October 19th - Oral Abstract Session II

Moderator: Joy Deupree

Is it language or health literacy? Unpacking barriers to refugee health

Iris Feinberg, Georgia State University

Health Literacy in Context: Patients Perceptions about what Health Literacy Skills they Perceive as Important when Navigating through the Healthcare System, and in Managing their Health

Venkata Ratnadeep Suri, Indraprastha Institute of Information Technology

Health Literacy and Intercultural Competence Training among Second Year Nursing Students

Michelle M. Ogrodnick, Georgia State University

Organizational assessment of health literacy of an academic medical center

Gyusik Park, University of Alabama School of Medicine

Iris Feinberg, MD

Georgia State University

Dr. Iris Feinberg is the Associate Director of the Adult Literacy Research Center at Georgia State University (GSU) and an Assistant Research Professor in the Department of Learning Sciences in the College of Education and Human Development at GSU. Her research interests are how literacy impacts health decisions/health outcomes, and her research focuses on both individual and provider-level health literacy and communication skills. Dr. Feinberg is a co-investigator on a 5-year CDC-funded Research Prevention Center, providing expertise in health literacy, translation, and dissemination for a low literacy multi-ethnic refugee population; several COVID-19 projects have been completed that create culturally and linguistically appropriate health education materials that use evidence-based health literacy techniques.

Venkata Ratnadeep Suri

Assistant Professor, Department of Social Sciences and Humanities, Indraprastha Institute of Information Technology (IIIT) Delhi, India

Ratnadeep Suri (Ratan), is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Social Sciences and Humanities, Indraprastha Institute of Information Technology (IIIT) Delhi, India. He has completed his Post-Doctoral training at the Nanyang Technological University, Singapore in 2016. Earlier he earned his PhD from The Indiana Media School, Indiana University in 2013, with a Major in Communication and a Minor in Information Science. He also has an MA from Western Michigan University, Michigan, and an MA from University of Hyderabad, India. His research examines the effects of technology in health contexts, health literacy. He is also interested in the consequences of disrupted access to communication technologies on individuals’ health in disadvantaged communities.

Michelle M. Ogrodnick

Georgia State University

Michelle Mavreles Ogrodnick is a doctoral student in the School of Public Health at Georgia State University. She holds a B.A. in Communication Studies and a Master of Public Health in Health Promotion and Behavioral Science. Her research interests focus on improving health outcomes through better health communication, increasing health literacy, and reducing health disparities. She is currently working in the Adult Literacy Research Center at Georgia State University as a Second Century Initiative (2CI) Adult Literacy Fellow.

Gyusik Park

Mr. Park is a second-year medical student at the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine. 

Joy Deupree, PhD, APRN, WHNP-BC (Moderator)

Professor and Associate Dean for Practice Innovation, Partnerships & Policy - University of South Carolina, College of Nursing

Joy Deupree, PhD, RN, WHNP-BC is a Professor and Associate Dean for Practice Innovation, Partnerships, and Policy at the University of South Carolina College of Nursing in Columbia, South Carolina. A Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Executive Nurse Fellow 2014-2017, she teaches Leadership in the doctoral program and is actively involved in health literacy research for numerous projects that target underserved and vulnerable populations in the southeast. 

A certified Laubach literacy tutor since 1997, Dr. Deupree began her research in the field of health literacy in 2002 as co-investigator for a grant to study health literacy and caregiver fever management for children ages 6 months to 6 years. In 2004, Dr. Deupree developed the curriculum for a popular campus-wide course at UAB entitled Health Literacy: Identification of At-Risk Populations, which continues to be offered twice annually. 

She earned her PhD in Health Promotion/Health Behavior in 2011 via a joint program from the Schools of Public Health and Health Education at UAB, Birmingham, Alabama and the School of Human Studies at the University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, Alabama. Using her expertise in the field of health literacy her dissertation study entitled Health Literacy: A Community-based Mixed Methods Study of Prescription Medication Self-management among Community Dwelling Older Adults provided significant findings regarding how seniors cope with the many challenges of polypharmacy management. Recognizing Dr. Deupree’s expertise and leadership in health policy and health literacy, in 2015 by gubernatorial Executive Order #4 Dr. Deupree was appointed to serve on the Alabama Health Care Improvement Task Force. During her tenure on the task force, she organized and hosted a statewide Health Literacy Summit to determine the readiness of the state to support an organized effort for health literacy. Results of the study led her to establish and chair the Alabama Health Literacy Initiative which continues to be sustained by the UAB School of Nursing. In 2017, the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention added Alabama to the list of recognized statewide health literacy initiatives.

Lettie Cardoso (Moderator)

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October 19th: Oral Abstract II
Recorded 10/19/2020
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