Active studies and recent work


My work is/has been funded by the Canadian Nurses Foundation, the Brocher Foundation, Roche Canada, UBC Health Innovation Funding Investment (HIFI), UBC Okanagan Multidisciplinary Undergraduate Research Projects in Health (MURPH), Ryerson FCS Covid-19 Rapid Response Grant, UBC School of Nursing Funds

Automated identification of health equity in clinical nursing notes

August 2022: Ethics application in progress

Coming September 2022.

Health Technician at Work
Image by Diana Polekhina

Funding: UBC Health Innovation Funding Investment (HIFI) Awards (2022-23)

Co-Is: Li, X., Currie, L.M., Block, L., & Beschastnikh, I.

Pre-processing community nursing and allied health data for equity-informed artificial intelligence for interdisciplinary wound care

July 2022: Operational approvals in process

Health equity information (social determinants of health and intersecting social locations) about patients are often captured in narrative clinical notes by nurses and allied health professionals in electronic health records. These data represent an important opportunity to where AI approaches can be leveraged (e.g., to develop predictive risk models that combine text data with image or other structured data). This project aims to complete the resource-intensive data pre-processing step to enable the use of data from two electronic health records to develop equity-informed AI applications.

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Health equity documentation
July 2022: Data collection and analysis

In this project, we aim to understand community health nurses' conceptualizations and documentation of health equity in electronic health records to establish the foundation for future work using natural language processing to build machine learning predictive risk models.

Knowledge translation
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Collaborations and Past Projects

A mobile makerspace to support inclusive patient and community-led technology solutions for rural health and wellness

Funding: UBCO MURPH Program (2021-2022)

NPI: Ronquillo, C.

Co-Is: Li, E., & Rush, K.

The Impact of COVID-19 on Health Informatics: Supporting Health Information Technology Innovation Through Knowledge Synthesis, Transfer and Exchange

Funding: Ryerson FCS COVID-19 Rapid Response Research Grant: Round 1

NPI: Ronquillo, C.

Collaborators: Topaz, M., Peltonen LM., Alhuwail D., Mitchell J., Risling T.

Understanding stakeholders' perspectives on implementing deprescribing in care homes (STOPPING)

Funding: National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Research for Patient Benefit (UK)

NPI: Warmoth, K.

Co-Is: Stein K, Day JK, Cockroft E. 

Project Advisory Group: Picton L, Valderas, Martinez J, Sims L, Britten N, Lang I, Ronquillo C.

In Progress
Barriers, facilitators, and outcomes of a novel interdisciplinary eHealth clinical system to improve pediatric sleep care pathways in British Columbia

Funding: UBC Health Innovation Funding Investment (HIFI) Awards (2022-23) 

NPI: Keys, E.

Co-Is: Ipsirogu, O., Wensley, D., Gabriel, D., Kuo, C., Brown, M.G., Ronquillo, C., Abalde, Q., & McWilliams, S.

Social distancing struggles of apartment-dwelling immigrants: Focusing on co-creating effective strategies

Funding: Ryerson FCS COVID-19 Rapid Response Research Grant: Round 1

NPI: Guruge S.

Co-Is: Sidani S., Lee C., Ronquillo C.

MOBile-health and Implementation Leadership Evaluation (MOBILE) Nurse Study 

Funding: UBC Nursing Helen Shore Nursing Endowment Fund

NPI: Ronquillo, C.

Co-Is: Currie L, Dahinted S, Bungay V.

AI-empowered real-time COVID-19 Symptom Monitoring and Prediction among Senior Residents

Funding: ROCHE COVID-19 Innovation Challenge 

NPI: Rahimi, A.S.

Co-Is: Chu, C.H., Ronquillo, C., McGilton K.

Artificial Intelligence for Nursing: Ethical, Legal and Social Implications

Funding: Brocher Foundation (Switzerland)

NPI: Ronquillo, C.

Co-Is: Topaz M, Pruinelli L., Peltonen LM, Nibber R, DeForest H.

Knowledge translation: Recorded presentation at 2021 AAiH/Macqarie University Webinar on AI in Nursing

Adoption of speech recognition technology in community healthcare nursing

Funding: UBC Nursing Helen Shore Nursing Endowment Fund

NPI: Ronquillo, C.

Co-PI:s D. Al-Masslawi, L. Block