About E. Hatheway Simpson

E. Hatheway (Hathy) Simpson, MPH, is the Public Health Information Specialist at the Lamar Soutter Library, University of Massachusetts Medical School, under subcontract with the National Network of Libraries of Medicine, New England Region. Her work focuses on improving access to and awareness of information resources for public health practice. She serves as the Content Manager for PHPartners.org, the website of the Partners in Information Access for the Public Health Workforce, a collaboration of U.S. government agencies, public health organizations, and health sciences libraries. Hathy develops and conducts training programs and professional continuing education classes for public health professionals, students, and health information specialists on finding and using evidence-based information resources. She developed the Evidence-Based Practice for Public Health web portal and coordinated a program to provide public health professionals with access to full-text journal articles. Her previous experience includes managing a research study that assessed the information needs of public health professionals and providing reference services at the UMass Medical School Library. She has a Masters of Public Health from the University of Connecticut Health Center and a B.A. in Biology from Colby College.
Hathy can be reached at hathy.simpson@umassmed.edu or 508-856-2085.

Positions

Present Public Health Liaison, National Network of Libraries of Medicine, University of Massachusetts Medical School
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Present Project Manager, Partners in Information Access for the Public Health Workforce Website Project, University of Massachusetts Medical School
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Present Public Health Information Specialist, University of Massachusetts Medical School
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Disciplines

None

Research Interests

Evidence-based public health and Content management systems

Honors and Awards

  • National Library of Medicine Honor Award. In recognition and appreciation of exceptional service by a contractor. National Institutes of Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, December, 2011.
  • Public Health/Health Administration Research Award. Awarded for the best paper in the field of public health or health administration librarianship by the Public Health/Health Administration section of the Medical Library Association, May 2007.
  • Citation for Outstanding Performance. In recognition of demonstrated exemplary work performance. Commonwealth of Massachusetts, October 2006.
  • Employee of Distinction. In recognition of outstanding performance and dedicated service. University of Massachusetts Medical School, April 2006.


Contact Information

University of Massachusetts Medical School
55 Lake Avenue North
Room S4-241
Worcester, MA 01655
Phone: 508-856-2085
Email: hathy.simpson@umassmed.edu
Twitter: @hathysimpson
LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/pub/hathy-simpson/4/98a/87a/

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Presentations and Posters (15)

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