Helen Chen

Professor of Practice

Associate Director, Professional Practice Centre for Health Systems

Cross appointments with Statistics and Actuarial Science, and Computer Science, University of Waterloo

Helen Chen.

Contact information

Office: TBJ 2272

Phone: 519-888-4567, ext. 42131

Fax: 519-888-4362

Email: helen.chen@uwaterloo.ca

Website: Professional Practice Centre in Health Systems

Research interests

Health data quality and analytics, Health information system integration and interoperability, Healthcare decision support, mobile health technology and home monitoring service, Machine Learning and AI in Public Health; Real World Evidence

Teaching interests

  • Health informatics
  • AI for Public Health
  • Information system design and management
  • Health data standards
  • Health data security
  • Patient consent

Graduate supervision and student opportunities 

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

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

Graduate studies application details 


​BA Engineering Mechanics (with Honours), Tsinghua University - Beijing, China

MS Engineering Mechanics, Tsinghua University - Beijing, China

PhD Computational Biomechanics, University of Waterloo

Selected recent publications

See Google Scholar for full list of publications.