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Research Interests

My work focuses on 1) the study of cognitive, psychosocial, and health system factors that affect a person's ability to successfully manage health, and 2) the design of practical, scalable interventions to help individuals and families access, understand, and use health information to make appropriate health decisions and adopt recommended behaviors. Our HeLP lab has particular interests in aging, multi-morbidity, medication regimen safety and adherence. Most of our work is interventional and leverages health and consumer technologies as appropriate to 'hardwire' patient education, counseling, and monitoring activities in primary care settings to improve chronic disease self-management.

Education/Academic qualification

Learning Sciences, MA, Northwestern University

… → 2006

Public Health, MPH, Northwestern University

… → 2002

Social Policy, PhD, University of Illinois at Chicago

… → 2000

Psychology/English, BS, Valparaiso University

… → 1993

Research interests

  • Aging
  • Electronic Health Records
  • Health Communications
  • Health Disparities
  • Health Literacy
  • Health Services Research
  • Medication Adherence Research
  • Patient Safety

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  • Research Output

    Associations between health literacy and medication self-management among community health center patients with uncontrolled hypertension

    Persell, S. D., Karmali, K. N., Lee, J. Y., Lazar, D., Brown, T., Friesema, E. M. & Wolf, M. S., Jan 1 2020, In : Patient Preference and Adherence. 14, p. 87-95 9 p.

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    Open Access
  • Awareness, Attitudes, and Actions Related to COVID-19 Among Adults With Chronic Conditions at the Onset of the U.S. Outbreak: A Cross-sectional Survey

    Wolf, M. S., Serper, M., Opsasnick, L., O'Conor, R., Curtis, L., Benavente, J. Y., Wismer, G., Batio, S., Eifler, M., Zheng, P., Russell, A., Arvanitis, M., Ladner, D. P., Kwasny, M. J., Persell, S. D., Rowe, T., Linder, J. A. & Bailey, S. C., Jul 21 2020, In : Annals of internal medicine. 173, 2, p. 100-109 10 p.

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  • 14 Scopus citations

    Barriers and solutions to implementing a pragmatic diabetes education trial in rural primary care clinics

    Hadden, K. B., Arnold, C. L., Curtis, L. M., Davis, T. C., Gan, J. M., Hur, S. I., McSweeney, J. C., Mikesell, B. L. & Wolf, M. S., Jun 2020, In : Contemporary Clinical Trials Communications. 18, 100550.

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    Open Access
  • Cognitive impairment no dementia and associations with health literacy, self-management skills, and functional health status

    Lovett, R. M., Curtis, L. M., Persell, S. D., Griffith, J. W., Cobia, D. J., Federman, A. & Wolf, M. S., Jan 1 2020, (Accepted/In press) In : Patient education and counseling.

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  • Concordance of patients’ beliefs about chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, their comorbidities, and their medications

    McInerney, G. E., Muellers, K., O'Conor, R., Wolf, M. S., Leventhal, H., Wisnivesky, J. P. & Federman, A. D., Apr 2020, In : Patient education and counseling. 103, 4, p. 677-681 5 p.

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  • 1 Scopus citations