Laurel is primarily responsible for the development and management of the Dental Library, teaching of evidence-based dentistry skills and application, in addition to her everyday role of bibliographic instigator. She incites proper citing, thoughtful application of study methodology, and systematic review of evidence.
Laurel's wide range of experience includes both operational and research expertise, including evidence-based dentistry research, teaching, and systematic reviews. She came to Penn from the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry in Chicago, where she worked as Senior Evidence-based Dentistry Manager.
Laurel has co-authored Systematic Reviews specifically related to dental medicine. She earned her BA and MLS at the State University of New York, Buffalo.