Elizabeth Borycki, RN, PhD, FIAHIS, FACMI, FCAHS
Social Dimensions of Health Program Director, Health and Society Program Director, Office of Interdisciplinary Studies, University of Victoria; Professor, School of Health Information Science, University of Victoria; Fellow, CanAssist; Vice Chair and Founding Chair, Working Group on Health Informatics for Patient Safety; International Medical Informatics Association
Dr. Elizabeth Borycki is a Professor in the School of Health Information Science at the University of Victoria, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. Elizabeth joined the University of Victoria 15 years ago. Prior to coming to the University of Victoria, she spent over 15 years working in healthcare in varying nursing, clinical and health information technology roles. She has published over 200 articles, 40 book chapters and 10 edited books. The focus of her research and publications has been in the areas of health information technology safety, virtual care (mobile, eHomecare and telehealth), health information technology management, health information technology competencies and data science in health care. Elizabeth has served as Academic Representative for Canada for Digital Health Canada [formerly Canada's Health Informatics Association (2007-2013)], Vice President representing North America on the Board of Directors for the International Medical Informatics Association (IMIA) (2010-2013), and Vice President - Special Projects (2016-2019). She founded the International Medical Informatics Association Working Group focusing on Health Informatics for Patient Safety and she was the Scientific Program Committee Co-Chair for Medinfo2017, one of the largest health informatics conferences globally. Elizabeth was voted one of the Top 10 Women in Digital Health by Digital Health Canada (2018) and the Top 100 Health Sciences Informatics Professionals Globally by the International Medical Informatics Association (2017). Elizabeth is a Fellow of the Canadian Academy Health Sciences Informatics, American Medical Informatics Association, and International Academy of Health Sciences Informatics of the International Medical Informatics Association. Elizabeth received her PhD from the Department of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation at the University of Toronto, a Master of Nursing from the University of Manitoba in geriatrics and community health nursing and an Honours Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Lakehead University. Her research focuses on: patient and health information technology safety, quality and usability; health information technology management and strategy; health information technology competencies for health and health informatics professionals; and telehealth, home health, mobile health and wearable technology to support patient and citizen health.
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Editorial Board Members/Section Editors
Alaa Ali Abd-alrazaq, PhD, FIAHSI
Research Associate, Weill Cornell Medicine, Qatar
Dr. Alaa Ali Abd-alrazaq is a health informatician, researcher, and systematic reviewer with a passion for using technology to improve healthcare. He is currently a Research Associate at Weill Cornell Medicine-Qatar (WCM-Q), where he focuses on AI-powered solutions for precision health. Before joining WCM-Q, Dr. Abd-alrazaq was a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Hamad Bin Khalifa University. He has also worked as a Systematic Reviewer for the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists in London and as a Clinical Application Analyst for Electronic Health Solutions. Dr. Abd-alrazaq's primary research interests include the use of artificial intelligence, wearable devices, mobile technologies, and the Internet of Things (IoT) to empower patients, provide precision health, and promote public health. Dr. Alaa Abd-alrazaq has more than 80 publications in the top international journals since 2019.
Kenrick Dwain Cato, PhD, RN, CPHIMS, FAAN, FACMI
Professor of Informatics, University of Pennsylvania; Nurse Scientist for Pediatric Data and Analytics, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, USA
Dr. Kenrick Cato (PhD, RN, CPHIMS, FAAN, FACMI) is a Professor of Informatics at the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing and a Nurse Scientist for Pediatric Data and Analytics at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. Dr. Cato has a varied background. He worked as a database engineer and software engineer before serving as an infantryman (enlisted and officer) in the United States Army. He has also worked as an oncology nurse and as an analyst in the information technology department, working on projects to improve patient safety using clinical decision support. Dr. Cato is a clinical informatician whose program of research focuses on the mining of electronic patient data to support decision-making for clinicians, patients, and caregivers. Also, he is involved in several national-level informatics organizations, including as a board member of the American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA), the Chair of the Nursing Informatics Working Group (NIWG) of AMIA, as well as a convening member of the AMIA-sponsored 25 x 5 initiative to reduce documentation burden.
Lorie Donelle, PhD, RN, FCAN
Emily Myrtle Smith Endowed Professor of Nursing, Biobehavioral Health & Nursing Science College of Nursing, University of South Carolina, USA
Dr. Donelle’s research addresses issues of health literacy, social justice, and digital health. Her research investigates technology enabled models of homecare and the relationships between health information technologies and client / clinician health practices. Dr. Donelle sits on international and national advisory committees for health literacy and digital health. Her reseach areas of focus include: digital health, health and digital health literacy, and health promotion.
Dzifa (Esther) Dordunoo, RN, PhD
Assistant Professor, School of Nursing, University of Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
Dr. Dzifa Dordunoo, a native of Dzodze, Ghana, completed her doctoral education at the University of Maryland, Baltimore. She has over 18 years of clinical practice experience working in general medicine and coronary care units as well as outpatient clinics at Johns Hopkins Hospital. Dr. Dordunoo has extensive experience working on investigator-initiated and industry-sponsored clinical trials at the Johns Hopkins University. Her program of research leverages dissemination and implementation science to address factors that influence quality of care and patient outcomes. Working in interdisciplinary teams, Dr Dordunoo has published several articles in peer-reviewed journals. She teaches in both undergraduate and graduate programs. Dr. Dordunoo's research interests include heart failure, sickle cell disease, and critical care.
Ulla-Mari Kinnunen, PhD, FIAHSI
Professor in Health and Human Services Informatics (HHSI); Adjunct Professor in Evidence Based Research and Development, University of Finland, Finland; Senior Specialist (Professor), Health and Human Services Informatics, Research Center for Nursing Science and Social and Health Management, Wellbeing Services County of North Savo, Finland
Dr. Kinnunen is a Professor in HHSI Master’s program, and an Adjunct Professor in Evidence Based Research and Development. Before her several university positions, she spent 20 years working as a surgical nurse specialized in wound care. Dr. Kinnunen got her Master's and PhD from the HHSI program at the University of Eastern Finland. Her research interests are data structures and classifications in EHR, evidence-based health care and informatics competencies both for professionals and citizens including educational and organizational factors in enhancing digitalization in health and social care services. She has been the Chair of the Finnish nursing terminology, FinCC, expert group since 2013. She is a IMIA NI Society Member, co-chair of the IMIA NI Practice Advisory Panel, and a core staff member of the Finnish Centre for Evidence-Based Health Care: A Joanna Briggs Institute Centre of Excellence. Dr. Kinnunen is a supervisor for more the 10 doctoral students and the same amount of master’s thesis, and she is responsible for the HHSI Master’s programme. She has been responsible with her research group of the development and update of the national clinical guidelines of the pressure ulcer prevention and identification in adult patient care and she is leading several research projects in her position at the university. She is a member of the Finnish Social and Health Informatics Association (FinnSHIA), a past (2018-2023) Member of an editorial board of Finnish Journal of eHealth and eWelfare (FinJeHeW), and a Member of the Finnish Publication Forum. In 2021, Dr. Kinnunen got the IMIA fellowship Fellow of the International Academy of Health Sciences Informatics.
Carey Mather, PhD, RN, MPH, BSc
Senior Lecturer, School of Nursing, College of Health and Medicine, University of Tasmania
Through her endeavours as a clinician, researcher and educator Dr. Carey Mather leads a transformative approach to healthcare. She is a registered nurse and senior lecturer at the University of Tasmania. Carey’s research impacts ‘point of care’ and includes workforce capability, digital health, person-centredness, and scholarship of learning and teaching. She is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, the Australasian Institute of Digital Health, and was the inaugural Policy Fellow at the Australian College of Nursing Foundation.
Tracie Risling, RN, BA, BSN, MN, PhD
Associate Professor, Faculty of Nursing, University of Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Dr. Risling is an Associate Professor in the Faculty of Nursing at the University of Calgary, the President of the Canadian Nursing Informatics Association, and the Vice-President of the Canadian Nurses Association. Her patient-oriented program of health informatics research includes study on artificial intelligence, social media, co-design, and patient access and use of electronic health records. Dr. Risling explores how health technologies, in particular those that provide data access, influence patient empowerment and engagement. She is also a passionate advocate for increased nursing engagement in the development, deployment, and use of digital solutions, including social media.
Gillian Strudwick, RN, PhD
Senior Scientist, Krembil Centre for Neuroinformatics; Chief Clinical Informatics Officer (CCIO), Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH), Canada
Dr. Gillian Strudwick is a Senior Scientist with the Krembil Centre for Neuroinformatics and Chief Clinical Informatics Officer (CCIO) at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH). She is an associate professor (status) at the Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation at the University of Toronto. She holds academic appointments at Western University and the University of Victoria, and is currently the past president of the Ontario Nursing Informatics Group. She is a board member for AMS Healthcare and the Village Family Health Team. Dr. Strudwick completed her undergraduate degree in nursing at Queen’s University, and both her master's degree and PhD at the University of Toronto. She began her career as a mental health nurse in Kingston, Ontario, and has since worked in a number of clinical, professional practice, leadership and research-based roles in both public and private organizations. As a tri-council funded researcher, Dr. Strudwick conducts studies at the intersection of mental health, digital health and implementation science. Examples include, but are not limited to: digital interventions to support population mental health; electronic health record use by clinicians; mixed and multi-methods research; embedding technology within clinical care practices; quality improvement; healthcare provider competencies in the use of digital technologies; and clinician burnout.
Azizeh Sowan, PhD, RN, MSN, MSDA, MBA, FAAN
Professor, School of Nursing, The University of Texas Health at San Antonio, USA
Dr. Azizeh K. Sowan is a tenured Professor in the University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio School of Nursing, Texas. She holds a Master's degree in data management and analytics, a Master's in business administration, a Master's degree in nursing education, and a PhD in nursing with a focus on informatics from the University of Maryland at Baltimore. Dr. Sowan is a national expert and consultant in informatics and patient care technology. She served as an informatics consultant for a Magnet, level-1 trauma medical center in San Antonio for almost 10 years. Her research focuses on improving the usability of information systems by eliminating technology hazards within complex adaptive healthcare systems and improving quality and safety. She utilizes large datasets and log data from medical devices in her research. She has published many studies with a focus on technology hazards and national patient safety goals, has been awarded several research grants, and received several conferences, best publications, and research projects awards.
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Past Editorial Board Members
Anastasia Mallidou, RN, BScN, MScN, PhD, Associate Professor, School of Nursing, University of Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
John Mantas, PhD, Director, Professor, Health Informatics Lab, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece
Hyeoun-Ae Park, RN, PhD, FAAN, FACMI, FAHSI, Emeritus Dean and Professor, College of Nursing; Interdisciplinary Program of Medical Informatics, Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea
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