Community Health Education Center Librarian
Tompkins-McCaw Library, Research and Education
Community Health Education Center, Gateway Building Ground Floor
- Doctoral student, Social and Behavioral Health, School of Medicine, Virginia Commonwealth University, in progress
- S.L.I.S. Specialist in Library and Information Science, University of South Carolina, 2007
- M.S. Information Science, University of Tennessee, 2000
- B.A. History, College of William and Mary, 1994
Previous Professional Experience
- Electronic Resources Librarian II, Williamsburg Regional Library, 2004-2006
- Adult Services Librarian I, Williamsburg Regional Library, 2001-2004
- Assistant Branch Manager, Jefferson Madison Regional Library, 2001
- Health and Human Performance Community Health Education Internship Site Supervisor, VCU
- Multicultural Health Resources: Finding Spanish Language Consumer Health Information, VCU
- Providing Health Information to Patients: An Elective for Fourth Year Medical Students, VCU
- Pulling it All Together: Finding Consumer Health Information, VCU
- Ladd, D. (2015). General and Health Information Challenges of Patients With Rare Diseases: The Importance of Health Information Provision and Web Sites for Locating Rare Disease Resources. Journal of Hospital Librarianship, 15(2), 189-197. doi:10.1080/15323269.2015.1014762
- Ladd, D. (2015) You Can Say no to Chemo: My Mother’s Remarkable Roadmap to Healing from Cancer (Book Review). Library Journal Reviews January 15, 2015.
- Ladd, D. (2015) Last Night in the OR: A Transplant Surgeon’s Odyssey (Book Review). Library Journal Reviews. September 1, 2015.
- Ladd, D. (2015). The Doctor’s Kidney Diets: A Nutritional Guide to Managing and Slowing the Progression of Chronic Kidney Disease (Book Review). Library Journal Reviews. September 15, 2015.
- Ladd, D. & Altshuler, A. (2013). Medical Library Association guide to finding out about diabetes: The best print and electronic sources. Neal-Schuman Publishers.
- Brady, K., Brown, R., Johnson, E., Jones, S., Henderson, M., Ladd, D., Lubker, I., McDaniel, J. (2012). Profiles in science for science librarians: John Bennett Fenn. Science & Technology in Libraries, 31(1).
- Ladd, D. (Submitted 2012). Review of: The big squeeze: A social and political history of the controversial mammogram. Library Journal Book Reviews.
- Ladd, D. (Submitted 2012). Review of: Buena Salud guide to arthritis and your life. Library Journal Book Reviews.
- Ladd, D. (2012). Review of: Lung cancer: A guide to diagnosis and treatment. CAPHIS Consumer Connection, 28(1).
- Ladd, D. (2012). Review of: Cancer clinical trials: A commonsense guide to experimental cancer therapies and clinical trials. Library Journal Book Reviews.
- Ladd, D. (2012). Review of: Confessions of a surgeon: The good, the bad, and the complicated...life behind the o.r. doors. Library Journal Book Reviews.
- Ladd, D. (2012). Review of: 100,000 hearts: A surgeon's memoir. Library Journal Book Reviews.
- Ladd, D. (2010). Dystonia: Information from the internet. Journal of Consumer Health on the Internet, 14(4).
- Ladd, D. (2009). Pulmonary hypertension: Information from the internet. Journal of Consumer Health on the Internet, 13(2).
- Ladd, D. & Amick, S. (2011). Building relationships through monthly health and wellness presentations. Presented at MLA Annual Meeting, Minneapolis, MN.
- Ladd, D. & Amick, S. (2010). Building relationships through monthly health and wellness presentations. Presented at MAC/MLA Annual Meeting, Chapel Hill, NC.
- Ladd, D. & Jones, S. (2009). Developing a consumer health library orientation and class for library interns and volunteers. Poster presented at Medical Library Association Annual Meeting, Honolulu, HI.
- Jones, S. & Ladd, D. (2009). iFusions: Integrating a consumer health library into the academic medical center community. Poster presented at Medical Library Association Annual Meeting, Honolulu, HI.
- Ladd, D. & Leisey, M. (2008). CHEC at five: History, lessons and challenges of opening and operating a consumer health library. Presented at MAC/MLA Meeting, Morgantown, WV.
Selected University Service
- VCU Libraries Peer Review Committee
- VCU Health System Health Literacy Task Force
- Community Health Education Center Advisory Committee, Co-chair
- Community Health Education Center Steering Committee
- Interdisciplinary Patient Education Committee
- Medical Library Association, Mid-Atlantic Chapter
- American Library Association
Collection Management Subject Areas
- Consumer health
- Consumer health; health literacy