Scholarly Work

For more than 25 years, L&D Associates has focused on scholarly work as the basis for its expertise in grant writing and program evaluation efforts. Throughout our professional endeavors we have presented our research results at more than 100 national and international conferences including Stockholm, Sweden, Göttingen, Germany, Jerusalem, Israel, and Vancouver, Canada. That experience as “bench scientists” has permitted us to navigate the grant writing process more effectively and provide our clients with exceptional advice and consultation. The following is a representative bibliography of our work over the past ten years.


Davis LM. Y2K. Rio Grande Chapter/SLA Bulletin (September) 42(3):14, 1999

Chino M., and Lafrado L. Community empowerment as a framework for domestic violence prevention in American Indian communities. The Society for Prevention Research Annual Meeting, New Orleans, June, 1999.

Chino M., Naseyowma J., and Lafrado L. Community-directed prevention of domestic violence in American Indian communities. Indian Health Service 11thAlbuquerque April 1999.

Lafrado LJ, Garcia CZ, Naseyowma J., and Chino M.. Community empowerment and domestic violence prevention in four American Indian communities. American Indian Culture and Research Journal (in submission)

Davis LM and Lafrado L. Location, Location, Location: The integration of the patient education resource center and the medical library in a hospital setting. Special Libraries Association 91stAnnual Meeting; Professional Papers The Next Phase in the Information Revolution p. 7-14, 2000.

Garcia CZ and Lafrado LJ. Adaptation of the CIRCLE as a primary prevention tool in the prevention of intimate partner violence in American Indian communities. 12th Annual Indian Health Service Research Conference. Albuquerque, April 2000

Davis LM, Garcia CZ, Naseyowma J., Morely SK, and Lafrado LJ A medical library and American Indian health board partnership: Development of a culturally relevant literature database on intimate partner violence. Journal of Hospital Librarianship 1:41-50, 2001 Annual Research Conference,

Moquino J and Lafrado L.  New Mexico Tribal Health Care Alliance: A Model for the Improvement and Maintenance of American Indian Health.19thAtlanta, GA. National Conference on Health Education and Health Promotion. April 2001

Altenberg M, Poola M, Lafrado L, Sorrell D, and Bingham S.  Improved American Indian access to oral healthcare through a New Mexico Oral Health Collaborative.  129th Annual American Public Health Association Conference, Atlanta, November 2001.

Davis LM and Lafrado LJ.  Separating the wheat from the chaff: Searching for reputable healthcare websites on the Internet.  Special Libraries Association 92nd Annual Meeting; Professional Publications:  2001 An Informational Odyssey;  Seizing the Competitive Advantage. San Antonio, p. 25-32, 2001.

Davis LM and Lafrado LJ.  Addressing senior needs in the accessibility of Internet health-related information.  South Central Chapter of the Medical Library Association, Annual Conference, New Orleans, October 2001.

Davis LM and Lafrado LJ. Addressing Senior Needs in the Accessibility of Internet Health Related Information. Journal of Hospital Librarianship. 3:7-14, 2003

Groseclose E, Lovato P and Lafrado L. Delivery of Culturally Relevant Women’s Health Promotion Messages to American Indian Communities. New Mexico Public Health Association. April 2003, Albuquerque, NM

Groseclose E and Lafrado L. Delivery of Culturally Relevant Women’s Health Promotion Messages to American Indian Communities. Indian Health Service Health Summit, September 2004, Washington, DC

Lafrado LJ, Groseclose ES and Davis LM. Improved access to public health information among Tribal populations in New Mexico. New MexicoAlbuquerque, NM Public Health Association. April 2005,

Lafrado LJ, Davis LM and Groseclose ES. Increasing Access to Health Information Improves Patients’ Attitudes Towards Care and Point-of-Care Service. Annual Meeting Medical Library Association South Central Region, Little Rock Arkansas, October 2005

Lafrado LJ, Groseclose ES and Davis LM.  Improved Access to Consumer Health Information in Tribal Communities.  3rd National Prevention Summit: Innovations in Community Prevention. Washington, DC October 2005

Davis LM and Lafrado LJ. Addressing Senior Needs in the Accessibility of Internet Health Related Information. Journal of Hospital Librarianship.  3:7-14, 2003.

 Lafrado LJ, Davis LM and Groseclose ES. Increasing rural access to health information on the Internet. The IHS Primary Care Provider 31(6): 141-143, 2006

Groseclose E, Lovato M and Lafrado L.  Improved women’s health maintenance following introduction of in-home health education in American Indian communities.  (in preparation)

Davis LM and Lafrado LJ.  Effect on health literacy following installation of public access Internet workstations in two American Indian communities in the southwest.  Bulletin of the Medical Library Association (in preparation)

Lafrado LJ, Davis LM and Groseclose ES. Improving eHealth literacy in rural New Mexico American Indian communities Submitted for Annual Meeting New Mexico Public Health Association April 2007

 Lafrado LJ, Groseclose ES  and Davis LM Increased eHealth access in rural American Indian communities. Accepted for the June 2007 IUHPE World Congress, Vancouver, BC Canada

Randy Chatto, Louise E Ingraham, Louis J Lafrado, and Carolyn Finster, Empowering Ramah Navajos to Eat Healthy Using Traditional Foods – The ERNEH Project.  71st Annual Meeting, Society for Applied Anthropology, March 29-April 2, 2011, Seattle, WA

Lafrado LJ, Davis LM, Nanez, JS, Yatsatie CL, Expanding access to eHealth in rural, underserved communities. National Network of Libraries of Medicine, South Central Region Annual Meeting Lubbock, Texas, October 2012

Malizia, M., Rowan C., Lafrado, LJ. What do they need? Expanding services to minorities and underserved communities. 2012 Summit on the Science of Eliminating Health Disparities, Building a Healthier Society. Baltimore, MD, November 2012