Innovation and Needs Based Program Paves the Way to Health Equity
3:15 PM - 4:15 PM Thu
Gail Kouame is the Assistant Director for Research & Education Services at the Robert B. Greenblatt, M.D. Library at Augusta University in Augusta, Georgia. In this role, Gail leads a skilled team of librarians embedded in the university’s health sciences colleges and units. Gail works primarily with undergraduate medical education, with a special focus on supporting evidence-based practice as well as participating in problem-based learning. Gail’s research interests include improving health literacy in vulnerable populations as well as librarian integration into medical education. She has published works about librarian roles in small group case-based learning, and secured a grant from the National Library of Medicine to provide health education modules to incarcerated individuals through secure tablet computers. This grant-funded project was the 2020 winner of the Frank Bradway Rogers Information Advancement Award from the Medical Library Association.
Prior to coming to Augusta University, Gail was the Assistant Director for HEAL-WA, a digital library for Washington State practitioners, based at the University of Washington.
Gail earned a B.A. in Sociology and Psychology from Willamette University and an M.L.I.S. from University of Washington. Prior to becoming a librarian, she was a social worker in long-term care.