DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH SCIENCES
 
 
 
External Public Health Sciences Advisory
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Sarah Bauerle Bass, PhD, MPH
Associate Professor of Public Health
Director of Undergraduate Public Health Programs
Temple University
Short Biography

Under Dr. Bass’ leadership, Temple’s undergraduate program is a national model, recently named a “best practice” by the Department of Health and Human Services’ Healthy People 2020 Successful Practices Project, sponsored by the Association of Prevention Teaching and Research and the American Association of Colleges and Universities.  It is also one of only 12 Bachelor of Science in Public Health programs in the country accredited by the Council on Education in Public Health.  As Co-Director of the Risk Communication Laboratory, her research focuses on health and risk communication and how public health messages are crafted for all audiences.  She is currently the Principal Investigator for an NIBIB study on developing low-literacy materials to educate the public on radiation-terror events, as well as a state funded grant on using literacy assessment tools and bio-physiologic measures in low-literacy populations.  She is also Co-PI on an NCI funded study that developed a low-literacy CRC screening decision aid for minority patients.  She has widely published in the area of health communication and recently authored a guide on Health Literacy. Dr. Bass is a member of many professional organizations including the American Public Health Association, the Society for Public Health Education, and the American Medical Informatics Association. She also sits on the Health Communication Working Group of Healthy People 2020.

 

 
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