Ms. Helena M. VonVille, MLS, MPH

Research and Instruction Librarian, Health Science Libraries System

Graduate School of Public Health Library Liaison, Office of the Dean


Graduate School of Public Health, Public Health A429, Pittsburgh, PA 15261
R-znvy: UryranIbaIvyyr@cvgg.rqh
Primary Phone: 967-193-3472
Web site:


2008 | University of Texas Health Science Center- Houston, Houston, TX | Master of Public Health

1989 | Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ | Master of Library Science

1985 | The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH | Bachelor of Fine Arts (Dance)


2009 to 2019: Systematic reviews and meta-analyses, co-instructor (UTHealth School of Public Health)

Library research in-class lectures

HSLS Classes: Access to publicly available data, including classes on the Census Bureau and CDC

Office hours: 2019 Fall Semester

My time is split between GSPH and the Health Sciences Library System.

My hours at GSPH (subject to change) are:

Monday: 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Tuesday: 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Wednesday: 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Thursday: 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Friday : 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Send me an email if you would like to set up an appointment:

Areas of Interest

  • Public health evidence-based practice
  • Systematic review search methods and data tracking
  • Access to publicly available data
  • Professional training
  • Health research reporting guidelines & study execution quality assessment tools

Selected Publications

Advani P, Advani S, Nayak P, VonVille HM, Diamond P, Burnett J, et al. Racial/ethnic disparities in use of surveillance mammogram among breast cancer survivors: a systematic review. J Cancer Surviv. 2021.

Dorris JL, Neely S, Terhorst L, VonVille HM, Rodakowski J. Effects of music participation for mild cognitive impairment and dementia: A systematic review and meta-analysis. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2021.

Hsiung KS, Colditz JB, McGuier EA, Switzer GE, VonVille HM, Folb BL, et al. Measures of Organizational Culture and Climate in Primary Care: a Systematic Review. J Gen Intern Med. 2021;36(2):487-99.

Advani, S.M., Advani, P.G., VonVille, H.M., Jafri, S.H. (2018). Pharmacological management of cachexia in adult cancer patients: a systematic review of clinical trials. BMC Cancer. 18(1), 1174. doi: 10.1186/s12885-018-5080-4.

Advani, S.M., Advani, P., DeSantis, S.M., Brown, D., VonVille, H.M., Lam, M., . . . Kopetz, S. (2018). Clinical, pathological, and molecular characteristics of CpG island methylator phenotype in colorectal cancer: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Translational Oncology, 11(5), 1188-1201. doi:S1936-5233(18)30149-9

Rashid, T., VonVille, H., Hasan, I., & Garey, K. W. (2017). Mechanisms for floor surfaces or environmental ground contamination to cause human infection: A systematic review. Epidemiology and Infection, 145(2), 347-357. doi: 10.1017/S0950268816002193

Newsome, K., Rashid, T., Vonville, H.M., Sharma, S.V. (2016). Mapping of Reviews on Breastfeeding and Obesity Risk in Children. Current Nutrition Reports, 5(4), 255-277. doi: 10.1007/s13668-016-0180-8

Rashid, T., VonVille, H.M., Hasan, I., & Garey, K. W. (2016). Shoe soles as a potential vector for pathogen transmission: A systematic review. Journal of Applied Microbiology, 121(5), 1223-1231. doi:10.1111/jam.13250

Prescott, L.S., Taylor, J.S., Lopez-Olivo, M.A., Munsell, M.F., VonVille, H.M., Lairson, D.R., Bodurka, D.C. (2016). How low should we go: A systematic review and meta-analysis of the impact of restrictive red blood cell transfusion strategies in oncology. Cancer Treatment Reviews, 46(1), 1-8. doi: 10.1016/j.ctrv.2016.03.010

Sangani, D., Suzuki, A., VonVille, H., Hixson, J.E., Iwata, J. (2015). Gene mutations associated with Temporomandibular Joint Disorders: A systematic review. OAlib, i(6), e1583. doi:10.4236/oalib.1101583

Poonawalla, I.B., Parikh, R.C., Du, X.L., VonVille, H.M., & Lairson, D.R. (2015). Cost effectiveness of chemotherapeutic agents and targeted biologics in ovarian cancer: A systematic review. Pharmacoeconomics, 33(11), 1155-1185. doi:10.1007/s40273-015-0304-9

Russell, H.V., Panchal, J., VonVille, H., Franzini, L., & Swint, J.M. (2013). Economic evaluation of pediatric cancer treatment: A systematic literature review. Pediatrics, 131(1), e273-87. doi:10.1542/peds.2012-0912; 10.1542/peds.2012-0912

Luu, H.N., Dahlstrom, K.R., Mullen, P.D., VonVille, H.M., & Scheurer, M.E. (2013). Comparison of the accuracy of hybrid capture II and polymerase chain reaction in detecting clinically important cervical dysplasia: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Cancer Medicine, 2(3), 367-390. doi:10.1002/cam4.83

Davlin, S.L., & VonVille, H.M. (2012). Canine rabies vaccination and domestic dog population characteristics in the developing world: A systematic review. Vaccine, 30(24), 3492-3502. doi:10.1016/j.vaccine.2012.03.069

Helena M. VonVille