Who Is Gretchen K. Berland?

     |    Thursday, der 29. October 2009

About Gretchen K. Berland the director of ROLLING:


Assistant Professor of Medicine

Section of General Internal Medicine

Clinical & Teaching Activities

Inpatient attending, St. Mary’s Hospital (Yale Primary Care Medicine Residency Program), Outpatient attending: St. Mary’s Family Health Center

Scholarly Activities

Understanding the patient’s perspective, particularly in the context outside of the clinical arena is an essential, though often overlooked, component of the doctor-patient relationship. I am currently studying the perspective of the individual wheelchair user with communications technologies and several qualitative methods. I am also interested in using video to study health care delivery in the emergent medical setting, specifically medical codes and operative traumas. I am also developing a seminar series on the role of media and medicine with the Yale Clinical Scholars Program.

Selected Publications

* Berland, G., Elliott, M., Morales, L. “Health Information on the Internet: Accessibility, Quality, and Readability in English and Spanish.” JAMA. 285 (20): 2612-2621. 2001 May.

* Berland, G., Morales, L., Elliott, M. “A Report on the Quality of Health Information on the Internet.” RAND Health. May 2001.

* Rolling (life in a wheelchair). A 71 minute feature length documentary that has been widely acclaimed for providing unique patient-centered perspectives into the lives of wheelchair users.

* Maintaining Independence with Dignity: Perspectives from the Wheelchair.” A 90 minute documentary produced by Gretchen Berland and Michael Majoros.

* WGBH Television for PBS Primetime. “Condition Critical.”

A two-hour special on health care reform

* MacNeil/Lehrer for PBS & NBC. “Hard Choices” and “A Time For Change.” A series on health care issues.

* GBH Television for the NOVA Series.

o “Race For The Superconductor”

o “Chaos”

o “The Controversial Dr. Koop”

o “Can The Elephant Be Saved?”

o “Confessions of a Weaponeer”

o “Death of Star”

o “A Hole In The Sky”