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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 - Chicago

… → 2000

Psychology/English, BS, Valparaiso University

… → 1993

Keywords

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

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Grants 2002 2022

Medication Therapy Management
Electronic Health Records
Pharmacies
Prescriptions
Primary Health Care
Self Care
Protein-Tyrosine Kinases
Medication Adherence
Health Education
Neoplasms
Self Care
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
Morbidity
Publications
Research

Research Fellowship Sponsorship: Esther Yoon

Wolf, M.

Amgen, Inc.

6/1/188/31/19

Project: Research project

Communication
Research
Referral and Consultation
Health Literacy
Health Personnel
Ambulatory Care
Appointments and Schedules
Electronic Health Records
Technology
Medication Reconciliation

Research Output 2000 2019

Identifying and Advancing Best Practices for the Labeling and Dosing of Pediatric Liquid Medications: Progress and Challenges

Yin, H. S., Vuong, C., Parker, R. M., Sanders, L. M., Mendelsohn, A. L., Dreyer, B. P., Velazquez, J. J. & Wolf, M., Jan 1 2019, In : Academic Pediatrics. 19, 1, p. 1-3 3 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalComment/debate

Practice Guidelines
Pediatrics

Best-practices for the design and development of prescription medication information: A systematic review

Mullen, R. J., Duhig, J., Russell, A., Scarazzini, L., Lievano, F. & Wolf, M., Jan 1 2018, (Accepted/In press) In : Patient Education and Counseling.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Drug Labeling
Practice Guidelines
Prescriptions
Prescription Drugs
Language

Challenges optimizing the after visit summary

Federman, A., Sarzynski, E., Brach, C., Francaviglia, P., Jacques, J., Jandorf, L., Munoz, A. S., Wolf, M. & Kannry, J., Dec 1 2018, In : International Journal of Medical Informatics. 120, p. 14-19 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Electronic Health Records
Health
Community Health Services
Self Care
Primary Health Care

Daily Routine: Associations With Health Status and Urgent Health Care Utilization Among Older Adults

O'Conor, R., Benavente, J. Y., Kwasny, M. J., Eldeirawi, K., Hasnain-Wynia, R., Federman, A. D., Hebert-Beirne, J. & Wolf, M. S., Sep 22 2018, In : The Gerontologist.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Patient Acceptance of Health Care
Ambulatory Care
Health Status
Anxiety
Health
2 Citations

Development and Validation of the Consumer Health Activation Index

Wolf, M. S., Smith, S. G., Pandit, A. U., Condon, D. M., Curtis, L. M., Griffith, J., O’Conor, R., Rush, S., Bailey, S. C., Kaplan, G., Haufle, V. & Martin, D., Apr 1 2018, In : Medical Decision Making. 38, 3, p. 334-343 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Health
Health Literacy
Mental Health
Independent Living
Patient Participation