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Mark Berendsen

Mark BerendsenMark Berendsen, MLIS
Head, Research and Information Services / Research Librarian
Ward 2-660
Phone: (312) 503-1916
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As Research Librarian, I collaborate with faculty and others on research projects of all shapes and sizes. In the past few years I have focused my efforts on methods for systematic reviews and other research syntheses. I am the liaison librarian to the Department of Preventive Medicine. I also serve as the Cochrane Information Specialist for the U.S. Satellite of the Cochrane Heart Group based at Feinberg School of Medicine.


Guides and Resource Lists


Publications and Presentations

Huffman MD, Karmali KN, Berendsen MA, Andrei AC, Kruse J, McCarthy PM, Malaisrie SC. Concomitant atrial fibrillation surgery for people undergoing cardiac surgery. Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2016 Aug 22;(8):CD011814. doi:10.1002/14651858.CD011814.pub2. Review. PubMed PMID: 27551927.

Karmali KN, Lloyd-Jones DM, Berendsen MA, Goff DC Jr, Sanghavi DM, Brown NC, Korenovska L, Huffman MD. Drugs for Primary Prevention of Atherosclerotic Cardiovascular Disease: An Overview of Systematic Reviews. JAMA Cardiol. 2016 Jun 1;1(3):341-9. doi: 10.1001/jamacardio.2016.0218. PubMed PMID: 27438118.

McNamara DA, Goldberger JJ, Berendsen MA, Huffman MD. Implantable defibrillators versus medical therapy for cardiac channelopathies. Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2015 Oct 7;10:CD011168. doi: 10.1002/14651858.CD011168.pub2. PubMed PMID: 26445202.

Mohr DC, Ho J, Hart TL, Baron KG, Berendsen M, Beckner V, Cai X, Cuijpers P, Spring B, Kinsinger SW, Schroder KE, Duffecy J. Control condition design and implementation features in controlled trials: a meta-analysis of trials evaluating psychotherapy for depression. Transl Behav Med. 2014;4(4):407-23.

Hart SL, Hoyt MA, Diefenbach M, Anderson DR, Kilbourn KM, Craft LL, Steel JL, Cuijpers P, Mohr DC, Berendsen M, Spring B, Stanton AL. Meta-analysis of efficacy of interventions for elevated depressive symptoms in adults diagnosed with cancer. J Natl Cancer Inst. 2012 Jul 3;104(13):990-1004. Epub 2012 Jul 5. PMID: 22767203.

Sheinfeld Gorin S, Krebs P, Badr H, Janke EA, Jim HS, Spring B, Mohr DC, Berendsen MA, Jacobsen PB. Meta-analysis of psychosocial interventions to reduce pain in patients with cancer. J Clin Oncol. 2012 Feb 10;30(5):539-47. PMID: 22253460.

Berendsen M, Hitchcock K. "Connecting with faculty to define the role of librarians in the systematic review process." Poster Presentation, MLA, Washington D.C., May 2010.

Spring B, Howe D, Berendsen M, McFadden HG, Hitchcock K, Rademaker AW, et al. Behavioral intervention to promote smoking cessation and prevent weight gain: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Addiction. 2009;104(9):1472-86. PMCID: PMC2728794.

Berendsen M. "How to hone your information management skills." Residency Assist Page--American College of Surgeons, October 2007.

Berendsen M., Kerns SC. "Enhancing E-Learning Through the Use of Training Videos." Poster Presentation, MLA, Phoenix, May, 2006.

Zipperer L., Berendsen M., Walton, L. "Consumers as Partners: Empowering Patients at the Public Library." Patient Safety & Quality Healthcare, March/April 2006.

Berendsen M., Walton L., Gillaspie M., Zipperer L., Goeltz R. "Partnering for Patient Empowerment through Community Awareness." Poster Presentation, Midwest Chapter/Medical Library Association, Fargo, September, 2005 and Medical Library Association, San Antonio, May, 2005.

Munson K., Walton L., O’Dwyer L., Kerns S., Berendsen M. "Connectivity and Computer Questions: Improving Practice Through Question Analysis." Poster Presentation, Medical Library Association, Washington D.C., May 2004.

O’Dwyer L., Kerns SC., Berendsen M., Munson K., Walton L., Powell C. “Amplifying usability testing: harness the power of Camtasia Studio.” Poster Presentation, MLA, Washington D.C., May 2004.

Kerns S., Berendsen M., O’Dwyer L. "Creating Web Tutorials Using Flash." Presentation, Chicago Area Instruction Librarians’ Group, Roosevelt University, February 13, 2004.

Kerns SC., O’Dwyer L., Walton L., Munson K., Berendsen M., Brucker J., Frisque M., Hunt S. “Developing an interactive PubMed tutorial: one library’s experience.” Poster Presentation, MC/MLA, Indianapolis, September 2003.

Berendsen M., O’Dwyer L. “Breaking down barriers: reaching out to surgery residents.” Poster Presentation, MLA, San Diego, May 2003.



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