Ms. Shohfi joined the Darnall team in 2018. She serves as the liaison to the Internal Medicine, Medical Intensive Care Unit, Psychiatry, General Surgery, and Sleep departments. She attends inpatient teaching rounds, conducting real-time searches of the evidence for clinicians and trainees. She is an expert searcher of a variety of clinical information tools to retrieve literature at the point of care. Emily also provides consultation and expertise for hospital personnel in literature searching for their clinical and research topics.
In addition to searching services, Emily provides instruction and training in searching techniques, citation management, EBM, and mobile apps. Emily is an Assistant Professor of Medicine, is one of the co-directors of the IM Evidence-Based Medicine curriculum, and is the Critical Literature Appraisal Course Coordinator for Psychiatry. She serves on the Innovation and Development Sub-Committee at USUHS, and several DEI committees at the hospital. She has a special interest in empathy and medical humanism, and helps co-direct the library's medical humanism book club.
Prior to joining WRNMMC in 2018, Emily worked as a medical librarian at Boston Children's Hospital.
She has a Masters in Library and Information Science (MLIS), Specialization in Health Resources & Services, from the University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, and an A.B. English, minors in Political Science & Creative Writing, from Duke University, Durham, NC.
She is a member of the Academy of Health Information Professionals (AHIP), a peer-reviewed, accomplishment/portfolio-based certification and career development program for health information professionals. She has additional certification in Consumer Health Information Specialization (CHIS).
She has completed additional training focused on Evidence-Based Medicine and Systematic Reviews with the following courses:
Please feel free to contact me with your clinical questions or patient care topics, questions about evidence-based medicine and critical appraisal, or if you need assistance conducting a literature search. I can help conduct literature searches across different databases and different disciplines, and help you easily manage your references for projects.
I provide training for literature searching, database use, management citation, mobile apps, and other library topics in both individual and group settings. During the pandemic I'm happy to meet in a variety of formats - phone, video call, or via email. During normal times, we can meet at the library or I can come to you. I look forward to working with you!
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