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About.

Facilitating Evidence-Based Decision Making

My mission is to empower people to think critically about health information.

I’m a biomedical librarian whose work focuses on bibliometrics, research data management, evidence-based practice, and health advocacy. I also research consumer health technologies and am experienced in health policy analysis. Feel free to check out my CV and selected projects below.

Experience

Experience.

WORK

The NIH Library. Bibliometrics Informationist. 2022-present

Georgetown University Medical Center. Clinical Information Specialist and Data Management Coordinator. 2017 – 2022.

The Texas Medical Center Library. Liaison Librarian. 2014-2017.

Houston Vet Tech Institute. Librarian (part-time). 2015-2017.

University of St. Thomas, Houston. Public Services Librarian. 2012-2014.

EDUCATION

Georgetown University. Master of Science, Health and the Public Interest. 2019.

University of Texas at Austin. Master of Science, Library and Information Studies. 2012.

Tulane University. Bachelor of Arts, English. 2010.

PUBLICATIONS

Richter, L. A., Egan, J., Alagha, E. C., & Handa, V. L. (2021). Vaginal Complications after Radical Cystectomy for Bladder Cancer: A Systematic Review. Urology, 156, e20–e29. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.urology.2021.07.001

Alagha, Emily; Helbing, Rachel (2019): Evaluating the Quality of Voice Assistants’ Responses to Consumer Health Questions about Vaccines: An Exploratory Comparison of Alexa, Google Assistant, and Siri. BMJ Health & Care Informatics. 26 (1).

Drozd, Brandy; Couvillon, Emily; Suarez, Andrea (2018): Medical YouTube Videos and Methods of Evaluation: Literature Review. Journal of Medical Internet Research Medical Education 4(1): e3

Ostermayer, Daniel G.; Brown, Charles A.; Fernandez, William G.; Couvillon, Emily (2017): Areas of Potential Impact of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act on EMS. A Synthesis of the Literature. Western Journal of Emergency Medicine 18 (3).

Hoedebecke, Kyle; Beaman, Lindsey; Mugambi, Joy; Shah, Sanam; Mohasseb, Marwa; Vetter, Cheyanne, Yu, Kim; Gergianaki, Irini; Couvillon, Emily. (2017): Health Care and Social Media. What Patients really understand. F1000Research 6 (118).

Couvillon, Emily; Justice, Adela (2016): Letters from the Big House. Providing Consumer Health Reference for Texas Prisons. Journal of Hospital Librarianship 16 (4), pp. 281–286.

PRESENTATIONS

Alagha, Emily (2021, May). Library Support for Health Justice Capitol Hill Day: Empowering Medical Student/Law Student Partnerships with Evidence. Lightning talk accepted for MLA 2021 vConference.

Alagha, Emily; Helbing, Rachel. (2019, October). ‘Alexa, are Vaccines Safe?’: Evaluating Voice Assistant Responses to Consumer Health Questions. Paper presented at International Clinical Librarian Conference. Manchester, UK.

Couvillon, Emily (2017, May). SEO and Health Libraries: Does Optimizing for Google impact Library Site Visibility? Paper presented at Medical Library Association Annual Meeting. Seattle, WA.

Couvillon, Emily; Helbing, Rachel. (2016, May). Around the World in 60 Minutes: Launching an English Language Learners’ Conversation Group. Lightning talk presented at the Medical Library Association Annual Meeting. Toronto, ON, Canada.

Projects

Skills.

PROJECT MANAGEMENT AND DATA ANALYSIS.

BIOMEDICAL LITERATURE DATABASES
SYSTEMATIC REVIEW PROJECT MANAGEMENT
BIBLIOMETRIC ANALYSIS
RESEARCH DATA MANAGEMENT
DATA CLEANING
GOOGLE DATA STUDIO
STATA
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