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Health Informatics Equity Lab

The goal of our work is to centre the human experiences and values to improve equity and thoughtful, meaningful, and inclusive technology use in healthcare. 


Our group's work is interdisciplinary and underpinned by critical theories and implementation science. A key aim in our research is to ensure meaningful inclusion of non-dominant groups in the conceptualization, design, development, and implementation of health technologies in health systems. 


Charlene has expertise in mixed methods, participatory, and co-production approaches, HCI, and employing critical perspectives throughout the technology lifecycle: from conceptualization to evaluation and refinement. They have experience with various aspects of health information technology in health systems and nursing, including nursing informatics competencies, usability research, person-centered design and development, rapid and exploratory prototyping, and technology adoption and usage.

Beyond their roles at UBC, Charlene is a founder and co-lead of the Nursing and Artificial Intelligence Leadership (NAIL) Collaborative and Co-Chair the Student and Emerging Professionals Group of the International Medical Informatics Association - Check us out!



Affiliated Investigator @ Interior Health Authority

Affiliated Investigator @ Vancouver Coastal Health Research Institute

Co-lead and founding member of the Nursing and Artificial Intelligence Leadership (NAIL) Collaborative

Co-Chair of the Student and Emerging Professionals Special Interest Group, International Medical Informatics Association (IMIA)

Ethical AI Co-lead of UBC Data Science and Health (DASH) Cluster

EDI Co-lead of the Canadian Primary Care Research Network (CPCRN)

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