Joined 2007

Carleene Bañez BEng

Human Factors Specialist

Healthcare Human Factors

416.340.4800 x8987

Why do you do what you do? What motivates you to get up every morning and come to work?

I’m terrified of someone in my family falling victim to some sort of medical error while seeking treatment in a hospital. For that reason, I think it’s important that we do as much as we can to improve the tools that healthcare professionals use while caring for their patients.

Where is your favourite place related to work?

Whenever members of the Human Factors team go out of town, they often return with delicious treats. These treats are always placed in the “usual spot” for sharing. That’s my favourite place – yum!

What are you passionate about outside of work?

My two daughters. I thank my lucky stars for them every day.

Professional Bio

Since joining the Healthcare Human Factors Group in 2007, Carleene has been conducting human factors evaluations of various medical devices and software applications for healthcare use. Her work is highly informed by her previous role as a Medical Engineering Technologist at Toronto Western Hospital. Her knowledge and expertise stems from working with a variety of medical equipment and enables her to readily identify problems and provide recommendations with respect to the design, usability and safety implications of new and existing products used in healthcare.

Carleene holds a degree in Electrical Engineering from Ryerson University and has been working for the University Health Network since 2003.