Biographical Information


EDUCATION

  • Doctor of Health Administration (DHA), Central Michigan University, Mount Pleasant, USA, May 2015
  • Master of Public Health (MPH), Department of Health and Nutrition Sciences and Health Care Administration, Kasiska School of Health Professions, Idaho State University, Pocatello, USA, May 2011
  • Master of Library and Information Science (MLIS), Graduate School of Information Studies, McGill University, Montreal, Canada, May 2003
  • Bachelor of Arts in Library Science, Department of Information Management, Peking University, Beijing, China, June 1994

RESEARCH INTERESTS

  • Disaster and Hospital Emergency Preparedness
  • Evidence-based Medicine/Practice
  • Evidence-based Management 
  • Health Information Literacy
  • Health Disparities
  • Information Needs Assessment
  • Medical Informatics
  • Public Health
  • Structural Equation Modeling

SELECTED PEER-REVIEWED PUBLICATIONS


    SELECTED POSTER PRESENTATIONS

    • Farnsworth, T.J., Guo, R., Berkshire, S.D., Hermanson, P.M., & Fulton, L.V. (2015, June). Best practice in decision-making: The movement toward evidence-based management (EBMgt). Presented at the Education Session of the Association of University Programs in Health Administration, Miami, FL. 
    • Guo, R., Farnsworth, T.J., & Hermanson, P.M. (2015, January). Attitudes, beliefs and barriers in healthcare organizations about evidence-based management: Results from a Study of Idaho Hospitals. Webinar at the National Network of Libraries of Medicine Pacific Northwest Region, Seattle, WA.
    • Hermanson, P.M., Farnsworth, T.J., & Guo, R. (2014, October). Best practice in decision-making: Evidence-based management movement. Presented at 2015 Idaho Hospital Association  Convention, Sun Valley, ID.
    • Guo, R., Hermanson, P.M., & Farnsworth, T.J(2014, October). Attitudes, beliefs and barriers to the practice of evidence-based management in Idaho healthcare organizations. Presented at 2015 Idaho Hospital Association  Convention, Sun Valley, ID.
    • Guo, R., Hermanson, P.M., Farnsworth, T.J., & Teri Peterson. (2014, May). Collaborative research on hospital administrator beliefs and attitudes toward evidence-based management in health care. Poster presented at the Medical Library Association Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL.
    • Guo, R., Dan Hobbs, & Wendy Mickelsen. (2014, May). Assessment of impact of library instruction on health information searching skills and knowledge in radiographic science students. Poster presented at the Medical Library Association Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL.
    • Guo, R., Kristin Calley., & Teri Peterson. (2014, May). Comparisons of learning outcomes and self-reflections in dental hygiene students. Poster presented at the Medical Library Association Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL.
    • Guo, R., Wei, Z., McAleese, W. L., Guo, J. H., Louis, G., Huang, Y. (2013, May). International collaborative research among health sciences librarians and public health professionals in the United States and China. One Health: Information in an Interdependent World, Boston, MA.
    • Louis, G., Bier, R., & Guo, R. (2011, October). Building an evidence base for primary interpersonal violence prevention programming. Poster presented at the American Public Health Association Annual Meeting, Washington, DC.
    • Guo, R., McAleese, J.W., Louis, G., Jianhui, G., Zhang, W., Huang, Y., ... Peterson, T. (2011, April). Prediction of intention to use condoms among Chinese university students: An application of Theory of Planned Behavior. Poster presented at the Research Day, Division of Health Sciences, Idaho State University, Pocatello, ID.
    • Koury, R., Francis, M., Jardine, S., Guo, R., & Gray, C. (2009, October). Ubiquitous library e-learning: Implementing library tutorials with Adobe Presenter. Poster presented at the Annual ALA/LITA National Forum, Salt Lake City, UT.
    • Guo, R., Bain, B.A., & Willer, J. (2008, November). Relationship of actual knowledge and self-reported knowledge from evidence-based practice workshops. Poster presented at the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Convention, Chicago, IL.
    • Guo, R., Bain, B.A., & Willer, J. (2008, May). Applying a logic model to an evidence-based practice outreach training program. Poster presented at the Medical Library Association Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL.
    • Rogo, E., Guo, R., & Schaalje, J. (2008, April). Effectiveness of online orientation modules developed by a multidisciplinary team. Poster presented at the Research Day, Kasiska College of Health Professions, Idaho State University, Pocatello, ID.
    • Guo, R., Bain, B.A., & Willer, J. (2008, February). Evidence-based practice training program to underserved speech-language pathologists and audiologists in Southeast Idaho. (2008, February). Poster presented at the NCNMLG/MLGSCA Joint Chapter Meeting, Las Vegas, NV.
    • Guo, R., Willer, J., & Bain, B.A. (2007, May). Assessment of information needs for speech-language pathologists and audiologists. Poster presented at the Medical Library Association Annual Meeting. Philadelphia, PA.
    • Guo, R., Willer, J., & Bain, B.A. (2006, April). Comparison of survey return rate and distribution methods of online (WebCT) versus hard copy. Poster presented at the Research Day, Kasiska College of Health Professions, Idaho State University, Pocatello, ID.
    • Guo, R., & Moehr, J. (2001, May). Studies on Canadian eye care information on the Web. Medical Library Association Annual Meeting, Orlando, FL.

    PROFESSIONAL SERVICE

    • Member, Association of University Programs in Health Administration, 2015-
    • Member, Credentialing Committee, Academy of Health Information Professionals and Medical Library Association 2014-2017
    • Member, National Network of Libraries of Medicine Pacific Northwest Region Advisory Council, 2013-present
    • Chair, Thomson Reuters/Medical Library Association Doctoral Fellowship Jury, 2013-2014
    • Member, Medical Library Association Donald A. B. Lindberg Research Fellowship Jury, 2012-2013
    • Member, University Research Committee, Idaho State University, 2011-2013
    • Member, University Diversity Committee, Idaho State University, 2011-2013
    • Member, Division of Health Sciences Research Committee, Idaho State University, 2011-2013
    • Member, Lucretia W. McClure Excellence in Education Award Jury, Medical Library Association, 2011-2012
    • Member, Institute of Translational Health Sciences (ITHS), 2011-present
    • Member, American Public Health Association, 2010-present
    • Member, Medical Informatics Section/MLA Career Development Grant Jury, 2010-2011
    • Member, Medical Library Association Section Council, 2009-2010
    • Member, Section Council Nominating Committee for the Medical Library Association, 2009-2010
    • Member, Medical Library Association Scholarship Jury for Minority Students, 2009-2010
    • Immediate Past Chair, Pharmacy and Drug Information Section, Medical Library Association, 2009-2010
    • Chair, Pharmacy and Drug Information Section Nominating Committee, Medical Library Association, 2009-2010
    • David A. Kronick Traveling Fellowship Committee, Medical Library Association, 2008-2009
    • Chair, Pharmacy and Drug Information Section, Medical Library Association, 2008-2009
    • Chair-Elect/Program Chair, Pharmacy and Drug Information Section, Medical Library Association, 2007-2008
    • Member, Cunningham Memorial International Fellowship Jury, Medical Library Association, 2007-2008
    • Member, MLA Research, Development, and Demonstration Project Grant Jury, Medical Library Association, 2006-2007

    HONORS AND AWARDS

    • Principal Investigator, Development of Disaster Health Information Training Program for Hospital Emergency Preparedness Professionals in Southeast Idaho. National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health under Contract No. HHS-N-276-2014-00633-P, September 2014 - September 2015
    • Principal Investigator, Outreach Training Program on Evidence-based Management for Healthcare Administrators in Idaho. Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health, National Library of Medicine, under Contract No. HHS-N-276-2011-0008-C with the University of Washington, May 2014 - April 2015
    • Award Recipient, First-Place Research Poster Award at the Medical Library Association 2014 Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL.
    • Principal Investigator, Outreach Service, National Network of Libraries of Medicine Pacific Northwest Region, November 2013-August 2014
    • Distinguished Member, Academy of Health Information Professionals, Medical Library Association, July 2013
    • ISU Care Award for Exemplary Customer Service, Idaho State University Human Resources, April 2013
    • Principal Investigator, Assessment and Planning Award on Evidence-based Management Among Idaho Healthcare Administrators, the National Library of Medicine under Contract No. HHS-N-276-2011-00008-C with the University of Washington, 2012-2013
    • Outstanding Graduating Student Researcher Award, Division of Health Sciences, Idaho State University, 2011
    • Certificate of Achievement, Master of Public Health Program, Department of Health and Nutrition Sciences and Health Care Administration, Idaho State University, 2011
    • Principal Investigator, Outreach Program to Underserved Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists in Southeastern Idaho, National Library of Medicine under Contract No. N01-LM-6-3506 with the University of Washington, 2007-2008
    • Co-Principal Investigator, Information Needs Assessment for Speech Language Pathologists and Audiologists in Idaho, National Library of Medicine under Contract No. N01-LM-6-3516 with the University of Washington, 2005-2006
    • Award Recipient, Medical Informatics Section/Medical Library Association Career Professional Grant, Medical Library Association, 2005
    • Recipient, Fellowship on Medical Informatics, National Library of Medicine, 2004
    • Internship Award Recipient, Hannah Institute for History of Medicine for Archives/Museum Studies, Queen's University, Kingston, ON, Canada, 2002
    • Scholarship Recipient, Visiting Scholar, School of Health Information Sciences, University of Victoria, Victoria, BC, Canada, 2000-2001
    • Recipient, Honorable Certificate for the Humanitarian Project, Ministry of Health, Federal Government of Ethiopia, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, 1996-1998
    • Principal Investigator and Co-Recipient, First-Class Research Award for the Establishment of a Chinese Citation Database in Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, Henan Science and Technology Commission, Zhengzhou, China, 1994

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