Erica Lake, MLS, AHIP

Medical and Academic Library Outreach Coordinator, Region 6

Erica Lake (she/her) is the Medical and Academic Library Outreach Coordinator for the Network of the National Library of Medicine in Region 6. In this role, Erica engages with health sciences librarians, hospital librarians, tribal college librarians, and library information science programs in the region, and teaches national NNLM webinars and Moodle courses.

Classes I Teach

Event Title Summary
#NicotineAddictionCheck: A Qualitative Analysis of TikTok and Youth E-Cigarette Use The potential dangers of e-cigarette use are well-publicized, but what do youth users really think about e-cigarettes, including the possible development of health risks and nicotine addiction? A student-led team from the University of Iowa recently examined the role that user-generated content on the social media platform TikTok plays in promoting e-cigarette culture.
Accelerating the Speed and Scale of Medical Discovery with Real-World Data: Epic Research and Cosmos Epic Research launched during the COVID-19 pandemic as a new kind of journal, focused on making good data available sooner rather than perfect data available too late. This webinar will explore its methodology and publication process, and look at recent study findings.
Bridging the Divide: Improving Mental Health Care, Access, and Delivery in our Communities In this webinar, three psychiatrists will provide an overview of mental health disparities and the social determinants which affect access to mental health services, and they will highlight strategies to advance mental health care and access for all.
Building Reference Skills for Nursing and Allied Health Research (April 3-21, 2023) This 3-week, 4 credit-hour self-paced online class is designed for library staff who support, or want to support, nursing and allied health professionals with NLM resources. for Librarians is the openly available federal registry and results database of publicly and privately funded clinical studies conducted in the United States and around the world. is a vital resource for researchers, healthcare providers, and health sciences librarians who wish to consult the entire body of evidence on any particular topic. This 1 credit training covers the materials in a survey format with polls and exercises.
Designing for Health Literacy: Exploring Emerging Intelligent Technologies to Support Older Adults’ Health Information Access and Management Learn the benefits and barriers of emerging, artificially-enabled technologies for addressing the challenges older adults encounter when trying to find, understand, and use health information.
Health Statistics on the Web This 1 hour webinar focuses on the location, selection, and effective use of statistics relevant to health on the local, state, and national levels.
Health Statistics on the Web (July 31, 2023) Learn the difference between data and statistics, key features and use of health statistics, steps to finding health statistics, and sources of health statistics at the local, state and national level in this In this 90 minute webinar.
Health Statistics on the Web (March 1, 2023) This 90 minute webinar focuses on the location, selection, and effective use of statistics relevant to health on the local, state and national levels.
Preparing for the Next Infodemic: Fact-checking, Big Data Analysis, and Patient Conversations about COVID-19 Misinformation This webinar will explore communication lessons learned about COVID-19 misinformation to help leaders prepare for the next infodemic and earn public trust in public health messages. Four panelists will present on their research projects.
Region 6: NNLM Day at MLA 2023 Meet the NNLM Region 6 during NNLM Day at MLA 2023!
Service-Learning Projects and Misinformation for Diverse Audiences Well-designed service-learning projects encourage a multi-disciplinary approach that equitably involves community members, organizational representatives, researchers, students, and others in all aspects of the research process. In this presentation, Bethany McGowan will share strategies for developing and launching service-learning projects that promote health literacy education.
Using Technology to Combat Fake News: The Impact of Misinformation on Chronic Condition Self-Management Behaviors In this presentation, the speakers will offer insight into making appropriate health information more accessible to patients, and therefore lessening the likelihood of misinformation related to the self-management of diabetes. The speakers will describe the implementation of interventions design to reinforce self-care practices and daily decision making among patients managing a chronic disease.

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