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Horowitz Center History

Learn about our founding and how we celebrated our 10th anniversary.

Our Founding Dean and Donor Explain the Center's History

Dr. Bob Gold, the School of Public Health's founding Dean, and Dr. Alice Horowitz, whose gift made the Center possible, talk about the necessity of a Center for Health Literacy.

Dr. Bob Gold and Dr. Alice Horowitz discuss how the Herschel S. Horowitz Center for Health Literacy came to be.

Center's 10th Anniversary

On September 18, 2017, the Horowitz Center for Health Literacy celebrated its 10th anniversary, an important milestone in the Center’s history. Dr. Christine Prue, the Associate Director for Behavioral Science at CDC’s National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases, presented on her life as a health communicator and behavioral scientist on the frontlines of public health communication. She also spoke about how she has helped advance health literacy in public health practice.

Dr. Rima Rudd, a leader in health literacy from the Harvard School of Public Health, also spoke about the role of health literacy in public health practice and the significance of the doctoral fellowship in her name.

View photos from Horowitz Center's 10th Anniversary event.  

Dr. Cynthia Baur, Director of the Horowitz Center for Health Literacy, talks with Dr. Christine Prue and Dr. Rima Rudd during the Center's 10-year anniversary.