Professor of Practice, Associate Director, Professional Practice Centre for Health Systems

Cross appointment with Systems Design Engineering, University of Waterloo

Helen Chen.

Contact information

Office: TBJ 2272

Phone: 519-888-4567, ext. 32131

Fax: 519-888-4362


Website: Professional Practice Care in Health Systems 

Research interests

Health data quality and analytics, Health information system integration and interoperability, Healthcare decision support, Medical imaging informatics, Patient radiation protection, mobile health technology and home monitoring service

Teaching interests

Health informatics, semantic web, information system design and management, health data standards, health data security and patient consent

Graduate Supervision and Student Opportunities 

I am accepting applications from graduate students with related research interests:

  • Real world evidence and data analytics
  • Large scale health data query federation
  • Health data quality
  • Mobile health technology and home monitoring service


​BA (Hon.), Engineering Mechanics (Tsinghua University, Beijing, China)

MSc, Engineering Mechanics (Tsinghua University, Beijing, China)

PhD, Computational Biomechanics (University of Waterloo)

Selected recent publications

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University of Waterloo