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Charlene Ronquillo

University of British Columbia Okanagan


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Charlene Ronquillo is an Assistant Professor at the School of Nursing at the University of British Columbia Okanagan and an Affiliated Investigator at the Interior Health Authority.

Dr. Ronquillo leads the Health Informatics for Just Health Systems Lab at the UBCO School of Nursing. The aim of this lab is to generate evidence on approaches to better integrate health equity considerations in the conceptualization, development, and implementation of health technologies within health systems, with a current focus on artificial intelligence in nursing. This lab examines the intersections of health informatics, health equity, and nursing as underpinned by critical theory and implementation science. A key aim of this lab is to ensure meaningful inclusion of non-dominant groups in the conceptualization, design, development, and implementation of health technologies in health systems. Work in this lab centers on principles of justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion, is inherently multidisciplinary and boundary-pushing, and works with a view towards practical implementation and responsiveness to the needs of local, national, and international knowledge users

Dr. Ronquillo's research and professional experiences have involved change and implementation in health systems, health informatics, and the human factors aspects of mobile and connected health technologies. In Canada and the UK, she has had experience in professional roles that spanned the boundaries of academia and practice. Ms. Ronquillo is active and taken on leadership roles in the international nursing informatics community (e.g. Co-founder and past Chair of the Student and Emerging Professionals Group of the International Medical Informatics Association).

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