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About Deborah H. Charbonneau

Deborah Charbonneau is an Associate Professor in the School of Information Sciences at Wayne State University. 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 historically underrepresented communities.
Deborah has been selected as a 2015-17 New Leader for the Association for Information Science and Technology (ASIS&T). She also received the 2014 Donald A. B. Lindberg Research Fellowship from the Medical Library Association (MLA).
Dr. Charbonneau is currently working on research projects that explore the following:
1. Adoption and acceptance of interactive health technologies among cancer survivors
2. Data sharing policies for funded research
3. Digital privacy and online support groups


Present Assistant Professor, Wayne State University

Research Interests

Outreach, Health Literacy, Health Communication, Consumer Health, Aging and Caregiving, Data Management, Health Informatics, Research Methods, Information Privacy, Intellectual Property and Copyright, and Scholarly Communication

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Honors and Awards

  • New Leader Award, Association for Information Science and Technology (ASIS&T), 2015-17
  • Donald A. B. Lindberg Research Fellowship, Medical Library Association (MLA), 2014

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