This introductory seminar explores effective search, communication, and dissemination strategies and provides an overview of resources publicly available through the National Library of Medicine for public health and health services and policy researchers to use in their work. 

Developed with graduate students and junior investigators in mind, the seminar reviews systematic search strategies and focuses on innovative methods to communicate and disseminate research findings, including data visualization and social media.

This webinar is brought to you by AcademyHealth through the HSRProj program. HSRProj is a joint effort of AcademyHealth and the Cecil G. Sheps Center for Health Services Research, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, funded by the National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health, U.S. Department of Health & Human Services.

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this webinar, participants will be able to:

  • Understand the best practices in systematic search 
  • Describe best practices in translation using data visualization techniques 
  • Identify additional dissemination strategies using visuals 
  • Become more familiar with the National Library of Medicine’s products

Speaker List


Margo Edmunds, Ph.D.

Vice President, Evidence Generation and Translation - AcademyHealth

As Vice President for Evidence Generation and Translation, Dr. Margo Edmunds leads AcademyHealth's portfolios ... Read Bio

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Selene Mak, Ph.D.

Program Manager - VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System

Dr. Mak is a Program Manager in the Evidence Synthesis Program at the VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System. Read Bio

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Sherry Pagoto, Ph.D.

Professor - University of Connecticut

Dr. Pagoto is a Professor in the Department of Allied Health Sciences at the University of Connecticut. Read Bio

Christiane E. Voisin

Christiane Voisin, M.S.L.S.

Librarian - RTI-UNC Evidence-based Practice Center

Christiane E. Voisin, M.S.L.S., is a librarian with the Cecil G Sheps Center for Health Services Research in C... Read Bio