Facilitating Evidence-Based Decision Making
My mission is to empower people to think critically about research information.
I’m a technical solutions specialist with a background ib 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.
Digital Science. Technical Soluions Specialist. 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.
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.
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.
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.