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Charlene Esteban Ronquillo
Faculty of Health and Social Development, School of NursingOn Leave Until: December 2, 2024
Graduate student supervisor
Health informatics; nursing; health equity; implementation science
Courses & Teaching
NRSG 504 - Finding and Integrating Knowledge for Evidence-Informed Practice (Spring 2022)
I am currently on leave returning December 2024.
Multiple positions for MSN thesis stream and PhD students are available for the study of health equity in the context of digital technologies, nursing, and artificial intelligence. Please visit my website: www.charleneronquillo.com for details.
Please note that applications must be made to the relevant UBC Graduate program and we will not make any decisions until your application is seen in the application system
I am a Filipina Scholar, Registered Nurse, and health informatician whose program of research focuses on health informatics, nursing, and health equity, underpinned by critical theory and implementation science. A key aim in my program of work is to ensure meaningful inclusion of non-dominant groups in the conceptualization, design, development, and implementation of health technologies in health systems. My most recent work examines the role of nursing data in shaping opportunities to embed health equity in the development of machine learning algorithms and artificial intelligence for health systems.
I have expertise in mixed methods, participatory, and co-production approaches and software design/development methods. I have experience with various aspects of health information technology in health systems and nursing, including nursing informatics competencies, usability research, user-centered design and development, rapid and exploratory prototyping, and technology adoption and usage.
I obtained my BScN from McGill University (2007), and MSN (2010) and PhD (2021) from UBC. Prior to joining UBCO, I was a Health Service Improvement Research Fellow at the University of the West of England (2016), an Associate Research Fellow in Implementation Science at the University of Exeter Medical School (2016-19), and an Assistant Professor at Toronto Metropolitan University (2019-21).
PhD - University of British Columbia
MSN - University of British Columbia
BScN - McGill University
Research Interests & Projects
For the most recent updates, please see my personal website.
Active studies as PI (as of August 2023)
- Stakeholder perspectives and impacts of explainable artificial intelligence: A case study in a British Columbia health authority (Funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council)
- Mapping trust in nurses with dimensions of trustworthy artificial intelligence: A scoping review (Funded by UBC Hampon New Faculty Grant)
- Identifying patient‐validated compassion and equity concepts in community care clinical notes through natural language processing (Funded by AMS Healthcare Fellowship in Compassion and Artificial Intelligence)
- Pre-processing community nursing and allied health data for equity-informed artificial intelligence for interdisciplinary wound care (Funded by UBC HIFI)
Selected Publications & Presentations
For my updated publication list, please see my Google Scholar Profile.
Select Publication Highlights
Lokmic-Tomkins, Z., Block, L. J., Davies, S., Reid, L., Ronquillo, C. E., von Gerich, H., & Peltonen, L.-M. (2023). Evaluating the representation of disaster hazards in SNOMED CT: gaps and opportunities. Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association, ocad153. https://doi.org/10.1093/jamia/ocad153
Ronquillo, C.E., Mitchell, J., Block, L., Alhuwail, D., Peltonen, L. M., Topaz, M., & Block, L. J. (2022). The Untapped Potential of Nursing and Allied Health Data for Improved Representation of Social Determinants of Health and Intersectionality in Artificial Intelligence Applications: A Rapid Review. Yearbook of Medical Informatics.
- von Gerich, H., Moen, H., Block, L. J., Chu, C. H., DeForest, H., Hobensack, M., … & Peltonen, L. M. (2022). Artificial Intelligence-based technologies in nursing: A scoping literature review of the evidence. International journal of nursing studies, 127, 104153.
- Ronquillo, C. E., Peltonen, L. M., Pruinelli, L., Chu, C. H., Bakken, S., Beduschi, A., … & Topaz, M. (2021). Artificial intelligence in nursing: Priorities and opportunities from an international invitational think‐tank of the Nursing and Artificial Intelligence Leadership Collaborative. Journal of advanced nursing.
- Topaz, M., Peltonen, L. M., Mitchell, J., Alhuwail, D., Barakati, S. S., Lewis, A., … & Ronquillo, C. (2021). How to Improve Information Technology to Support Healthcare to Address the COVID-19 Pandemic: an International Survey with Health Informatics Experts. Yearbook of Medical Informatics.
- Moen, H., Alhuwail, D., Björne, J., Block, L., Celin, S., Jeon, E., … & Peltonen, L. M. (2022). Towards Automated Screening of Literature on Artificial Intelligence in Nursing. In MEDINFO 2021: One World, One Health–Global Partnership for Digital Innovation (pp. 637-640). IOS Press.
- Fernandez-Luque, L., Kushniruk, A. W., Georgiou, A., Basu, A., Petersen, C., Ronquillo, C., … & Zhu, X. (2020). Evidence-based health informatics as the foundation for the COVID-19 response: a joint call for action. Methods of information in medicine, 59(06), 183-192.
- Ronquillo, C., Dahinten, V. S., Bungay, V., & Currie, L. M. (2019). The Nurse LEADership for Implementing Technologies-Mobile Health Model (Nurse LEAD-IT-mHealth). Nursing Leadership (Toronto, Ont.), 32(2), 71-84.
- Ronquillo, C., Day, J., Warmoth, K., Britten, N., Stein, K., & Lang, I. (2018). An implementation science perspective on deprescribing. Public Policy & Aging Report, 28(4), 134-139.
- Al-Masslawi, D., Block, L., Ronquillo, C., Handfield, S., Fels, S., Lea, R., & Currie, L. M. (2017, May). SuperNurse: nurses’ workarounds informing the design of interactive technologies for home wound care. In Proceedings of the 11th EAI International Conference on Pervasive Computing Technologies for Healthcare (pp. 193-202).
- Ronquillo, C., Currie, L. M., & Rodney, P. (2016). The evolution of data-information-knowledge-wisdom in nursing informatics. Advances in nursing science, 39(1), E1-E18.
- Topaz, M., Ronquillo, C., Peltonen, L. M., Pruinelli, L., Sarmiento, R. F., Badger, M. K., … & Lee, Y. L. (2016). Nurse informaticians report low satisfaction and multi-level concerns with electronic health records: results from an international survey. In AMIA Annual Symposium Proceedings (Vol. 2016). American Medical Informatics Association.
- Ronquillo, C. (2012). Leaving the Philippines: Oral histories of nurses’ transition to Canadian nursing practice. Canadian Journal of Nursing Research Archive, 76-116.
- Ronquillo, C., Boschma, G., Wong, S. T., & Quiney, L. (2011). Beyond greener pastures: exploring contexts surrounding Filipino nurse migration in Canada through oral history. Nursing inquiry, 18(3), 262-275.
Selected Grants & Awards
2023 UBC School of Nursing Recent Alumni Award (Vancouver)
2022 Women Leaders in Digital Health Award (Emerging Leader) – Digital Health Canada
2022 Kelowna Chamber’s Top 40 Under 40 Program