Brady received his Ph.D. and MLS degrees from Emporia State University and a bachelor’s degree in communication sciences and disorders from Wichita State University. His research focuses on information behavior, user experience, the intellectual structure of library and information science research, and diversity, equity, and inclusion issues in scholarly communications and library and information science. He is particularly passionate about combatting inequities for researchers in the Global South, improving information access for rural populations, and expanding disability and mental health awareness and inclusion in library and information science. Brady has authored or co-authored over 100 publications, including four books and articles in top journals including JASIS&T, Journal of Information Science, Journal of Documentation, Library Quarterly, Library and Information Science Research, Accountability in Research, and JAMA Network Open. He is active and serves leadership roles in several library science (American Library Association, Association for Rural and Small Libraries), information science (ASIS&T, UXPA), and LIS education (ALISE) associations.