Health Literacy, Health Disparities & Chronic Disease Self-Management Conference

The UNC Center for Diabetes Translation Research is presenting the Health Literacy, Health Disparities and Chronic Disease Self-Management Conference on March 18. The event will feature speakers from across the country discussing ways to improve health care for underserved populations and the latest research into factors that influence people's ability to manage their own health.

When Mar 18, 2015
from 09:00 AM to 01:00 PM
Where 1131 Bioinformatics Building
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Speakers include:

Romana Hasnain-Wynia, PhD

Hasnain-Wynia is the program director for Addressing Disparities at the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI). Hasnain-Wynia has served as the principal investigator for a number of national studies focusing on advancing equity for underserved populations, performance incentive programs and the health care safety net.

Michael S. Wolf, MPH, PhD

Michael Wolf is a professor in General Internal Medicine and Geriatrics at the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. His research focuses on the study of cognitive, psychosocial and health system factors that affect a person's ability to successfully manage their health.

 Dr. Alex Federman, MD, MPH

Alex Federman is an aging-focused health services and behavioral health researcher and Associate Professor of Medicine at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. His research addresses issues of chronic illness self-management with a focus on older adults with asthma, health literacy, cognition and health-related beliefs. 

Presentations will be followed by a roundtable discussion and lunch.

Registration is free, but required, click here.

This event is sponsored by the UNC Center for Diabetes Translation Research.