Mamie J. Mabery, MA, MLn
Acting Director, Knowledge Management Office
Mamie J. Mabery, MA, MLn, serves as the acting director of the Knowledge Management Office within CDC’s Office for State, Tribal, Local and Territorial Support. Mabery provides leadership and guidance on development and implementation of knowledge management strategies to improve collaboration among state, tribal, local, and territorial public health officials, external partners, and CDC’s workforce.
Mabery has worked at CDC since 2001 in the areas of information management, web design, informatics, program management, and communities of practice. Beginning in the Clifton Information Center, she developed a prototype digital repository of CDC’s public service announcement materials. As co-lead of the 2004 CDC Web Redesign Team, she developed a metadata schema and a controlled health thesaurus for tagging CDC web content and the CDC Health Topics A-Z list. Next, as manager of the Vocabulary & Messaging Program within the National Center for Public Health Informatics, Mabery promoted the use of vocabulary and messaging standards through the continued evolution of the Vocabulary Access and Distribution System for the Public Health Information Network and development of standards-based messaging specification guides for diseases and conditions. In 2005, she launched the Public Health Vocabulary Community of Practice to foster collaboration among CDC program vocabularists and CDC partners, and in 2008 she launched the Communities of Practice program for the Public Health Information Network.
Prior to joining CDC, Mabery was director of libraries at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta where she managed the Egleston and Scottish Rite Medical Libraries and established four family and neighborhood information centers for patients and their families and friends. She holds a master’s degree in library science and information management from Emory University and a master’s degree in English from the University of Georgia.