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Michael S Wolf

Michael S Wolf, PhD/MPH

Professor in Medicine-General Internal Medicine and Geriatrics, Center for Healthcare Studies - Institute for Public Health and Medicine and Medical Social Sciences


Rubloff Building 10th Floor
750 N Lake Shore
Chicago IL 60611

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Aging; Electronic Health Records; Health Communications; Health Disparities; Health Literacy; Health Services Research; Medication adherence research; Patient Safety

Description of 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.

Professional Education

MPH: Northwestern University, Epidemiology (2002)
PhD: University of Illinois - Chicago, Social Policy (2000)

Most Recent Publications

Serper M, Gawron AJ, Smith SG, Pandit AA, Dahlke AR, Bojarski EA, Keswani RN, Wolf MS.
Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology. 2014 Mar;12(3):451-457.doi:10.1016/j.cgh.2013.07.036.
ISSN: 15423565

Mõttus M, Johnson W, Murray C, Wolf MS, Starr JM, Deary IJ.
Health Psychology. 2014 Feb;33(2):164-173.doi:10.1037/a0031439.
ISSN: 02786133

Pandit AU, Bailey SC, Curtis LM, Seligman HK, Davis TC, Parker RM, Schillinger D, DeWalt D, Fleming D, Mohr DC, Wolf MS.
Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health. 2014 Jan 31;doi:10.1136/jech-2013-203063.
ISSN: 0143005X

Davis TC, Arnold CL, Bennett CL, Wolf MS, Reynolds C, Liu D, Rademaker A.
Cancer Epidemiology Biomarkers and Prevention. 2014 Jan;23(1):134-143.doi:10.1158/1055-9965.EPI-13-0795.
ISSN: 10559965

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