Yuri Quintana

Yuri Quintana, PhD
HRI Collaborating Scientist
Chief, Division of Clinical Informatics, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

Assistant Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School

Yuri Quintana, Ph.D., is Chief of the Division of Clinical Informatics, BIDMC, and Assistant Professor of Medicine at the Harvard Medical School. His research is focused on developing innovative technologies and systems that empower communities of healthcare professionals, patients and families. He has developed several award-winning global online and mobile collaboration networks that have had a transformational impact on healthcare delivery. At Harvard, with funding from AHRQ, Dr. Quintana and colleagues have created InfoSAGE Health, a family-centered private social network for supporting care the care  of older adults.  He has developed AlicantoT http://www.alicantocloud.com, an online social learning platform for health professionals that is in use at leading academic hospitals and centers at Harvard affiliated hospitals and Massachusetts Institute of Technology. With Homewood Research Institute and international colleagues, he is working on improved methods to evaluate mental health apps using evidence-based approaches. Previously,  at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, he envisioned, implemented, and managed global eHealth solutions for children with cancer that has improved the lives of countless children and made a significant contribution to global clinical informatics. The platforms he has developed have been used as a reference model for collaborative platforms developed by international agencies such as UICC, WHO, and IAEA. Previously, he was a faculty member at the University of Western Ontario where he served as director of the New Media Research Lab developing innovations in interactive media and online education. Quintana was also a principal investigator in the Canadian HealNet Research Network, focusing on consumer health informatics. He has held high-tech positions at IBM Canada Limited and Watcom. He serves on the editorial board of several journals including the International Journal Medical Informatics and the Journal for Cancer Education. He is an advisor on e-health to the Pan American Health Organization. Quintana obtained his engineering degrees from the University of Waterloo in Electrical and Computer Engineering and Systems Design Engineering.