Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Department of Medicine

Michael S Wolf, PhD, MPH

Michael S Wolf, PhD, MPH

Professor of Medicine (General Internal Medicine and Geriatrics) and Medical Social Sciences



Rubloff Building 10th Floor
750 N Lake Shore
Chicago IL 60611

Education and Certification

PhD: University of Illinois - Chicago, Social Policy (2000)
MPH: Northwestern University, Epidemiology (2002)


Description of Interests

My work focuses on 1) the study of cognitive, psychosocial, and health system factors that affect a person's ability to successfully manage health, and 2) the design of practical, scalable interventions to help individuals and families access, understand, and use health information to make appropriate health decisions and adopt recommended behaviors. Our HeLP lab has particular interests in aging, multi-morbidity, medication regimen safety and adherence. Most of our work is interventional and leverages health and consumer technologies as appropriate to 'hardwire' patient education, counseling, and monitoring activities in primary care settings to improve chronic disease self-management.

Interests (Keywords)

Aging; Electronic Health Records; Health Communications; Health Disparities; Health Literacy; Health Services Research; Medication adherence research; Patient Safety

Research and Publications

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