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Emily Seto

Assistant Professor

Personal Health Information Technology

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

The annex in Toronto. Toronto tastes and smells different depending on which block you are on.

What are you passionate about outside of work?

Food and exercising to negate the food.

Where is your favourite place at work?

By the water cooler/heater in the kitchen – get hydrated and catch up with people at the same time.

Professional Bio

Emily Seto is an Assistant Professor at the Institute of Health Policy, Management, and Evaluation, University of Toronto. Her research interests include the evaluation and design of healthcare technology to facilitate patient self-care and clinical decision support for chronic disease management. Dr. Seto has over 10 years of experience researching in the field of health informatics at the University Health Network and advising on eHealth provincial initiatives. She is experienced in designing, conducting, and managing research studies using a variety of qualitative and quantitative methods, including randomized controlled trials. She has also worked and researched in the areas of healthcare human factors and medical imaging.

She graduated from the Engineering Science (Biomedical Option) Program at the University of Toronto in 1997, and completed a M.Sc. in the Medical Biophyics Department, Physics Stream at the University of Toronto in 2000. She also obtained her doctoral degree in 2011 at the Institute of Health Policy, Management, and Evaluation at the University of Toronto.

Her publications from PubMed can be found at