2024.03.18 – Health Literacy and TBI (Live Webinar)

A Mitchell Rosenthal Memorial Research live webinar featuring Angelle Sander, Ph.D. and Monique Pappadis, Ph.D. Airs live at 3 p.m. ET on March 18, 2024.


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The United States Department of Health and Human Services’ Healthy People 2030 initiative identified improving health literacy as a high-priority goal, recognizing both personal and organizational health literacy as critical for providing equitable care. Personal health literacy refers to an individual’s ability to find, understand, and use information about health and health services to make well-informed health decisions for themselves and/or others. Low personal health literacy is associated with a variety of poor health behaviors in general medical populations and among older adults. In this Mitch Rosenthal Memorial Research webinar, Angelle Sander, Ph.D. and Monique Pappadis, Ph.D. will focus on characterizing health literacy in a multicenter sample of individuals with traumatic brain injury and demonstrating its relationship to sociodemographics, injury characteristics, and health outcomes.

Learning Objectives

  • Discuss why it is important to assess health literacy in individuals with TBI.
  • Identify factors associated with health literacy following TBI.
  • Describe two health outcomes associated with marginal/inadequate health literacy in persons with TBI.

Includes 1 ACBIS CEU.


Speaker Bios:

Monique R. Pappadis, M.Ed., Ph.D., is a tenured Associate Professor and Vice Chair of the Department of Population Health and Health Disparities at the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB) at Galveston. Dr. Pappadis is also an Investigator and the Director of Dissemination and Cultural Humility at TIRR Memorial Hermann’s Brain Injury Research Center. Her research aims to improve rehabilitation outcomes and decrease ethnic minority health disparities, as well as improve care transitions and continuity of care, particularly among persons with traumatic brain injury (TBI) or stroke. Her recent work aims to improve screening for elder mistreatment and explore the intersection between elder mistreatment and TBI. She has a continued interest in minority aging, gender/sex disparities in rehabilitation, health literacy of patients and caregivers, and psychosocial adjustment to disability. She is a member of the Academy of Certified Brain Injury Specialists (ACBIS) Board of Governors for the Brain Injury Association of America. The American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine (ACRM) and the National Institute on Aging recently recognized Dr. Pappadis for her nationally significant contributions to the field of medical rehabilitation and as well as enhancing diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility (DEIA) through mentorship of underrepresented student trainees.

Angelle M. Sander, Ph.D., is a Professor in the H. Ben Taub Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Baylor College of Medicine, Director of TIRR Memorial Hermann’s Brain Injury Research Center, and Senior Scientist on the TIRR Research Council. She is the Project Director for the TIRR Memorial Hermann/Baylor College of Medicine/UTHealth Collaborative Traumatic Brain Injury Model System. She has been PI or Co-Investigator on federally funded studies addressing the prediction and treatment of cognitive, emotional, and psychosocial problems in persons with TBI, self-management of TBI-related consequences, health literacy in individuals with TBI, intimacy and sexuality after TBI, the impact of TBI on caregivers, and social determinants of health following TBI. She has over 140 peer-reviewed publications, numerous book chapters and published abstracts, and multiple consumer-oriented dissemination products, including fact sheets, educational manuals, webcasts, and videos targeted toward individuals with TBI, their care partners, and rehabilitation professionals.


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