Helena M VonVille

  • Research and Instruction Librarian, Health Science Libraries System
  • Graduate School of Public Health Library Liaison, Office of the Dean

Office Hours (Fall 2019):
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:



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

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