UW Health Sciences Library

Trail Staff:


Emily Patridge, MLs, AHIP

Emily is the Assistant Director of Clinical Research & Data Services for the Health Sciences Library and TRAIL co-program manager. Emily has over thirteen years of experience as a health sciences librarian and has been with the University of Washington since August 2016.

Emily is available for consultations concerning literature searching, identification of research resources and utilization of literature resources. Emily is also available for idea incubation facilitation. Emily is tier-one support for REDCap.

Emily earned her Master’s in Library Science with a Health Informatics Focus, her graduate certificate in Advanced Management in Libraries and Information Agencies from the University of North Texas.


Bas de Veer, REDCap Lead, UW Medicine Research IT

Bas is a medical informatician who specializes in bridging the gap between the worlds of medicine and informatics. He possesses more than nine years of experience in the areas of software implementation, training, user experience, and research consulting.

Bas currently governs a REDCap installation of more than 4.500 users for the Institute of Translational Health Sciences, which is the NIH-funded Clinical and Translational Science Award at the University of Washington. In that capacity, he is responsible for end-user training, REDCap consulting, and the day-to-day operations of the local REDCap installation.

Bas earned both a Bachelor’s and a Master’s degree in Medical Informatics at the University of Amsterdam.

Julie T. Elworth, PhD

Julie T. Elworth, PhD is the Director of Evaluation for ITHS. In this role, Dr. Elworth designs and directs the use of rigorous evaluation methods to facilitate greater impact of ITHS programs. As part of the leadership team she provides strategic direction and guidance to ITHS teams to facilitate achievement of ITHS goals. She also provides consultation on methodological and instrument design.

She has over 20 years of research and evaluation experience. Her substantive background includes social psychology, health, education, organizational change and learning. She has worked in a variety of non-profit, academic, government and business settings including, NAACP, Consumers Union Foundation, the Global Fund for Women, the National Research Council, Battelle, the VA, U.S. Department of Energy, Bonneville Power Administration, Yale University, Stanford University, Washington State University, University of Texas at Dallas, Simmons College (Boston), and the National Opinion Research Center. She is a member of the American Evaluation Association and the American Sociological Association.

Dr. Elworth earned her BA and MA in Sociology from Washington State University and her PhD in Sociology from Stanford University.


Andrea L. Ball, MLS, MSIM

Andrea is the Care Management and Population Health librarian at the University of Washington’s Health Sciences Library. She is an expert searcher and has been involved in the support of multiple research projects. She is available for consultations concerning literature searching, systematic review development, identification of research resources and the utilization of literature resources. As the clinical liaison, Andrea is well versed in direct support of patient care, quality improvement processes and overall population health.


Frances Chu, MLIS, MSN

Clinical Liaison and Content Librarian, University of Washington Health Sciences Library Adjunct Medical Librarian, Foley Library at Gonzaga University

Frances Chu MSN, MLIS is the clinical liaison and content librarian at University of Washington Health Sciences Library and adjunct medical librarian at Foley Library at Gonzaga University. She has worked as a librarian with a focus on health information since 2006. Prior to being a librarian, she worked as a registered nurse in medical-surgical units and cardiac/telemetry units in hospitals and as a family nurse practitioner. She is available for consultations concerning literature searching, identification of research resources and the utilization of literature resources. She also can assist nurses with their idea incubation ideas and help develop research projects.

Michael Moore, MISt

Michael is the Grants Administration and Special Projects Librarian at the University of Washington Health Sciences Library. He is responsible for identifying and coordinating applications for funding opportunities, and supporting various projects across the Health Sciences Library and TRAIL, such as the virtual reality studio and REDCap ticket system. His professional interests focus on technology in libraries, and evolving new tools and services that can foster innovative learning and teaching for modern students and faculty.

He previously served as Communications Officer then Special Projects Coordinator at McGill University, where he worked primarily to support the Rare Books & Special Collections, McGill University Archives, and Osler Library of the History of Medicine. Michael also earned his Master of Library Studies degree from McGill. Prior to his time in libraries, Michael was a professional journalist covering stories in and around Montreal, Canada.


Ann Madhavan, MSLIS

Research and Data Coordinator, National Network of Libraries of Medicine Pacific Northwest Chapter

Prior to working at the University of Washington, Ann Madhavan was the sole librarian at Public Health - Seattle & King County and also worked as a data indexer at the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation.


Ann Glusker, PhD MPH MLIS

Research and Data Coordinator, National Network of Libraries of Medicine Pacific Northwest Chapter

Before coming to the University of Washington, Ann Glusker held positions as the data request epidemiologist at Public Health - Seattle & King County, the medical librarian at Group Health, and the consumer health librarian at The Seattle Public Library.

Ann and Ann are two of the four coordinators at the NNLM Regional Medical Library, located at the University of Washington Health Sciences Library. They and their colleagues support collaboration, training and funding for libraries and community organizations serving researchers, health professionals and the public in Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon and Washington. They each provide backup support to other TRAIL staff, and assist with tier-one support for REDCap.

Jane Koh, Program Coordinator, HSL

Jane is the Program Coordinator at the Health Sciences Library and is involved in many executive-level administrative support activities at the library, while taking part in several ongoing projects like TRAIL. She manages the TRAIL calendar system and is available to help with scheduling. In the background, she collects and organizes data that helps the team make decisions based on the usage and efficiency of TRAIL resources.


Deric Ruhl, Linux System Administrator, HSL

Deric is providing technical support to the TRAIL project. He served with the WebSTOC group, developing and maintaining the nnlm.gov web site from 2013 to 2016. He can offer assistance with perl and python scripting, and provides consultation and troubleshooting regarding the data wall.


Adam Garrett, Systems Manager, HSL

Adam is providing technology support to the TRAIL project, including the Amazon Echo device and 360' camera. He is also available for consultations regarding mobile app development.

Executive Leadership:


Tania Bardyn, MLIS, AHIP

Associate Dean of University Libraries
Director of the Health Sciences Library
Director, NNLM PNR


Sean D. Mooney, PhD

Chief Research Information Officer, UW Medicine
Professor, Department of Biomedical
Informatics & Medical Education


Carlos De La Peña, MD, MBA, MHA

Executive Director
Institute for Translational Health
Sciences (ITHS)