Selected publications

Rudd RE, Comings JP, and Hyde J. Leave no one behind: Improving health and risk communication through attention to literacy.  Journal of Health Communication, 8 (Suppl 1):104-115. 2003.

Rudd RE. Health literacy skills of U.S. adults. Journal of Health Behavior. 31(Supp 1): S8-S18. 2007.

Apter AJ, Paasche-Orlow MK, Remillard JT, Bennett IM, Ben-Joseph EP, Batista RM, Hyde J, Rudd RE. Numeracy and communication with patients: They are counting on us. Journal of General Internal Medicine, 23(12):2117.  2008.

Rudd RE, Gall V, Blanch D., Chinik LB, Wrigh, EA, Reichmann W, Liang MH, Katz JN.  A Randomized controlled trial of an intervention to reduce low literacy barriers in inflammatory arthritis management. Patient Education and Counseling, 75:334-39.  2009.

Rudd RE & Keller DB.[2009]. Health Literacy: New developments and research. Journal of Communication in Healthcare, 2(3): 240-257.   

Sanders LM, Shaw JS, Guez G, Baur C, Rudd RE [2009]. Health Literacy and Child Health Promotion: Implications for Research, Clinical Care, and Public Policy. Pediatrics, 124, Supplement 3: S275-281

Rudd RE [2010]. Improving Americans’ Health Literacy. New England Journal of Medicine 363(24):2283-5.

Rosenfeld L, Rudd RE, Emmons K, Acevedo-Garcia D, Buka S [2011]. Beyond reading alone: Literacy and chronic disease management. Patient Education and Counseling; 82(1):110-6.

Selected Reports

Rudd, RE. [2003]. Health Literacy Action Plan, in Communicating Health. Office of the Surgeon General, Washington DC: HHS. 2003.

Rudd, Kirsch, Yamamoto [2004]. Literacy and Health In America. Princeton NJ: Educational Testing Services.

Committee on Health Literacy [2004].Health Literacy: a prescription to end confusion. Rudd, writer/contributor and committee member. Institute of Medicine. Washington DC: National Academies of Science.

Committee on Performance Levels for Adult Literacy [2005].   Measuring literacy: Performance levels for adults. Rudd, writer/contributor and committee member. National Research Council. Washington DC: National Academies of Science.

Selected Book Chapters

Rudd RE, Comfort L, Mongillo J, Zani L. [1994]. Student Produced Health Education Materials, chapter in Matiella (ed), Comprehensive Health Education in the Multiethnic Classroom, Santa Cruz, CA: ETR Associates.

Rudd RE, Moeykens BA, Colton T. [1999]. Health and Literacy: A review of the medical and public health literature, chapter 5 in Comings JP, Smith C, Garner B (eds), Annual Review of Adult Learning and Literacy. San Francisco CA: Josey-Bass. 

Rudd, RE, Rezulli D, Perreira A, Daltroy LD [2004]. The Patient Health Experience, chapter 5 in Schwartzberg JG, VanGeest JB, Want CC, Gazmararian JA, Parker RM, Roter DL, Rudd RE, Schillinger D.   (editors). Understanding Health Literacy: Implications for Medicine and Public Health. Chicago ILL: AMA Press.

Rudd, RE, Anderson JE, Oppenheimer S, Nath C. [2007]. Health Literacy: An Update of Public Health and Medical Literature, chapter 6 in Comings JP, Garner B., Smith C. (eds), Review of Adult Learning and Literacy, volume 7.  Mahway NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, pp 175-204.

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