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As the Global Public Health Librarian, Mary provides consultation, training and research support for students, faculty and staff affiliated with the Gillings School of Global Public Health.
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
Sample of Services
Biomedical Literature Searching, Citation Management, NIH Public Access Policy Compliance, REACH NC, Metrics & Impact, Finding Funding Opportunities