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 healthcare.
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.
She was voted one 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 Masters 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
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Dzifa Dordunoo, RN, PhD
Assistant Professor, School of Nursing, University of Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
Dzifa Dodunoo completed her doctoral education at the University of Maryland, Baltimore. She has 16 years of clinical practice experience working on general medicine and coronary care units as well as outpatient sickle cell and heart failure clinics at Johns Hopkins Hospital.
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
Anastasia Mallidou examines nurses' competencies to translate scientifically worded research into everyday language to see if nurses can incorporate new healthcare research into their practise. She ascertains what nurses already know about research methods and investigates whether they can use that knowledge to critically evaluate recent research.
Mallidou's research interests focus on knowledge translation and evidence-based practice and policy in health. Other areas of interest include leadership, organizational culture, and healthy aging.
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 Bio
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.