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Portrait of Dana LaddDana L. Ladd, M.S., Ph.D., AHIP
dlladd@vcu.edu or (804) 628-2429

Dana has been a librarian for more than 19 years. She managed the consumer health collection at her first job at a public library, which sparked her interest in consumer health librarianship. Dana earned her bachelor's from the College of William and Mary and a master's degree in information science from the University of Tennessee. She went on to receive an additional degree as a specialist in library and information science for medical and consumer health information from the University of South Carolina.

Dana earned a doctorate in social and behavioral science from VCU’s School of Medicine. Her dissertation focused on the health information needs of patients diagnosed with rare cancers and where patients prefer to find health information. She co-authored “The Medical Library Association Guide to Finding Out About Diabetes: The Best Print and Electronic Resources,” which was published in 2013 by Neal-Schuman Publishers.

Jackson WrightJackson Wright
Health and Wellness Library Assistant
wrightjc4@vcu.edu  or (804) 828-2432

Jackson has experience working in both academic and public libraries. He has a strong background in creating innovative library programming, library displays, publicity materials, and also in promoting health and library programs via social media.

Jackson holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Mary Washington. Additionally, he has completed the required courses in the American Health Information Management Association’s Medical Coding program.

And, our volunteers help us with finding information, planning events and more. Learn more about volunteering at VCU Health.