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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Featured Researcher

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. 

 

The Centre for Health Informatics is a space that is designed to form relationships, both personal and professional, to foster collaboration. Our staff consists of many individuals from varying disciplines like biostatistics, epidemiology, computer engineering, physics, statistics, health economics, and nursing. By providing a space for conversation and socialization, the Centre for Health Informatics fosters inter-disciplinary collaborations for cutting-edge new projects. The space also allows the Centre to host the Certificate in Health Data Science Analytics and Biostatistics students during their semester, visiting scholars, working group meetings, summer students, graduate students, PhD students, Post-doctoral fellows, faculty, analysts, administrative staff, and other researchers as well as seminars and workshops.

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CHI Open House

Centre for Health Informatics Grand Opening May. 1, 2019


Get Involved

R-Meds: Functional Programming

Dr. Matthias Kanta will begin with a short introduction into functional programming concepts, how they differ from imperial programming and why they are important. This will be followed by a discussion of language features in R that facilitate the use of functional techniques as well as some deficiencies. Examples will be given and functional alternatives to using R will be mentioned.

 

Join us Thursday, November. 7, 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 Speaker Series

Does more data beat better learning algorithms?

Join Dr. Zahra Shakeri in discussing the importance of data availability and methodology in data science projects. This event is open to the public.

October 24th 12:00 - 1:00pm at the Centre for Health Informatics (TRW 5E04).

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