Data analytic manager, University of Toronto Practice-Based Research Network (UTOPIAN)
Dr Babak Aliarzadeh has extensive experience in health information technology, specifically using electronic medical records (EMRs) data in health research. He has been part of Canadian Primary Care Sentinel Surveillance Network (CPCSSN) since its inception in 2008 and later joined University of Toronto Practice-Based Research Network (UTOPIAN) in 2015. In his role as UTOPIAN data analytic manager, he is responsible for regularly updating and maintaining UTOPIAN Safe Haven database (USHD) and supporting research and health quality improvement initiatives, including Diabetes Action Canada (DAC), in University of Toronto Department of Family and Community Medicine. UTOPIAN is currently the largest provider of primary care EMR data to DAC National Diabetes Repository.