Health Literacy in the Digital Age: Applications to Genomics

June 10, 2021, 11:00 am -12:00 pm ET

Please join this free seminar

With the recent COVID-19 pandemic, patients are turning more to online information sources and telehealth services to address their healthcare needs. Digital health literacy plays an increasingly important role in understanding information and in patient-provider communication. This has implications across disease prevention and the healthcare continuum including the field of genetics. In this webinar, Marleah Dean Kruzel, an Associate Professor at the University of South Florida and Collaborator Member at the Moffitt Cancer Center, will define digital health literacy and discuss the impact of online health information on healthcare. Sue Friedman, Executive Director of Facing Our Risk of Cancer Empowered (FORCE), will discuss how patients navigate the traps of online health information and present FORCE’s “XRAY” approach to improving digital health literacy.

Marleah Dean Kruzel

Marleah Dean Kruzel, PhD
Associate Professor, University of South Florida
Collaborator Member at the Moffitt Cancer Center

Sue Friedman

Sue Friedman, DVM
Executive Director,
Facing Our Risk of Cancer Empowered (FORCE)

Temeika L. Fairley

Temeika L. Fairley, PhD
Health Scientist,
Division of Cancer Prevention and Control,
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Selected References

Hosted by

  • Office of Genomics and Precision Public Health, Office of Science
  • CDC Division of Cancer Prevention and Control