Kimberly Kaphingst, ScD
Dr. Kaphingst has previously taught and assisted with courses at the Harvard School of Public Health and the Boston University School of Public Health. These courses included Health Literacy and Intervention Development. She has also recently taught short courses in health literacy and genomics and led classes on health literacy as part of her work on the Johns Hopkins University/NHGRI Genetic Counseling Training Program Executive Committee from 2006-2010.
Dr. Kaphingst’s research has focused on health literacy across various communication contexts, including cancer communication and genetic communication. She has examined how health literacy and education impact the outcomes of the provision of genetic susceptibility information for common, complex health conditions. Her current work examines individuals’ responses to family health history information across health literacy levels. She also works with Health Literacy Missouri, a statewide initiative that is developing health literacy resource centers in the state and assessing health literacy among Missouri residents.
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