Following my PhD in Information Science at Bar-Ilan University, Israel and a post-doc in Medical Informatics at the Technion- Israel Institute of Technology, I joined the University of Toronto in 2007 where I am cross appointed to the Institute of Health Policy, Management & Evaluation (Dalla Lana School of Public Health) and the Faculty of Information (iSchool). I am also a Cross-Appointed Researcher at the Wilson Centre.
In my work, I seek to improve usage and help realizie the potential benefits of information systems (especially in health care and biomedicine), while avoiding negative unintended consequences. Lately, this work focuses mostly on educational interventions for preparing clinicians for the challenges of the digital era. I am particularly interested in educational approaches for family physicians to make the most of their health information systems, digital professionalism, and future challenges that will no doubt emerge as new technologies (e.g. Machine Learning, Artificial Intellegence, etc.) become prominent in health care.
I have been a core faculty on the University of Toronto's Master of Health Informatics program since its inception, and am currently serving as a co-lead (with Dr. Emily Seto) for the Health Informatics Research Primary Area of Study within the MSc/PhD in Health Services Research (HSR) program.
Outside work, I enjoy nature hiking, bird watching, and swimming.