Sunil Kripalani, MD MSc SFHM

Associate Professor of Medicine

Sunil Kripalani, MD, MSc, is an Associate Professor of Medicine in the Division of General Internal Medicine and Public Health, Section of Hospital Medicine. He serves as Co-Director of the Center for Effective Health Communication, Director of the Effective Health Communication Core, and Director of the Center for Clinical Quality and Implementation Research. His research interests include health literacy, transitions of care, medication management, and implementation science.

Dr. Kripalani has served as a member of numerous national committees and task forces related to literacy and health, including being Chair of the NIH grant review panels for health literacy research, coordinating the SGIM health literacy interest group, and serving as Scientific Committee Chair for the 2015 International Conference on Communication in Health Care. He has served as co-editor of two special journal issues on health literacy and health communication, and he led a white paper commissioned by the Institute of Medicine on Organizational Health Literacy. Dr. Kripalani received his medical degree from Baylor College of Medicine, and at Emory University he completed his residency in Internal Medicine, fellowship in Hospital Medicine, and Master of Science in Clinical Research.

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