October 20th - Oral Abstract Session IV

Recorded On: 10/20/2020

Moderator: Tetine Sentell

Deaf Community’s Access to Internet and eHealth Literacy

Surya Sahetapy
Rochester Institute of Technology

Double Disparity in Deaf and Hard of Hearing College Students’ Health Literacy

Ashley Mussallem
Rochester Institute of Technology

Parent Health Literacy and Environmental Health-related Perceptions of Risk and Motivation to take Action

Alexander F. Glick
NYU School of Medicine

Improving Awareness of Emotional Wellness Among Rural Arkansans: Development and Implementation of a Health Literacy Based Intervention

Alison Caballero
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences

Jennifer M. Gan
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences

Surya Sahetapy

Student, Rochester Institute of Technology

Surya Sahetapy is a student at the Rochester Institute of Technology, majoring in International and Global Studies. He is a research assistant for the Research Center on Culture and Language at RIT’s National Technical Institute for the Deaf. He focuses on projects within the Deaf Health Lab, working towards his vision of breaking down barriers to ensure easier access to healthcare for the deaf community.

Ashley Mussallem

Research Assistant, Rochester Institute of Technology

Ashley Mussallem is a research assistant at the Research Center on Culture and Language at the National Technical Institute for the Deaf. She works under the Deaf Health Lab focusing on studies examining health literacy, COVID-19 impact, and perinatal experiences in deaf and hard of hearing individuals. She is a senior at the Rochester Institute of Technology pursuing a Bachelor of Science degree in biomedical sciences with a minor in exercise science. Post-graduation, Ashley aims to study in the field of healthcare, possibly pursue a doctor of medicine degree, and dismantle disparities in health care experienced by deaf and minority groups.

Alexander F. Glick, MD, MS

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics and a Pediatric Hospitalist, NYU School of Medicine and Bellevue Hospital Center

Alexander F. Glick, MD, MS is an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics and a Pediatric Hospitalist at NYU School of Medicine and Bellevue Hospital Center. Dr. Glick investigates ways to improve communication with patients and families in the inpatient setting, including the development and evaluation of low-literacy strategies to improve parent comprehension of and subsequent adherence to their child’s discharge instructions. He also studies the impact of health literacy in other areas, including its relevance to environmental health issues.

B. Alison Caballero, MPH, CHES

University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences

Alison Caballero, MPH, CHES is the Director of the Center for Health Literacy at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences. Alison collaborates with institutional leaders in education, research, and clinical care and a host of external partners to advance the Center’s mission to improve health by making health information easy to understand. She leads the team of expert staff who conduct collaborative research and provide health communications training and a host of services including plain language assessment and editing, Spanish translation, health education materials development, and field testing. Alison’s background includes workforce development, public health education and research, patient education, medical administration, and major gifts fundraising. Her undergraduate studies were in health education and her graduate studies focused on public health management and policy. She completed a prevention fellowship with the US Department of Health and Human Services and has been a certified health education specialist (CHES®) for more than 20 years.

Jennifer M. Gan, MBA

University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences

Jennifer M. Gan, healthcare MBA, is a research program manager in the Center for Health Literacy (CHL), with a faculty instructor appointment in the Department of Medical Humanities and Bioethics at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS). Her research interests include health disparities in vulnerable populations focusing on health literacy, rural health, mental health, digital health, and the LGBTQIA+ and Latinx/Hispanic communities. Before joining UAMS, she served as the deputy director of clinical research for a psychiatric clinic that specialized in serving the Latinx/Hispanic population and conducted clinical research trials focused on Alzheimer’s disease, depression, and anxiety. Prior to that she worked at the University of California (UC), Irvine Medical Center and at the UC, San Francisco Medical Center. With a background in sociology and over 20 years of experience working in academic medical centers, she has developed a keen understanding of healthcare delivery and a passion for engaging underserved communities to address their healthcare and wellness needs.

Tetine Sentell, PhD (Moderator)

Professor and Director, Office of Public Health Studies at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa

Tetine Sentell (moderator), PhD, is Professor and Director of the Office of Public Health Studies at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa. She co-leads the Healthy Hawai‘i Initiative Evaluation Team and her research focuses on untangling the complex relationship between health disparities, education, literacy, English language proficiency, and other social factors. She is especially interested in the role of community, social, and family level variables, especially how social networks can support and sustain health literacy.

Erin Martinez (Moderator)

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October 20th: Oral Abstract IV
Recorded 10/20/2020
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Deaf Community’s Access to Internet and eHealth Literacy; Surya Sahetapy Video
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