The Herschel S. Horowitz Center for Health Literacy:

  • Conducts interdisciplinary research in health communication and health literacy, and
  • Translates that research into education and community action.

The Center for Health Literacy is part of the Dean’s Office of the University of Maryland’s School of Public Health.

Our History

The Herschel S. Horowitz Center for Health Literacy was established in 2007, endowed and named to honor the legacy and accomplishments of Dr. Herschel S. Horowitz, scientist, educator, and public health advocate. 

Our Goals

Staff work toward the following goals:

  • To advance health literacy science and translate research findings in to education, public policy, and community interventions;
  • To be a resource and a voice for consumers, legislators, media, and health practitioners;
  • To educate current and emerging public health workforce on health literacy and health communication;
  • To promote and encourage community engagement to improve health literacy in Maryland and across the country

Who We Are

It’s people who make the Center excellent– staff, board members, affiliate researchers and faculty, graduate and undergraduate students, and the organizational partners who support and collaborate on Center research and community programming.