black and white casual photo of Brie M McConnell

Brie is the liaison librarian for Biology, as well as Optometry and Vision Science. Brie graduated with a MLIS from Western University in 2009, focusing her degree on evidence-based medicineĀ and information technology. Brie then spent the next 11 years at Western University and London Health Sciences Centre (LHSC) where she assisted in-hospital research initiatives for the departments of Anesthesia and Perioperative Medicine, as well as Surgery. In 2020, Brie returned to her hometown in Waterloo Region to join the Davis Centre Library team at the University of Waterloo.

Brie specializes in evidence-based medicine and health informatics, as well as knowledge translation for scientific data. Her professional and research interests include:

  • advanced and systematic database searching
  • research strategy and methods in the basic and health sciences
  • data visualization and graphic design
  • knowledge translation or how scientific data and evidence movesĀ to academic publishing and public policy.
  • metadata and xml mark-up