Skip to main content
It looks like you're using Internet Explorer 11 or older. This website works best with modern browsers such as the latest versions of Chrome, Firefox, Safari, and Edge. If you continue with this browser, you may see unexpected results.

Public Health Research Guide

Graduate program offerings are held at the Brown School and the Medical School. Undergraduate courses are offered through the Anthropology Department.

Librarian Assistance

Librarians can help you in many ways including...

  • help you find books and articles
  • help you manage your citations 
  • answer reference questions
  • assist with literature searches
  • teach you how to search more effectively
  • point you to the best resources  
  • consult on your systematic review search

You may also contact us directly... 

Susan Fowler Lori Siegel

Library Director

Office: Brown Hall 301C

Phone: (314) 935-8644


Subject/Reference Librarian

Office: Brown Hall 301A

Phone: (314) 935-4064




Brown School Librarian Publications

Book Chapters

  1. Fowler S.A. (2017) Identifying the studies part 1: Database searching. In M.J. Foster & S.T. Jewel (Eds.), Assembling the Pieces of a Systematic Review: A Guide for Librarians.
  2. Jewell S.T., Fowler, S.A., Foster, M.J. (2017) Identifying the studies part 2: Beyond database searching. In M.J. Foster & S.T. Jewel (Eds.), Assembling the Pieces of a Systematic Review: A Guide for Librarians.
  3. Saimbert M., Fowler S.A., Pierce J., & Hargwood P. (2016) Search resources and
  4. techniques to maximize search efforts. In C. Holly C., S.W. Salmond, & M. Saimbert (Eds.), Comprehensive systematic review for advanced practice nursing. 

Systematic Reviews

  1. Stephens, R.J., Dettmaer, M.R., Roberts, B.W., Fowler, S.A., Fuller, B.M. (2017). Practice patterns and outcomes associated with early sedation depth in mechanically ventilated patients: A systematic review protocol. BMJ Open, 7(6), e016437.
  2. Drewry, A.M.,  Ablordeppey, E.A.,  Murray, E.T.,  Stoll, C.R.T.,  Izadi, S.R.,  Dalton, C.M.,  Hardi, A.C.,  Fowler, S.A.,  Fuller, B.M.,  Colditz, G.A. (2017). Antipyretic Therapy in Critically Ill Septic Patients: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. Critical Care Medicine, 45(5), 806-813.   
  3. Ablordeppey, E.A., Drewry, A.M.,  Beyer, A.B.,  Theodoro, D.L.,  Fowler, S.A.,  Fuller, B.M.,  Carpenter, C.R. (2016).  Diagnostic Accuracy of Central Venous Catheter Confirmation by Bedside Ultrasound Versus Chest Radiography in Critically Ill Patients: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. Critical Care Medicine, 45(4), 715-724.  
  4. How, J., Blattner, M., Fowler, S., Wang-Gillam, A., Schindler, S.E. (2016). Chemotherapy-associated Posterior Reversible Encephalopathy Syndrome: A Case Report and Review of the Literature. Neurologist, 21(6), 112-117.
  5. Carter, E.B., Temming, L.A., Akin, J., Fowler, S., Macones, G.A., Colditz, G.A.,  Tuuli, M.G. (2016). Group Prenatal Care Compared with Traditional Prenatal Care: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis. Obstetrics and Gynecology, 128(3), 551-561.
  6. Carpenter, C.R., Hussain, A.M., Ward, M.J., Zipfel, G.J., Fowler, S., Pines, J.M.,  Sivilotti, M.L.A., Zehtabchi, S. (2016). Spontaneous Subarachnoid Hemorrhage: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis Describing the Diagnostic Accuracy of History, Physical Examination, Imaging, and Lumbar Puncture With an Exploration of Test Thresholds. Academic Emergency Medicine, 23(9), 963-1003. 
  7. Chin-Yee, D., Eck, T., Fowler, S., Hardi, A., & Apte, R. S. (2016). A systematic review of as needed versus treat and extend ranibizumab or bevacizumab treatment regimens for neovascular age-related macular degeneration. British Journal of Ophthalmology, 100(7), 914-917. doi:10.1136/bjophthalmol-2015-306987
  8. Boots, C. E., Hill, M. J., Feinberg, E. C., Lathi, R. B., Fowler, S. A., & Jungheim, E. S. (2016). Methotrexate does not affect ovarian reserve or subsequent assisted reproductive technology outcomes. Journal of Assisted Reproduction and Genetics, 33(5), 647-656. doi:10.1007/s10815-016-0683-7
  9. Levy, P. T., Machefsky, A., Sanchez, A. A., Patel, M. D., Rogal, S., Fowler, S., . . . Singh, G. K. (2016). Reference ranges of left ventricular strain measures by two-dimensional speckle-tracking echocardiography in children: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography, 29(3), 209-225. doi:10.1016/j.echo.2015.11.016
  10. Kumar, G., Uhrig, D., Fowler, S., Delaney, M. C., & Alexandrov, A. V. (2015). Intravenous recombinant tissue plasminogen activator does not impact mortality in acute ischemic stroke at any time point up to 6 months: A systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled clinical trials. CNS Drugs, 29(8), 659-667. doi:10.1007/s40263-015-0265-8
  11. Veronese, N., et al. (2015). Inverse relationship between body mass index and mortality in older nursing home residents: A meta-analysis of 19,538 elderly subjects. Obesity Reviews, 16(11), 1001-1015.
  12. Fuller, B. M., Mohr, N. M., Skrupky, L., Fowler, S., Kollef, M. H., & Carpenter, C. R. (2015). The use of inhaled prostaglandins in patients with ARDS: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Chest, 147(6), 1510-1522. doi:10.1378/chest.14-3161
  13. Carpenter CR, Shelton E, Fowler S, Suffoletto B, Platts-Mills TF, Rothman RE, Hogan TM (2015) Risk factors and screening instruments to predict adverse outcomes for undifferentiated older emergency department patients: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Academic Emergency Medicine, 22(1):1-21
  14. Duncan S, Wingerter S, Keith A, Fowler SA, Clohisy J (2015) Does previous osteotomy compromise total hip arthroplasty? A systematic review. Journal of Arthroplasty. 30(1):79-85
  15. Wildes TM, Dua P, Fowler SA, Miller JP, Carpenter CR, Avidan MS, Stark S (2015) Systematic review of falls in older adults with cancer. Journal of Geriatric Oncology. 6(1):70-83
  16. Carpenter CR, Avidan MS, Wildes T, Stark S, Fowler SA, Lo AX (2014) Predicting Geriatric Falls Following an Episode of Emergency Department Care: A Systematic Review. Academic Emergency Medicine. 21(10):1069-82
  17. Levy P, Singh G, Holland MR, Fowler SA, Sanchez A (2014) Normal Ranges of Right Ventricular Systolic and Diastolic Strain Measures in Children: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography. 27(5):549-60
  18. Fayanju OM, Stoll CR, Fowler S, Colditz GA, Margenthaler JA (2014) Contralateral prophylactic mastectomy after unilateral breast cancer: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Annals of surgery. 260(6):1000-1010
  19. Jungheim ES, Schon SB, Schulte MB, Deugarte, DA, Fowler SA, Tuuli MG (2013) IVF outcomes in obese donor oocyte recipients: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Human Reproduction. 28(10):2720-2727
  20. Fayanju OM, Stoll CR, Fowler S, Colditz GA, Jeffe DB, Margenthaler JA. (2013) Geographic and temporal trends in the management of occult primary breast cancer: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Annals of Surgical Oncology. 20(10):3308-16
  21. Marschall J, Carpenter CR, Fowler S, Trautner BW (2013) Antibiotic prophylaxis for urinary tract infections after removal of urinary catheter: meta-analysis. BMJ (Online). 346(7914):f3147​
  22. Adelani MA, Keeney JA, Palisch A, Fowler SA, Clohisy JC. Has Total Hip Arthroplasty in Patients 30 Years or Younger Improved? A Systematic Review. (2013) Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research. 471(8):2595-2601


  1. Schnall JG, Fowler S (2014) Multicultural web resources. American Journal of Nursing. 114(6):63-64
  2. Fowler SA, Yaeger LH, Yu FB, Doerhoff D, Schoening P, Kelly B. (2014) Electronic Health Record: Integrating Evidence-Based Information at the Point of Clinical Decision Making. Journal of the Medical Library Association. 102(1):52-55
  3. Schnall JG and Fowler S (2013) Quality Health Information for Your Patients. American Journal of Nursing. 113(9):64-65
  4. Hardi A. and Fowler S. (2014) Evidence-based medicine and systematic review services at Becker Medical Library. Missouri Medicine. 111(5):416-418
  5. Fowler S (2012) Topical bytes: Systematic reviews [online]. HLA News. Dec: 7-8. Availability: ISSN: 1448-0840. [cited 22 Apr 13].
  6. Schnall, Janet G. MS & Fowler, Susan MLIS (2012). Essential Nursing Resources: One Source for Evidence-Based Nursing Practice. The American Journal of Nursing. 112(1):23