Speaker Profiles

Dr. Joseph Cafazzo

Dr. Joseph Cafazzo

Associate Professor, University of Toronto

Lead of the Centre for Global e-Health, University Health Network

Dr. Joseph Cafazzo is the inaugural holder of the Wolfond Chair in Digital Health and the Lead of the Centre for Global eHealth Innovation at the University Health Network, a state-of-the-art research facility hosting 70 staff and students devoted to the evaluation and design of healthcare technology.

Over his career, he has built a network of clinicians, designers, engineers, researchers, that challenge the norms of healthcare and to empower patients and their families. Together they push the boundaries of what’s possible, which has led to the creation of technologies that act to facilitate patient self-care of complex chronic conditions.

He’s received the Stanford 2.0 Award and the People’s Choice Award at the World Congress of Health Innovation for his work in digital health for children with diabetes. His body of work has also recognized by the Canadian Health Informatics Association, with their Excellence in Telehealth Award and the Dr. Mo Watanabe Lecture.

Dr. Cafazzo is an associate professor at the University of Toronto, in the areas of clinical engineering, human factors, and health informatics and is the recipient of the Career Scientist award by the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long Term Care.

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