BA, Health Administration and Policy, University of Maryland Baltimore County
Megan is the Community Outreach and Global Health Librarian at the Health Sciences Library at UNC Chapel Hill. In this role Megan collaborates with statewide and University health outreach and research projects. She provides information and education services to support evidence-based practice and builds relationships with practitioners, researchers and students working on global health projects. She presents patient literacy concepts to health professionals and students. Additionally, she provides teaching and consultation related to health literacy and best practices in patient communication.
Previously she was a Contract Librarian at HSL where she conducted literature searches and provided instruction and research support to students, faculty, and staff. She was selected as an Associate Fellow at the National Library of Medicine in Bethesda, MD from 2016-2017, where she conducted an assessment of cancer researcher's PubMed training needs and tracked legislation of importance to NLM and medical libraries.
Services and Expertise
Megan can assist students, faculty, medical staff, and community partners with:
Workshops on evaluating free health information on the web, and locating reliable and authoritative resources for specific health topics
Instruction on health literacy resources and strategies, including making print materials easier-to-understand using plain language and the teach-back method
Improving patient-health professional communication
Identifying needs, planning, and providing information and education services to support evidence-based practice in global health projects
Partnering with UNC organizations, departments, and institutes to support global health projects
Conducting in-depth expert literature searches to support global health research, teaching, and service
Presentations and Publications
Fratta, M. & Kennedy, C. (May 2019). Adulting 101: Elevating the health literacy skills of undergraduates. Poster presented at the Medical Library Association 2019 Annual meeting in Chicago, IL.
Fratta, M. (May 2019). Adulting 101: Health literacy workshops for undergraduate students. Poster presented at the Institute for Healthcare Advancement’s 2019 health Literacy Conference in Costa Mesa, CA.
Fratta, M. N. (October 2017). Prioritizing cancer researchers’ PubMed training needs. Lightning Talk presented at the Annual Meeting of the Mid-Atlantic Chapter of the Medical Library Association in Staunton, VA.
Fratta, M. N. (June 2017). Voyant Tools: In Our Toolkit. NAHRS Newsletter (37)3.
Norton, C, Fratta, M., Godwin, K, Moses, T. (August 2017). A Year of Connections. Musings from the Mezzanine [blog], National Library of Medicine, Bethesda, MD.
Kellner, M. N., Tchangalova, N., Gammons, R. W., Carroll, A. J., & Payne-Sturges, D. C. (2016). Collaborating for success: A case study on mentoring, partnering, and teaching. Collaborative Librarianship, 8(4).