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 initiative, 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 develop and implement a range of efforts including programs, instruction, and services to contribute to the University's efforts in global health.  Creating and leveraging global information resources, THL Global Health creates partnerships within the health sciences community, explores the role of global health informatics in instruction, incorporates the informationist role into global health, identifies and investigates grant and funding opportunities, takes part in global health research, and collaborates with faculty to lessen health disparities around the world using 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

  • Medical Library Association

  • International Cooperation Section, Medical Library Association

  • Past Chair, Librarians Without Borders Committee, Medical Library Association

  • Diversity and Inclusion Task Force, Medical Library Assocation

  • Leadership and Management Curriculum Committee, Medical Library Assocation

  • Midwest Chapter/Medical Library Association

  • Consortium of Universities for Global Health


Areas of Expertise

  • Global health information resources and research

  • Medical education and information-seeking behavior

  • Expert searching of scholarly literature

  • Systematic review searching

  • Identifying and evaluating relevant sources of information

  • Evidence-based medicine information skills

  • Open access in health for developing countries

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

  • Basic French comprehension