Kristie Hadden, PhD, Executive Director
Dr. Hadden holds a bachelor’s degree in communication disorders from Radford University in Radford, Va., and a master’s degree in speech-language pathology from UAMS. She practiced as a speech-language pathologist and augmentative communication specialist and as the state director of programs for March of Dimes, then earned a PhD in health promotion and prevention research at UAMS. Dr. Hadden is executive director and principal investigator for CHL, where she conducts health literacy research and participates in policy initiatives to improve health literacy in Arkansas. She has served as vice chair of the Partnership for Health Literacy in Arkansas and chair of the Health Literacy Research Think Tank, as well as an honorary fellow of the Arkansas Society of Public Health Educators. Dr. Hadden recently received a Chancellor’s Circle award to establish the UAMS Center for Health Literacy. She holds the Carl L. Nelson Endowed Chair for Creativity in Orthopaedics at UAMS and is funded through NIH.
Contact Dr. Hadden
Phone: (501) 686-2594
Tina D. Moore, EdD, Director of Programs
Dr. Moore received a bachelor of science degree from the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville and a master’s degree in education from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, both focused on secondary mathematics education. She then completed an educational specialist degree through Arkansas State University and a doctoral degree in education through Liberty University, both in curriculum and instruction. Dr. Moore has worked in health care, providing pharmaceutical information, training, and support to providers and also in education as a teacher and school improvement consultant. Her dissertation research was on health numeracy and examined medical school curriculum for statistics and risk communication. Dr. Moore oversees CHL programs and services, conducts trainings and presentations for healthcare professionals and students, supports the center’s research agenda, and is involved in UAMS Interprofessional Education curriculum.
Phone: (501) 686-5765
Andrea Roy, Assistant Director of Operations
Andrea obtained her Bachelor of Business Administration from UALR. Andrea has an extensive background in human resources and financial management. She has also worked in various administrative roles in her 31 years of service to UAMS. This experience includes budget administration, human resources, student and educational services, and financial administration. Prior to joining the Center for Health Literacy, Andrea worked at the Arkansas Center for Health Improvement (ACHI) where she served as the Fiscal Manager. She provided overall management of the department’s financials and budget development as well as monitoring of grants, contracts, travel, procurement and human resource management.
Phone: (501) 686-6264
Latrina Prince, EdD, Research Associate
Latrina has worked in research at UAMS for more than 10 years. She is certified by UAMS as a research specialist and as a grants manager. Latrina joined the UAMS Health Literacy program in 2013 as a research associate and assists Dr. Hadden with research-related activities. Latrina has a bachelor’s degree in business from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock and a master’s degree in education from the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville. She has recently completed a doctoral degree in education from University of Arkansas at Fayetteville. Latrina’s research agenda and expertise are in organizational health literacy and disparities.
Phone: (501) 686-5044
Alison Caballero, MPH, CHES, CRS, Director of Strategic Planning & New Business Development
After completing an undergraduate degree in health education from the University of Central Arkansas, Alison managed a statewide prevention workforce development initiative at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. She later completed a prevention fellowship with the US Department of Health and Human Services. At UAMS, Alison has led the Patient Education department and earned a master’s degree in public health. Since then, her professional roles in health care have focused on infant safety research and education, medical administration, project management, and major gifts fundraising. Alison is a certified health education specialist and a certified research specialist. If your organization is interested in learning more about CHL services and their potential impact on your practice (e.g., meeting performance metrics, improving patient-provider communication), please contact Alison.
Phone: (501) 686-5463
Katie Leath, MPH, Program Administrator, Health Literacy Services and Communications
Katie received a bachelor’s degree in business administration/marketing with a minor in art/graphic design from the University of Central Arkansas in 2007. She graduated with honors from UAMS with a master of public health degree in 2016. She will graduate from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock in 2017 with a master’s degree in applied communication studies. Before joining CHL, Katie worked at the Arkansas Center for Health Improvement, where she worked on research and evaluation projects including the evaluations of the Child Wellness Intervention Project, Coordinated School Health Program, Graduated Driver License Law, and the Arkansas Health Care Independence Program (Private Option).
Phone: (501) 686-2579
Nancy Dockter, MPH, Plain Language Coordinator
Nancy earned a master of public health degree in 2006 from UAMS and has a bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of Kentucky. She has a background in technical writing and journalism and has worked as a freelance writer and news reporter in central Arkansas. Since 2002, she has held several positions at UAMS, which have entailed writing, editing, and project management. Positions included editor and research assistant in the Department of Psychiatry, research assistant/associate in the Department of Health Policy & Management and Office of Community-Based Public Health, and diversity process coordinator in the Center for Diversity Affairs. Before joining CHL, she worked as assistant dean for communications and external affairs at the UAMS Fay W. Boozman College of Public Health.
Phone: (501) 526-7584