Rebecca Carlson, MLS, AHIP is Health Sciences Librarian and Liaison to the Eshelman School of Pharmacy at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill. She is also Adjunct Assistant Professor at the Eshelman School of Pharmacy.
Rebecca is the primary provider of library support for Pharmacy at UNC, and is responsible for collaborating with faculty to design and provide curriculum-integrated instruction; participating in new program planning, accreditation processes, and the scholarship of teaching and learning; collaborating on research and scholarly communication endeavors; providing expert literature searching services; and engaging in other partnerships for pharmacy teaching, clinical care, research, and administrative purposes.
She is also the Clinical Librarian for the Department of Surgery at the UNC Medical Center. She is the primary provider of library support for surgery, including collaborating on surgical research, evidence-based practice, and clinical education.
Rebecca has her Master of Science in Library Science degree from UNC-Chapel Hill and is a senior member of the Medical Library Association's Academy of Health Information Professionals. Before joining UNC, she was the Director of the Nursing and Health Sciences Library at Southwest Baptist University. Her undergraduate degree is in English and Education from Concordia University-Portland.
Rebecca's research interests include technologies and improvements in systematic review and literature searching methods; interprofessional education and practice; and embedded librarianship in clinical and didactic education.
2022-2023 Journal Articles
Nurczyk, K., Nowak, N., Carlson, R., Skoczylas, T., & Wallner, G. (2023). Pre-therapeutic molecular biomarkers of pathological response to neoadjuvant chemotherapy in gastric and esophago-gastric junction adenocarcinoma: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Advances in Medical Sciences, 68(1), 138–146. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.advms.2023.02.005
Ozawa, S., Laing, S. K., Higgins, C. R., Yemeke, T. T., Park, C. C., Carlson, R., Ko, Y. E., Guterman, L. B., & Omer, S. B. (2022). Educational and economic returns to cognitive ability in low- and middle-income countries: A systematic review. World Development, 149, 105668. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.worlddev.2021.105668
Shen, E. C., Srinivasan, S., Passero, L. E., Allen, C. G., Dixon, M., Foss, K., Halliburton, B., Milko, L. V., Smit, A. K., Carlson, R., & Roberts, M. C. (2022). Barriers and facilitators for population genetic screening in healthy populations: A systematic review. Frontiers in Genetics, 13, 865384. https://doi.org/10.3389/fgene.2022.865384
Merlo, A., Carlson, R., Espey, J., Williams, B. M., Balakrishnan, P., Chen, S., Dawson, L., Johnson, D., Brickey, J., Pompili, C., & Mody, G. N. (2022). Postoperative symptom burden in patients undergoing lung cancer surgery. Journal of Pain and Symptom Management, 64(3), 254–267. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jpainsymman.2022.05.016
Alishahi Tabriz, A., Turner, K., Clary, A., Hong, Y.-R., Nguyen, O. T., Wei, G., Carlson, R. B., & Birken, S. A. (2022). De-implementing low-value care in cancer care delivery: A systematic review. Implementation Science, 17(1), 24. https://doi.org/10.1186/s13012-022-01197-5
Jones, E. P., Mani, N. S., Carlson, R. B., Welker, C. G., Cawley, M., & Yu, F. (2022). Analysis of anti-racism, equity, inclusion and social justice initiatives in library and information science literature. Reference Services Review, 50(1), 81–101. https://doi.org/10.1108/RSR-07-2021-0032
Jones, E. P., Nelson, N. R., Thorpe, C. T., Rodgers, P. T., & Carlson, R. B. (2022). Use of journal clubs and book clubs in pharmacy education: A scoping review. Currents in Pharmacy Teaching and Learning, 14(1), 110–119. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cptl.2021.11.029
Niznik, J. D., Collins, B. J., Armistead, L. T., Larson, C. K., Kelley, C. J., Hughes, T. D., Sanders, K. A., Carlson, R., & Ferreri, S. P. (2022). Pharmacist interventions to deprescribe opioids and benzodiazepines in older adults: A rapid review. Research in Social and Administrative Pharmacy, 18(6), 2913–2921. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.sapharm.2021.07.012
Reid, T. D., Kratzke, I. M., Dayal, D., Raff, L., Serrano, P., Kumar, A., Zendel, A., Herdman, V., Gallaher, J., Carlson, R., Charles, A. G., & Desai, C. S. (2022). The role of extracorporeal membrane oxygenation in adult liver transplant patients: A qualitative systematic review of literature. Artificial Organs, 46(4), 578–596. https://doi.org/10.1111/aor.14120
Shen, M. R., Tzioumis, E., Andersen, E., Wouk, K., McCall, R., Li, W., Girdler, S., & Malloy, E. (2022). Impact of mentoring on academic career success for women in medicine: A systematic review. Academic Medicine, 97(3), 444–458. https://doi.org/10.1097/ACM.0000000000004563