Christo El Morr

Associate Professor

Health Informatics Certificate Coordinator

Locations / Contact Info:

Health, Nursing & Environmental Studies - HNES
Keele Campus

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Faculty & School/Dept.

Faculty of Health - School of Health Policy & Management



Dr. El Morr is a Health Informatics researcher and the Undergraduate Program Director at the school of Health Policy and Management at York University. His cross-disciplinary research covers health informatics and computer engineering. His research interests focus on Health Virtual Communities, Mobile Communities, e-collaboration, particularly in the domain of Chronic Disease Management and health promotion: Peripheral Arterial Disease, Kidney Diseases and Mental Health. He also has research interests in Hospital Patient Services and Patient Quality of Care (e.g. readmission patterns, dose reduction), Picture Archiving and Communication Systems (PACS), and Electronic Health Record. He has published books, chapters, and articles in these areas. He particularly enjoys working in applied research in partnerships with IT industry, he received funds from the Ontario Center of Excellence (OCE) and the Canadian Institute for Health Research (CIHR). He consulted for international organizations and served as an Expert Reviewer for the Ministry of Research and Innovation, Ontario. He is a Research Scientist at North York General Hospital and work with collaborators from Saint Michael's Hospital. In 2016, he received recognition as York U Research Leader.

Selected Publications

Christo El Morr on ResearchGate</a>

Service/Community Activities

French Consulate - Toronto
Lecture in the Community


York University Research Leader - 2016


Currently available to supervise graduate students:

Currently taking on work-study students, Graduate Assistants or Volunteers:

Available to supervise undergraduate thesis projects:

Current Research

  1.  Chronic Diseases Management
  2. Health Virtual Communities
  3. Decision Support Systems
  4. Readmission to Hospitals
  5. e-Health

Research Projects

Analyzing Readmission Patterns: Assessment of the LACE Tool Impact
Role: Principal Investigator
Amount funded: $7,475
Year Funded: 2014
Duration: 2
Funded by: Other...
Other funding: North York General Hospital

Employing eHealth to Enhance Equity in Access to and Quality of Chronic Care Services in Primary Health Care in Lebanon
Role: CoInvestigator
Amount funded: $400,800
Year Funded: 2013
Duration: 3
Funded by: International Development Research Centre

Students Mental Health: Virtual Support on Campus
Role: Principal Investigator
Amount funded: $410,733
Year Funded: 2015
Duration: 3
Funded by: Canadian Institutes of Health Research

The Design, Development, Testing and Validation of's Patient Education, Self-management and Data Capture Modules among Chronic Disease Patients
Role: Principal Investigator
Amount funded: $23,134
Year Funded: 2013
Duration: 1
Funded by: Ontario Centres of Excellence