Beth St. Jean

Beth St. Jean

Beth St. Jean

Associate Professor
Office: 
4117K, Hornbake Building South wing
Telephone: 
(301) 405-6573
Fax: 
(301) 314-9145

PhD, University of Michigan

Office: 4117K Hornbake Bldg, South Wing

Research Interests

Consumer health information behavior, relevance, credibility, institutional repositories, open access

My work focuses on people's health-related information behaviors and the important interrelationships between their health-related information behaviors and their health behaviors. More specifically, I will be uncovering the full range of causes and impacts of incognizance (i.e., not being aware that you are in need of information about a particular topic).

My long-term goal is to make novel contributions to information behavior theory while simultaneously developing grounded strategies that we can implement as information professionals to help to mitigate incognizance before it results in potentially disastrous consequences for the individual's health.