Yamila M El-Khayat
- Associate Librarian, Outreach Services
- Assistant Librarian, Arizona Health Sciences Library
Yamila El-Khayat has been the Outreach Services Librarian for the University of Arizona Health Science library for 12 years. In her work she fulfills the land grant mission by reaching out to all communities in the state of Arizona in an effort to increase health literacy skills by sharing freely available resources through the National Library of Medicine and resources also available through the University of Arizona to those affiliated. She recently submitted her packet for promotion in 2017, and was promoted to Associate Librarian in 2018. Yamila currently also holds a contract with the Network of National the National Library of Medicine (NNLM) Region 4 through the University of Utah, serving as Communication and Citizen Science Specialists.
- M.L.S. Library and Information Sciences
- University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona, United States
- B.A. Spanish and Portuguese Literature
- University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona, United States
- National Leadership Academy for the Public's Health
- Center for Health Leadership and Practice, Spring 2015
Consumer health information, Minority/ undeserved populations, health literacy, Spanish language material, effective multi-modal communication methods
Consumer health information, searching PubMed (Biomedical research)
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- El-Khayat, Y. M. (2017). A New Approach to Health Literacy: Working with Spanish Speaking Community Health Workers. Medical References Services Quarterly. doi:10.1080/02763869.2017.1259901
- El-Khayat, Y. M. (2017). A New Approach to Health Literacy: Working with Spanish Speaking Community Health Workers. Medical reference services quarterly, 36(1), 32-41.More infoThis case study describes the integration of pop culture, music, and scenarios into a consumer health curriculum for community health workers (CHW)/Promotoras De Salud of Hispanic/Latino decent. The class goal is to ensure that participants learn about reliable health resources and how to use them when reaching out to their clientele. This interactive approach to teaching consumer health information was something that evolved after teaching this topic for many years and finding the need to reach the CHW population and enhance their learning experience of health information.
- El-Khayat, Y. M. (2017). Epistemonikos. Journal of the Medical Library Association, 105(4), 431-432. doi:http://dx.doi.org/10.5195/jmla.2017.260More infoCreated in 2009 at Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile, Epistemonikos is designed to allow researchers to search evidence-based medical literature using a structured patient or problem, intervention, comparison, outcome (PICO) question to facilitate clinical decision making. The Epistemonikos Foundation mentions that the main goal for this resource is to bring evidence closer to those making health decisions, through technology and innovation. Epistemonikos is available in nine languages: Arabic, Chinese, Dutch, English, French, Italian, German, Portuguese, and Spanish. All certified translations of a systematic review are linked to the review it-self. These are marked as official translation. In other cases, collaborators and domain experts translate articles themselves; these are labeled as collaborative translations. Many articles are also translated using automated tools like Google Translate; because these translations are not necessarily free of error, these are marked as automatic translations.
- El-Khayat, Y. M. (2017). Introducing Consumer Health Information to High School Students Enrolled in Cosmetology. Journal of Consumer Health on the Internet, 21(3), 263-270.
- El-Khayat, Y. M., Forbes, C. S., & Coghill, J. G. (2017). Guideline.gov: A Database of Clinical Specialty Guidelines. Medical reference services quarterly, 36(1), 62-72.More infoThe National Guidelines Clearinghouse (NGC), also known as Guideline.gov, is a database of resources to assist health care providers with a central depository of guidelines for clinical specialty areas in medicine. The database is provided free of charge and is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. The guidelines for treatment are updated regularly, with new guidelines replacing older guidelines every five years. There are hundreds of current guidelines with more added each week. The purpose and goal of NGC is to provide physicians, nurses, and other health care providers, insurance companies, and others in the field of health care with a unified database of the most current, detailed, relevant, and objective clinical practice guidelines.
- El-Khayat, Y. M., Forbes, C. S., Coghill, J. G., & Vardell, E. (2017). Guideline.gov: A Database of Clinical Specialty Guidelines. Medical References Services Quarterly. doi:10.1080/02763869.2017.1259914
- El-Khayat, Y. M. (2016). A Role for Librarians Working with High School Science Students to Improve Research Skills. Journal of the Medical Library Association : JMLA, 104(3), 231-2. doi:10.3163/1536-5050.104.3.009
- Lopez, A., Ryan, J., Valencia, A., El-Khayat, Y., & Nunez, A. (2014). Developing the ePromotora: Increasing Promotora’s Access to Breast Cancer Electronic Resources. Cancer Research, 72(24 Supplement), P5-12-03--P5-12-03. doi:10.1158/0008-5472.SABCS12-P5-12-03
- Cogdill, K. W., Ambriz, L., Billman, B. L., Carter, K. V., Nail-Chiwetalu, B., Trumble, J. M., El-Khayat, Y. M., & Nunez, A. V. (2012). The Frontera Collaboration: a preliminary report of health sciences librarians promoting evidence-based practice in U.S.-Mexico border communities. Medical reference services quarterly, 31(4), 400-13.More infoThis article reviews the formation of the Frontera Collaboration, a coalition of health sciences librarians serving clinicians and public health personnel in the U.S.-Mexico border region. Based on findings from an assessment of the target populations' learning needs, the Frontera Collaboration participants developed a shared set of training materials that have been used in pilot training sessions. The Frontera Collaboration's participants learned several lessons related to collaborative health information outreach and increased their understanding of the concerns and needs of clinicians and public health personnel serving border communities.
- El-Khayat, Y. M. (2019, April). All of Us Speaker Series. All of Us Speaker Series Next Steps. San Diego: Scripps.
- El-Khayat, Y. M. (2019, April). NNLM All of Us Work and Community Engagement. NNLM and All of Us Banner Health. Phoenix.
- El-Khayat, Y. M. (2019, December). NNLM All of Us Partnership and Community Engagement Efforts. Cochrane US Network Stakeholder Planning. Washington D.C.: NLM.
- El-Khayat, Y. M. (2019, December). Overview of the NNLM All of Us Activities. All of Us Direct Volunteer (DV) Community Partner. Washington D.C.: NLM.
- El-Khayat, Y. M. (2019, December). Overview of the NNLM All of Us Partnership. TEC and CommGap Introduction. Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh.
- El-Khayat, Y. M. (2019, February). The NNLM All of Us Engagement Team. NNLM/ NLM Medline Plus Team and All of Us Scripps. Washington D.C..
- El-Khayat, Y. M. (2019, July). Introduction to NNLM All of Us Work and Community Engagement. NNLM and All of Us Baylor Consortium. Texas: Baylor Consortium.
- El-Khayat, Y. M. (2019, June). A presentation to the All of Us Engagement Team Leadership, All of Us Engagement Leads, and All of Us Community Partner liaisons. All of Us Face to Face Engagement Leads and Community Partners Overview – ‘Libraries as Partners in Health Outreach’. Los Angeles, California.
- El-Khayat, Y. M. (2019, October). Overview of the Participant Engagement Team. TEC Advisory Board Meeting. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania: University of Pittsburgh.
- El-Khayat, Y. M. (2019, September). Overview of the NNLM All of Us partnership and Engagement Programs. Association of Rural and Small Libraries (ARSL) and NNLM Partnership. Vermont: ARSL.
- El-Khayat, Y. M. (2015, June). Ethics and Privacy of Health Information. Arizona State Library Native American Librarians Gathering.
- El-Khayat, Y. M. (2015, September). Working with K-12 Audiences. Midday at the Oasis. Webinar: National Network of Libraries of Medicine /Pacific Southwest Region.
- El-Khayat, Y. M. (2014, July). Pinterest and Libraries. Midday at the Oasis. National Network of Libraries of Medicine /Pacific Southwest Region.
- El-Khayat, Y. M. (2013, August). Arizona Libraries and the Affordable Care Act. Arizona State Library, WebinarArizona State Library.
- El-Khayat, Y. M. (2012, November). National Library of Medicine (NLM) PubMed/MEDLINE Basics: Finding What You Need in Radiology.. Radiological Society of North America 2012 Scientific Assembly and Annual Meeting. Chicago, IL: Radiological Society of North America.
- El-Khayat, Y. M., & Bradley, P. (2011, April 2011). Finding Culturally Appropriate Information for those working with Native Americans. American Indian Institute Annual Conference. Albuquerque, NM.
- Klem, M. L., Devine, P., El-Khayat, Y. M., Goren, G., Gutzman, K., Knehans, A., Perryman, C., Saleh, A., Unno, Z., & Vardell, E. (2015, Spring). Librarians and health literacy: A scoping review. Medical Library Association Annual Meeting. Austin, TX: Research Section, Medical Library Association.
- Billman, B. L., El-Khayat, Y. M., Nunez, A. V., Ryan, J. L., & Saleh, A. A. (2014, October). Encouraging Sex & Gender Differences Research and Cross-Campus Collaboration at the University of Arizona. Quint MLA Chapter Meeting. Denver, CO.More infoPurpose: In 2013 the Arizona Health Sciences Library (AHSL), through a subcontract from the National Library of Medicine and the Office of Research on Women’s Health of the National Institutes of Health, created workshops on women’s health research resources for the University of Arizona campus community. These workshops covered topics such as searching and customizing funding alerts in PIVOT, using networking tools, and advanced PubMed searching, all positively received by attendees. Workshop information and resources were compiled in a LibGuide as a reference for participants.As a continuation of the subcontract, AHSL hosted a campus-wide event on September 5, 2014 titled Women’s Health Research: Sex and Gender Differences Symposium. The goals for the symposium were 1) to raise the visibility of women’s health research and sex and gender differences research at the University of Arizona by providing a forum in which faculty could present and share their research with the campus community; 2) to provide an opportunity for researchers from both the health sciences and main campuses to meet and engage not only graduate students, trainees, and junior faculty but also other researchers they did not know; and 3) to provide information about available research support services and resources.Methods: A team of AHSL librarians identified and interviewed department heads, researchers, and research deans across campus to get input and a sense of the range of women’s health/sex and gender differences research being conducted on campus, and to build enthusiasm for the symposium. Information was also gathered about the topics to address during the research support workshops that would benefit graduate students, staff, and junior faculty. The librarian team created a program which included a keynote speaker; presentations from eight campus researchers; topic-based lunchtime roundtables; breakout sessions identifying research support opportunities on campus; and a poster session where students, junior faculty and others displayed their research. In order to continue research support after the symposium concluded, funds were set aside to distribute to the research deans of each health sciences college to support graduate students and junior faculty in need of supplemental financial assistance for research projects related to sex and gender differences.Results and Conclusions: The symposium drew over 100 participants from the health sciences campus and main campus. Widespread enthusiasm for the symposium was expressed during the event and in evaluations, especially regarding the opportunity to network with others. Evaluations gave insight into the overall impression of the symposium, how it was carried out, and what could be changed if there were subsequent events. Reviewing evaluations also confirmed that our goals as well as participants’ personal objectives for the symposium had been achieved.
- El-Khayat, Y. M., Valencia, A. C., Nunez, A. V., Billman, B. L., & Ryan, J. L. (2013, May). Beyond Translations: Serving Multilingual and Multicultural Populations. Medical Library Association Annual Meeting. Boston, MA.More infoThe Arizona Health Sciences Library OutreachTeam collaborates with both university health sciences centerand community health partners in an effort to expand healthinformation access and services for diverse populations. Beyondtranslating English-language health information and materialsinto Spanish, two bilingual, bicultural librarians work to develophealth information materials and training curriculum to integratesociocultural and linguistically appropriate aspects. A six-sessionprogram was put together by librarians at the Arizona HealthSciences Library in collaboration with the Arizona Telemedicineprogram and the Arizona Cancer Center to conduct training forcommunity health workers/”promotoras” working along theUS-Mexico border. The program covered basic computer literacyskills, website evaluation, trustworthy consumer health informationsites, and how to integrate these into their programs. Theprogram evaluations revealed high satisfaction with knowledgegained, an increase in confidence evaluating health informationresources, and successfully integrating them resources into theirprogram services.
- Saleh, A. A., Nunez, A. V., Billman, B. L., El-Khayat, Y. M., & Ryan, J. L. (2013, July). Promoting the NLM/NIH Women’s Health Resources Portal to Campus Users and Community Partners. Medical Library Group of Southern California and Arizona/Northern California and Nevada Medical Library Group (MLGSCA/NCNMLG) Joint Chapter Meeting. San Diego, CA.More infoThe Arizona Health Sciences Library (AHSL) is engaged in a project that involves promoting the use of the Women’s Health Resources (WHR) Portal developed by the National Library of Medicine in collaboration with the Office of Research on Women’s Health (ORWH) of the National Institutes of Health to the University of Arizona (UA) campus community and to selected community agencies/organizations. AHSL conducted a needs assessment of UA researchers and clinical faculty working in women’s health issues. The assessment involved surveying faculty/staff, graduate students and health professionals to determine what women’s health resources are currently being used, what barriers exist in using these resources, and to understand what training strategies are preferred by various user types. Instructional modules were created based on the results of the needs assessments and customized as needed for a variety of audiences. A separate module was developed for the E-promotores (community health workers) program. An inventory of women’s health and sex and gender research materials currently held by the library is underway and there are plans to work with faculty to identify important new resources to add to the collection. In addition, a LibGuide was developed to supplement the WHR portal with local and regional resources. Pre-tests and post-tests will be used to evaluate success, as well as use statistics from the LibGuide.
- El-Khayat, Y. M., & Halla, M. (2019. 3D Printing at the University of Arizona Health Sciences Library(pp 51-57).
- El-Khayat, Y. M. (2018, May). Social Determinants of Health with Promotoras de Salud. NNLM Video. https://youtu.be/lUUDQXQa-Ns
- El-Khayat, Y. M. (2017, December). NIH All of Us Research Program Traveling Exhibit Visits the University of Arizona in Tucson!. https://news.nnlm.gov/psr-latitudes/all-of-us-traveling-exhibit/
- El-Khayat, Y. M. (2017, May). Highlights of Arizona Outreach Activities Conducted in 2016/2017. https://news.nnlm.gov/psr-latitudes/outreach-award-arizona-outreach-2016-2017/
- El-Khayat, Y. M. (2016, January). Native Voices in the Southwest: Traveling Exhibit Visits Tucson!. https://nnlm.gov/psr/newsletter/2016/01/27/native-voices-in-the-southwest-traveling-exhibit-visits-tucson/
- El-Khayat, Y. M. (2016, June). Highlights of Arizona Outreach in 2015/2016!. https://nnlm.gov/psr/newsletter/2016/06/30/highlights-of-arizona-outreach-in-20152016/
- El-Khayat, Y. M. (2015, May). Highlights of Arizona Outreach in 2014/2015!. https://nnlm.gov/psr/newsletter/2015/05/28/highlights-of-arizona-outreach-in-20142015/
- El-Khayat, Y. M. (2014, August). Arizona Hosts 41st Annual Rural Health Conference. https://nnlm.gov/psr/newsletter/2014/08/25/arizona-hosts-41st-annual-rural-health-conference/
- El-Khayat, Y. M. (2014, August). Highlights of Arizona Outreach in 2013/2014. https://nnlm.gov/psr/newsletter/2014/08/18/highlights-of-arizona-outreach-in-2013-2014/
- El-Khayat, Y. M. (2014, December). Reflecting on the Health Promoter of the New Millennium: 12th Annual Promotoras and Community Health Workers Conference. https://nnlm.gov/psr/newsletter/2014/12/17/reflecting-on-the-health-promoter-of-the-new-millennium-12th-annual-promotoras-and-community-health-workers-conference/
- El-Khayat, Y. M. (2014, September). Seizing the Opportunity: Creating a Campus-Wide Symposium on Women’s Health Research!. https://nnlm.gov/psr/newsletter/2014/09/30/seizing-the-opportunity-creating-a-campus-wide-symposium-on-womens-health-research/
- El-Khayat, Y. M. (2013, April). Reflections on the 8th Annual DiversityRx Conference in Oakland. https://nnlm.gov/psr/newsletter/2013/04/16/reflections-on-the-8th-annual-diversityrx-conference-in-oakland/
- El-Khayat, Y. M. (2013, August). Reflections on the 2013 Binational Promotores Conference. https://nnlm.gov/psr/newsletter/2013/08/09/reflections-on-the-2013-binational-promotores-conference/
- El-Khayat, Y. M. (2013, December). 11th Annual Vision y Compromiso Conference in Los Angeles. https://nnlm.gov/psr/newsletter/2013/12/20/11th-annual-vision-y-compromiso-conference-in-los-angeles/
- El-Khayat, Y. M. (2013, May). Arizona Outreach Highlights for 2012-2013. https://nnlm.gov/psr/newsletter/2013/05/31/arizona-outreach-highlights-for-2012-2013/
- El-Khayat, Y. M. (2012, December). Reflecting on the Essence of a Promotor: 10th Annual Promotoras and Community Health Workers Conference. https://nnlm.gov/psr/newsletter/2012/12/20/reflecting-on-the-essence-of-a-promotor/
- El-Khayat, Y. M. (2012, December). Reflections on the RSNA 2012 Annual Meeting in Chicago. https://nnlm.gov/psr/newsletter/2012/12/13/reflections-on-the-rsna-2012-annual-meeting-in-chicago/
- El-Khayat, Y. M. (2012, March). Love of Reading Week and Tucson Festival of Books: Two Inspiring Events!. https://nnlm.gov/psr/newsletter/2012/03/16/love-of-reading-week-and-tucson-festival-of-books-two-inspiring-events/
- El-Khayat, Y. M. (2012, November). !Vida! The Seventh Annual Mujer Latina Breast Cancer Conference. https://nnlm.gov/psr/newsletter/2012/11/14/vida-the-seventh-annual-mujer-latina-breast-cancer-conference/
- El-Khayat, Y. M. (2012, November). Joint Conference of Librarians of Color: “Gathering at the Waters: Celebrating Stories and Embracing Communities. https://nnlm.gov/psr/newsletter/2012/11/19/joint-conference-of-librarians-of-color/
- El-Khayat, Y. M. (2012, November). NCAI Annual Convention & Marketplace: A Gathering of American Indian and Alaska Native Tribes!. https://nnlm.gov/psr/newsletter/2012/11/19/ncai-annual-convention-marketplace-a-gathering-of-american-indian-and-alaska-native-tribes/
- El-Khayat, Y. M. (2012, November). Outreach to Fort Defiance Indian Hospital, Arizona. https://nnlm.gov/psr/newsletter/2012/11/14/outreach-to-fort-defiance-indian-hospital-arizona/
- El-Khayat, Y. M. (2012, September). Health Information “Flowing Out”. https://nnlm.gov/psr/newsletter/2012/09/28/health-information-flowing-out/