Darra Ballance

Director of Retention Programming and Technology

Darra Ballance

Director of Retention Programming and Technology

Assistant Professor

Academic Appointment(s)

Department of Instruction & Innovation: Libraries

Department of Academic and Faculty Affairs: Libraries

Other Duties

Director of Retention Programming and Technology, Area Health Education Centers

  • (706) 721-9902
  • (706) 721-8508
  • AA 1055


  • MLIS, Library and Information Science University of South Carolina -, 1991

  • BA, English Language and Literature, General College of Charleston, 1990

Awards & Honors

  • The Grace and Harold Sewell Memorial Fund American Public Health Association, 2013

  • S. Kirk Cabeen Award (Science-Technology Division, Special Libraries Association) , 2000

Courses Taught Most Recent Academic Year

  • MPHI 8001

    Public Health Informatics


Selected Recent Publications

  • E Pluribus Unum: Using Google Classroom to Bring Together a Statewide Student and Faculty Cohort, 2020
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • Partnering to analyze selection of resources by medical students for case-based small group learning: A collaboration between librarians and medical educators, 2018
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • Exploration of barriers and facilitators to publishing local public health findings: A mixed methods protocol , 2016
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • Evaluation of patron perception and utilization of an embedded librarian program, 2016
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • “Gender Disparities in Weight Gain among Offenders Who Are Obese Upon Entering Correctional Facilities.”, 2016
    Journal Article, Academic Journal

Professional Service

  • Journal of the Georgia Public Health Association 2016 - Present

    Role: Other
  • Medical Library Association/MLA Research, Development, and Demonstration Project Grant Jury/Chair 2016 - 2017

    Role: Committee Chair
  • SLA/Sci-Tech Division/Professional Development Committe 2016 - 2016

    Role: Committee Chair

Public Service

  • Georgia Health Go Local Project 2007 - 2010

    Role: Member