ChicagoCHEC Role: Evaluation Action Team Lead
Organization: Northwestern University
Kristi Holmes is Director of Galter Health Sciences Library and Director of Evaluation for the Northwestern University Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute (NUCATS). Her research focuses on the representation and dissemination of research findings from across basic science, clinical, and community-based research projects. She is an expert in research impact and co-creator of the Becker Model, a widely-used framework of biomedical indicators in areas such as Advancement of Knowledge, Clinical Implementation, and Community Benefit. This model leverages bibliometric data and other indicators to find, understand, and assess research impact – going far beyond simple citation counts. Her Metrics and Impact Core (MIC) at the Galter Library acquires and manages the tools and data sources necessary for evaluation, producing reports and visualizations to serve evaluative and benchmarking needs for large partnership initiatives. Her combined background in informatics and evaluation provide her with a unique perspective to strive for innovation in evaluation and continuous improvement in an increasingly informatics and data-driven environment.