Kate Flewelling, MLIS, AHIP
Boston University Medical Campus
Dept of Library Services

Kate Flewelling (she/her) is the Director of Library Services, Alumni Medical Library, Boston University Medical Campus. In this position, she provides leadership and strategic planning to support the educational, clinical, research and administrative needs of the Boston University School of Medicine, Graduate Medical Sciences, Goldman School of Dental Medicine, and School of Public Health. Kate holds a BA from Mount Holyoke College and an MLIS from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Prior to joining BU in 2021, she held positions of increasing responsibility at the National Library of Medicine, Inova Fairfax Hospital, Upstate Medical University, and the Network of the National Library of Medicine, University of Pittsburgh. Honors include National Library of Medicine Associate Fellowship, NLM Biomedical Informatics Fellowship, Academy of Health Information – Distinguished Level and Distinguished Alumni Award, School of Information Studies, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

Her work has centered on the access of reliable and relevant information for and about underserved populations. She has presented extensively on the intersection of information and environmental health, social determinants of health, disability and health disparities.

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  1. Flewelling K, Seger E, Wilson T. Partnerships for Health:: NNLM MAR and Delaware Partners Make a Lasting Impact. Dela J Public Health. 2020 Sep; 6(4):54-55. PMID: 34467153; PMCID: PMC8396693; DOI: 10.32481/djph.2020.09.015;
  2. Flewelling KW. Refugee Health: Information Needs of Health Professionals. Journal of Consumer Health on the Internet. 2010; 14(1):69-74.
  3. Flewelling KW. Library Outreach to Support Groups: A Case Study. J Hosp Librariansh. 2009 Jan 01; 9(4):362-371. PMID: 21738443; PMCID: PMC3129864; DOI: 10.1080/15323260903251922;

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2023 National Programming Committee, Medical Library Association: Co-Chair
2021-2026 Academy of Health Information Professionals: Distinguished Level
2019-2020 Mid-Atlantic Chapter of the Medical Library Association: Chair
2017 School of Information Studies, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee: “50 Distinguished Alumni” Award
2016 National Library of Medicine Georgia Biomedical Informatics Course: Fellow
2016 Public Health/Health Administration Section, Medical Library Association: Sewell Stipend to attend American Public Health Association conference
2015-2016 Relevant Issues Section (Social Justice and Health Disparities Caucus), Medical Library Association: Chair
2012 Public Health/Health Administration Section, Medical Library Association: Sewell Stipend to attend American Public Health Association conference
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