Laura Kuo

Laura Kuo

Health Sciences Librarian
(607) 274-1197


I’m the librarian for all programs in HSHP and Aging Studies, and I would be happy to help you with your research. I can also help you with citation management using programs like Mendeley and Zotero.


Liaison Librarian to the School of Health Sciences and Human Performance (HSHP), and Aging Studies.

  • Supporting the teaching, learning, and research needs of faculty and students in HSHP and Aging Studies via instruction, consultations, reference services, and development of collections and website content

Areas of Expertise

  • Information Literacy
  • Qualitative research methods
  • Role of librarians in systematic reviews
  • Evidence-Based Practice
  • Knowledge management via Mendeley
  • Assessment of library programs and services


  • Master of Public Administration, City University of New York at Baruch, 2006
  • Master of Library and Information Studies, McGill University, 2001
  • Bachelor of Arts, Psychology, State University of New York at Albany, 1995

Professional Associations

  • Medical Library Association
  • Academy of Health Information Professionals (AHIP, Distinguished)

Selected Publications

Sforzo, G. A., Kaye, M. P., Todorova, I., Harenberg, S., Costello, K., Cobus-Kuo, L., … Moore, M. (2017). Compendium of the Health and Wellness Coaching Literature. American Journal of Lifestyle Medicine, 1559827617708562.

Cobus-Kuo, L. & Waller, J. (2016). Teaching information literacy and evidence-based practice in an undergraduate speech-language pathology program: A student reflection. Contemporary Issues in Communication Science and Disorders, 43, 35-49.

Cobus-Kuo, L., Gilmour, R., & Dickson, P. (2013). Bringing in the experts: Library research guide usability testing in a computer science class. Evidence Based Library and Information Practice, 8(4): 43-59.

Gilmour, R., & Cobus-Kuo, L. (2011). Reference management software: A comparative analysis of four products. Issues in Science and Technology Librarianship, 66 (Summer). Retrieved from summer/refereed2.html

Cobus-Kuo, L. (2011). Supporting learners via web 2.0. In P.M. Younger (Ed.) Using web 2.0 for health information. London, UK: Facet.

Griffin-Sobel, J., Sharoff, L., Acee, A., Smith, D., Cobus-Kuo, L., Dornbaum, M., & Woodstock, A. (2010). A transdisciplinary approach to the integration of electronic health technology to a school of nursing. Nursing Education Perspectives, 31(1): 41-43.

Cobus, L. (2009). Using blogs and wikis in a graduate public health course. Medical Reference Services Quarterly, 28(1): 22-32.

Cobus, L. (2008). Integrating information literacy into the education of public health professionals: Roles for librarians and the library. Journal of the Medical Library Association, 96(1): 28–33.

Cobus, L., Dent, V. & Ondrusek, A. (2005). How 28 users helped re-design an academic library Web site: A usability study. Reference and User Services Quarterly, 44(3): 232-246. (*Selected as one of the best articles written that year in Reference and User Services Quarterly)

Selected Presentations

Cobus-Kuo, L. & Chabot, L., Student-Informed IL development: Using curriculum mapping to initiate instructional collaboration, Canadian Health Library Association, June 19, 2015.

Waller, J & Cobus-Kuo, L., Teaching evidence-based practice and information literacy in speech-language pathology: A needs assessment, American Speech Hearing Association National Conference, November 20, 2014.

Cobus-Kuo, L., Gore, G., & Kloda, L., Research syntheses in graduate research: A scoping review, Canadian Health Library Association, June 18, 2014.

Cobus-Kuo, L., Reference & networking tools: New ways to read, store, & share, Council of Science Editors, May 5, 2014. (*Invited Speaker)

Cobus-Kuo, L. & Chabot, L., Effective engagement to deliver discipline-based information literacy: A model, Cornell University Library Information Literacy Assessment Expo, May 29, 2014.

Gore, G., Cobus-Kuo, L. & Kloda, L., Research syntheses produced as graduate theses and doctoral dissertations: A scoping review, Canadian Health Libraries Association Annual Conference, Poster Session, May 23, 2013. 

Cobus-Kuo, L. & Cavanaugh, S., Information literacy in public health: A program evaluation, Medical Library Association Annual Conference, Poster Session, May 23, 2010.

Cobus, L., Web 2.0 and information literacy: The importance of critical thinking in the health sciences, Medical Library Association Annual Conference, Poster Session, May 19, 2008.

Cobus, L., Web 2.0 and information literacy: The importance of critical thinking in the health sciences, ACRL/NY Annual Symposium, Poster Session, November 30, 2007. 

Bornstein, J., Barnett, P. & Cobus, L., Information Literacy (IL) across the curriculum, 2nd Annual CUNY General Education Conference, General Education in the Disciplines and Professions: New Approaches to Old Debates, May 5, 2006.


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Research Guides