Dr. Rima Rudd is a member of the faculty in Social and Behavioral Sciences at the Harvard School of Public Health. Her teaching, research studies, and policy work are focused on health disparities and literacy related barriers to health information, programs, services, and care. Dr. Rudd served on the original Institute of Medicine Health Literacy Committee and has written and contributed to multiple health policy reports, white papers, and research studies. She currently serves on the institute of Medicine RoundTable on Health Literacy and is engaged in research and policy projects in the US, Europe, and Australia. Rima Rudd is one of the founders of and leader in the burgeoning field of health literacy studies and has won multiple awards for her contributions.