University of Washington Health Sciences Library
Seattle, WA, 98155-7155
Public Health & Primary Care Librarian, University of Washington Health Sciences Library, 2016-present.
Information Management Librarian, University of Washington Health Sciences Library, 1995-2016.
Clinical Librarian, Moody Medical Library, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX, 1992-1995.
Research Librarian, Brown & Root, Inc. Houston TX, 1991.
University of Texas at Austin, Masters in Library and Information Science. 1990
The Evergreen State College, Olympia, WA, Washington State Teacher Certification. 1984
University of Washington, Seattle, Bachelor of Arts, Major: English and American Literature. 1980.
Family Physicians Inquiries Network (FPIN). FPIN Clinical Inquiries project. 2002-present.
Medical Library Association (MLA)
JMLA Editorial Board, 2016-2018.
MLA Public Health/Health Administration (PH/HA) Section, Cool Web Things Task Force, 2007-2008.
MLA PH/HA, Newsletter/Web Editor, 1998-1999.
Pacific Northwest Chapter Medical Library Association (PNC/MLA)
Program Co-Chair, Annual Meeting, 1999.
Centennial Committee, 1997-1998.
Washington Medical Libraries Association
Recording Secretary, 1998-2000.
Honors and Appointments
Clinical Associate, Department of Family Medicine, University of Washington. 2000-
Advisory Committee, Global Health Resource Center. University of Washington. 2011-
Selected Publications and Conference Presentations
Shinn C, Anderson L, Adeney K, Krause LK, Safranek S, Buckner-Brown J. 'Black Box' surrounding community coalition-led interventions to reduce health disparities in racial and ethnic minority populations: Excerpts from a Cochrane systematic review. American Public Health Association Annual Meeting; 2015 November 03; Chicago, IL.
Ojanen-Goldsmith A, Godfrey E, Safranek S, Petrescu-Prahova M, Thompson M. Family planning at the forefront: A systematic review of the strategic integration of family planning services into primary care. November 2015. American Public Health Association Annual Meeting.
Nguyen M, Godfrey E, Safranek S, Petrescu-Prahova M. Getting the best evidence: A systematic review of strategies to disseminate and implement family planning guidelines into primary care. November 2015. American Public Health Association Annual Meeting.
Anderson LM, Adeney KL, Shinn C, Safranek S, Buckner-Brown J, Krause LK. Community coalition-driven interventions to reduce health disparities among racial and ethnic minority populations. Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2015 Jun 15;6:CD009905.
Dettmar, N. Safranek, S. & Rich, J. 2015. Piloting New Runways: LibGuides LTI Integration in Canvas. Poster session presented at the Pacific Northwest Chapter of the Medical Library Association Annual Meeting, Seattle, WA.
Safranek S, Rich J, and Louden D. Better Access to E-Journals: Is That Too Much to Ask? Streamlining E-Journal Use for a Health Sciences Community. May 19, 2015. Medical Library Association Annual Meeting, Austin, TX.
Safranek S. Library Resources for Health Research. Preparing Our Future Native American Health Care Leaders Workshop. March 26, 2015. UW Water Activities Center. Seattle, WA
Bardyn T, Louden D, Rich J, Safranek S. Creating Buzz: Collaborating to produce library marketing materials that speak effectively to stakeholders. QuintEssential 5 Chapter Meeting of the Medical Library Association. 2014 Oct 12; Denver, CO
Safranek S, St Anna LA, Dodson S, Schnall JG. Formalizing a systematic review service: librarian collaboration in clinical and scientific research. Poster. 2013 Medical Library Association Meeting, Boston, MA.
Rich J, Harper AL, Louden DKN, St Anna LA, Safranek S, Lee ASW, Gleason AW, Oberg L, Bardyn T. Visualizing an inventory of data-related resources in the health sciences. Poster. 2013 Medical Library Association Meeting, Boston, MA.
Gleason A, St Anna LA, Harper AL, Jankowski TA, Safranek S. Rethinking the medical library website: how using a content management system changed our web game. Poster. 2012 Medical Library Association Annual Meeting, Seattle, WA.
Safranek S. Acknowledged for development of the systematic review literature search strategies in: Global Burden of Disease Stroke Expert Group., Bennett DA. Methodology of the global and regional burden of stroke study. Neuroepidemiology. 2012;38(1):30-40.
St Anna L, Safranek S, Harper A, Whitney, A, Dunlap M. Creating a Mobile Toolkit for Care Providers. 2010 Medical Library Association Meeting, Washington D.C.
Rich J, Schnall JG, Safranek S, Hiller S, Harper AL, St. Anna LA, Dodson SA. Going to the Source: Assessing the Library Needs of Master's Nursing Students. Poster. 2009 Medical Library Association Annual Meeting; Honolulu, HI.
Rich J, Dodson SA, St. Anna L, Harper AL, Safranek S, Schnall JG, Hiller S. Contributions of libraries and librarians: focus group interviews of Masters-level nursing students at the University of Washington. Poster, Association of Research Libraries Leadership and Career Development Program 2007-2008 Closing Ceremony. 2008 June 20; Anaheim, CA.
Safranek SM, St Anna LA, Rich J, Welton, N. Use of a Point-of-care Personal Digital Assistant (PDA) Databases Comparison to Develop a Product Evaluation Workflow. Poster, 2006 Medical Library Association, Phoenix, AZ and 2006 Western MLA Chapters Meeting, Seattle, WA.
Meadows SE, Knight K, Nashelsky J, Safranek S, St Anna L, Ward D, FPIN Librarian Team. Transformation of Evidence-based Medicine Search Filters: Enhanced Tools for Librarian Searchers for the Family Physicians Inquiries Network (FPIN). Poster, 2006 Medical Library Association, Phoenix, AZ. and 2007 Evidence Based Library and Information Practice Conference (EBLIP4), Chapel Hill, North Carolina.
Safranek S. Searching for Evidence in PubMed Medline. University of Washington, Seattle, WA. Advances in Family Practice Workshop, 1998-2002, and Controversies in Primary Care Conference, 1998-2000
Ketchell DS, St. Anna L, Dodson S, Safranek S, Jankowski TA. Knowledge resources: finding answers to primary care questions. In: Norris TE, et al (ed.). Informatics in Primary Care. Springer Publishing Co, Inc. 2002.
Safranek S, Dodson S. Strategies for Finding Evidence. In Geyman JP, Deyo RA, Ramsey SD (eds). Evidence-Based Clinical Practice: Concepts and Approaches. Woburn, MA: Butterworth-Heinemann, 2000.
Rambo N, Safranek S. Using Knowledge Resources for Evidence-Based Practice. American Public Health Association Annual Meeting, Boston, MA, November 12, 2000.
Safranek S. Searching PubMed. Workshop for librarians, Bellevue Community College, Bellevue, WA, February 28, 2000.
Safranek S, Ketchell D. Reaching Out to the Point of Learning. Contributed paper, Medical Library Association Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL, May 1999.
Safranek S, Corrigan C. Medical Students Training Rural Community Preceptors in Internet Skills. Peer session paper, Society of Teachers of Family Medicine Annual Spring Conference, Seattle WA, April 28-May 2, 1999.
Safranek S, Schnall J, Schueller J.PNC at 45 Salutes MLA at 100. Poster: Medical Library Association Annual Meeting. Philadelphia, PA. May 26, 1998.
Safranek S. PubMed: Free Web-based MEDLINE from NLM. 'HSL Presents', University of Washington, Seattle, WA, April 2 & 28, 1998.
Safranek S. Navigating the Web. Washington State Joint Conference on Health, Yakima, WA, October 5, 1998.
Safranek S. PubMed MEDLINE. Washington State Medical Association, Internet Basics for Physicians, Bellevue Community College, April 25, 1998.
Safranek S. Connecting to Electronic Resources at the University of Washington. Washington State Joint Conference on Health. October 6, 1997.
Safranek S. Finding Public Health Information on the Web. Washington State Joint Conference on Health. October 6, 1997.
Safranek S. Medical Resources on the Internet. Washington State Medical Association, Physicians' Internet 101 course, Seattle Central Community College. Seattle, WA, June 14, 1997.
Safranek S. Cancer Information Resources. Native Researchers' Cancer Control Training Program, Summer Institute for Public Health Practice, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, 1996-1997.
Beahler C, Safranek S. Radiation Risk Resources on the Internet. Radiation Risk Communication Conference. Hanford Health Information Network, UWSOM, UWSPHCM, Seattle, WA, September 6-7, 1997.
Safranek S. R/UOP: An Opportunity for Outreach to Clinical Faculty. Poster: Pacific Northwest Chapter/Medical Library Association Annual Meeting. Whitefish, MT. October 5-9, 1996.
Ciejka P, Burke L, Safranek S. Step Outside Your Comfort Zone. Poster. Medical Library Association Annual Meeting. May 18, 1993.