Joe Cafazzo

Joseph Cafazzo

Degrees, Title/Position:
PhD PEng
Executive Director, University Health Network
Biomedical Engineering
Healthcare Human Factors
Centre for Global eHealth Innovation

Wolfond Chair in Digital Health

Associate Professor, University of Toronto

Goal Groups/Integration Themes:
Digital Health for Diabetes Research and Care-bant


Dr. Joseph Cafazzo is the inaugural Wolfond Chair in Digital Health and Lead for the Centre of Global eHealth Innovation at the University Health Network. 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.  Since 2004, he has led the team to perform academic research and human factors evaluation services for private companies and public institutions, including national and provincial governmental agencies, start-ups and multi-national companies, and clinical patient safety leaders. Over time he has built an intricate network of clinicians, designers, engineers, researchers, that challenge the norms of healthcare and enable 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 such as diabetes, asthma, end-stage renal disease and congestive heart failure.

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