• Executive Director, Healthcare Human Factors, UHN

Joseph Cafazzo, PhD, PEng

Dr. Joseph Cafazzo is the Lead for UHN’s Centre for Global eHealth Innovation, a state-of-the-art research facility devoted to the evaluation and design of healthcare technology, hosting seventy researchers and staff.  As a biomedical engineer, Dr. Cafazzo observes healthcare delivery from the inside-out and works on ways to keep people out of hospital by creating technologies that allow for self-care at home.

He has created numerous award-winning mobile health apps, including bant, an application design for adolescents for the self-management for type 1 diabetes, which received the Stanford 2.0 Award.  In 2018, he was named the inaugural holder of the Wolfond Chair in Digital Health. Furthermore, at the University of Toronto, Dr. Cafazzo is an Associate Professor at the Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation and the Institute of Biomaterials and Biomedical Engineering.