Trends in…Controlled Vocabulary and Health Equity

Michelle B. Bass, Rose L. Molina, Erin E. Reardon, Lorraine Porcello, Johanna Goldberg, Annie Nickum, Laura Lipke, Laura Zeigen, Jonathan D. Eldredge, Nina B. Wallerstein

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Medical librarians collaborate with physicians and other healthcare professionals to improve the quality and accessibility of medical information, which includes assembling the best evidence to advance health equality through teaching and research. This column brings together brief cases highlighting the experiences and perspectives of medical librarians, educators, and healthcare professionals using their organizational, pedagogical, and information-analysis skills to advance health equality indexing.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)185-201
Number of pages17
JournalMedical Reference Services Quarterly
Issue number2
StatePublished - 2022


  • Controlled vocabulary
  • curriculum mapping
  • health equity
  • health inequities
  • health status disparities
  • information literacy instruction
  • medical subject headings
  • ontologies

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Health Informatics
  • Library and Information Sciences


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