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 the 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. The library's Global Health Program leverages the informationist role in global health, creates educational partnerships within the U-M health sciences community, explores the role of informatics in health equity, conducts expert searching, investigates data sources, and takes 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

  • Medical Affairs Advisory Committee, Faculty Senate, University of Michigan


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

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.

Piette JD, List J, Rana GK, Townsend W, Striplin D, Heisler M. Mobile Health Devices as Tools for Worldwide Cardiovascular Risk Reduction and Disease Management. Circulation. 2015 Nov 24;132(21):2012-27.

Anderson F, Donkor P, de Vries R, Appiah-Denkyira E, Dakpallah GF, Rominski S, Hassinger J, Lou A, Kwansah J, Moyer C, Rana GK, Lawson A, Ayettey S. Creating a charter for collaboration for international university partnerships: the Elmina Declaration for Human Resources for Health.  Academic Medicine. 2014; 89(8): 1125-1132. 

Rana, Gurpreet K. Information empowerment: predeparture resource training for students in global health. JMLA: Journal of the Medical Library Association. 2014; 102(2): 101-104.


  • Punjabi, Hindi, Urdu comprehension