Elaine R. Hicks, MS/LIS, MPH, MCHES
Research, Education, and Public Health Librarian
Rudolph Matas Library of the Health Sciences
1430 Tulane Ave., MC 8586
New Orleans, LA 70112-2699
tel 504.988.2785 fax 504.988.7417
Elaine Hicks, MS, MPH, MCHES Delta SOPHE Biosketch
My vision is that health science professionals use 21st century information skills: public health researchers and practitioners are engaged in evidence-based practice, and consumers know where to find and how to identify authoritative online health information. I am the public health librarian at the Rudolph Matas Library of the Health Sciences of Tulane University. In this role, I work with students and faculty at the School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine to increase information skills and promote critical inquiry. I'm equally passionate about creating partnerships with health-promoting organizations to increase information skills among targeted communities through an awards mechanism of the National Library of Medicine. Recently I developed a health literacy training program for MD and MPH student volunteers. I'm also involved in domestic training to increase the use of HINARI, a portal designed by the World Health Organization to access PubMed in developing countries. In addition to my lastest career as a public health librarian, I'm a health educator and have worked in a variety of organizations including service as the Director of Health Education the Cook County Department of Public Health (Illinois).
I am a the SOPHE Secretary, Chair-Elect of the International Cooperation Section of the Medical Library Association, Vice-President of the Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine Alumni Board and a proud Master Certified Health Education Specialist.