Christina Lynn Wissinger


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    Dr. Christina Wissinger is a tenured faculty member with The Pennsylvania State University Libraries. Her research interests focus on the areas of privacy literacy, e-professionalism, online reputation management, personal branding, researcher reputation, and the acquisition and promotion of expertise. Her previous experience includes working as a clinical informationist with Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions and collaborating on systematic reviews in the areas of obstetrics and gynecology and public health. Dr. Wissinger is co-author of the “Searching for Evidence” chapter in the Johns Hopkins Nursing Evidence-Based Practice Model and Guidelines 2nd and 3rd editions.  In addition to her health related research she has published in the Journal of Social Media Studies, Proceeding for the Society of Information Technology and Teacher Education, and the American Foundation for the Blind’s trade publication Access World. Dr. Wissinger’s dissertation examined privacy and power issues in social media. Currently, she researches the effects of social media on healthcare providers’ careers and the ways librarians facilitate privacy education and advocacy

    Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

    In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

    • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
    • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

    Education/Academic qualification

    Communications Media and Instructional Technology, Ph.D. , Indiana University of Pennsylvania

    Award Date: Dec 17 2016

    Library and Information Science, MLIS, Medical librarianship/Informatics, University of Pittsburgh

    Award Date: Aug 19 2006

    Sport Science, MS, Indiana University of Pennsylvania

    Award Date: Dec 21 2002

    Humanities, BA, University of Pittsburgh

    Award Date: Aug 18 2001

    External positions

    Clinical Informationist, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

    Sep 15 2008Aug 15 2011

    Biological and Health Sciences Librarian, University of Delaware

    Oct 15 2006Sep 1 2008

    Researcher Defined Keywords

    • privacy and confidentiality
    • information literacy
    • health communication


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