Kevin Read serves on the Data Services Team, and is the dedicated librarian for Emergency Medicine and the Skirball Institute of Biomolecular Medicine. Kevin provides training and research support for faculty, residents and staff on topics including: research data management, REDCap, systematic reviews, grant support and citation management. His areas of expertise include research data management, data sharing, literature searching, metadata, and education.
Kevin is also the lead of the NYU Data Catalog project that makes datasets created by, and of interest to NYU researchers more discoverable.
Kevin holds a Master’s of Library and Information Sciences (MLIS) and a Master’s of Archival Science (MAS) from the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada.
- Basic Science Toolkit - This toolkit was created for researchers working in basic science at NYU Langone Health. It provides information on accessing literature offsite, finding grants, utilizing research and publication-tracking tools, and locating protocols.
- Emergency Medicine - This guide offers tools and resources for finding health-related information in emergency medicine at NYU Langone Health.
- Surkis, Alisa; LaPolla, Fred Willie Zametkin; Contaxis, Nicole; Read, Kevin B. Data Day to Day: building a community of expertise to address data skills gaps in an academic medical center. Journal of the Medical Library Association. 2017:105(2):185-191.
- Read, Kevin B; LaPolla, Fred Willie Zametkin; Tolea, Magdalena I; Galvin, James E; Surkis, Alisa. Improving data collection, documentation, and workflow in a dementia screening study. Journal of the Medical Library Association. 2017:105(2):160-166.
- Read, Kevin. Common Metadata Elements for Cataloging Biomedical Datasets. figshare. 2017.
- Wightman, Rachel S; Read, Kevin B; Hoffman, Robert S. Evidence-Based Management Of Caustic Exposures In The Emergency Department. Emergency medicine practice. 2016:18(5):-.
- Femia, Robert; Wilkens, Christine; Rodriguez, Danielle; Read, Kevin B; Gavin, Nicholas; Caspers, Christopher; Jamin, Catherine. Cost Savings And Palliative Care Referrals From The Emergency Department. Physician leadership journal. 2016:3:8-11.
- Read, Kevin. The Accidental Data Scientist: Big Data Applications and Opportunities for Librarians and Information Professionals. Journal of the Canadian Health Libraries Association = Journal de l'Association des bibliotheques de la sante du Canada. 2016:37(1):24-25.
- Surkis, Alisa; Read, Kevin. Research data management. Journal of the Medical Library Association. 2015:103(3):154-156.
- Read, Kevin B; Surkis, Alisa; Larson, Catherine; McCrillis, Aileen; Graff, Alice; Nicholson, Joey; Xu, Juanchan. Starting the data conversation: informing data services at an academic health sciences library. Journal of the Medical Library Association. 2015:103(3):131-135.
- Read, Kevin B; Sheehan, Jerry R; Huerta, Michael F; Knecht, Lou S; Mork, James G; Humphreys, Betsy L. Sizing the Problem of Improving Discovery and Access to NIH-Funded Data: A Preliminary Study. PLoS one. 2015:10(7):e0132735-e0132735.
- Read, Kevin; Athens, Jessica; Lamb, Ian; Nicholson, Joey; Chin, Sushan; Xu, Junchuan; Rambo, Neil; Surkis, Alisa. Promoting Data Reuse and Collaboration at an Academic Medical Center. International journal of digital curation. 2015:10(1):260-267.