Cross-sector collaboration is essential in this work
The researchers and industry professionals showcased here are critical members of our community. Our research community relies on a vibrant network of industry leaders to help shape research agendas, inform our analysis, and co-create knowledge translation and mobilization strategies.
A small but mightly core team supports the Health in All Data community:
Dr. Lorie Donelle
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Lorie Donelle was inspired to launch Health in All Data from her research across health literacy, equity, and digital health.
She is an Associate Professor at Western University in the Arthur Labatt Family School of Nursing and a Scientist with the Lawson Health Research Institute in London Ontario and is an inaugural member of Fellows of the Canadian Academy of Nursing (FCAN). She holds an endowed research chair – the Arthur Labatt Family Chair in Nursing focused on digital health. Dr. Donelle’s research addresses health promotion specific to issues of health & digital health literacy(s), social justice, and digital health. Her research investigates technology-enabled models of healthcare and the relationships between health information technologies and client/clinician health practices. Dr. Donelle contributes to International and national advisory committees for health literacy and digital health.
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Gina leads partnerships and community engagement strategy for the Health in All Data community. Gina is a communications and community engagement expert,
having led cross-sector initiatives at large organizations, regional nonprofits, and grassroots community networks for over 10 years. Gina is currently the co-founder of The On Canada Project, where part of her work involves leading a learning design studio to help leaders embed justice and equity into their work learning experiences that help people unpack complex topics. As the world of work evolves, supporting this learning journey is critical for building a culture that allows diverse perspectives to shine. This not only leads to better products and services, but creates transformative experiences for people to grow personally and professionally. Gina grounds her work with an academic background in health equity and public policy from Western University and American University (Washington, DC) where she studied as a Killam Fulbright scholar. She combines this with a decade of experience leading conversations about equity, justice, and systems change in healthcare, nonprofit, and technology sectors. Gina loves creating spaces for leaders to learn, build relationships, and steward systems initiatives.
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Julie completed an MPH at Western University, and brings her expertise in visual storytelling and graphic design to support the Health in All Data team
with research and design for infographics across our projects. Julie’s professional interests lie in the responsible use of AI in digital healthcare and public health, communicable and non-communicable disease epidemiology and health informatics. She aims to integrate her knowledge and skills in research and communications into opportunities for improving population health outcomes through ethical innovation and thoughtful design and implementation processes.
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Leigha is a Research Associate at Western University and supports the Health in All Data team with knowledge translation projects.
Leigha is a PhD student at the Sociology program at York University where she researches chronic pain, drug use, and the impacts of panic around opioid-related harms on people with chronic pain and their access to opioids for pain management.
Meet Our Research Community
Master’s student, Queen’s University Project coordinator, Gender Lab at the Centre for International and Defence Policy
Bibi is a Master’s student at Queen’s University. She has researched the use of swarm drones in surveillance as well as the use of biometric data in Iraq
and Afghanistan. Bibi also works as a project coordinator at the Gender Lab at the Centre for International and Defence Policy.
PhD Candidate, Health Information Science, Western University
Brie is a PhD candidate at Western University in the Health Information Science program.
Brie’s research focuses on the use of medical drone technology in public health systems.
Dr. Anita Kothari
Associate professor, Arthur Labatt Family School of Nursing, Western University
Dr. Kothari is an associate professor at the Arthur Labatt Family School of Nursing at Western University. Her expertise is in health research methodology,
population health, and health policy and services. She has partnered research alignments in the area Public Health systems and services.
Dr. Anwar Haque
Assistant Professor, Department of Computer Science, Western University
Dr. Haque is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Computer Science at Western University.
Anwar is currently the director of the Western Information & Networking Group (WING) Lab, where he conducts cutting-edge research in emerging network technologies and smart systems.
Dr. Bradley Hiebert
Research Associate, Arthur Labatt Family School of Nursing, Western University
Dr. Hiebert is a Research Associate in the Arthur Labatt Family School of Nursing at Western University focusing on rural health, masculinity, and how
Dr. Elysée Nouvet
Assistant Professor, School of Global Health Studies, Western University
Dr. Nouvet is an Assistant Professor in the School of Global Health Studies at Western University, a medical anthropologist, and a member of the
Dr. Jacob Shelley
Assistant professor, Faculty of Law and School of Health Studies, Western University Co-director of the Health Ethics, Law and Policy (HELP) Lab
Dr. Shelley is an assistant professor jointly appointed to the Faculty of Law and School of Health Studies. His interest is on the use of law in the prevention
of disease; currently investigating the policy responses to COVID-19. He is a co-director of the Health Ethics, Law and Policy (HELP) Lab along with Dr. Maxwell Smith.
Dr. Jacquie Burkell
Associate Vice-President (Research) Associate professor in the Faculty of Information and Media Sciences, Western University
Dr. Burkell is the associate Vice-President of Research at Western University and an associate professor in the Faculty of Information and Media Sciences
with a research focus on the social impact of technology and examines how technological mediation changes social interaction and information behaviour.
Dr. Joanna Redden
Assistant professor, Faculty of Information and Media Studies, Western University Co-director, Data Justice Lab
Dr. Redden is an assistant professor with the Faculty of Information and Media Studies at Western University. She is co-director of the Data Justice Lab and works
on projects mapping the implications of predictive and automated systems and redressing data harms.
Dr. Jodi Hall
Professor, School of Nursing, Western-Fanshawe program
Dr. Hall is a professor in the School of Nursing, Western-Fanshawe program. Her expertise is on the impact of surveillance, policing, and criminalization on
Dr. Maxwell Smith
Bioethicist and assistant professor, School of Health Studies, Western University Co-Chair, Ethics Table, Ontario’s COVID-19 Health System Response
Dr. Smith is a bioethicist and assistant professor in the School of Health Studies. He currently serves as the Co-Chair of the Ethics Table within Ontario’s COVID..
Dr. Smith is a bioethicist and assistant professor in the School of Health Studies. He currently serves as the Co-Chair of the Ethics Table within Ontario’s COVID-19 Health System Response and is a member of WHO’s Working Group on Ethics and COVID-19.
Dr. Sandra Regan, RN
Deputy Registrar and Executive Director of Education, Policy, and Practice, British Columbia College of Nurses and Midwives
Sandra is the Deputy Registrar and Executive Director of Education, Policy, and Practice at the British Columbia College of Nurses and Midwives.
Sandra’s work focuses on education program review, practice support and consultation, health policy, and research.
Dr. Saverio Stranges
Professor and Chair of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Schulich School of Medicine
Dr. Stranges is a professor and Chair of Epidemiology and Biostatistics (Schulich School of Medicine), is a public health physician and epidemiologist
Dr. Tommy Cooke
Postdoctoral fellow, Surveillance Studies Centre, Queen’s University
Dr. Cooke is a postdoctoral fellow at the Surveillance Studies Centre at Queen’s University.
He is leading a multidisciplinary collaboration recording and analyzing the lifecycle of location metadata on smartphones.
PhD candidate, McGill University
Mehak is a PhD candidate at McGill University who has worked with the Centre for the Study of Developing Societies and the MS Merian-R.
Tagore International Centre of Advanced Studies in India. Her work focuses on urban soundscapes, sound, and surveillance through machine learning.
MSc Candidate, Department of Computer Science, Western University
Muhammad is a MSc candidate at Western University in the Department of Computer Science.
PhD candidate, Queen’s University Research assistant, Surveillance Studies Centre
Ozge is a PhD candidate at Queen’s University and a research assistant with the Surveillance Studies Centre.
She researches the use of digital technology in Turkey and, most recently, has been investigating the use of mobile health applications by young adults in Turkey during the COVID-19 pandemic.
PhD candidate, Queen’s University Research associate, Community Health and Social Innovation Hub
Spencer is a PhD candidate at Queen’s University and a research associate with the Community Health and Social Innovation Hub.
Spencer researches the intersections between media, information, Big Data, and meaning making in relation to health and labour.
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