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Deborah H. Charbonneau

  • Assistant Professor, School of Library and Information Science
  • Wayne State University
  • 11PublicationsNumber of items in Deborah H.'s My Publications folder on Mendeley.
  • 2Followers

Recent publications

  • Interpreting Data: A Guide to Understanding Research (Book Review)

    • Charbonneau D
  • Strategies for planning and promoting library services to new users.

    • Charbonneau D
    • Croatt-Moore C
    • Ellis-Danquah L

Professional experience

Assistant Professor, School of Library and Information Science

Wayne State University

August 2011 - Present

Public Services Librarian, Shiffman Medical Library

Wayne State University

November 2002 - August 2011(9 years)

Adjunct Faculty, School of Library and Information Science

Wayne State University

Acquisitions Librarian, Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library

University of Utah

Clinical Librarian & Manager of Hospital Library

University of Utah


Ph.D., Sociology (2010)

Wayne State University

August 2005 - December 2010(5 years)

Research interests

Community and public health informatics Health information seeking behavior Health literacy Information services to underserved communities International librarianship Medical sociology Research methods Scholarly Communication


Deborah received her Ph.D. in sociology from Wayne State University in 2010. Prior to joining the School of Library and Information Science as an Assistant Professor, she held positions at the Vera P. Shiffman Medical Library at Wayne State University and the Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library at the University of Utah. She also served as Principal Investigator for the Urban Health Partners program, a public health outreach project funded by the National Library of Medicine/National Institutes of Health where she facilitated partnerships between the library and community agencies to develop specialized training programs. Her research has been funded by various government organizations and encompasses investigations into how information technologies can be effective in enhancing the skills of health providers serving at-risk and underserved populations. Deborah received her M.A. in library science from the University of Pittsburgh and has also served as an adjunct faculty member for the School of Library and Information Science since 2007. In addition, Deborah was a distinguished fellow in the U.S. National Library of Medicine / Marine Biological Laboratory Medical Informatics program in 2001 and received a scholarship from the Association of Academic Health Sciences Libraries in 2003 to attend the ACRL / Harvard Leadership Institute. Her publications have appeared in the Journal of the Medical Library Association, Journal of Consumer Health on the Internet, and the journal Evidence Based Library and Information Practice. She edited the book Global Information Inequalities: Bridging the Information Gap (2008) published by Chandos Publishing Limited.


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