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Population Health

This guide is intended to help the staff and faculty members in the Department of Population Health be able to quickly research their topics of interest.

Program Goals


  1. Improve selected NYU Langone Health department and/or group's information and data management by assigning a librarian to focus on their needs in order to support NYU Langone's missions of patient care, research, and education.
  2. Increase the library's understanding of our users by formally and informally assessing their knowledge management needs to refine and improve resource and service offerings.
  3. Strengthen the relationship between the library and our users by providing a “face of the library” for selected departments and/or groups in order to improve communication with users.

Intended Outcomes:

  • Identification of new roles for librarians in research and clinical teams, and curricular support.
  • Development of new methods of demonstrating the impact of librarian support for our users.
  • Increased awareness of the impact of librarian expertise and library resources and services due to deanonymized librarian support.
  • Improve and enhance librarian skills.
  • Better codification of levels of support to our user communities.

Available Library Services

Below is a list of possible services that a librarian can perform with your department and researchers. To request any services, please contact your department liaison, Tim Roberts.

SERVICE LEVEL ONE: Services provided to all members of the NYU Langone Medical Center Community

  • Assistance via email or one-on-one consultation at a Health Sciences Libraries location
  • Routine assistance locating information using online information resources provided by the Libraries
  • Routine assistance with access problems
  • Assistance with developing a literature searching query or strategy
  • Basic introduction and assistance in using bibliographic management software programs
  • Basic guidance in developing good information and data management stratagies

SERVICE LEVEL TWO: Services provided to departments or groups with a dedicated liaison librarian, or groups having an agreement with the Libraries to provide this level of service

  • All of the services described in level one
  • One-on-one consultation at a Health Sciences Libraries location or at the user's location
  • In-depth assistance locating information using online information information resources provided by the Libraries, and potentially information sources beyond the Libraries
  • In-depth assistance with access problems, including investigation of issues in user's work location
  • Collaboration in conducting a narrative or systematic literature searching with appropriate co-author designation as appropriate - more information on this is available via our Systematic Review guide
  • In-depth assistance in using biblographic management software programs (excluding complex IT problems)
  • Course-integrated information resource and management instruction
  • Additional services as appropriate in consultation with the Associate Director, Research & Education Services