Brie specializes in evidence-based search strategies and literacy for clinical science and medicine.

An avid reader, Brie has been working in academic, hospital and public libraries for over two decades. She is currently the research librarian for biology, and vision science and optometry at the University of Waterloo, Ontario, Canada.

In 2009, Brie graduated with a MLIS degree from Western University that concentrated on evidence-based medicine informatics and literature, and information technology (databases, xml mark-up). She then spent the next 11 years in clinical research at Western University and London Health Sciences. In 2020, Brie returned with her family to her hometown in Waterloo Region to join the Davis Centre Library team at the University of Waterloo.  Brie’s favourite part of her role is having the opportunity to work one-on-one with brilliant students, faculty, and scientists on fascinating quantitative and qualitative research initiatives.

Platform and database specializations

CINAHL® Ebsco; Cochrane® library; NCBI® databases including PubMed, MeSH, GenBank, dbVar, and dbGaP; Ovid MEDLINE® and Embase®; PsychInfo®; Scopus®; Web of Science® and arXiv, bioRxiv, medRXiv preprints.

Browse all of our research databases at the University of Waterloo Library.

Research ventures

Biodiversity and invasive ecologies, Great Lakes and aquaculture
Biological processes, genetics and biochemical analysis
Pain, analgesics, and anesthesia
Preprints and protocols
Substance dependence, addiction, and pathology
Amphetamines
Harm reduction and treatment
Opioids
Surgery, clinical care outcomes
Cardiovascular and thoracic
Neurosurgery
Obstetrics and pregnant cohorts
Ophthalmology
Pediatric populations
Transplant
Vision science, optometry
Accessibility
Diagnostic imaging
Low vision and quality-of-life
Screening, social welfare and outreach