Barbara A. Olson-Bullis
Research Librarian

Research interests include:
Barb’s interest is in completing complex, in-depth literature searches in the biomedical sciences. She has experience with searches for all types of reviews, including narrative, scoping, rapid and systematic. Barb maintains a database of all HealthPartners authors’ publications that forms the basis of the HealthPartners Institute Knowledge Exchange.

Conducting Institute research since 1994.

Education and training:
In addition to a Master’s degree in Library Science from the University of Minnesota, Barb is certified by the Medical Library Association as a member of the Academy of Health Information Professionals (AHIP). She has also completed post-graduate Library Science work at the University of Illinois.

Current research activities and funding:
Searching literature as related to:

  • Behavioral health
  • Chronic care
  • COVID-19
  • Critical care
  • Dental health
  • Diabetes
  • Health and well-being
  • Health equity
  • Health services research
  • Maternal and child health
  • Neuroscience
  • Oncology
  • Patient-centered care
  • Population health
  • Public health
  • Quality of health care


Publications While At HealthPartners
selected publications
  • America's racial reckoning within perinatal communication: a rapid review using sociotechnical systems theory to compare publications before and after 2020 [review]
    Journal of Primary Care & Community Health. 2023
  • Comprehensive review of current pain management in rib fractures with practical guidelines for clinicians [review]
    Journal of Intensive Care Medicine. 2023
  • Intracranial atherosclerosis disease associated with cognitive impairment and dementia: systematic review and meta-analysis [systematic review]
    Journal of the American Heart Association. 2023
  • Pain in long-term survivors of childhood cancer: a systematic review of the current state of knowledge and a call to action from the Children's Oncology Group [systematic review]
    Cancer. 2021
  • A systematic review of clinical decision support systems for clinical oncology practice [systematic review]
    Journal of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network. 2019
  • Social attainment in survivors of pediatric central nervous system tumors: a systematic review and meta-analysis from the Children's Oncology Group [meta-analysis, systematic review]
    Journal of Cancer Survivorship. 2019
  • The dose of behavioral interventions to prevent and treat childhood obesity: a systematic review and meta-regression [meta-analysis, review, systematic review]
    The International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity. 2017
  • Reporting of treatment fidelity in behavioural paediatric obesity intervention trials: a systematic review [review, systematic review]
    Obesity Reviews. 2016
  • A review of primary care-based childhood obesity prevention and treatment interventions [review]
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