Dr. Lubna Daraz is an Assistant Professor in the School of Library and Information Science, Faculty of Arts and Sciences at the University of Montreal. Before joining the University of Montreal, Dr. Daraz served as an Assistant Professor of Medicine and Research Fellow at Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota.

Dr. Daraz holds a Ph.D. in Health Sciences From McMaster University and a Master’s in Library and Information Sciences from the University of Toronto.

Dr. Daraz brings expertise in Evidence-based Practice, Knowledge Translation, Health Information-Seeking, Health Literacy, Implementation Science, and Disadvantaged Populations.

Academic Positions

  • Present2020

    Assistant Professor, Information in the Health Sector.

    School of Library and Information Science. Faculty of Arts and Sciences. University of Montreal.

  • 20202018

    Assistant Professor of Medicine

    College of Medicine and Science. Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota. USA

  • 20202016

    Research Fellow.

    Evidence-based Practice Research Program. Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota. USA

Education & Training

  • Ph.D. 2011

    Ph.D. in Health Sciences

    McMaster University

  • M.I.S.t. 2006

    Master 's in Library and Information Science.

    University of Toronto


Health information-seeking
Evidence-based Practice
Health Literacy
Knowledge Translation
Implementation Science
Qualitative and Mixed-method
Reliability of Online health information
Social determinants of health
Data Science
Disadvantaged and vulnerable populations

Research Expertise

Knowledge is empowerment. Reliable health knowledge (information) has tremendous impact on the social and economic well-being of Canadians.

My research involves collaboration between multi-disciplinary teams to study health information-seeking behavior of people and develop evidenced-based tools and frameworks that may improve health outcomes and quality of life for the vulnerable, underserved, and disadvantaged populations.