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, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
Professor, School of Health Information Science, University of Victoria, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
Vice Chair and Founding Chair, Working Group on Health Informatics for Patient Safety
International Medical Informatics Association
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.
- 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
- Telehealth, home health, mobile health and wearable technology to support patient and citizen health
Dzifa 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.
Anastasia Mallidou, RN, BScN, MScN, PhD
Associate Professor, School of Nursing, University of Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
Dr. Anastasia Mallidou, Associate Professor in the School of Nursing, University of Victoria, also holds appointments as a Research Affiliate in the Fraser Health Authority, and the Institute on Aging & Lifelong Health. Her studies in Greece (two Master's) and Canada (PhD and postdoctoral) focused on Health Organizations Leadership, Management and Administration, and Knowledge Utilization. Several funding agencies supported her studies including the Penteli Children's Hospital in Athens (Master's & PhD), the Hellenic State Scholarships Foundation (PhD), and the Canadian Health Services Research Foundation, the former Alberta Heritage Foundation for Medical Research, and the Faculty of Nursing, University of Alberta (postdoctoral).
Anastasia has extensive experience in leadership positions in healthcare organizations in Athens, Greece, as Nurse Manager (Penteli Rehabilitation Center for Handicapped Children), Nurse Administrator (Penteli Children's Hospital), and Vice-President ("Aghia Sophia" Children's Hospital).
Anastasia's teaching and research interests focus on applied health services research (e.g., organizational culture), knowledge translation (KT) such as knowledge syntheses, and healthy aging (e.g., optimizing residential care facilities, promoting quality of life and well-being of older adults using individualized music, dancing, and healthy nutrition). Specifically, she is passionate about research and KT competencies, evidence-based health policy, and KT activities using health information technology. Her studies include:
- Scoping reviews (e.g., Health Services Researcher Pathway, Provincial Health Research Knowledge Translation Pathway)
- Development of the Research Competencies Assessment Instrument for Nurses (RCAIN) and other healthcare professionals
- Systematic review on effective interventions and strategies to hone research competencies
- Evidence-based practice and evidence-based health policy for transparency and efficiency (e.g., conceptual framework on knowledge translation and health information technology).
Gillian Strudwick, RN, PhD
Scientist, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, Canada
Assistant Professor, Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation, University of Toronto, Canada
Research Focus and Biography:
Dr. Strudwick is a Scientist at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health in Toronto and an Assistant Professor at the Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation at the University of Toronto. The overall goal of Dr. Strudwick's program of research is to identify how health information technologies can be effectively utilized to support and improve human health, particularly in the area of mental health. To do this, Dr. Strudwick has three research focus areas: 1) Improving health professional adoption and use of health information technologies; 2) Identifying how patients can obtain benefits through the use of health information technologies; 3) Contributing to the improved recognition and use of clinical data standards embedded within common health information technologies.
Tracie Risling, RN, BA, BSN, MN, PhD
Associate Professor, College of Nursing, University of Saskatchewan, Regina, Saskatchewan
Dr. Risling is an Associate Professor in the College of Nursing at the University of Saskatchewan and the President-Elect of the Canadian Nursing Informatics Association. Her patient-oriented program of health informatics research includes studies on AI, 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. Her most recent work includes an examination of digital determinants of health and intervention design with several diverse patient groups exploring potential barriers to their full participation in our digital health future.
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
Dr. Park, RN, PhD, is Dean Emeritus and Professor in the College of Nursing at the Seoul National University. She is an international leader and a strong spokeswoman for the contributions of informatics to healthcare in multiple inter-professional organizations such as the World Health Organization (WHO) and the International Organization for Standardization (ISO). She served the International Medical Informatics Association (IMIA) as president and WHO eHealth Task Force as vice chair.
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