Welcome to Health Literacy Studies, located in the Department of Society, Human Development, and Health at the Harvard School of Public Health, with Dr. Rima Rudd as Principal Investigator

This site is designed for professionals in health and education who are interested in health literacy. You can navigate our site using the menu to the left.

The Health Literacy Studies group is engaged in a variety of research efforts focused on communication and literacy skills. We are interested in exploring the pathways from education to health outcomes. We examine literacy-related barriers to a variety of health services and care. Our work is based in community, public health, health care, and adult education settings. Our goal is to help reduce health disparities and eliminate literacy barriers.

Rima E. Rudd, MSPH, ScD
Senior Lecturer, Harvard School of Public Health

Lindsay Schubiner, Research Assistant
Harvard School of Public Health

Sachini Bandara, Website Manager
Harvard School of Public Health

Associates and Visiting Scholars:

Bonnie Braun, PhD
Chair and Director, Herschel S. Horowitz Center for Health Literacy
University of Maryland School of Public Health

Arthur J. Culbert, PhD
President and CEO, Health Literacy Missouri 

Albert J Jovell MD, DPH, PhD
Director of Fundacio Josep Laport,  Director of the Patient University, and   Associate Professor of Preventive Medicine and Public Health University Automoma of Barcelona

Alexa T. McCray, PhD, 
 Director, Harvard Medical School Center for Biomedical Informatics & Countway Library

Maria Dolors Navarro, MD, MPH, PhD
President of the Catalan Patient Forum, Associate Professor of Preventive  Medicine and Public Health University Autonoma of Barcelona

Gillian Rowlands, M.D.
 Professor and Pro-Dean for Research, Faculty of Health and Social Care, London South Bank University

Lindsay Rosenfeld, ScD, ScM
Associate Research Scientist, Institute of Urban Health Research, Northeastern University


photos by Jon Crispin

How to cite the entire HLS web site:
The Harvard School of Public Health: Health Literacy Studies Web Site. Available at: http:www.hsph.harvard.edu/healthliteracy. Accessed ‘insert date.’

updated: July 17, 2010