Andy Hickner, MSI

Web Services Librarian
Technology and Innovation
Liaison to: 
Neurology, Dentistry, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Center for Medical Informatics
  • Manages CWML websites and online presence, including Guides
  • Represents CWML on Yale University Libraries User Experience Advisory Committee & LibGuides Advisory Group
  • Non-scientist member, Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee
  • Personal librarian for YSM students


MSI (Master of Science, Information), University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, 2010

BA, Political theory and constitutional democracy, Michigan State University, 2006

Selected Publications:

Meddings J, Saint S, Krein SL, Gaies E, Reichert H, Hickner A, McNamara S, Mann JD, Mody L. Systematic review of interventions to reduce urinary tract infection in nursing home residents. J Hosp Med 2017;12(5):356-368.

Meddings J, Saint S, Fowler KE, Gaies E, Hickner A, Krein SL, Bernstein SJ. The Ann Arbor Criteria for Appropriate Urinary Catheter Use in Hospitalized Medical Patients: Results obtained by using the RAND/UCLA Appropriateness Method. Ann Intern Med 2015;162(9 Suppl):S1-34.

Petrilli CM, Mack M, Petrilli JJ, Hickner A, Saint S, Chopra V. Understanding the role of physician attire on patient perceptions: a systematic review of the literature--targeting attire to improve likelihood of rapport (TAILOR) investigators. BMJ Open 2015;5(1):e006578.

Hickner A.  Considering Drupal as a content management system.  MLA News 2014 54(7):19. 

Rohde JM, Dimcheff DE, Blumberg N, Saint S, Langa KM, Kuhn L, Hickner A, Rogers MA. Health care-associated infection after red blood cell transfusion: a systematic review and meta-analysis. JAMA 2014;311(13):1317-26.

Hollingsworth JM, Rogers MA, Krein SL, Hickner A, Kuhn L, Cheng A, Chang R, Saint S. Determining the noninfectious complications of indwelling urethral catheters: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Ann Intern Med 2013;159(6):401-10.

Chopra V, Anand S, Hickner A, Buist M, Rogers MA, Saint S, Flanders SA. Risk of venous thromboembolism associated with peripherally inserted central catheters: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Lancet 2013;382(9889):311-25.

Research in progress:

Rabiee A, Hickner A, Garcia Tsao, G. Instruments to measure patient-reported outcomes in patients with cirrhosis: a scoping review.

Powers E, Sharafi M, Hickner A, Shiffman R. The efficacy and unintended consequences of hard-stop electronic alerts in electronic health record systems: a systematic review

Selected Presentations:

Galbraith S, Hickner A. Peeking under the hood: Understanding, assessing and improving your library’s website. 4-hour MLA-approved CE to be offered at the Annual Meeting of the Medical Library Association; May 19, 2018, Atlanta, GA.

Hickner A. Using Google Analytics to assess the library’s social media presence and email newsletters. Annual Meeting of the Medical Library Association; May 30, 2017; Seattle, WA.

Galbraith S, Hickner A. Peeking under the hood: Understanding, assessing and improving your library’s website.  Webinar for CHLA/ABSC Educational Institute; January 26, 2017 (online).

Hickner A, Grafe M, Sancomb K, Livermore F. Using Omeka for online exhibits. Annual Meeting of the Medical Library Association; May 16, 2016; Toronto, ON.

Hickner A. Intro to user management in Drupal.  YaleSites Camp; March 20, 2015; New Haven, CT. 

Professional Membership:

Medical Library Association, 2010-present