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Meet the Region 1 Team, Christine and April!

Posted by on April 11th, 2022 Posted in: Uncategorized


Christine Newman

Christine Newman

What is your title and brief job description?  

Data Management Librarian for Region 1. In this role, I support courses and programs related to research data management and other data literacy topics.

Other than COVID, what medical/health topic is on your mind?  

Mental health education and especially increasing access to mental health services is often on my mind, as well as the importance of promoting equity and inclusivity in research. How research studies are designed, how we collect data – and who we collect data from – has a powerful impact on how we understand and learn about health and how we combat health disparities.

What advice would you give others who are interested in doing health outreach work in their communities?

Remember the saying that you have two ears and one mouth. Listening to your community – getting to know their struggles and their strengths, the tools they have and the gaps they need filled – is as important to outreach as the information you share or the number of programs you offer. Community outreach starts with community – learning about and seeking to understand the people you want to serve.

Unrelated to health librarianship, what is your favorite indulgence? 

I love chocolate! And stories – I am an avid reader/listener of audiobooks, especially science fiction/fantasy stories and memoir.

April Wright

April Wright

What is your title and brief job description?  

Environmental Health Program Specialist.  Develop programs and resources relevant to disaster & emergency planning and environmental determinants of health including environmental health and justice.

Other than COVID, what medical/health topic is on your mind?  

Climate change and mental health

What advice would you give others who are interested in doing health outreach work in their communities?

Cultivate relationships built on trust and mutual partnering

Unrelated to health librarianship, what is your favorite indulgence? 

Ferro Rocher chocolates

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Faith Steele, MLS, is the Outreach and Education Librarian for Region 1 for the Network of the National Library of Medicine at the University of Maryland Baltimore. She connects libraries to community health partners and provides training and funding to help communities access quality health information

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