Helen Chen

Professor of Practice

Director, Professional Practice Centre In 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

Artificial intelligence (AI) for public and population health; real world evidence; health data quality and analytics; generative AI and synthetic data; AI for learning health systems

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.