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Research interests

Dr. Christina Wissinger is a tenure track 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

Education/Academic qualification

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

Award Date: Dec 17 2016

Library and Information Science, MLIS, 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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Research Output

Using the Extended Parallel Process Model to Frame E-Professionalism Instruction in Healthcare Education

Wissinger, C. L. & Stiegler, Z., May 27 2019, In : Teaching and Learning in Medicine. 31, 3, p. 335-341 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • Is there a place for undergraduate and graduate students in the systematic review process?

    Wissinger, C. L., Apr 2018, In : Journal of the Medical Library Association. 106, 2, p. 248-250 3 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalComment/debate

  • 2 Scopus citations

    Searching for Evidence

    Wissinger, C. L., Seal, S. & Scala, E., 2018, Johns Hopkins Nursing Evidence-Based Practice Model and Guidelines 3rd Edition”, .

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

    Privacy literacy: From theory to practice

    Wissinger, C. L., Jan 1 2017, In : Communications in Information Literacy. 11, 2, p. 378-389 12 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 7 Scopus citations