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In 2016-2017 I conducted a qualitative study to understand the role of numeracy in the management of heart failure. One major finding of this study was that the majority of patients with heart failure rely on caregivers, both paid (home health aides) and unpaid (family and relatives) to carry out heart failure self-care tasks, such as weighing...

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The Patient Activated Learning System (PALS) is a joint effort by Weill Cornell Medicine and the University of Alabama at Birmingham to create an innovative health information platform that incorporates elements of adult learning theory, edutainment, and Bartle’s taxonomy of online gaming interactions. This initiative is led by the...

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This collaboration between Weill Cornell Medicine, the University of Alabama at Birmingham, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and Eastern Carolina University will enroll 2000 African Americans cared for at 80 rural practices in Alabama and North Carolina. Practices will be randomized to one of four study arms: peer coaching...

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REGARDS is a 30,000 member cohort of white and black community-dwelling adults from all over the 48 contiguous US states who were recruited between 2003-2007 and who are being followed for stroke and heart disease endpoints longitudinally. Endpoints are rigorously adjudicated, including cause of death. Numerous opportunities exist to...