Kate is Assistant Department Head for User Services and the Liaison to the School of Dentistry.
Kate's interest in the intersection between information skills and quality dental care started when she worked as a dental laboratory technician in a private dental practice while earning her Masters in Library Science.
Kate's current research interests include systematic review searching and reporting, the usability of online resources, and how information resources are used by researchers and clinicians.
MA, Ecumenical Institute of Theology, St. Mary's Seminary
MLS, College of Information Studies, University of Maryland
Martinelli SM, Mayer DC, Viera A, McGraw K, and Zvara D.
Novel Curriculum for Anesthesiology PGY-1s: Academic Medicine Rotation.
SEA Spring Annual Meeting, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, June 1-3, 2012.
Crescenzi A, McGraw KA, and Main LR
LibAnswers Usabiity: Rethinking Online Reference
Poster presented at the Medical Library Association Annual Meeting, Minneapolis, MN, May 17, 2011.
Main LR and McGraw KA
Staff Perceptions of LibAnswers
Poster presented at the Mid-Atlantic Chapter Annual Meeting, Chapel Hill, NC, October 14, 2010.
Research & Publications
Systematic Review Searching, Publication Analysis
Clark TT, McGovern P, Mgkeokwere D, Wooten N, Owusu H, and McGraw KA. Systematic review: The nature and extent of social work research on substance use disorders treatment interventions among African Americans. Journal of Social Work, 2013. doi:10.1177/1468017313479858. Abstract and UNC-CH Full-text Access
Holliday KM, Li J, Avery CL, Poole C, Williams R, McGraw K, Whitsel E. Sources of heterogeneity in the correlation between ambient, outdoor and personal concentrations of PM10: implications for bias in epidemiologic studies. Abstracts of the 23rd Annual Conference of the International Society of Environmental Epidemiology (ISEE). September 13 - 16, 2011, Barcelona, Spain. Environ Health Perspect. http://ehp03.niehs.nih.gov/isee/PDF/isee11Abstract01714.pdf
Avery CL, Mills KT, Williams R, McGraw KA, Poole C, Smith RL, Whitsel EA. Estimating error in using ambient PM2.5 concentrations as proxies for personal exposures: a review. Epidemiology. 2010 Mar;21(2):215-23. Review. PubMed Abstract / UNC-CH Full-text Access
Avery CL, Mills KT, Williams R, McGraw KA, Poole C, Smith RL, Whitsel EA. Estimating error in using residential outdoor PM2.5 concentrations as proxies for personal exposures: a meta-analysis. Environ Health Perspect. 2010 May;118(5):673-8. Epub 2010 Jan 14. Free PubMed Central Full-text
Yoshii A, Plaut DA, McGraw KA, Anderson MJ, Wellik KE. Analysis of the reporting of search strategies in Cochrane systematic reviews. J Med Libr Assoc. 2009 Jan;97(1):21-9. Free PubMed Central Full-text
Bayne S, Anderson P, McGraw K. Defining Scholarly Productivity Levels for US Dental Schools Using Articles/Faculty/Year. J Dent Res 2006; 85(Spec Iss B):1223. Meeting Abstract
Leehacharoenkul RR, Bayne SC, Bader JD, McGraw K. Continental Bias of North American and European Dental Research Journals. J Dent Res 2006;85(Spec Iss A):0420.