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Catina O'Leary

Health Literacy Media (HLM)
President & CEO
As President and CEO, Catina O’Leary oversees Health Literacy Media’s core activities, including the Clearly Communicating Clinical Trials program (C3T), and works to set and maintain the strategic vision for the organization. Catina has steered the organization onto the course of becoming a true partner to a broad spectrum of health care organizations around the world. A primary goal is to empower people with health information they can actually use.
Prior to joining HLM, for more than a decade, Catina led research at Washington University School of Medicine focused on connecting people at-risk for health conditions, such as HIV and other sexually transmitted infections, with medical and social resources aimed at improving health behaviors, preventing illness, and improving overall health and well-being. During that time, Catina led multi-site clinical trials in the U.S. and internationally. She was actively engaged in every phase of the research process – writing grants to federal agencies and foundations, developing protocols for submission to obtain and maintain IRB approval across multiple sites, hiring and training staff for data collection and intervention implementation, and leading data analysis, reporting, and research dissemination.
Catina was an active member of Washington University’s Human Research Protection Office’s (HRPO) continuing review committee for over a decade. More recently, she’s served on Washington University’s HRPO consent task force, focused on adjustments to the University’s consent process, and participated on the Multi-Regional Clinical Trails Center of Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard’s Health Literacy Workgroup focused on health literate communication of clinical research information. Catina is a member of the National Academies of Sciences, Medicine and Engineering Roundtable on Health Literacy.

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Wednesday, January 22

2:40pm EST

Thursday, January 23

4:00pm EST