Gurpreet Kaur Rana

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734 764 0259

1135 E. Catherine St.
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-5726
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Global Health Coordinator, Taubman Health Sciences Library


I lead Taubman Health Sciences Library's Global Health Program, establishing partnerships, promoting and fostering international relationships, and creating opportunities in research, teaching and learning in the health sciences. In my role as Global Health Coordinator, I implement a range of efforts to contribute to the University's efforts in global health and health equity. I leverage the informationist role in global health, create educational partnerships within the U-M health sciences community, explore application of informatics in health equity, conduct expert searching, investigate data sources, and take part in global health research -- working towards lessening health inequity around the world through the power of information.


M.L.I.S, University of Western Ontario
B.Sc. (Honors Biology), University of Western Ontario


  • 2017  T. Hodges International Service Award, Medical Library Association
  • 2013  Academic Medical Librarian of the Year, Medical Library Association
  • 2007 University Library Recognition Award

Professional Affiliations and Committees

  • Board of Directors, Medical Library Association

  •  Medical Library Assocation

    • Diversity and Inclusion Task Force

    • Scholarly Communications Committee

    • Past Chair, Librarians Without Borders Committee

    • International Cooperation Section

  • Midwest Chapter/Medical Library Association


Areas of Expertise

  • Curriculum-integrated instruction

  • Expert searching of the scholarly literature

  • Undergraduate and graduate education

  • Evidence-based research 

  • Global health information resources

  • Curation of health equity data and data visualization tools

  • Open access sources for low resource settings

  • Information-seeking behavioral research 

Recent Publications

Hughey KL, Bell JD, Mullan PB, Rana GK, Wagenschutz HM, Skye EP, Kolars JC, Mangrulkar RS, Williams BC. Scaling Up a Global Health and Disparities Path of Excellence Pilot Program at the University of Michigan Medical School. Acad Med. 2019 May 14.

Kaselitz E, Rana GK, Heisler M. Public Policies and Interventions for Diabetes in Latin America: a Scoping Review. Curr Diab Rep. 2017 Aug;17(8):65.

Heisler M, Kaselitz E, Rana GK, Piette JD. Diabetes Prevention Interventions in Latin American Countries: a Scoping Review. Curr Diab Rep. 2016 Sep;16(9):80.


  • Punjabi, Hindi, Urdu comprehension