Pacific Northwest Chapter
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Dipesh Navsaria, MD, MPH, MSLIS. Pediatrician and librarian who leads the Wisconsin “Reach Out and Read” efforts – visit this site for more information about this program: ( Meet Dr. Navsaria in this short (2m) YouTube video.
"The health literacy day-long conference I attended on 1 March had a session on this topic – it was really inspiring to hear how pediatricians are using books to determine a child’s development while encouraging parents to read to their children every day. They shared statistics on how incredibly important early acquisition of language/reading is for a child’s future success in school and life." (Kathy Murray)

Slides from lecture at PNC2013 [82 page pdf]

Social Media/Web Links
DrLibrarian Facebook Page
Twitter: @navsaria
Dr Navsaria webpage
LinkedIn: Dipesh Navsaria

Lyn Freeman, PhD.  Anchorage area researcher who is now implementing the treatment outcomes tested via research funded by the National Cancer Institute. (

Michael Brubaker, MS.  Director, Community Environment and Safety and Director, Center for Climate and Health at the Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium.  
His focus is on climate impact assessments and adaptation planning for community health.

Laura Zeigen, MA, MLIS, AHIP.  currently works at the Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) Library as a User Experience and Reference Librarian. She has worked at the OHSU Library since 1997 in a variety of roles, including as an instructor, computer support analyst, web manager, and systems librarian.  She is keenly interested in human cognition, learning and sense-making, the role of librarians in health science professionals education, and how systems fit together to make things work. In an effort to both better understand her OHSU users and to support state and national health care reform efforts she currently is pursuing a Master of Public Health in Health Management and Policy at Portland State University.
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