Health Literacy & Cardiovascular Risk Factors Survey

The Effects of Health Literacy on Cardiovascular Risk Factors

Dr. McKee, with the help of two research assistants, Martha Tuttle and Jacqueline Pransky,studied how health literacy affects cardiovascular risk factors. All data was collected and in Rochester, NY. Dr. McKee is now based at University of Michigan, where he is currently analyzing the study results. Check back later for updates.


Who are we?

Dr. Michael McKee Jackie Pransky Martha Tuttle
Dr. Michael McKee Jackie Pranksy Martha Tuttle

This project is supported by grant K01HL103140-03 from the National Institute of Health's National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI).


Deaf Strong Hospital 2015

Actors needed!


Seeking Deaf persons age 18 and up interested in participating in Deaf Strong Hospital, an all-day activity for first-year medical students at the University of Rochester School of Medicine & Dentistry that will teach them what it feels like to be Deaf in a hearing hospital.

DSH 2014 group pic

This is a role-reversal exercise, which means all of the doctors, receptionists, and pharmacists are Deaf and only communicate in ASL. The medical students will become patients and will have to learn how to communicate with Deaf doctors and nurses to get the health care they need. This fun and exciting event will take place at the University of Rochester Medical Center on August 28, 2015 from 8:30 to 3:30pm.

You will be paid about $50 for your participation. Free lunch and a t-shirt will also be provided to all participants.

Interested? Contact

Ian Deandrea-Lazarus