Kristie Hadden, Ph.D.

Kristie HaddenDr. Hadden received a Bachelor of Science degree from Radford University in Communication Disorders, followed by a Master of Science degree in Speech-Language Pathology from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences. She practiced as a speech-language pathologist and augmentative communication specialist and worked in public health as the State Director of Programs for March of Dimes before completing a PhD in Health Promotion and Prevention Research from the UAMS Graduate School in the College of Public Health. Dr. Hadden is the Director of the UAMS Center for Health Literacy and is an Assistant Professor in the Division of Medical Humanities where she conducts health literacy research, oversees health literacy programs, and participates in policy initiatives to improve health literacy at local, state and national levels. Dr. Hadden holds adjunct appointments in the UAMS Colleges of Medicine (Family and Preventative Medicine; Orthopedics) Nursing, Pharmacy (Department of Pharmaceutical Evaluation and Policy), Public Health (Health Behavior and Education) and Health Professions (Speech Pathology and Audiology) and has many interprofessional education interests that include health literacy best practices for all health disciplines, as well as medical ethics.