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Southeast Health Literacy Conference 202

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Pre-Conference Workshops Day 1: April 14, 2021

Pre-Conference Workshops Day 1: April 14, 2021
Pre-Conference Workshops Day 1: April 14, 2021
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Conference Day 2: April 15, 2021
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Conference Day 2: Visibility is Power Workshop
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Conference Day 3: April 16, 2021
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Virtual Team Meeting

About the Event

Join us for the Inaugural SE Health Literacy Conference

The Southeast Health Literacy conference will bring together health care professionals, librarians, social workers, education, and community public health workers to share knowledge, strategies and best practices for improving the complex issue of health literacy. . Our goal is to provide basic and innovative strategies that attendees can implement in their communities and organizations. The conference theme will focus on health literacy and equity, effective health communication strategies, rampant spread of health misinformation, and the impact of COVID19 on rural and vulnerable populations.


The conference will feature speakers from various academic medical institutions, including the Medical University of South Carolina, Virginia Commonwealth University, University of South Carolina, Tufts University, University of Texas-Austin and many other academic institutions.  We will also feature special evening pre-conference workshops.


Follow the conference feed on Twitter @hohsc, or email conference organizers at

The conference is hosted by the MUSC Libraries and Hands on Health-SC and has been funded in whole or in part with Federal funds from the Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health, National Library of Medicine, under Grant Number UG4LM012340 with the University of Maryland, Baltimore.

About the event

OUR Sponsors

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Emily Brennan, MLS

Research and Education Informationist, MUSC Libraries
Medical University of South Carolina

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Marilyn Brissett, M.Ed MLIS

Librarian III, Institutional, University of Virgin Island

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Alison Caballero, MPH, CHES®

Director, Center for Health Literacy,

University of Arkansas Medical Sciences

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Ashton Cantou, M.Ed

Transformational Life Coach & Leadership Coach

Intrinsic Motivation, LLC

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Jessica Daly, MLS

Consumer Health Librarian,

Clifford E. Graese Community Health Library,

Orlando Health

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Marvella E. Ford, PhD

Professor, Department of Public Health Sciences;
Associate Director, Population Sciences and Cancer Disparities;
Hollings Cancer Center,

Director, Office of Community Outreach and Engagement,

Hollings Cancer Center,

MUSC; SmartState Endowed Chair, Cancer Disparities Research,

South Carolina State University


Brian D. Fors, Ph.D., C.A., DAS

Curator, Waring Historical Library,

Medical University of South Carolina

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Darrell M. Gray, II, MD, MPH, FACG

Associate Professor, College of Medicine,

The Ohio State University

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Monique Hill, MSW

Program Manager, Hands on Health-SC;

Assistant Professor, MUSC Libraries;

Medical University of South Carolina

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Roshunda Ivory, DrPH, CHES®

Regional Minority Health Analyst, Office of the Assistant
Secretary of Health (OASH),

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services


Shannon D. Jones, MLS, M.Ed, AHIP

Director of Libraries & Professor,

Medical University of South Carolina

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Sabrina Kurtz-Rossi, M.Ed.

Director, Health Literacy Leadership Institute
Tufts University School of Medicine

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Dana L. Ladd, MS, PhD., AHIP

Associate Professor, VCU Libraries,

Health Sciences Library
Health and Wellness Librarian,

VCU Medical Center Health and Wellness Library

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Anne Marie Liebel, EdD

President, Health Communication Partners LLC

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Rena Lubker, PhD, MLS, MPH, RDN, AHIP

Research and Education Informationist, MUSC Libraries,
Medical University of South Carolina

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Mike Mackert, PhD

Director, The University of Texas at Austin Center for
Health Communication

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Mithu Maheswaranathan, MD

Rheumatology Fellow Department of Medicine,

Division of Rheumatology & Immunology,

Duke University School of Medicine

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Sandra Carr Melvin, DrPH, MPH, MT (ASCP)

CEO/Founder, Institute for the Advancement of Minority Health

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Roshonda Pratt

Author, Visibility Coach and Consultant,

REP Network, LLC

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Tabitha Samuel, MLIS

Assistant Professor/Digital Archivist, MUSC Libraries;
Medical University of South Carolina


Erica Savage-Jeter, MD, MBA

Regional Medical Director

Partners in Primary Care

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Nicholas Shungu, MD

Assistant Professor, Department of Family Medicine
Medical University of South Carolina

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Sabra C. Slaughter, PhD

Interim Director, Center for Health Disparities Research Medical University of South Carolina

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Beth L. Sundstrom, PhD, MPH

Associate Professor, College of Charleston


Rachel R. Walden, MLIS

Associate Dean & Professor, Department of Learning Resources:

Medical Library (Director), Biomedical Communications,

Information Technology; Quillen College of Medicine,

East Tennessee State University


Megan A. Weis, DrPH, MPH, MCHES ®

Director of Community Engagement,

SC Center for Rural and Primary Healthcare


Sherian Wells, PhD, MS

Holistic Health Practitioner
    Owner, Spartanburg Salt Cave and Wellness Center


Garcia Williams

Executive Director, Medi Resource Center

Our Speakers


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