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Erica Brody

Research and Education Librarian

Instructor
Tompkins-McCaw Library, Research and Education

(804) 828-2004
Tompkins-McCaw Library, Room 144-D
ebrody@vcu.edu

Education 

  • M.S. Library Science, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, N.C., 2016
  • M.P.H., Health Policy and Management. Emory University, Atlanta, 1999
  • B.A. Psychology and Sociology, Wesleyan University, Middletown, Conn., 1995  

Previous professional experience

  • Research and Education Intern, Duke University Medical Center Library, Durham, N.C., 2016
  • User Services Intern, Health Sciences Library, UNC, Chapel Hill, N.C., 2016
  • Library Intern, Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Research Triangle Park, N.C., 2015   

Earlier professional experience 

  • Davis Library, UNC, Chapel Hill, N.C. 
  • Carolina Population Center, Chapel Hill, N.C. 
  • IBM. Research Triangle Park, N.C. 
  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta
  • Kerr L. White Institute for Health Services Research, Decatur, Ga.
  • Ridgeview Institute, Smyrna, Ga. 

Honors and Awards 

  • The Elfreda Chatman Research Award, UNC School of Information and Library Science, 2016
  • People’s Choice Award, Project Fair, UNC School of Information and Library Science, 2016
  • Poster Award for Excellence in Research, Second Place, Annual Meeting, Mid-Atlantic Chapter of the Medical Library Association, 2015
  • Continuing Education Award, Association of North Carolina Health and Science Libraries, 2015
  • MAC Student Vision Scholarship, Mid-Atlantic Chapter, MLA, 2015
  • Bishop Fellowship, UNC School of Information and Library Science, 2015-2016
  • Margaret Ellen Kalp Fellowship, UNC School of Information and Library Science, 2015 and 016
  • Dean’s Scholarship, Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University 
  • Delta Omega Honorary Society in Public Health
  • Phi Beta Kappa

 Selected publications 

Selected presentations

  • Brody ER. Patient Education Materials: Assessing Compliance with Health Literacy Standards. Presented at Annual Meeting of the Medical Library Association, 2017.
  • Mazure E, Ratajeski MA, Gau K, Tuttle B, Brody ER. Searching for Animal Research Methodology: The Potential Impact of Differences Between the PubMed Record and Full-Text Methods Section. Poster presented at the Annual Meeting of the Medical Library Association, 2017.
  • Brody ER, McGraw KA, Renner BR. Dreaming of the Perfect Fit: A Structured Evaluation of Three Reference Management Tools That Support Collaborative Research. Poster presented at the Annual Meeting of the Medical Library Association, 2017.
  • Brody ER, Zhang C. Redesign of Career Website for the UNC School of Information and Library Science. Prototype presented at UNC School of Information and Library Science Project Fair, 2016.
  • McGraw KA, Renner BR, Hayes BE, Brody ER. Learning What Works: A Structured Evaluation of Two Tools That Help Groups Share Research Libraries.” Poster presented at the Tri-Chapter Meeting of the Mid-Atlantic, New York- New Jersey, and Philadelphia Chapters of the Medical Library Association, Philadelphia, 2016.
  • Brody ER, Walker J. Librarian Recommendations for Improving Content of Web-Based Resources for Cancer.Patients, Families and Caregivers. Poster presented at the Mid-Atlantic Chapter of the Medical Library Association Annual Meeting, Asheville, N.C., 2015.
  • Brody ER, Gremminger M, Fuller J. Community Retention in Duplin, North Carolina. Poster presented at Expanded Steering Committee Meeting, National Children’s Study, Rockville, Md., 2011.
  • Brody ER, Gremminger M, Fuller J. Community Retention in Duplin, North Carolina. Poster presented at Expanded Steering Committee Meeting, National Children’s Study, Rockville, Md,, 2011.
  • Loza S, Bell J, Brody ER, Brown C, Fuller J. Comparison of Communication Strategies in Rural and Suburban Communities: Duplin and Durham, North Carolina. Poster presented at Expanded Steering Committee Meeting, National Children’s Study, Rockville, Md., August 24, 2011. 

Selected memberships

  • Medical Library Association           
    • Dentistry Section
    • Consumer and Patient Health Information Section
    • Public Health/Health Administration Section 
  • Mid-Atlantic Chapter of the Medical Library Association
    • Communications Committee
  • American Library Association 
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901 Park Ave., Box 842033
Richmond, VA 23284-2033
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