Helen Chen

Helen Chen

Director

Research interest: Health informatics, translational research in healthcare and medicine, health system integration, semantic interoperability, healthcare decision making and decision support, health data analytics, medical imaging informatics and patient safety.

Ian McKillop

Ian McKillop

Director

Research interest: Information management with a particular focus on data quality, security and performance management issues found in high-availability, mission-critical systems. Such systems are commonly used in banking, as well as in healthcare which leads to my interest in the broad field of health informatics.

Hammad

Hammad Qazi

Postdoc

Research interest: Epidemiologist, research methodology, clinical procedures and management, health technology assessment, evaluation and outcome, population health, health systems.

Rena Yang

Rena Yang

PhD student

Research interest: Evidence-based healthcare decision making and decision support, economic evaluation on health interventions, health technology assessment (HTA) for chronic disease management, data quality in healthcare.

Xia

Guangxia Meng

PhD student

Research interest: Health informatics in transitional care and preventative care, especially health technology assessment in-home monitoring in secondary stroke prevention.

Dahlia

Dahlia Khajeei

PhD student

Research interest: Health policy, health program planning and evaluation, records management (paper to electronic), systems transformation and process improvement initiatives.

Sujan Subendran

Sujan Subendran

Master's student

Research interest: Application of natural language processing and machine learning techniques to analyze clinical notes and text-based documents in healthcare. 

Meng

Meng Zhu

Master's student

Research interest: Application of Real World Evidence (RWE) in Oncology, immigrant health and its contributing factors (e.g., health literacy, health numeracy, language, and social and cultural factors), evidence summarization by conducting scoping reviews and systematic reviews.
Melissa Mainville

Melissa Mainville

Alumni

Research interest: Health informatics, health data information management, usability, UI design, computer-human interactions, data analytics, big healthcare data, system designs and requirement specification.

Mahsa

Mahsa Ebad

Alumni

Research interest: Data mining, machine learning, biostatistics, health informatics, Health Information Systems (HIS) and decision making in health care.

Kam Sharma

Kam Sharma

Co-op student

Background: Kam Sharma is currently a University of Waterloo student in the science faculty and has interest in perusing a career in medicine. She is interested in making machines that help people in the health profession and patients to make doctor visits and surgeries more pleasant. She is particularly interested in research about cancer and their biomarkers.

We welcome students from all disciplines with an interest in exploring innovative research in health systems and technology applications.