Helena M VonVille

  • School of Public Health Library Liaison
  • Research and Instruction Librarian, Health Sciences Library System

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 present: Systematic reviews and meta-analyses, co-instructor (University of Texas Health Science Center - Houston, School of Public Health)

Library research in-class lectures

HSLS Classes, including:

These can be presented as part of an in-class lecture.

Selected Publications

Treble-Barna A, Heinsberg LW, Stec Z, Breazeale S, Davis TS, Kesbhat AA, Chattopadhyay A, VonVille HM, Ketchum AM, Yeates KO, Kochanek PM, Weeks DE, Conley YP. Brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) epigenomic modifications and brain-related phenotypes in humans: A systematic review. Neurosci Biobehav Rev. 2023 Apr;147:105078. doi: 10.1016/j.neubiorev.2023.105078. Epub 2023 Feb 9. PMID: 36764636.

Hoffman BL, Hoffman R, VonVille HM, Sidani JE, Manganello JA, Chu KH, Felter EM, Miller E, Burke JG. Characterizing the Influence of Television Health Entertainment Narratives in Lay Populations: A Scoping Review. Am J Health Promot. 2023 Jun;37(5):685-697. doi: 10.1177/08901171221141080. Epub 2022 Nov 22. PMID: 36413055.

Brady MB, VonVille HM, White JF, Martin EM, Raabe NJ, Slaughter JM, Snyder GM. Transmission visualizations of healthcare infection clusters: A scoping review. Antimicrob Steward Healthc Epidemiol. 2022 Jun 15;2(1):e92. doi: 10.1017/ash.2022.237. PMID: 36483443; PMCID: PMC9726548.

Advani P, Advani S, Nayak P, VonVille HM, Diamond P, Burnett J, Brewster AM, Vernon SW. Racial/ethnic disparities in use of surveillance mammogram among breast cancer survivors: a systematic review. J Cancer Surviv. 2022 Jun;16(3):514-530. doi: 10.1007/s11764-021-01046-2. Epub 2021 May 13. PMID: 33982233.

Yousef S, Sultan I, VonVille HM, Kahru K, Arnaoutakis GJ. Surgical management for mechanical complications of acute myocardial infarction: a systematic review of long-term outcomes. Ann Cardiothorac Surg. 2022 May;11(3):239-251. doi: 10.21037/acs-2021-ami-20. PMID: 35733723; PMCID: PMC9207694.

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 Sep;69(9):2659-2667. doi: 10.1111/jgs.17208. Epub 2021 May 18. PMID: 34008208; PMCID: PMC8440389.

Hsiung KS, Colditz JB, McGuier EA, Switzer GE, VonVille HM, Folb BL, Kolko DJ. Measures of Organizational Culture and Climate in Primary Care: a Systematic Review. J Gen Intern Med. 2021 Feb;36(2):487-499. doi: 10.1007/s11606-020-06262-7. Epub 2020 Nov 2. PMID: 33140272; PMCID: PMC7878641.

Advani SM, Advani PS, Brown DW, DeSantis SM, Korphaisarn K, VonVille HM, Bressler J, Lopez DS, Davis JS, Daniel CR, Sarshekeh AM, Braithwaite D, Swartz MD, Kopetz S. Global differences in the prevalence of the CpG island methylator phenotype of colorectal cancer. BMC Cancer. 2019 Oct 17;19(1):964. doi: 10.1186/s12885-019-6144-9. PMID: 31623592; PMCID: PMC6796359.

Advani SM, Advani PG, VonVille HM, Jafri SH. Pharmacological management of cachexia in adult cancer patients: a systematic review of clinical trials. BMC Cancer. 2018 Nov 27;18(1):1174. doi: 10.1186/s12885-018-5080-4. PMID: 30482179; PMCID: PMC6260745.

Advani SM, Advani P, DeSantis SM, Brown D, VonVille HM, Lam M, Loree JM, Mehrvarz Sarshekeh A, Bressler J, Lopez DS, Daniel CR, Swartz MD, Kopetz S. Clinical, Pathological, and Molecular Characteristics of CpG Island Methylator Phenotype in Colorectal Cancer: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis. Transl Oncol. 2018 Oct;11(5):1188-1201. doi: 10.1016/j.tranon.2018.07.008. Epub 2018 Jul 30. PMID: 30071442; PMCID: PMC6080640.

Rashid T, Vonville H, Hasan I, Garey KW. Mechanisms for floor surfaces or environmental ground contamination to cause human infection: a systematic review. Epidemiol Infect. 2017 Jan;145(2):347-357. doi: 10.1017/S0950268816002193. Epub 2016 Oct 26. PMID: 27780492; PMCID: PMC9507548.

Rashid T, VonVille HM, Hasan I, Garey KW. Shoe soles as a potential vector for pathogen transmission: a systematic review. J Appl Microbiol. 2016 Nov;121(5):1223-1231. doi: 10.1111/jam.13250. Epub 2016 Sep 19. PMID: 27495010.

Prescott LS, Taylor JS, Lopez-Olivo MA, Munsell MF, VonVille HM, Lairson DR, Bodurka DC. How low should we go: A systematic review and meta-analysis of the impact of restrictive red blood cell transfusion strategies in oncology. Cancer Treat Rev. 2016 May;46:1-8. doi: 10.1016/j.ctrv.2016.03.010. Epub 2016 Mar 28. PMID: 27046422; PMCID: PMC4884540.

Sangani D, Suzuki A, VonVille H, Hixson JE, Iwata J. Gene Mutations Associated with Temporomandibular Joint Disorders: A Systematic Review. OAlib. 2015 Jun;2(6):e1583. doi: 10.4236/oalib.1101583. Epub 2015 Jun 3. PMID: 27695703; PMCID: PMC5045035.

Poonawalla IB, Parikh RC, Du XL, VonVille HM, Lairson DR. Cost Effectiveness of Chemotherapeutic Agents and Targeted Biologics in Ovarian Cancer: A Systematic Review. Pharmacoeconomics. 2015 Nov;33(11):1155-85. doi: 10.1007/s40273-015-0304-9. PMID: 26072142.

Russell HV, Panchal J, Vonville H, Franzini L, Swint JM. Economic evaluation of pediatric cancer treatment: a systematic literature review. Pediatrics. 2013 Jan;131(1):e273-87. doi: 10.1542/peds.2012-0912. Epub 2012 Dec 24. PMID: 23266919.

Luu HN, Dahlstrom KR, Mullen PD, VonVille HM, Scheurer ME. 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 Med. 2013 Jun;2(3):367-90. doi: 10.1002/cam4.83. Epub 2013 Apr 21. PMID: 23930214; PMCID: PMC3699849.

Davlin SL, VonVille HM. Canine rabies vaccination and domestic dog population characteristics in the developing world: a systematic review. Vaccine. 2012 May 21;30(24):3492-502. doi: 10.1016/j.vaccine.2012.03.069. Epub 2012 Apr 3. PMID: 22480924.