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).

Research Opportunities

Focus Group Meetings


Seeking Deaf persons age 21-40 interested in participating in a one-time two hour focus group meeting in Rochester!

Focus Group Meeting Flyer

The interviews are limited to Deaf people who are now living in the Rochester (NY) area. The focus group will be conducted in ASL. We need your feedback on developing Deaf Weight Wise (DWW) 2.0. We will be asking about healthy eating and physical activity. The purpose of the group is to continue to develop culturally and linguistically appropriate healthy lifestyle research programs for Deaf people. Each participant will receive $30 dollars cash.

Interested? Contact

Jackie Pransky

(585) 568 6534 VP