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Kelsey Grabeel, MSIS, AHIP

Assistant Professor
Assistant Director, Health Information Center

Research Focus

Consumer and patient health
Health literacy
Delivery of health information to patients and consumers

Published Book Chapters

Oelschlegel SI, Earl M, Leonard, K. Consumer health information services and programs: Best practices. London: Rowman & Littlefield; 2016. Chapter 2, The University of Tennessee Medical Center’s Preston Medical Library and Health Information Center; p. 19-34.

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Current Publications

Grabeel KL, Tester E.
Patient education: A change in review. Journal of Consumer Health on the Internet. 2018;22(3):229-237.

Oelschlegel S, Grabeel KL, Tester E, Heidel RE, Russomanno J.
Librarians promoting changes in the health care delivery system through systematic assessment. Medical Reference Services Quarterly. 2018 Apr-Jun;37(2):142-152.

Leonard K, Oelschlegel S, Tester E, Russomanno J, Heidel RE.
Assessing the print communication and technology attributes of an academic medical center. Health Literacy Research and Practice. 2018 Feb;2(1):e26-e34.

Grabeel KL, Beeler CJ.
Taking the pulse of the University of Tennessee Medical Center's health literacy knowledge. Medical Reference Services Quarterly. 2018 Jan-Mar;37(1):89-96.

Grabeel KL, Russomanno J, Oelschlegel S, Tester E, Heidel RE.
Computerized versus hand-scored health literacy tools: A comparison of Simple Measure of Gobbledygook (SMOG) and Flesch-Kincaid in printed patient education materials. Journal of the Medical Library Association. 2018 Jan;106(1):38-45. Epub 2018 Jan 2.

Leonard K, Oelschlegel S, Doyle D.
Collaboration, visibility, and relationship marketing: Driving use and demonstrating value of a consumer health information service. Journal of Hospital Librarianship. 2017 Sep 12. [Epub ahead of print]

Leonard K.
Evaluating patient education materials for grade level. Journal of Consumer Health on the Internet. 2017 Jan;21(1):87-94.

Lindsay JM, Partee RP, Oelschlegel S, Leonard K.
Mapping the changes to a health information service. Journal of Electronic Resources in Medical Libraries. 2016;13(3):124-130. Epub 2016 Oct 10.

Quesenberry AC, Oelschlegel S, Earl M, Leonard K, Vaughn CJ.
The impact of library resources and services on the scholarly activity of medical faculty and residents. Medical Reference Services Quarterly. 2016 Jul-Sep;35(3):259-265.

Leonard K, Earl M.
Health information without limits: A print collection for consumers in the heart of the hospital Journal of Hospital Librarianship. 2016;16(2):132-144.

Current Presentations

Leonard KE, Oelschlegel S, Earl M, Doyle D. Marketing a consumer health service: A mosaic of cultures to promote patient education. Presented at 116th Annual Meeting of the Medical Library Association; 2016 May 13-18; Toronto, Canada.


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