Carleton University is a research-intensive university that is making a huge impact on health research despite its comprehensive nature. Thanks to advances in technology and the ability to capture ever-increasing quantities of data, Carleton researchers are working across disciplines to tackle some of the most complex problems in healthcare today. Dr. Lara Varpio in the School of Linguistics investigates information and communication technologies (ICT) as they are used in interprofessional healthcare teams while also studying mobile alerting technologies and electronic patient records. Researchers in the Department of Systems and Computer Engineering and the School of Information Technology are currently using biosignals, medical imaging, and simulations to develop novel biomedical sensing and measurement technologies and advanced data analytics.

Also, in Engineering, the Carleton University Biomedical Engineering research group has successfully developed better methods for diagnosing diseases, improved the computer-assisted analysis of medical data and created research training systems such as surgical simulators. Researchers in the departments of Neurosciences, Biology, Physics and Chemistry are also making great strides in health research. Their interests include DNA repair studies, radiation treatments, drug design, and antimicrobial resistance. As the population ages, healthcare research is taking on greater importance, and Carleton researchers are working across campus and the globe to build on their combined expertise. One of the testimonials of Carleton’s engagement in this area is the recent creation of the inter-disciplinary Centre for Research on Health: Science, Technology and Policy, where Carleton researchers are actively working together and reaching out to various partners to solve healthcare issues with the power of Data Sciences.