Oral Abstract Session V

Moderator: Lakeshia Cousin

Validation of Three Question Health Literacy Screener in Determining Health Literacy as Compared to Existing STOFHLA

Katherine R. Burkhart
Wichita State University

Development of A skills-based Measure of Health Literacy Regarding on Diabetes and Its Impact on Patients' Glycemic Control

Xinying Sun
Peking University

Evaluating the Validity of a Computational Linguistics-Derives Automated Health Literacy Measure Across Race/ Ethnicity

Dean Schillinger
University of California San Francisco

Concurrent validity of Pictorial Fit-Frail Scale (PFFS) in Older Adults Male Veterans with varying levels of Health Literacy

Lubna Nasr
University of Miami

Katherine R. Burkhart

Physician Assistant Student, Wichita State University

Katie Burkhart is a 2nd year physician assistant student at Wichita State University. Katie graduated from Kansas State University in 2015 with a bachelor's degree in Athletic Training and minor in Kinesiology. Katie worked as an athletic trainer for 4 years before pursuing a degree in physician assistant studies. Katie has one daughter and husband who live with her in Wichita, KS. As a family they enjoy hiking and bike riding. Katie’s study interests include health literacy, women’s health, endocrinology, emergency medicine, and orthopedics.

Xinying Sun, PhD

Deputy Director, Department of Social Medicine and Health Education, School of Public Health, Peking University, Beijing, China

Xinying Sun got the PhD in 2006 at Peking University tutored by Prof. Yan Guo, the former member if social determinants of health committee in WHO. As visiting scholar, Dr. Sun studied at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill during 2013-2014 directed by Prof. Edwin B. Fisher. Dr. Sun now is the member of health education and promotion branch of Chinese Preventive Medicine Association and the vice chairman of general practice and health management standard committee of China health information and health care big data society. She did several researches funded by China National Science Foundation and Beijing Science Foundation, focusing on the relations between public health literacy and health behavior, the development of special health literacy scale especially regarding on chronic diseases, and the exploration of interventions strategy (health education and new media) to improve patients’ literacy. More than 100 articles (1/5 of them in English) have been published, including some papers focusing on health literacy. For example, Relationships of Health Literacy, Health Behavior, and Health Status Regarding Infectious Respiratory Diseases: Application of a Skill-Based Measure published by Journal of Health Communication in 2014.

Dean Schillinger, MD

Dean Schillinger MD is an internationally recognized health communication scientist and expert in chronic disease prevention and control. He directs the UCSF Health Communications Research Program, serves as site director for an NIDDK Center for Diabetes Translational Research, and is Principal Investigator for CDC and NIH funded projects in diabetes-related policy, as well as a NIH project to develop measures of health literacy using computational linguistics and machine learning. A public health and primary care physician, he served as Chief of the UCSF Division of General Internal Medicine at San Francisco General Hospital (SFGH) from 2009-2020. Dr. Schillinger currently co-chairs a subcommittee of a federal advisory commission related to harmonizing diabetes policy across federal agencies (https://health.gov/our-work/health-care-quality/national-clinical-care-commission). In 2006, he co-founded the UCSF Center for Vulnerable Populations, whose mission is to promote the health of vulnerable populations through discovery, collaboration, advocacy and policy change. Author of over 275 peer-reviewed scientific articles, he has focused his research on health communication for vulnerable populations, carrying out a number of studies exploring the impact of limited health literacy on prevention and control of diabetes and heart disease, and related interventions to improve both communication and health outcomes. Dr. Schillinger contributed to the 2004 IOM Report on Health Literacy and authored a 2012 IOM Publication defining the attributes of Health Literate Healthcare Organizations. He was honored with the Everett M Rogers Award from APHA in recognition of his lifelong contributions to advancing the study and practice of public health communication.

Lubna Nasr, MD

Miami Jewish Health System, Department of Geriatrics

Lubna Nasr, MD is a graduate of the University of Los Andes School of Medicine, Merida-Venezuela. Since graduation, she has been exposed to many educational and clinical experiences in the community including tutoring and teaching in microbiology and histology. Currently, she is doing a clinical rotation in the Miami Jewish Health System in the department of geriatrics. She is also a research scholar at the Geriatric Research, Education & Clinic (GRECC) in the Miami VA Healthcare System affiliated with the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine. The main focus of our research is frailty with related conditions in older adults. Moreover, she is a community educator with the Alzheimer's Association.

Lakeshia Cousin, Ph.D., APRN (Moderator)

Behavioral Oncology Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Dr. Lakeshia Cousin is a recent graduate of the University of South Florida College of Nursing, where she completed her Ph.D. in Nursing Science. Her dissertation study examined the role of individual and social contextual factors on self-care outcomes in African Americans living with chronic disease. Her work as an Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner and Clinical Researcher ignited her passion for finding better ways to improve the quality of life and health behaviors of older adults living with cancer and co-morbidities in the community. Dr. Cousin’s program of study will focus on improving health-related quality of life and enhancing health literacy among minority cancer survivors. Specifically, she is interested in incorporating positive psychological factors such as gratitude and into her methods of research. Dr. Cousin was the first nurse investigator to examine a gratitude scale in African Americans at risk for cardiovascular disease to understand its contribution to the improvement of overall cardiovascular health. She co-authored numerous publications and presented at various research conferences and was recently awarded the International Rising Stars of Scholarship and Research award with Sigma Theta Tau International (Sigma) 30th International Conference in Calgary, Alberta, Canada and received the McKnight Doctoral Fellowship during her Ph.D. program.

Lori Henault (Moderator)


Oral Abstract Session V
10/21/2020 at 11:30 AM (EDT)   |  90 minutes
10/21/2020 at 11:30 AM (EDT)   |  90 minutes
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