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Public Health/Health Administration Caucus

Members: 211     Discussions: 1336     Files: 9

PH/HA believes that public health and health administration are increasingly important areas in the current environment. Information, resources, technology, research and new challenges are expanding tremendously in health care and medicine.

The fields of public health and health administration are there to communicate relevant health information; account for health care priorities, policy and delivery; manage crises; and address major health concerns. All these activities are information intensive—that is, they rely heavily on systems of information access to support professional decision-making, practice and action.

PH/HA programs not only demonstrate the importance of public health informatics, but also point to its growing significance on an international and global scale.

The Public Health and Health Administration caucus of the Medical Library Association currently has over 150 members. If you would like to meet with colleagues interested in the field of public health information, then now is a good time to become involved with PH/HA.

Member Benefits

  • PH/HA News, the Caucus’s newsletter
  • PH/HA caucus forum
  • a network of subject specialists in the PH/HA field
  • member directory
  • an opportunity to affect caucus program content at the MLA Annual Meeting
  • eligibility for a $1,000 travel stipend to attend the MLA Annual Meeting
  • eligibility for the Sewell Memorial Fund, which provides funding for librarians to attend the American Public Health Association Annual Meeting

If you have any questions about membership, please contact our membership chair.

Public Resources

  • Core Public Health Journal Project
  • The Public Health/Health Administration Caucus (PH/HA) offers a research award for the best paper in the field of public health or health administration librarianship published within the previous three years. Applicants can submit individual or collaborative projects. The total amount of the award is $300. At least one member of the team must belong to the Medical Library Association; this person should be the person submitting the paperwork. Membership in PH/HA is preferred but not required.

PH/HA Leaders

NamePosition
Courtney Pyche, AHIP
University of Florida Health Science Center Library
Chair; Community Council Alternate
James Gilbreath
University of Alabama at Birmingham
Chair-Elect; CE Committee Lead
Shenita Peterson
Emory University
Immediate Past Chair; Community Council Representative
Anita C. Kuiken, AHIP
Syracuse University
Secretary
Rachel Hinrichs
Indiana University Indianapolis
Research Award Cmte. Lead (term ending 2026)
Layal Hneiny
University of Miami
Membership Committee
Jen Lege Matsuura, AHIP
Sewell Travel Award Committee Chair
Judith Smith
University of Michigan
Membership Committee