NICHE Master student wins Steven Huesing Award

MHI graduate Amina Russell (NICHE Research Group) has won this year’s Steven Huesing Award. The award is presented by COACH (Canada’s health informatics association) to the most accomplished health informatics student in Canada. Amina received the award at the Health Informatics Award Gala held in Toronto in June.

As a project manager for the Nova Scotia Health Authority, Amina leads clinical information system projects. She has worked in two large, acute care hospitals in Canada and possesses in-depth knowledge of clinical systems.

Amina’s master’s thesis explored combining behavioural theory and decision theory in an online, shared decision making tool to help patients better manage chronic illness such as hypertension using lifestyle modification.  Her research work was supervised by Dr. Samina Abidi from the Faculty of Medicine.