Kristie Hadden, PhD
Associate Professor, UAMS College of Medicine; Executive Director, UAMS Center for Health Literacy; Carl L. Nelson Chair for Orthopaedic Creativity
Dr. Hadden holds a bachelor’s degree in communication sciences and disorders from Radford University in Radford, Va., and a master’s degree in speech-language pathology from UAMS. She practiced as a speech-language pathologist and augmentative communication specialist and then earned a PhD in health promotion and prevention research at UAMS. Dr. Hadden established and is executive director and principal investigator for the UAMS Center for Health Literacy, where she conducts health literacy research and participates in policy initiatives to improve health literacy in Arkansas. She has served as vice chair of the Partnership for Health Literacy in Arkansas and as an honorary fellow of the Arkansas Society of Public Health Educators. Dr. Hadden is faculty in the UAMS College of Medicine and holds the Carl L. Nelson Endowed Chair for Creativity in Orthopaedics at UAMS. She also holds secondary appointments in the colleges of public health, pharmacy, nursing, and health professions. Dr. Hadden was awarded an NIH R01 to study health literacy and diabetes among rural primary care patients in 2015.
- Explore health literacy as a concept
- Identify health literacy competencies for health professionals
- Identify practical strategies to address health literacy competencies in health professional education
- Discuss health literacy in an interprofessional context