Joined September 2006

Patricia Trbovich PhD

Academic Research Lead


416.340.4800 x7180

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

I believe in challenging the status quo of healthcare by looking at providers and patients’ needs through a unique Human Factors lens. By doing so, providers and patients are provided with a voice that might otherwise go unheard.

What is your favorite part about the work culture here at the Centre?

Working with a dynamic and creative multi-disciplinary group towards a common goal of improved patient safety.

What is your verb?

To strive.

Professional Bio

Patricia Trbovich is Assistant Professor of Clinical Engineering in the Institute of Biomaterials and Biomedical Engineering, and of Health Informatics in the Department of Health, Policy, Management and Evaluation, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto.

Patricia’s overall research focus is on assessing how environments, technology, workflow processes, and human characteristics affect patient safety and the overall healthcare system. Her most recent work includes research on the analysis of issues surrounding Smart Medication Delivery Systems within the context of existing healthcare practices and the development of recommendations to improve the safety, effectiveness, and implementation of these systems. As Principal Investigator on a research grant funded by the Canadian Patient Safety Institute (CPSI), she also conducted extensive research on Mitigation of Interruptions on Delivery of High-Risk Medical Procedures.