She has held adjunct lecturer positions in health informatics at Johns Hopkins and Drexel Universities, and worked as a knowledge management librarian with the NC TraCS Institute. She has volunteered and worked in local and federal disaster response.
Her research interests include public health, health communication, health behavior, global health, disaster management, mHealth/eHealth, and public health informatics.
Mary is also a part-time doctoral student in the UNC-CH School of Information and Library Science.
General research interests include: public health, health communication, health behavior, global health, disaster management, mHealth/eHealth, and public health informatics. Her doctoral research interests include: public health student education and information behavior, information search processes, and information use.
BA, Psychology, Information Science minor, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC
MS in Library Science, Certificate in International Development, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC
MS in Health Informatics, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD
ABD (all but dissertation) in Community and Behavioral Health, Health Communication concentration, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA
PhD student in Information and Library Science, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill NC
Certifications / Memberships
Academy of Health Information Professionals (AHIP) certified member
North Carolina certified EMT-B
Member of the Medical Library Association (MLA), American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA), American Public Health Association (APHA), Association for Population Libraries and Information Centers (APLIC), MLA Mid-Atlantic Conference (MAC), Librarians' Association at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (LAUNC-CH)
UNC-CH Safe Zone Training / Ally
UNC-CH Green Zone Training / Ally
UNC-CH Haven Training / Ally
UNC-CH Mental Health First Aid Trained
American Public Health Association, Denver, CO (November 2010) Roundtable discussion: eGranary Digital Library: Bridging the Digital Divide in Zambia
International Union for Health Promotion and Education, Geneva, Switzerland (July 2010) Oral presentation: Use of theory for the development of effective health promotion distance education courses using technology
Global Health and Innovation conference 2010, Unite for Sight, Yale/New Haven, CT (April 2010) Poster: Employing the eGranary Digital Library to Improve Health Education in Developing Countries
EAHIL, Helsinki Finland (Summer 2008) Poster: eGranary digital library: bringing nursing content to the field
WHO/EMRO, Cairo Egypt (December 2007) Podium presentation: eGranary Digital Library and WHO Library Resources
Society of Adolescent Medicine, Denver CO (Spring 2007) Poster: DISCO: Dance game based Interventional Study on Childhood Obesity
Games for Health, Baltimore, MD (September 2006) Oral presentation: Gaming Therapy at Johns Hopkins
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. (August 2006) Poster: Information needs for electronic medical records in Ethiopia
NLM Health Informatics Trainees conference, Nashville, TN. (June 2006) Paper/presentation: DISCO: DDR/dance-based interventional study on childhood obesity
Mathews, A., Swain, R., White, M., Lehmann, H., & Furth, S. (2005). Evaluating the Use of an Online Gaming Community in a Pediatric Hemodialysis Center. In AMIA Annual Symposium Proceedings (Vol. 2005, p.1046). American Medical Informatics Association. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16779333