Dr. Elizabeth Borycki

Dr. Elizabeth Borycki
Social Dimensions of Health Program Director, Health and Society Program Director and Adviser
Human and Social Development

RN, HBScN (Lakehead), MN (Manitoba), PhD (Toronto)

Office: Human and Social Development Building, Room B226

Elizabeth Borycki is the Director of the Social Dimensions of Health and Health and Society programs.  She is a Professor in the School of Health Information Science at the University of Victoria.  Elizabeth joined the University of Victoria 11 years ago.  Prior to coming to the University of Victoria, she spent over 15 years working in health care in varying roles in chronic disease management, geriatrics, case management and health information technology design and implementation management.  She has published over 150 articles, book chapters and books in the areas of:

  • Patient and health information technology safety, quality and usability;
  • health information technology management and strategy;
  • health information technology competencies for health and health informatics professionals
  • telehealth, home health, mobile health and wearable technology to support patient and citizen health

Elizabeth has served as Academic Representative for Canada for Canada’s Health Informatics Association (2007-2013), Vice President representing North America on the Board of Directors for the International Medical Informatics Association (IMIA) (2010–2013).  She founded the International Medical Informatics Association Working Group focusing on Health Informatics for Patient Safety and she is currently the Scientific Program Committee Co-Chair for Medinfo 2017.  Elizabeth will return to the Board of Directors of IMIA in August of 2016 as Vice President – Special Projects.  

Elizabeth received her PhD from the Department of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation at the University of Toronto, a Masters degree from the University of Manitoba in geriatrics and community health nursing and an Honours Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Lakehead University.