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Our team

Above all, we value doing good work with good people.

Our core values are:









We work as a collaborative and value the unique and diverse contributions each person brings. We work on interesting problems to help technology be used for good. We are interested in developing thoughtful and inclusive technologies that are meaningful and useful to people.

Current Lab Members


Dr. Chantelle Recsky

Research/Lab Manager

Dr. Recsky is a Registered Nurse and her areas of interest include health information technologies, quality and safety, and knowledge translation, as well as supporting students to gain knowledge and experience in research.


Nicole Ketter

Research Assistant

Nicole is a MSc in rehabilitation science student at UBC. She is interested in developing her knowledge about the role artificial intelligence in health care. Outside of the lab, Nicole enjoys getting out for a hike or swim with her dog.


Ruinan Jin

Research Assistant

Ruinan is curretly undergraduate CS student. He's interested in exploring Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning in fields of computer vision and privacy.


Sharon Ilesanmi

Research Assistant

Sharon recently graduated from the UBC Okanagan Nursing program. She is interested in artificial intelligence and the role that it plays within the Nursing profession. She hopes to create a positive impact on equity and access to equitable services through her work.


Vanessa Lo

Research Assistant / BSN Y4 research preceptorship

Vanessa is a fourth-year nursing student passionate about medical device development and integrating digital technologies into healthcare. She is also interested in working with vulnerable populations to minimize health disparities so that more equitable care can be provided to all members of the community. During her free time, Vanessa enjoys going cafe hopping, eating dessert with friends, singing, and listening to true crime podcasts.


Andrea Burrows

PhD Trainee

Andrea Burrows is a Registered Nurse and Graduate Student working on her Ph.D. at the University of British Columbia (Okanagan) in health informatics. She is a mother of two curious and active boys. Her sons bring a deep sense of joy to her life, encircled by their company; they enjoy being active and outside together. In parallel with her studies, Andrea works for the Interior Health Research Department as a Manager of Research to create and foster linkages between health system actors and community partners. She supports knowledge mobilization activities, facilitates navigation through research processes and supervises graduate student projects. Andrea is keen to be working with the Health Informatics Equity Lab. Her training plan includes honing research and knowledge translation skills, gaining expertise in patient-oriented research approaches and developing a research portfolio examining the interface between human and technology.


Winnifred Adzo Vittor

Volunteer Research Assistant

Winnifred is a Registered Nurse and a prospective MSN student from Ghana with interest in nursing informatics. She looks forward to learning how technology can be integrated into health especially nursing. She is very excited to be part of this team and looks forward to gaining knowledge and experience in the field of research pertaining to Nursing and Health informatics. Outside work and studies, Winnie loves to watch movies and listen to music.

Purple Flowers

Naureen Mukhi

Info coming soon!


Isabella Mendoza

Research Assistant

Isabella is a 2nd year BSC student majoring in Computer Science. Since starting her degree, she has been interested in the intersection of technology with other fields, especially education, visual arts, and healthcare! She looks forward to the many skills she will gain by exploring technology's role in healthcare. She is also super excited to be part of the team and can't wait to start her experience in research. Besides academics and work, Isabella is always drawing, reading, or catching up on shows!

Furry Lab Members


Maya T. Butts 
(Shiba Inu)

The actual PI 

Likes: playing ball on the beach, cheese, attention from strangers, extreme temperatures (scorching hot and freezing cold), taking myself for a walk
Dislikes: fireworks, fruit, baths, affection



Ammar Zavahir: Research Assistant

Ashish Giri: 2021-22 MURPH Scholar

Emily Mayzes-Kotulla: 2021-22 MURPH Scholar

Dawson Penner: 2021-22 MURPH Scholar

Reagan Chicoine: Research Assistant, BSN Graduate​

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