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Tufts University School of Medicine

James N Hyde

Associate Professor Emeritus of Public Health and Community Medicine
​Former Director, MS in Health Communication Program (1995-2007)

James N Hyde

Associate Professor Emeritus of Public Health and Community Medicine
​Former Director, MS in Health Communication Program (1995-2007)

Phone ​617-636-3446

Biography

For the past twenty years a major portion of my worked has focused on tobacco control. Specifically in areas that have to do with involuntary exposure to second hand smoke (SHS). My work has focused both on attempts to measure second hand smoke exposure using biomarkers of exposure as well as on public policy issues related to SHS exposure. A particular interest has been the effects of SHS on workers. In addition, I have worked on a range of public health policy issues including: Hepatitis C, environmental health policy, and asthma. More recently my interests have focused on issues related to risk communication in and around chaos public health events e.g. anthrax, West Nile Virus, avian flu. I am especially interested in the role of health literacy and numeracy as determinants of health and as factors affecting the dissemination of information to the general public. I recently as Principal Investigator on an NIH funded research project that focused on health literacy and informed consent in clinical research studies. A long term interest continues to be aspects of health communication related to global health issues. I have been able to work with colleagues such as Dr. Jeffrey Griffiths on his curriculum co-development projects in East Africa and elsewhere.

Education

  • ​BA, Yale University (1966)
  • MA, Boston University (1971)
  • SM, Harvard School of Public Health (1975)

Publications

  1. Apter A., Paasche-Orlow M., Remillard J., Bennett I., Ben-Joseph E.P., Batista J., Hyde J., Rudd R., Numeracy and Communication with Patients: they are counting on us, Journal of General Internal Medicine (accepted for publication September 2008)
  2. Keller S., Daley K., Hyde J., Greif R., Church D., Hepatitis C Prevention with Nurses, Nursing and Health Sciences, 7 (2), 2005.
  3. Edgar, T., Hyde J., An Alumni-based Evaluation of Graduate Training in Health Communication: Results of a Survey on Careers, Salaries, Competencies, and Emerging Trends, Journal of Health Communication, 10(1) 2005.
  4. Hyde, J., Brugge, D., Repace, J., Rand, W., Assessment of Sources of Second Hand Smoke Exposure in a Putatively Non-Exposed Population, Archives of Environmental Health, 2005.
  5. Brugge, D., Hyde J., Weinbach B., Levy J., Steinbach S., Economic Benefits of Including Environmental Issues as a Component of Comprehensive Asthma Care-A Managed Care Perspective, Disease Management and Health Outcomes, 12(4), pp. 259-272, 2004.
  6. Rudd, R., Kaphingst, K., Colton, T., Gregoire, J., Hyde, J., Rewriting Public Health Information in Plain Language, Journal of Health Communication, 9(3) May-June 2004.