October 20th - Oral Abstract Session III
Recorded On: 10/20/2020
Moderator: Stacy Bailey
The use of a multi-component app-based intervention to build health literacy skills: An Australian feasibility study*
University of Sydney
*This session will be pre-recorded. All CEUs are available for this recording except CMEs.
A Health Literate Approach to Create a Virtual Sickle Cell Trait Education Program
Mary A. Abrams
The Ohio State University College of Medicine
How can technology facilitate sexual and reproductive health literacy among students within the college clinic setting?
Cheryl A. Vamos
University of South Florida
Digital storytelling as a health literate tool to motivate and educate diverse kidney patients about living donor kidney transplant
Emily H. Wood
UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine
Trial Coordinator, Sydney Health Literacy Lab, School of Public Health at the University of Sydney
Jennifer is a Trial Coordinator in the Sydney Health Literacy Lab, School of Public Health at the University of Sydney. I have a Bachelor of Exercise Science and a Master of Nutrition & Dietetics.
Mary Ann Abrams
The Ohio State University College of Medicine
Mary Ann Abrams, M.D., M.P.H. is a Clinical Assistant Professor at The Ohio State University College of Medicine, Department of Pediatrics, and GME Quality Improvement Medical Director and Primary Care Physician at Nationwide Children’s Hospital. She led Iowa Health System’s (now UnityPoint Health) health literacy quality initiative and developed health literacy-related interventions, resources, and training, including an Always Use Teach-back! Toolkit and a Building Health Literate Organizations guidebook. She co-chaired the American Academy of Pediatrics Health Literacy Project Advisory Committee and was a Pfizer Visiting Professor in Health Literacy. She is co-editor and contributing author to the American Academy of Pediatrics’ Plain Language Pediatrics and has published on implementing health literacy-based interventions, pediatric health literacy, and partnering with patients and adult learners. Dr. Abrams graduated from The Ohio State University College of Medicine, Harvard School of Public Health, and University of Dayton.
Cheryl A. Vamos, PhD, MPH
Associate Professor and a Fellow, Chiles Center for Women, Children and Families at the College of Public Health, University of South Florida (USF)
Dr. Cheryl Vamos is an Associate Professor and a Fellow with the Chiles Center for Women, Children and Families at the College of Public Health, University of South Florida (USF) in Tampa, FL. She is also the Director of USF’s Center of Excellence in Maternal and Child Health Education, Science and Practice (one of thirteen centers funded by MCHB/HRSA). Her research focuses on women’s health, reproductive health and MCH oral health. She employs health literacy, implementation science, and technological approaches to facilitate the translation of emerging women’s health research into practice for providers, patients and the community at-large.
Emily H Wood, MPH
Research Associate, Education and Manuscript Development Lead
Ms. Wood received her Master’s Degree in Public Health from The Milken Institute School of Public Health at George Washington University where she focused on health communications and program planning and evaluation. Ms. Wood presently coordinates education design and development for the Transplant Research and Education Center (TREC) with UCLA’s David Geffen School of Medicine, Division of Nephrology. She designs education for delivery via print, texting, web, video, mHealth, social media, and patient portals and telehealth. She works with an interdisciplinary team of staff, contractors, and stakeholders including clinicians, social workers, and transplant organizations in the US and internationally. Using community based participatory design approaches, Ms. Wood works with patients to create health literate and culturally and linguistically relevant education that honors patient and donor priorities. As a fluent Spanish-speaker, she ensures that educational content is transliterated for the Spanish-speaking community. She also coordinates manuscript development for TREC and prepares content for both academic and public-facing outlets. Ms. Wood is passionate about health communications, reducing health disparities, social determinants of health, and finding ways to partner with and engage patients and the public in community health models and the research process.
Stacy C. Bailey (Moderator)
Dr. Bailey is a health services researcher investigating the definition and measurement of health literacy, its extent and associations with various health outcomes, and the testing of innovative and viable ‘low-literacy’ intervention strategies to help individuals promote, protect, and manage their health. Her work also focuses on the broader theme of health inequalities, especially those experienced by individuals with limited English proficiency.