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Peggy Gross, MA, MLIS, AHIP Welch Medical Library
Public Health Informationist 2024 Bldg. 1-200, C-9
mgross21@jhmi.edu 410-502-7574

 

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Office Hours

 

Bloomberg School of Public Health (Please drop in! Office E5640)

Tuesdays 10:30 am - 3:00 pm

Wednesdays 10:30 am - 3:00 pm

 

Departments

 

As your contact at Welch Medical Library, I collaborate with faculty, programs, and students to support research.  I provide a variety of information services to the following academic departments within the Bloomberg School of Public Health:

 

  • Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
  • Informatics
  • International Health
  • Molecular Microbiology and Immunology

 

Publications & Presentations

 

Kerry Scott, Sarah Beckham, Margaret Gross, George Pariyo, Krishna Rao, Giorgio Cometto & Henry B. Perry. Commissioned by the World Health Organization. "What do we know about community-based practitioner programs? A systematic review of reviews on community health workers and their integration with health systems." Fourth Global Forum on Human Resources for Health. Contributed paper. Dublin, Ireland. November 14, 2017.

 

Pereda MA, Chavez MA, Hooper-Miele CC, Gilman RH, Steinhoff MC, Ellington LE, Gross M, Price C, Tielsch JM, Checkley, W. "Lung Ultrasound for the Diagnosis of Pneumonia in Children: A Meta-analysis." Pediatrics. 135(4); 2015.

 

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

 

Miguel A Chavez, Navid Shams, Laura E Ellington, Neha Naithani, Robert H Gilman, Mark C Steinhoff, Mathuram Santosham, Robert E Black, Carrie Price, Margaret Gross and William Checkley. Lung ultrasound for the diagnosis of pneumonia in adults: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Respiratory Research. 2014

 

Gross, P. and Wright, R., Welch Library Bioinformatics Portal. Seventh Annual Young Investigators Symposium on Genomics and Bioinformatics. Poster Presentation. Baltimore, MD. October 2013.

 

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

 

Hesson, D., Wang, P., Gross, P., Twose, C., Rosman, L., Katzen, S. Distance Education: How a School of Public Health Informationist Program Responds. Contributed Paper. Medical Library Association Annual Meeting, Boston, MA. May 2013.

 

Saati, A., Ogunsanya, O., Gross, P., Towse, C., Saber-Tehrani, A., Omron, R., Melnick, T., Lehmann, H., and Newman Toker, D. Diagnostic Computerized Decision Support Systems in the Emergency Department: A Systematic Review. Diagnostic Errors in Medicine: 5th International Conference. Poster Presentation. Baltimore, MD. November 2012.

 

Wright, R., and Gross, P. Welch Library Bioinformatics Support Services. Sixth Annual Young Investigators Symposium on Genomics and Bioinformatics. Poster Presentation. Baltimore, MD. October 2012.

 

Gross, M., and Goode, VH. The Informationist Role in 21st Century Medicine. Maryland Medicine. 2012 March;13(1).

 

Gross, M. Making Sense of Breast and Ovarian Cancer in Minority Populations: Online Information Seeking by First-Degree Relatives. Medical Library Association Annual Meeting Contributed Paper, Minneapolis, MN. May 2011.

 

Gross, M., Syperda, V., Sharkady, S. iPads and Online Health Information at the YMCA: A Service Learning Partnership between 2nd Year Medical Students and 7th Graders Contributed Poster. Medical Library Association Annual Meeting, Minneapolis, MN; May 2011.

 

Skickie E, Adair B, Buckley A, Corey S, Kichler, A, Kirkpatrick A, KopickyL, Mody S, Sheth S, Streiff W,  Wong M, Gross, M., Sharkady S,  Syperda V.  Access to E-Health Information and Basic Medical Concepts: A Service-Learning Partnership between Second Year Medical Students and a 7th grade YMCA After School Initiative. Poster. American Association of Osteopathic Medicine Annual Meeting, Washington, D.C.; Spring, 2011.

 

Currie, L. and Gross, M.   Sister, Sister: Rethinking Sense-Making Theory through Consciousness-Raising. Paper presentation Medical Library Association-MAR, Chapel Hill, NC. October 2010.  http://courseweb.lis.illinois.edu/~gross12/Resume/2010MAC_MLA.xml

 

Gross, M.  Online Information Experiences of First-Degree Relatives of Breast and Ovarian Cancer. Medical Library Association Annual Meeting Lightning Poster Presentation, Washington D.C. May 2010.  http://courseweb.lis.illinois.edu/~gross12/Resume/MLA_2010/s0001.htm

 

Gross, M.  Sense-making in Theory and Practice: A Metatheoretical foundation and application for health information seeking, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2010.  MLIS Thesis  Director: John MacMullen.  http://www.ideals.illinois.edu/handle/2142/16192

 

Gross, M.   Exploring a Career as an NIH Informationist: Interviews with the National Institutes of Health Librarians. Midwest Medical Library Association Conference Poster. Columbus, OH. 2009. http://midwestmla.org/conference2009/posters/Gross%20ASB_NIH_MLA%20conference%20poster.pdf

 

Gross, M. (Spring 2003). “The Life and Death of Art: Hegelian Aesthetics and Hawthorne’s Artist Tales.” Nathaniel Hawthorne Review 29.1: 25-45.

 

Gross, M.  Hegel’s ‘Phenomenology of Spirit’ and Nathaniel Hawthorne’s 'Artist of the Beautiful' and Other Tales. Duquesne University M.A. Thesis, 1999.

 

 

Forthcoming Articles

 

Gross, M.  Sense-Making in Light of the Greeks and in the Spirit of Hegel. Journal of Documentation.

 

Amer Saati, MD, MS1, Olawande Ogunsanya, MD, MS2, Peggy Gross, MA, MLIS3, Claire Towse, MLIS3, Ali Saber-Tehrani, MD4, Rodney Omron, MD, MPH5, Edward Melnick, MD, MHS6, Harold Lehmann, MD, PhD2 and David Newman Toker, MD, PhD4 Diagnostic Computerized Decision Support Systems in the Emergency Department: A Systematic Review. Annals of Emergency Medicine. Forthcoming