Jill Barr-Walker, MPH, MS

Jill Barr-Walker is the Clinical Librarian at Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital and Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology & Reproductive Sciences at UCSF. She is committed to improving health equity and uses a human rights framework to inform her teaching, research, and service.

Jill is a member of UCSF's Coordinated Community Response Team for Sexual & Gender-Based Violence, and provides evidence-based health information to incarcerated people through San Francisco Public Library's Jail & Reentry Services Program. Her research interests include information-seeking behavior around abortion, sexual harassment in academic libraries, and the development of a critical, trauma-informed librarianship praxis.

Areas of interest:

  • Abortion information-seeking & access
  • Sexual harassment in academia
  • Systematic reviews on sexual and reproductive health

Honors and awards:

  • Publication Award for "Creating value through outreach in a hospital setting", Hospital Libraries Section, Medical Library Association, 2019
  • Rising Star Award, Hospital Libraries Section, Medical Library Association, 2018
  • Literati Award for Excellence for “Health literacy and libraries: a literature review”, Reference Services Review, 2017
  • Institute of Research Design in Librarianship Scholar, 2017
  • National Library of Medicine Biomedical Informatics Scholar, 2017


  • University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, MS in Library & Information Science and Gender & Women's Studies
  • London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, MPH