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Donna Hesson, MLS Welch Medical Library
Public Health Informationist 2024 Bldg. 1-200, C-8 410-955-3028


Virtual Office Hours


Donna is available for an Adobe Connect Meeting by appointment. Please contact her by email.


Office Hours


624 N. Broadway, Hampton House, 9th floor
Tuesday 10am - 1:30pm
Thursday 10am - 12noon


Main SPH building
Monday, Wednesday, Friday 9:30am - 2:30pm




As an Informationist, I am here to assist faculty, staff and students in obtaining the best resources/services for their information needs.


It is my wish to ensure that the library provides these materials either in the library's collection or through electronic resources. I am open to any suggestions of new materials, be it books/journals or an electronic resource that would help in the research and study needs of the Bloomberg School of Public Health.


I am the informationist for the following areas:


  • Distance Education Students Program
  • Faculty Senate
  • Health, Behavior & Society
  • Health Policy and Management
  • Mental Health
  • MPH Students
  • Nursing Students
  • School of Nursing


Presentations and Posters


Gross, M, Blanck, JF, Hesson, DD, Minter, CIJ, Rosman, L, Twose, C, Seymour, AK. (March 26 - 28, 2015). Information Seeking Needs and Behaviors for Global Health: Mapping Welch Medical Library's Global Health Information Services. Paper presented at the Consortium of Universities for Global Health Conference. Boston, MA.


Twose, C., Rosman, L., Gross, P., Hesson, D., Adamo, J., Li, T., Saldanha, I., Vedula, S., Dickersin, K. (May 2013). An Interdisciplinary Collaboration to Teach Systematic Review Methods. Paper presented at the meeting of the Medical Library Association Annual Meeting, Boston, MA.


Hesson, D., Wang, P., Gross, P., Twose, C., Rosman, L., Katzen, S. (May 2013). Distance Education: How a School of Public Health Informationist Program Responds. Poster session presented at the Medical Library Association Annual Meeting, Boston, MA.




Wissow, L. S., Brown, J., Fothergill, K. E., Gadomski, A., Hacker, K., Salmon, P., et al. (2013). Universal mental health screening in pediatric primary care: A systematic review. Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, 52(11), 1134-1147.e23.