Christo El Morr

Associate Professor

Health Informatics Certificate Coordinator

Locations / Contact Info:

Health, Nursing & Environmental Studies - HNES
Keele Campus

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Faculty & School/Dept.

Faculty of Health - School of Health Policy & Management


PhD Biomedical Engineering - 1997
Compi├Ęgne University of Technology

MSc Biomedical Engineering - 1993
Compi├Ęgne University of Technology

BSc (Hon.) Computer Science - 1988
Lebanese University

BA Theology - 2013
Saint Serge Institute of Theology


Christo El Morr is an Associate Professor of Health Informatics, the Health Informatics Certificate Coordinator, and former Undergraduate Program Director at the School of Health Policy and Management at York University; he is also a Research Scientist at North York General Hospital, Toronto.

His research covers Health Informatics and Global eHealth with a focus on Health Virtual Communities and e-Collaboration, particularly in the domain of Mental Health, Chronic Disease Management and Health Promotion and Health Services Research. His work in Global eHealth addresses Human and Disability Rights, Equity, and Gender Based Violence. He has published books, chapters, and articles in these areas including the "first of its kind" Health Informatics book in Canada. In 2016, he received a recognition as York University Research Leader.

Dr. El Morr is an Associate Editor of the International Journal of Mental Health (IJMH) and the International Journal of Extreme Automation and Connectivity in Healthcare (IJEACH), and an Editorial Board Member of the International Journal of Big Data Security Intelligence (IJBDSI). He also serves as a Scientific Committee Member in several health informatics conference.

He particularly enjoys working in applied research in partnerships with IT industry, he received funds from the Ontario Center of Excellence (OCE) and the Canadian Institute for Health Research (CIHR).

Selected Publications

Christo El Morr on ResearchGate

Service/Community Activities

French Consulate - Toronto
Lecture in the Community


York University Research Leader - 2016


Currently available to supervise graduate students: Yes

Currently taking on work-study students, Graduate Assistants or Volunteers: Yes

Available to supervise undergraduate thesis projects: Yes

Current Research

  1. Health Virtual Communities
    1. Mental Health
    2. Chronic Diseases Management
    3. Human Rights Monitoring
  2. Health Service Research
  3. Decision Support Systems
  4. e-Health

Research Projects

Adjunct Strategies Impact on the Self-Management Skills and Health Care Outcomes for Persons Living with Mid to Late Stage Heart Failure
Role: Collaborator
Amount funded: $7500
Year Funded: 2017
Duration: 2
Funded by: Other...
Other funding: North York General Hospital Exploration Fund

OADA Collaborative Mapping (OCM): Reporting Accessibility Issues Collaborative Mapping (CM)
Role: Principal Investigator
Year Funded: 2019
Duration: 1
Funded by: Other...
Other funding: MITACS - Globalink Research Internship

Students Mental Health: Virtual Support on Campus
Role: Principal Investigator
Amount funded: $410,733
Year Funded: 2015
Duration: 3
Funded by: Canadian Institutes of Health Research

The Design, Development, Testing and Validation of's Patient Education, Self-management and Data Capture Modules among Chronic Disease Patients
Role: Principal Investigator
Amount funded: $23,134
Year Funded: 2013
Duration: 1
Funded by: Ontario Centres of Excellence

Analyzing Readmission Patterns: Assessment of the LACE Tool Impact
Role: Principal Investigator
Amount funded: $7,475
Year Funded: 2014
Duration: 2
Funded by: Other...
Other funding: North York General Hospital

Employing eHealth to Enhance Equity in Access to and Quality of Chronic Care Services in Primary Health Care in Lebanon
Role: Principal Investigator
Amount funded: $400,800
Year Funded: 2013
Duration: 3
Funded by: International Development Research Centre