Kathleen Raffel

Assistant Professor; Vice-Chair, Population Health Sciences Department

Part-Time Faculty

(415) 422-6681
Appointments
Community service: Family Caregiver Alliance, San Francisco, CA (2013- Present), Board member
Vice-Chair, Department of Population Health Sciences
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
Expertise
program planning
management and evaluation
quality improvement
ethical decision-making
team dynamics and leadership
family caregivers
health literacy
community-engaged learning
Research
Bioethics
Family Caregivers
Health literacy
Community Program Development
Program Evaluation
Community Based Participatory Research
Alternative Dispute Resolution
Publications

Raffel, K., Lee, M. Y., Dougherty, C. V., Greene, G. Making it work: Administrator views on sustaining evidence-based interventions. Administration in Social Work, 37(5)

Raffel, K., Dierkhising, R., & Ivnik, M. (2002). Health information mailed on request: Impact on users, considerations for the provider. Journal of Hospital Librarianship, 2(1), 41-56

Rabin, J., Keefe, K., & Burton, M. (1986). Enhancing services for sexual-minority clients: A community mental health approach. Social Work, 31(4), 294-298.nual Conference on Patient Education (2000)

Snyder, B. & Keefe, K. (1985). The unmet needs of family caregivers for frail and disabled adults. Social Work in Health Care, 10(3), 1-14.

 Untangling conflict: Strategies for finding better solutions. Invited three hour workshop. Ethics Education Day, OhioHealth, Columbus, OH (2012)  

Health literacy: Implications for the ethics committee. Seminar. Ethics Advisory Committee for Community-Based Services annual retreat, Columbus, OH (2009)

Addressing low health literacy: Practical skills to improve patient understanding. Conference session. Hospice and Palliative Care Conference, Columbus, OH (2009)

Addressing health literacy to improve patient safety. Practice Initiative Education online training program. Department of Nursing, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN (2007) 

To translate or not: Health information in a multicultural world. Paper.American Academy of Family Physician’s 23rd Annual Conference on Patient Education (2002)

Lack of understanding: Whose responsibility is it? Workshop.American Academy of Family Physician’s 23rd Annual Conference on Patient Education (2002)

Patient education classes: Patient-perceived barriers to attendance. Poster.Mayo Clinic Conference on Quality (2002); Mayo Clinic Nursing Poster Fair (2002)

Patient education: Are mailed information packets effective? Poster. Won prize for the best poster presentation at American Academy of Family Physicians 22nd Annual Conference on Patient Education (2001); Mayo Conference on Quality (2001)

Selected Peer-Reviewed and Invited Presentations (2000-2015)

Aligning curriculum with the changing needs of the healthcare system. Round table workshop. Association of Prevention and Teaching Research, March 2016

Delivering the ethics education clinicians say they need: Research-based recommendations. Paper. Association for Practical and Professional Ethics, 24th International Meeting (2015)

Who should serve? Research-based recommendations on ethics committee membership. Paper. Association for Practical and Professional Ethics, 23rd International Meeting (2014)

Untangling conflict: Strategies for finding better solutions. Invited three-hour workshop. Ethics Education Day, OhioHealth, Columbus, OH (2012)

Health literacy: Implications for the ethics committee. Seminar. Ethics Advisory Committee for Community-Based Services annual retreat, Columbus, OH (2009)

Addressing low health literacy: Practical skills to improve patient understanding. Conference session. Hospice and Palliative Care Conference, Columbus, OH (2009)

Addressing health literacy to improve patient safety. Practice Initiative Education online training program. Department of Nursing, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN (2007)

To translate or not: Health information in a multicultural world. Paper. American Academy of Family Physician’s 23rd Annual Conference on Patient Education (2002)

Lack of understanding: Whose responsibility is it? Workshop. American Academy of Family Physician’s 23rd Annual Conference on Patient Education (2002)

Patient education classes: Patient-perceived barriers to attendance. Poster. Mayo Clinic Conference on Quality (2002); Mayo Clinic Nursing Poster Fair (2002)

Patient education: Are mailed information packets effective? Poster. Won prize for the best poster presentation at American Academy of Family Physicians 22nd Annual Conference on Patient Education (2001); Mayo Conference on Quality (2001)

What patients say about how they learn best. Poster. American Academy of Family Physicians 22nd Annual Conference on Patient Education (2000)

Testing our assumptions: How patient-centered research can shape patient education practice. Paper. American Academy of Family Physicians 22nd Annual Conference on Patient Education (2000)

Licenses, Credentials & Profesional Memberships

California Community Colleges, Instructor Credential – Public Services Administration

State of Ohio, Licensed Independent Social Worker - Supervisor, License # I 800246

Academy of Certified Social Workers

Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI) certificate

National Association of Social Workers

American Public Health Association

Bioethics Network of Ohio

Association for Practical and Professional Ethics

Society for Public Health Education

Network for Social Work Management