Joined April 2010

Diane De Sousa BSc MHI

Human Factors Specialist

Healthcare Human Factors

416.340.4800 x8073

Describe where you are are from. What did it look, smell, taste, sound like?

I come from Nova Scotia, and spent most of my years in a town famous for scallops (and they really are pronounced ‘scol-lops’ and not ‘scall-ops’). I miss the fishy smell, the water, cool sea breezes, donairs, Brothers pepperoni, my childhood friends, and Maritime culture.

What are you passionate about outside of work?

I love spending time with my small but growing family and my menagerie of pets. I will always be a techie, but I also enjoy traditional hobbies, including knitting and other needlecrafts.

What is your verb?

To appreciate. It’s so easy to get caught up in things that don’t really matter and to lose sight of the things that do.

Professional Bio

Diane has a strong interest in human-computer interaction and cognition and is ardent about improving system design in healthcare. Her recent projects have involved developing and evaluating prototypes for health information systems and conducting usability evaluations on medical devices including smart pumps.

Diane completed her Master of Health Informatics (MHI) from the University of Toronto and also holds a BSc with First Class Honours in Neuroscience and Computer Science from Dalhousie University. Her previous background includes working in the pharmaceutical industry, coordinating investigations into incidents affecting medication quality, safety, or regulatory standards and reviewing product quality trends to proactively monitor for potential areas of concern.