Dr. Samuel Stewart, PhD
Assistant Professor, Medical Informatics
- Health systems evaluation
- Knowledge translation
- Health data analytics
- Online communities of practice
- Social network analysis
- PhD, Health Informatics (Dalhousie University)
- MMath (University of Waterloo)
- BSc (University of King’s College)
Dr. Stewart is a trained health informatician with a keen interest in health data, health research and communication technologies. He has considerable experience in the field with numerous publication in both technical/medical journals and conference publications. He has research collaboration experience across the entire medical research community.
Dr. Stewart, a new researcher, is interested in making better use of existing health data to improve patient care; improving health systems evaluation to provide meaningful feedback to health system stakeholders; improving inter-professional and patient-caregiver communication using technological innovations; and improving clinical decision support.
- Stewart SA, Skomro R, Reid J, Penz E, Fenton M, Gjevre J, Cotton D. Improvement in OSA diagnosis and management wait times – a retrospective analysis of home management pathway for obstructive sleep apnea. Canadian Respiratory Journal. 2015 May-Jun; 22(3):167-70.
- Stewart SA, Abidi S, Parker L, Bernstein M, Abidi SSR. Clinical Guideline-Driven Personalized Self-Management Diary for Paediatric Cancer Survivors. 25th European Medical Informatics Conference (MIE2014). Istanbul, August 31-September 3, 2014
- Stewart SA, Abidi SSR. Applying social network analysis to understand the knowledge sharing behavior of practitioners in a clinical discussion forum. Journal of Medical Internet Research 2012; 14(6): e170. Doi:10.2196/jmir.1982
- Stewart SA, Abidi SSR. An infobutton for web 2.0 clinical discussions: the knowledge linkage framework. IEEE Transactions on Information Technology in Biomedicine 2012;16(1): 129-135.
- Stewart SA, Abidi SSR. Linking like-minded professionals within an online medical community based on their message content. Exploiting Health Informatics for Connected, Collaborative and Customized Patient Care - Proceedings of the 16th International Symposium on Health Information Management Research Management Research – ISHIMR 2013. Halifax NS: Dalhousie University/University of Sheffield, 2013, pp. 125-138.
Selected awards and honours
- 2013 Best Paper, 16th International Symposium on Health Information Management Research (ISHIMR 2013)
- 2012 Steven Huesing Scholarship for top Canadian Graduate Student in Health Informatics
- 2010 Runner-up at MEDINFO2010 student paper competition
- 2008 Received Associate Statistician certification from the Statistical Society of Canada
- Statistics Society of Canada
- COACH, Canada’s Health Informatics Association
- Assistant Professor, Medical Informatics, Dalhousie University, Halifax, NS (2015-present)
- Post-doctoral Researcher, NICHE Research Group, Dalhousie University, Halifax, NS (2014-present)
- Research statistician, Dept. of Medicine, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, SK (2013-2015)
- Statistical Consultant, Department of Statistics, Dalhousie University, Halifax, NS (2009-2012)
- Lecturer, HINF 6030 - Health Informatics Statistics, Dalhousie University (2015)
- Lecturer, HINF 6102 - Health Informatics Flow and Standards (2016)
- Lecturer, HINF 6030 - Statistics for Health Informatics, Dalhousie University (2010-2012)
- Guest Lecturer, Evidence-based Medicine, Med1, Faculty of Medicine, Dalhousie University (2010, 2011)
- Making sense of result: common statistical tests
- Hypothesis testing
- Survival analysis
- Guest Lecturer, CH&E 6049 - Systematic Review & Meta Analysis, Dalhousie University (2011, 2013)
- Statistical Methods for Meta-Analyses
- Guest Lecturer, Cochrane Systematic Review Training Workshop offered by Nova Scotia Health Research Foundation (2010)
- Statistical Methods for Meta-Analyses