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


PhD Biomedical Engineering - 1997
Compi├Ęgne University of Technology

MSc Biomedical Engineering - 1993
Compi├Ęgne University of Technology

BSc (Hon.) Computer Science - 1988
Lebanese University

BA Theology - 2013
Saint Serge Institute of Theology


Christo El Morr is an Associate Professor of Health Informatics and the Health Informatics Certificate Coordinator 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. His work in Global eHealth addresses Human Rights, Equity, and Gender Based Violence challenges. 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

Service/Community Activities

French Consulate - Toronto
Lecture in the Community


York University Research Leader - 2016


Currently available to supervise graduate students: Yes

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

Available to supervise undergraduate thesis projects: Yes

Current Research

  1. Health Virtual Communities
    1. Mental Health
    2. Chronic Diseases Management
    3. Human Rights Monitoring
  2. Health Service Research
  3. Decision Support Systems
  4. e-Health

Research Projects

Adjunct Strategies Impact on the Self-Management Skills and Health Care Outcomes for Persons Living with Mid to Late Stage Heart Failure
Role: Collaborator
Amount funded: $7500
Year Funded: 2017
Duration: 2
Funded by: Other...
Other funding: North York General Hospital Exploration Fund

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: Principal Investigator
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