Yuri Quintana, Ph.D. is focused on developing innovative technologies that empower communities of professionals and consumers to collaborate on a worldwide basis. He is currently Director for Global Health Informatics in the Division of Clinical Informatics (DCI), Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Harvard Medical School. He is developing mhealth applications and global online collaboration networks for health. In collaboration with Boston Children’s Hospital, he recently built and launched OPENPediatrics.org , a global pediatric education and collaboration network. He is building an online global maternal healthcare network. With faculty members at DCI, he is part of federally funded research project called InfoSAGE to study online care coordination for elders. Previously he was at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, where he developed of international education and informatics programs in pediatric oncology. He led the development of Cure4Kids, an online pediatric cancer education and collaboration Website used by over thousands of health professionals worldwide; online systems used for international clinical trials; and Cure4Kids for Kids, a community outreach education program to educate children and communities about cancer and healthy living. Before coming to St. Jude, Quintana was a principal investigator in the Canadian HealNet Research Network, focusing on consumer health informatics. Formerly a faculty member at the University of Western Ontario, Quintana also served as director of the New Media Research Lab developing innovations in interactive media and online education. He has held high-tech positions at IBM Canada Limited and Watcom, as well as academic appointments at the University of Waterloo and the University of Victoria. He has been the chair of five international conferences on medical informatics. Quintana obtained his master’s and doctoral degrees in systems design engineering after earning an undergraduate degree in electrical engineering and computer science, all from the University of Waterloo. He is a member of AMIA, IEEE, AACE, and ASIS&T.
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