Photos by Jon Crispin

Welcome to Health Literacy Studies, located in the Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, with Dr. Rima Rudd as Principal Investigator. You can navigate the site using the menu to the left.

This HSPH Health Literacy website was designed for professionals in health and education who are interested in health literacy. It was the first academic site to provide resources and links in the burgeoning area of health literacy studies and practice. We continue to provide unique tools as well as links to key documents, articles, and materials. Health literacy work provides insight for professional development, institutional change, and policy initiatives. We hope you enjoy, use, and share the resources.

Rima E. Rudd, MSPH, ScD
Senior Lecturer on Health Literacy, Education and Policy, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

Rima Rudd, a long standing member of the faculty in the Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences has been focusing her research and policy work on literacy related barriers to health information, programs, services, and care and subsequent health disparities. She continues to teach courses on health literacy and currently serves on  the Institute of Medicine Roundtable on Health Literacy.

Leeann Siegel, Website Manager
Masters Candidate, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

Leeann Siegel entered the Masters program with experience in communications and is currently focusing her academic coursework on health communications in the Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences.

Graphic by Dalen Gilbrech

How to cite the entire HLS web site:
The Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health: Health Literacy Studies Web Site. Available at: http:www.hsph.harvard.edu/healthliteracy. Accessed ‘insert date.’

updated: April 6, 2015