Centre for Health Informatics

Advancing Health Informatics Research and Training for Precision Health.

The Centre for Health Informatics is the newest University of Calgary research and innovation centre within the Cumming School of Medicine. The Centre came into existence in 2018 to advance and innovate health informatics for Precision Health through timely data access, data analytics such as visualization, linkage and coding, and leading research using secondary data for research trials, and clinical decision support. In Alberta's unique healthcare environment with a single Electronic Medical Records system, the Centre for Health Informatics brings together data assets to foster collaboration among investigators, support grant development, recruit faculty and students, develop cutting-edge analytics, and build capacity in data science and machine-learning.

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Researcher of the Month

Dr. Joon Lee

Dr. Joon Lee

Dr. Joon Lee is the Director of the Data Intelligence for Health Lab (DIH Lab) and an Associate Professor of Health Data Science in the Departments of Community Health Sciences & Cardiac Sciences, Cumming School of Medicine, University of Calgary. He is a member of the Libin Cardiovascular Institute of Alberta and the O'Brien Institute for Public Health.

He holds a PhD in Biomedical Engineering from the University of Toronto, and a BASc in Electrical Engineering from the University of Waterloo. He also completed a postdoctoral fellowship in Medical Data Science at the Harvard-MIT Division of Health Sciences and Technology. Prior to joining the University of Calgary, he held a faculty appointment in the School of Public Health and Health Systems, Faculty of Applied Health Sciences, University of Waterloo, for 6 years.

The Data Intelligence for Health Lab where his research applies data science, machine learning, artificial intelligence, natural language processing, and mobile technology to a wide range of health domains including intensive care medicine, aging, and population health surveillance. Dr. Lee is interested in researching health data science, machine learning, artificial intelligence, predictive modeling, big data, digital health, data/information visualization, mHealth, natural language processing.

In 2016, he was a recipient of the Early Researcher Award from the Ontario Ministry of Research, Innovation and Science.

He is an important part of the Centre for Health Informatics and we are pleased to have Dr. Lee and his team in the Centre for Health Informatics. 

 

 


The Space

The Centre for Health Informatics aims to be a space that fosters collaboration between researchers to advance health informatics. With Alberta Health Services in-house data analysts and data access, data is able to be accessed in a timely manner. Data access is an important piece of health research and is at the beginning of the important transformations the data undergoes in health informatics that lead to monumental impacts in the health system. The space houses researchers of varying disciplines in health research to support inter-disciplinary collaboration and exchange of expertise. 

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CHI Open House

Centre for Health Informatics Grand Opening May. 1, 2019


Get Involved

R-Meds: Nonlinear Models with R

Join us to discuss nonlinear models, estimating parameters, checking model assumptions, and summarizing results from the model on Thursday, September. 5, 2019 at 5:30pm for an evening of learning and networking at the Centre for Health Informatics (TRW 5E04). This event is open to the public.

Centre for Health Informatics GitHub

Look up codes associated with the Centre for Health Informatics' publications and tools.

Contact Us

TRW 5th Floor, 3280 Hospital Drive NW
Calgary, Alberta T2N 4Z6

Email: chi@ucalgary.ca

Fax: 403-210-9744

Hours: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Monday - Friday