Arlene Oetomo

PhD Candidate
Arlene Oetomo

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Arlene is a PhD candidate at the University of Waterloo. She completed a BSc in Health Studies from the University of Waterloo in 2018. She is a health and climate researcher looking at in-home health behaviour monitoring via IoT and smart home technologies (like smart thermostats), focusing on the impacts of extreme heat events (heat waves) on health as a result of climate change.
She previously worked on the ConnectingGTA project, a regional electronic health record system project lead by the University Health Network. Her other experiences include a co-op term spent in Amsterdam, the Netherlands at a medical research software company and leading a health records project at Saint Elizabeth Health Care.

Research interests

  • Climate change
  • IoT
  • Interoperability
  • Smart-technology


BSc Health Studies, Minor Gerontology - University of Waterloo