Erica Nekolaichuk

Faculty Liaison & Instruction Librarian

Gerstein Science Information Centre
9 King's College Circle, Toronto, ON

Erica Nekolaichuk, MA, MLIS, is the rehabilitation and kinesiology librarian with the Gerstein Science Information Centre. Prior to arriving at Gerstein, Erica worked in continuing medical education and as a solo hospital librarian at the Cross Cancer Institute in Edmonton, Alberta. Through her experience in hospital and academic health science libraries, she has been involved in a number of systematic and scoping reviews and has provided expert searching and systematic review training for clinicians, students, and faculty.

Published works

Singh, H., Fakembe, S. P., Brown, R. K., Cameron, J. I., Nelson, M. L. A., Kokorelias, K. M., Nekolaichuk, E., Salbach, N. M., Munce, S., Tang, T., Gray, C. S., Haghayegh, A. T., & Colquhoun, H. (2023). Stroke Experiences and Unmet Needs of Individuals of African Descent Living in High-Income Economy Countries: a Qualitative Meta-Synthesis. Journal of Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities.

Selzler, A.-M., Ellerton, C., Ellerton, L., Habash, R., Nekolaichuk, E., Goldstein, R., & Brooks, D. (2023). The Relationship between Physical Activity, Depression and Anxiety in People with COPD: A Systematic Review and Meta-analyses. Copd, 20(1), 167–174.

Nalder, E., King, G., Hunt, A. W., Hartman, L. R., Szigeti, Z., Drake, E., Shah, R., Shahzad, M., Resnick, M., Pereira, G., & Lenton, E. (2023). Indicators of life success from the perspective of individuals with traumatic brain injury: a scoping review. Disability and Rehabilitation, 45(2), 330–343.

Singh, H., Sangrar, R., Wijekoon, S., Nekolaichuk, E., Kokorelias, K. M., Nelson, M. L. A., Mirzazada, S., Nguyen, T., Assaf, H., & Colquhoun, H. (2022). Applying “cultural humility” to occupational therapy practice: a scoping review protocol. BMJ Open, 12(7), e063655.

Bell, J. A. H., Salis, M., Tong, E., Nekolaichuk, E., Barned, C., Bianchi, A., Buchman, D. Z., Rodrigues, K., Shanker, R. R., & Heesters, A. M. (2022). Clinical ethics consultations: a scoping review of reported outcomes. BMC Medical Ethics, 23(1), 99.

Bhatia, D., Salbach, N. M., Akinrolie, O., Alsbury-Nealy, K., Dos Santos, R. B., Eftekhar, P., Loewen, H., Nekolaichuk, E., Scheller, C., Schorr, R., Scodras, S., & Barclay, R. (2022). Outdoor Community Ambulation Interventions to Improve Physical and Mental Health in Older Adults: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. Journal of Aging and Physical Activity, 30(6), 1061–1074.

Cheng, D. K.-Y., Dagenais, M., Alsbury-Nealy, K., Legasto, J. M., Scodras, S., Aravind, G., Takhar, P., Nekolaichuk, E., & Salbach, N. M. (2022). Erratum to: Distance-limited walk tests post-stroke: A systematic review of measurement properties. NeuroRehabilitation, 51(2), 351.

Davis, V. H., Nixon, S. A., Murphy, K., Cameron, C., Bond, V. A., Hanass-Hancock, J., Kimura, L., Maimbolwa, M. C., Menon, J. A., Nekolaichuk, E., & Solomon, P. (2022). How the Term “Self-Management” is Used in HIV Research in Low- and Middle-Income Countries: A Scoping Review. AIDS and Behavior, 26(10), 3386–3399.

Dviri, M., Madjunkova, S., Koziarz, A., Madjunkov, M., Mashiach, J., Nekolaichuk, E., Trivodaliev, K., Al-Asmar, N., Moskovtsev, S. I., & Librach, C. (2021). Is there an association between paternal age and aneuploidy? Evidence from young donor oocyte-derived embryos: a systematic review and individual patient data meta-analysis. Human Reproduction Update, 27(3), 486–500.

Fuller, K., Gray, M., Bradley-Ridout, G., & Nekolaichuk, E. (2021). Flipping it online: re-imagining teaching search skills for knowledge syntheses. Journal of the Canadian Health Libraries Association / Journal de l’Association Des Bibliothèques de La Santé Du Canada, 42(2), 100–109.

Bradley-Ridout, G., Nekolaichuk, E., Jamieson, T., Jones, C., Morson, N., Chuang, R., & Springall, E. (2021). UpToDate versus DynaMed: a cross-sectional study comparing the speed and accuracy of two point-of-care information tools. Journal of the Medical Library Association, 109(3), 382–387.

Burnes, D., MacNeil, A., Nowaczynski, A., Sheppard, C., Trevors, L., Lenton, E., Lachs, M. S., & Pillemer, K. (2021). A scoping review of outcomes in elder abuse intervention research: The current landscape and where to go next. Aggression and Violent Behavior, 57, 101476.

Nalder, E. J., Saumur, T. M., Batliwalla, Z., Salvador-Carulla, L., Putnam, M., Spindel, A., Lenton, E., & Hussein, H. (2020). A scoping review to characterize bridging tasks in the literature on aging with disability. BMC Health Services Research, 20(1), 170.

Selzler, A.-M., Habash, R., Robson, L., Lenton, E., Goldstein, R., & Brooks, D. (2020). Self-efficacy and health-related quality of life in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: A meta-analysis. Patient Education and Counseling, 103(4), 682–692.

Lopez, C., McGarragle, K., Pritlove, C., Jones, J. M., Alibhai, S. M. H., Lenton, E., & Santa Mina, D. (2020). Variability and limitations in home-based exercise program descriptions in oncology: a scoping review. Supportive Care in Cancer, 28(9), 4005–4017.

Selzler, A.-M., Moore, V., Habash, R., Ellerton, L., Lenton, E., Goldstein, R., & Brooks, D. (2020). The Relationship between Self-Efficacy, Functional Exercise Capacity and Physical Activity in People with COPD: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analyses. Copd, 17(4), 452–461.

Unger, J., Singh, H., Mansfield, A., Hitzig, S. L., Lenton, E., & Musselman, K. E. (2019). The experiences of physical rehabilitation in individuals with spinal cord injuries: a qualitative thematic synthesis. Disability and Rehabilitation, 41(12), 1367–1383.

Lenton, E., & Fuller, K. (2019). Explaining the method behind our madness: 3-part series on comprehensive searches for knowledge syntheses. Journal of the Canadian Health Libraries Association / Journal de l’Association Des Bibliothèques de La Santé Du Canada, 40(1).

Marshall, C. A., Nalder, E., Colquhoun, H., Lenton, E., Hansen, M., Dawson, D. R., Zabjek, K., & Bottari, C. (2019). Interventions to address burden among family caregivers of persons aging with TBI: A scoping review. Brain Injury, 33(3), 255–265.

Bjørnnes, A. K., Parry, M., Leegaard, M., Ayala, A. P., Lenton, E., Harvey, P., McFetridge-Durdle, J., McGillion, M. H., Price, J., Stinson, J., & Watt-Watson, J. (2018). Self-Management of Cardiac Pain in Women: A Meta-Summary of the Qualitative Literature. Qualitative Health Research, 28(11), 1769–1787.

Parry, M., Bjørnnes, A. K., Victor, J. C., Ayala, A. P., Lenton, E., Clarke, H., Harvey, P., Lalloo, C., McFetridge-Durdle, J., McGillion, M. H., Price, J., Stinson, J., & Watt-Watson, J. (2018). Self-Management Interventions for Women With Cardiac Pain: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis. The Canadian Journal of Cardiology, 34(4), 458–467.

Nalder, E. J., Putnam, M., Salvador-Carulla, L., Spindel, A., Batliwalla, Z., & Lenton, E. (2017). Bridging knowledge, policies and practices across the ageing and disability fields: a protocol for a scoping review to inform the development of a taxonomy. BMJ Open, 7(10), e016741.

Silverberg, S. L., Zannella, V. E., Countryman, D., Ayala, A. P., Lenton, E., Friesen, F., & Law, M. (2017). A review of antimicrobial stewardship training in medical education. International Journal of Medical Education, 8, 353–374.

Lenton, E., & Dineen, C. (2016). Set it and forget it (almost): how we make DIY 3D printing work in our library. Public Services Quarterly, 12(2), 179–186.

Selected Conference Presentations


Ayala P, Lenton E. (2017, September). More than Expert Searchers! How librarians are positioned to improve quality and reduce waste through knowledge-synthesis service standards. Poster session presented at the Global Evidence Summit, Cape Town, South Africa.

Ayala AP, Lenton E. (2015, October). More than expert searchers? A case study for librarians exploring roles beyond databases. Short oral session presentation at the Cochrane Colloquium, Vienna, Austria.


A Ayala, H Cunningham, S Kirtly, E Lenton. (2017, May). Librarians! Let’s leverage our role to raise the quality of biomedical research. Lightning talk presentation at the joint Canadian Health Libraries Association & Medical Libraries Association Conference, Toronto, Canada.



Graduate Professional Skills Program (2017-present)

3-Part Graduate Professional Skills Series: Strategies for Systematic, Scoping, or Other Comprehensive Searches of Literature