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Domain Hub/Practice Area Visions and Teams

Domain hubs are groups of caucuses that come together to collaborate on the vision and strategy for the professional practice area related to the domain hub. Domain hubs solicit caucuses and their members to create or contribute to collaborative initiatives, activities, and programs of interest to the broad practice area audience.

Liaisons from MLA-wide programs (e.g., MLAConnect, JMLA, National Program Committees, Board and staff liaisons) participate in the domain hub discussions to ensure overall cohesiveness and alignment across MLA and the publication of content via MLA’s resources and communication channels.

Select each MLA domain hub area to find team rosters for all MLA domain hubs. Caucuses select their preferred domain hubs and have appointed caucus delegates or representatives for each hub to which they belong. You'll also find each group's vision statement, current and past projects as well as practice area blogposts. 

Clinical Support

Professional practice area covers: evidence-based practice curriculum and habits in health professions, role of librarianship in clinical settings, provision of high-quality health information to consumers.

NamePosition
Timothy L Kenny
Maine Medical Center
Chair
Kate E. Corcoran
Medical Library Association
MLA Staff Liaison
Ellen M. Aaronson, AHIP
Mayo Clinic
Delegate, Hospital Library Caucus
Elaine C. Alligood
Delegate, Federal Libraries Caucus
James Eddy Anderson, PA-C
Evergreen Treatment Services
Delegate, Social Justice/Health Disparities Caucus
Roy Eugene Brown, AHIP
Virginia Commonwealth University
JMLA Liaison
Sarah Cantrell, AHIP
Duke University
Evidence-Based Practice & Research Curriculum Committee Liaison
Rebecca Carlson, AHIP
University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill
Community Council Liaison
Helen-Ann Brown Epstein, AHIP, FMLA
Virtua
Delegate, Nursing and Allied Health Resources and Services
Mariana Lapidus
MCPHS University
2022 National Program Committee Liaison
Kimberly MacKenzie
University of Massachusetts Medical School
MLA Connect Liaison
Mary Beth McAteer, AHIP
Virginia Mason Medical Center
Delegate, International Cooperation Caucus
Bradrick McClam, M.Ed, AHIP
University of Missouri - Columbia
Delegate, Pharmacy & Drug Information Caucus
Tanisha N. Mills, AHIP
Northeast Georgia Health System
Delegate, African American Medical Librarians Alliance Caucus
Robin O'Hanlon
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Delegate, Consumer and Patient Health Information Caucus
Lisa Liang Philpotts
Massachusetts General Hospital
Delegate, Asian Diaspora Coalition of Medical Librarians Caucus
Rachel Keiko Stark, AHIP
California State University, Sacramento
Delegate, Interprofessional Education and Practice Caucus
Ansley Stuart
University of Louisville
Delegate, Clinical Librarians and Evidence-Based Healthcare Caucus
Elaine Wells, AHIP
SUNY College of Optometry
Delegate, Vision Science Caucus
Kathy A. Zeblisky, AHIP
Phoenix Childrens Hospital
Delegate, Pediatric Librarians Caucus

projects

Education

Professional practice area covers: pedagogy/andragogy, instruction to health professionals, educational technology, librarian as instructor, instructional design, information literacy.

NamePosition
Brandi Tuttle, AHIP
Duke University
Chair
Barry Grant
Medical Library Association
MLA Staff Liaison
Christine Andresen
Medical University of South Carolina
Delegate, Interprofessional Education Caucus
Tara Brigham, AHIP
Mayo Clinic
2022 National Program Committee Liaison
Skyla Bryant
Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center
MLAConnect Liaison
Laureen Patricia Cantwell
Colorado Mesa University
Delegate, Data Caucus
Sarah L Carnes, AHIP
Veterans Health Administration
Community Council Liaison
Alexander J. Carroll, AHIP
Vanderbilt University
JMLA Liaision
Hui-Fen Chang
Delegate, Medical Informatics Caucus
Elisa Cortez, AHIP
University of California, Riverside
Delegate, Medical Humanities Caucus
Virginia F. Desouky
West Virginia University
Delegate, International Cooperation Caucus
Heather Edmonds
New England College of Optometry
Delegate, Vision Science Caucus
Mary Katherine Haver, AHIP
H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute
Delegate, Consumer and Patient Health Information Services Caucus
Heather Healy, AHIP
University of Iowa Libraries
Delegate, Technology in Education Caucus
Katie Hoskins, AHIP
California Health Sciences University
Delegate, Osteopathic Libraries
Andrea C. Kepsel, AHIP
Michigan State University
Delegate, Animal and Veterinary Information Specialist Caucus
Irene (Rena) Machowa Lubker, AHIP
Medical University of South Carolina
Delegate, African American Medical Librarians Alliance Caucus
Traci Jean Mays
Florida Gulf Coast University
Delegate, Systematic Reviews Caucus
Ryan Norman
Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Somerset
Delegate, Cancer Librarians Caucus
Jenny Pierce
Temple University
Delegate, Libraries in Health Sciences Curriculums
Tenley Sablatzky
Prairie View A & M University
Delegate, Public Health/Health Administration Caucus
Nena Schvaneveldt, AHIP
University of Utah
Delegate, Dental Caucus
Denise Shereff, AHIP
University of South Florida
Delegate, Medical Library Education Caucus
Jillian Silverberg
Delegate, Gaming in Adult Learning Caucus
Claressa Slaughter
Delegate, Accessibility and Disability
Stephanie M. Swanberg, AHIP
Michigan School of Psychology
Delegate, Public Services Caucus
Danielle M Westmark
University of Nebraska Medical Center
Instruction & Instructional Design Curriculum Committee Liaison
Andrea Wright
University of Alabama College of Community Health Sciences
Delegate, Clinical Librarians and Evidence-Based Healthcare Caucus
Alessia Zanin-Yost, AHIP
Slippery Rock University
Delegate, Collection Development Caucus

projects

Global Health & Health Equity

Professional practice area covers: development of health information professionals globally, equity in access to health information, international collaborations for MLA and medical librarianship.

NamePosition
Kathryn M. Houk, AHIP
University of Nevada Las Vegas
Chair
Maria Lopez
Medical Library Association
MLA Staff Liaison
Karin Bennedsen, AHIP
Delegate, Consumer and Patient Health Information Services Caucus
Sharon Han, AHIP
University of Iowa
Delegate, Asian Diaspora Coalition of Medical Librarians Caucus
Linda M. Hartman, AHIP
Delegate, Medical Humanities Caucus
Margaret Henderson
Delegate, Public Health & Health Administration Caucus
Lilian Hoffecker
Univ. of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus
MLAConnect Liaison
David G. Keddle
Kaiser Permanente Medical Center
Delegate, LGBTQIA+ Caucus
Heidi M. Nickisch Duggan
American Dental Association
Delegate, Dental Caucus
Matthew Nicholas Noe
Harvard Medical School
Community Council Liaison
Melanie J. Norton
Yale University
JMLA Liaison
Ruby L. Nugent
University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Delegate, Dental Caucus
William Olmstadt, AHIP
LSU Health Shreveport
2022 National Program Committee Liaison
Gurpreet Kaur Rana
University of Michigan
Delegate, Social Justice & Health Disparities Caucus
Laura M Rey
Delegate, Animal and Veterinary Information Specialist Caucus
Robert M Shapiro, II
New Hanover Regional Medical Center, South East Area Health Education Center
Health Information Professionalism Curriculum Committee Liaison
Alia Spencer
Palm Beach State College
Delegate, African American Medical Librarians Alliance
Alessia Zanin-Yost, AHIP
Slippery Rock University
Delegate, International Cooperation Caucus

 projects

Information Management

Professional practice area covers: meta data, representation of information, collection of information, research data management.

NamePosition
Elizabeth Quinlan Huggins
Loyola University Chicago
Chair
Mary M Langman
Medical Library Association
MLA Staff Liaison
Marie T. Ascher
New York Medical College
MLAConnect Liaison
Allison Jo Boyer
Delegate, Public Health/Health Administration Caucus
C. Brooke Caldwell
Southern College of Optometry
Delegate, Vision Science Caucus
Erin Diane Foster
University of California, Berkeley
Delegate, Research Caucus
Stephen J. Greenberg, AHIP
Delegate, History of the Health Sciences
Margaret Henderson
JMLA Liaison
Lisa Huang
North Florida/ South Georgia Veterans Health System
Delegate, Federal Libraries Caucus
Emily M. Johnson-Barlow, AHIP
University of Illinois at Chicago
Delegate, Medical Informatics Caucus
Kumru E Kastro
Drexel University Libraries
Delegate, Basic Science Caucus
Erika Kirsch
United BioSource LLC
Delegate, Collection Development Caucus
Laura M Lipke, AHIP
A. T. Still University
Delegate, Scholarly Communications Caucus
Erin E. Reardon, AHIP
University of Minnesota
Health Information Professionalism Curriculum Committee Liaison
Marlena Rose, AHIP
East Carolina University
Delegate, Technical Services Caucus
Yolanda Strayhorn
CDC Library
Delegate, African American Medical Librarians Alliance Caucus
Nicole Theis-Mahon, AHIP
University of Minnesota
Community Council Liaison
Kathryn Vela, AHIP
2022 National Program Committee Liaison
Yumi Yaguchi, AHIP
University of the Incarnate Word
Delegate, International Cooperation Caucus

projects

Information Services

Professional practice area covers: research assistance, outreach to specific communities, subject knowledge development, expert searching.

NamePosition
Tamara M. Nelson, AHIP
University of Tennessee Health Science Center
Chair
Tomi Gunn
Medical Library Association
MLA Staff Liaison
Lindsay Barnett
Yale University
Delegate, User Experience Caucus
Jess L Callaway, AHIP
Shepherd Center
Delegate, Hospital Library Caucus
Carol F. Colasacco, AHIP
College of American Pathologists
Delegate, Health Association and Corporate Librarians Caucus
Shannon Compton, AHIP
Bay Path University
MLAConnect Liaison
Penny Coppernoll-Blach, AHIP
Univ. of Cal., San Diego
Delegate, Pharmacy and Drug Information Caucus
Katherine Downton, AHIP
University of Maryland, Baltimore
Delegate, International Cooperation Caucus
Lauren Martiere Fletcher
University of Mississippi Medical Center
Delegate, New Members Caucus
Christine W. Fleuriel
Delegate, Federal Libraries Caucus
Kelsey Grabeel, AHIP
University of Tennessee
Delegate, Consumer and Patient Health Information Services Caucus
Charles J. Greenberg
Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine
Delegate, Osteopathic Libraries
Stephanie Henderson
University of Kentucky
Delegate, Systematic Reviews Caucus
Rachel Hinrichs, AHIP
IUPUI
Delegate Public Health/Health Administration Section
Bridget Jivanelli
Hospital for Special Surgery
Delegate, Complementary and Integrative Health Leaders Caucus
Elizabeth Laera, AHIP
Brookwood Baptist Health
Information Services Curriculum Committee Liaison
Janna C. Lawrence, AHIP, FMLA
University of Iowa
Delegate, Public Services Caucus
Jennifer K. Lloyd, AHIP
Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center - New Orleans
Delegate, Resource Sharing Caucus
Chelsea Misquith
Brown University
Delegate, Asian Diaspora Coalition of Medical Librarians Caucus
Matt R Regan
University of Iowa
Delegate, Technology in Education Caucus
Heidi Reis
East Carolina University
Delegate, Libraries in Health Sciences Curriculums Caucus
Anne K. Seymour
Welch Medical Library
Delegate, LGBTQIA+ Caucus
Tracy C. Shields, AHIP
Navy - Naval Medical Center Portsmouth
Delegate, Clinical Librarians and Evidence-Based Healthcare Caucus
Jahala Simuel
Howard University
Delegate, African American Medical Librarians Alliance Caucus
Elizabeth Stellrecht
SUNY at Buffalo, Health Sciences Library
Delegate, Dental Caucus
Jaclyn Vialet, AHIP
North Shore University Hospital
Delegate, Collection Development Caucus
Yingting Zhang, AHIP
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
2022 National Program Committee Liaison

projects

Innovation & Research Practice

Professional practice area covers: evidence-based librarianship, informatics, research training, diversity in scientific research, assessment, and evaluation.

NamePosition
Robyn Reed, AHIP
Penn State College of Medicine
Chair
Kate E. Corcoran
Medical Library Association
MLA Staff Liaison
Skye Bickett, AHIP
American Conference of Governmental Industrial Hygienists
Delegate, Pharmacy and Drug Information Caucus
Marianne D. Burke, AHIP
University of Vermont
Delegate, Medical Informatics Caucus
Sandy De Groote, AHIP
JMLA Liaison
Kristina DeShazo
Oregon Health & Science University
Community Council Liaision
Martha Earl, AHIP
University of Tennessee
Delegate, Research Caucus
Lisa Huang
North Florida/ South Georgia Veterans Health System
MLAConnect Liaison
Anita C. Kuiken, AHIP
Syracuse University
Delegate, Translational Sciences Collaboration Caucus
Misa Mi, AHIP
Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine
2022 National Program Committee Liaison
Elizabeth Moreton
UNC Chapel Hill
Liaison, Evidence-Based Practice & Research Curriculum Committee
Debra Orr-Roderick
Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine
Delegate, Osteopathic Medicine Caucus
Shawn Steidinger, AHIP
University of Utah
Delegate, Consumer and Patient Health Information Services Caucus
Abraham Wheeler, AHIP
Michigan State University
Delegate, Public Health/Health Administration Caucus
Jamia Williams
SUNY Brockport
Delegate, African American Medical Librarians Alliance Caucus

projects

Professionalism & Leadership

Professional practice area covers: ethics; equity, diversity, and inclusion; development of leaders; management (human resources, fiscal, project, etc.); influence in health care organizations; education of and advocacy for health information professionals.

NamePosition
Lisa A. Marks, AHIP
Mayo Clinic Scottsdale
Domain Hub Chair
Tomi Gunn
Medical Library Association
MLA Staff Liaison
Amy Allison, AHIP
Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine
Leadership Curriculum Committee Liaison
John W. Cyrus
VCU Libraries
JMLA Liaison
Melissa De Santis, AHIP
University of Colorado
Delegate, Social Justice Caucus
Basia (Barbara) Delawska-Elliott, AHIP
OHSU
Delegate, Hospital Library Caucus
Rosie Hanneke, AHIP
University of Illinois at Chicago
Delegate, Public Health/Health Administration Caucus
Leslie Holland
Southern College of Optometry
Delegate, Vision Science Caucus
Latrina Keith
Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Delegate, Technical Services Caucus
Gail Kouame
Augusta University
Delegate, Medical Informatics Caucus
Jolene M. Miller, AHIP
University of Toledo
Delegate, New Members Caucus
Nisha Mody
Delegate, Asian Diaspora Coalition of Medical Librarians Caucus
Beverly Murphy, AHIP, FMLA
Duke University Med.Cntr.
Delegate, African American Medical Librarians Alliance Caucus
Soph Myers-Kelley
Delegate, LGBTQIA+ Caucus
Hannah F. Norton, AHIP
University of Florida
Delegate, Animal and Veterinary Information Specialist Caucus
Annabelle V Nuñez
University of Arizona
Delegate, Latinx Caucus
Jodi L. Philbrick, AHIP
University of North Texas
Delegate, Medical Library Education Caucus
Joe Price
Galen College of Nursing
MLAConnect Liaison
Regina Fisher Raboin
University of Massachusetts Medical School
MLAConnect Liaison; Delegate, Leadership and Management Caucus
Hannah Rutledge, AHIP
University of Pennsylvania
Health Information Professionalism Curriculum Committee Liaison
Faythe Thurman
West Virginia University
Delegate, Cancer Librarians Caucus
Wanda Whitney, AHIP
2022 National Program Committee Liaison

projects

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