

June 1st, 2022


Christine Wilson has focused on health communication throughout her career. Her experience includes being Vice President for Marketing and Communications at Fox Chase Cancer, Vice President for Communications at the …

Blood Testing: What Is Learned in the Lab (HLOL #223)

May 1st, 2022


Parul Bhargava, MD is Professor & Vice-Chair of Laboratory Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). She is a pathologist …

Survivors? Choosing Words about People Who Have, or Have Had, a Serious Illness (HLOL #222)

April 1st, 2022


Dr. Emily Tonorezos is Director of the National Cancer Institute’s (NCI) Office of Cancer Survivorship which is part of the Division of Cancer …

Communicating When Vision is a Concern (HLOL #221)

March 1st, 2022


Joe Weisse is co-coordinator for the Low Vision Support Group of Natick for the Massachusetts Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired. Now retired, for 33 years Weisse was Public Information Officer for the …

Motivational Interviewing (HLOL #220)

February 1st, 2022


Laura A. Saunders, MSSW is a social worker with expertise in Motivational interviewing (MI). She works with University of Wisconsin-Madison at the …

Making Materials Relatable and Readable (HLOL #219)

January 1st, 2022


Paula Worby (pictured on the right) and Miriam Lara-Mejia both work at Hesperian Health Guides, a non-profit publisher best known for the book Where …

Words Matter: What We Say and Write Can Affect Health Understanding (HLOL #231)

January 1st, 2022


Elena T. Carbone, DrPH, RD/LDN, FAND is Professor of Nutrition and Associate Dean for Curriculum & Academic Oversight in the Honors College at …

Patients as partners in medical education, practice, and governance (HLOL #218)

December 1st, 2021


Professor Jason Last, MD, is University Dean of Students at University College Dublin in Ireland. Building on his experience as a practicing …

Publishing and Sharing Health Literacy Research and Experiences (HLOL #217)

November 1st, 2021


Aisha Langford, PhD, MPH is an assistant professor of population health at NYU Langone Health. Her research interests include health communication …

Plain Language Summaries of Research Studies (HLOL #216)

October 1st, 2021


Maureen Maurer brings a strong background in health behavior and health education. Her work focuses on engaging patients, families, and community …

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