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:

Lorie Donelle

Dr. Lorie Donelle


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. 

Gina Uppal


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.

Julie Tran


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. 

Leigha Comer


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.