Public Health — Part-time
Kathy  Raffel

Kathy Raffel

Adjunct Faculty

Education

The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH (2009 – 2013) PhD in Social Work
Capital University Law School, Columbus, OH (2009) Graduate Certificate in Alternative Dispute Resolution
University of San Francisco, San Francisco, CA (1986) MBA with a focus in management
San Diego State University, San Diego, CA (1977) MSW with a focus in healthcare and community practice
Wellesley College, Wellesley, MA (1974) Bachelor of Arts in Psychology

Administrative Appointments

Community service: Family Caregiver Alliance, San Francisco, CA (2013- Present), Board member

Research Areas

Bioethics
Family Caregivers
Health literacy
Community Program Development
Program Evaluation
Community Based Participatory Research
Alternative Dispute Resolution

Courses Offered
  • MPH 636: Public Health Program Planning, Management and Evaluation
  • MPH 622: Communicating for Healthy Behavior and Social Change
Publications

PUBLICATIONS
  • Raffel,K.,Lee,M.Y.,Dougherty,C.V.,Greene,G.Makingitwork:Administratorviewsonsustainingevidence-basedinterventions.AdministrationinSocialWork,37(5),494-510.http://www.tandfonline.com/eprint/ygDGQaCb6QN7ZGJuWhsy/full
  • Raffel,K.,Dierkhising,R.,&Ivnik,M.(2002).Healthinformationmailedonrequest:Impactonusers,considerationsfortheprovider.JournalofHospitalLibrarianship,2(1),41-56.
  • Rabin,J.,Keefe,K.,&Burton,M.(1986).Enhancingservicesforsexual-minorityclients:Acommunitymentalhealthapproach.SocialWork,31(4),294-298.
  • Snyder,B.&Keefe,K.(1985).Theunmetneedsoffamilycaregiversforfrailanddisabledadults.SocialWorkinHealthCare,10(3),1-14.

SELECTEDPEER-REVIEWEDANDINVITEDPRESENTATIONS(2000-2014)
  • Whoshouldserve?Research-basedrecommendationsonethicscommitteemembership.Paper.AssociationforPracticalandProfessionalEthics,23rdInternationalMeeting(2014)
  • Untangling conflict: Strategiesfor finding better solutions. Invitedthree hour workshop.
  • EthicsEducationDay,OhioHealth,Columbus,OH(2012)
  • Healthliteracy:Implicationsfortheethicscommittee.Seminar.EthicsAdvisoryCommitteeforCommunity-BasedServicesannualretreat,Columbus,OH(2009)
  • Addressinglowhealthliteracy:Practicalskillstoimprovepatientunderstanding.
  • Conferencesession.HospiceandPalliativeCareConference,Columbus,OH(2009)
  • Addressinghealthliteracytoimprovepatientsafety.PracticeInitiativeEducationonlinetrainingprogram.DepartmentofNursing,MayoClinic,Rochester,MN(2007)
  • Totranslateornot:Healthinformationinamulticulturalworld.Paper.AmericanAcademyofFamilyPhysician’s23rdAnnualConferenceonPatientEducation(2002)
  • Lackofunderstanding:Whoseresponsibilityisit?Workshop.AmericanAcademyofFamilyPhysician’s23rdAnnualConferenceonPatientEducation(2002)
  •  PatienteducationclassesPatient-perceivedbarrierstoattendance.Poster 
  • MayoClinicConferenceonQuality(2002);MayoClinicNursingPosterFair(2002)
  • PatienteducationAremailedinformationpacketseffective?Poster.WonprizeforthebestposterpresentationatAmericanAcademyofFamilyPhysicians22ndAnnualConferenceonPatientEducation(2001);MayoConferenceonQuality(2001)
  • Whatpatientssayabouthowtheylearnbest. Poster.AmericanAcademyofFamilyPhysicians22ndAnnualConferenceonPatientEducation(2000)
  • Testingourassumptions:Howpatient-centeredresearchcanshapepatienteducation practice.Paper.AmericanAcademyofFamilyPhysicians22ndAnnualConferenceonPatientEducation(2000)