Kristine Alpi

  • Associate Professor, Library
  • Associate Professor of Medical Informatics and Clinical Epidemiology, School of Medicine
  • University Librarian, Library


Kristine M. Alpi became OHSU's University Librarian in December 2018.  A 1997-98 Associate Fellow of the National Library of Medicine (NLM), Alpi served as an Educational Collaborator with the National Center for Biotechnology Information, steering committee member of the Partners in Information Access for the Public Health Workforce, member of the NLM Planning Panel on Clinical & Public Health Information Systems for the 21st Century, and member of the NLM Biomedical Library and Informatics Review Committee Grant Study Section from 2011-2015 where she continues as an ad-hoc reviewer. Alpi is the chair of the Education Working Group of the American Medical Informatics Association. Alpi teaches in the Medical Library Association (MLA) Continuing Education program, previously chaired the Research Section and Public Health/Health Administration Section of MLA, served on the MLA Board of Directors from 2014-2016, began her term as MLA President-Elect in May 2020, and was named a Fellow of MLA in 2021.


  • B.A., 1995, Indiana University
  • M.L.S., 1996, Indiana University
  • M.P.H., 2003, Hunter College, City University of New York
  • Ph.D., 2018, North Carolina State University
  • Fellowship:

    • Associate Fellow, National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD, 1997-98
    • Fellow, Medical Library Association, 2021-
  • Certifications:

    • Academy of Health Information Professionals-Distinguished

Honors and awards

  • Librarians without Borders® Ursula Poland International Scholarship (2018)
  • Mid-Atlantic Chapter-MLA Annual Meeting. 1st Place Research Paper Award (2017)
  • Medical Informatics Section/MLA Career Development Award
  • Beta Phi Mu Membership
  • Phi Beta Kappa Membership

Memberships and associations

  • Medical Library Association
  • American Medical Informatics Association
  • American Library Association
  • REFORMA: The National Association to Promote Library and Information Services to Latinos and the Spanish-Speaking

Areas of interest

  • Interprofessional Education and Educational Research
  • Health Literacy
  • Public Health Informatics
  • Team Dynamics and Team Science
  • Library Leadership and Administration
  • One Health (Human-Animal-Environmental Health Interactions)
  • Scholarly Communication, Copyright, and Author's Intellectual Property



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