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Faculty of Community Services

Charlene Ronquillo

Title:

RN, MSN

Telephone:

416-979-5000, ext. 544426

Email Address:

cronquillo@ryerson.ca

Specialization:

  • Nursing and health informatics
  • Mobile health technologies
  • Implementation science
  • Health services research
  • Applied health research

Biography:

Charlene Ronquillo is an assistant professor in the Daphne Cockwell School of Nursing. Ronquillo completed her BSc(N) at McGill University, MSN from the University of British Columbia (UBC), and is currently completing her PhD, also at UBC. Most recently, Ronquillo held research posts in the United Kingdom as an associate research fellow in implementation science at the University of Exeter Medical School (2016-19) and as a health service improvement research fellow at the University of the West of England (2016).

Ronquillo is active in the international nursing informatics community and co-founded the Student and Emerging Professionals Group of the International Medical Informatics Association – Nursing Informatics Specialty Interest Group (SEP of IMIA NI-SIG), established in 2012.

Research Interests:

Charlene Ronquillo’s program of research centres on nursing and health informatics, implementation science and the intersection of these fields. Her current work examines registered nurses’ use of mobile health technologies in Canada and integrates knowledge from information science, nursing leadership and implementation science. She is particularly interested in the operationalization of implementation science theories for practical application. Ronquillo has experience working on research projects that have employed qualitative, quantitative, participatory and co-production methods. Ronquillo has experience in conducting research related to various aspects of health information technology in health systems and nursing, including nursing informatics competencies, usability research, user-centered design and development, rapid and exploratory prototyping, and technology adoption and usage.

Research interests:

  • Nursing and health informatics
  • Mobile health technologies
  • Implementation science
  • Health services research
  • Applied health research
  • Mentorship of novice nurse researchers (particularly those in clinical practice)       

Active research projects:

  • Understanding stakeholders’ perspectives on implementing deprescribing in care homes (STOPPING). Lead Applicant: Warmoth K. Co-Applicants: Heneker J, Reed DN, Pollock L, Coxon G, Stein K, Cockroft E, Day J. Project Advisory Group Members: Kluettgens B (Pharmacist and Clinical Director at South West AHSN), Valderas J (General Practitioner and expert in person-centred care), Lang I (researcher in implementation science and care homes), Sims L (General Practitioner and pharmacy expertise), Ronquillo C (Nurse and implementation science researcher), and Britten N (expert in medicines management and qualitative evidence synthesis). Funded by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Research for Patient Benefit programme, United Kingdom (National; £149,947), 2019-2020.
  • Artificial Intelligence for Nursing: Ethical, Legal and Social Implications Workshop. Principal Applicant: Ronquillo C. Co-Applicants: Topaz M, Pruinelli L, Peltonen LM, Nibber R, DeForest H. Funded by Fondation Brocher/Brocher Foundation, Hermance, Switzerland (International; CHF 6000), 2019-2020.
  • The State of Nursing Informatics - International Survey. Principal Investigator: Laura-Maria Peltonen (Finland). Co-Investigators: Raji Nibber, (Canada); Lori Block (Canada), Haley DeForest (USA), Adrienne Lewis (Canada), Erika Lozada Perezmitre (Mexico), Lisiane Pruinelli (Brazil), Charlene Ronquillo (Canada), Maxim Topaz (USA), Dari Alhuwail (Kuwait), Samar Ali (USA), Martha Badger (USA), Gabrielle Eler (Brazil), Mattias Georgsson (Sweden), Eunjoo Jeon (Republic of Korea), Hyunggu Jung (Republic of Korea), Chiu-Hsiang Kuo (USA), Raymond Francis R. Sarmiento (Philippines), Janine Sommer (Argentina), Jude Tayaben (Philippines), 2019-2020. Complete the survey here: http://tiny.cc/imiani
  • The mHealth and Implementation Leadership Evaluation (MOBILE) Nurse Study. Principal Investigator: Ronquillo C. Funded by the University of British Columbia School of Nursing’s Helen Shore Nursing Endowment Fund, Canada (Institutional; $1764), 2017-2019. 

Past research projects (last six years):

  • Effectiveness of eLearning in Teaching Clinical Nursing Skills: A systematic review. Principal Investigator: Eler, GJ. Co-Investigators: de Assunção RC, Luengo A, Nunes P, Shishido HY, Ronquillo C, Block L, Nibber R, Tayaben J, O'Connor S, Johnsen HM, Peltonen LM. (International) 2018-2019.
  • Adoption of speech recognition technology in community healthcare nursing. Principal Applicant: Ronquillo C. Co-Investigators: Al-Masslawi D, Block L. Funded by the University of British Columbia School of Nursing’s Helen Shore Nursing Endowment Fund, Canada (Institutional; $2990), 2017-2019.

Current Courses:

Charlene Ronquillo teaches in the collaborative and master's programs of the Daphne Cockwell School of Nursing.  

 Teaching responsibilities:

  • NSE11B: Nursing Theory - Theoretical Foundations of Nursing (Winter 2020)
  • NSE112: Professional Development 1 - Social, Political, and Economic Perspectives (Winter 2020)
  • MN8932 - Nursing Informatics (Spring 2020)

Selected Publications:

  • UBC Lillian Esther Beek and Sterling Herbert Beek Memorial Scholarship (Institutional), 2016
  • CIHR Institute of Health Service and Policy Research Institute Community Support Awards (National), 2016
  • UBC Faculty of Applied Science Graduate Award (Institutional), 2015
  • UBC Lillian Esther Beek and Sterling Herbert Beek Memorial Scholarship (Institutional), 2015
  • UBC Margaret A. Campbell Scholarship (Institutional), 2014.
  • Canadian Nurses Foundation Dorothy Kergin Award Doctoral Scholarship (National), 2014
  • Canada Trudeau Foundation Doctoral Scholarship Nominee (1 of 8 UBC nominees; National), 2013
  • UBC Faculty of Applied Science Graduate Award (Institutional), 2012-14

Professional Affiliations:

Publications (past six years):

Journal articles:

  • Ronquillo C, Dahinten S, Bungay V, & Currie L. (in press). The Nurse LEADership for Implementing Technologies (Nurse LEAD-IT) - mHealth Model. Canadian Journal of Nursing Leadership.
  • Peltonen LM, Nibber R, Lewis A, Block L, Pruinelli L, Perezmitre EL, Ronquillo C. (in press). Emerging Professionals’ Observations of Opportunities and Challenges in Nursing Informatics. Canadian Journal of Nursing Leadership.
  • Peltonen LM,  Pruinelli L, Ronquillo C, Nibber R, Peresmitre E, Block L, Topaz M, Deforest H,  Alhuwail D., Ali S, Badger MK, Eler GJ, Georgsson M, Islam T,  Jeon E, Jung H, Kuo CH, Lewis A, Sarmiento RF, Sommer J, & Tayaben JL. The current state of Nursing Informatics – An international cross-sectional survey. Finnish Journal of eHealth and eWelfare, 11(3), 220-231
  • Ronquillo, C., Day, J., Warmoth, K., Britten, N., Stein, K., & Lang, I. (2018). An implementation science perspective on deprescribing. Public Policy & Aging Report, 28(4), 134-139.
  • Ronquillo, C., Currie, L. M., & Rodney, P. (2016). The evolution of data-information-knowledge-wisdom in nursing informatics. Advances in nursing science, 39(1), E1-E18.
  • Topaz, M., Ronquillo, C., Peltonen, L. M., Pruinelli, L., Sarmiento, R. F., Badger, M. K., ... & Tayaben, J. L. (2016). Nurse informaticians report low satisfaction and multi-level concerns with electronic health records: results from an international survey. In AMIA Annual Symposium Proceedings (Vol. 2016). American Medical Informatics Association.
  • Al-Masslawi, D., Block, L., & Ronquillo, C. (2016). Adoption of Speech Recognition Technology in Community Healthcare Nursing. Studies in health technology and informatics, 225, 649-653.
  • Peltonen, L. M., Topaz, M., Ronquillo, C., Pruinelli, L., Sarmiento, R. F., Badger, M. K., ... & Tayaben, J. L. (2016). Nursing Informatics Research Priorities for the Future: Recommendations from an International Survey. Studies in health technology and informatics, 225, 222-226.
  • Al-Masslawi, D., Block, L., Ronquillo, C., Handfield, S., Fels, S., Lea, R., & Currie, L. M. (2017, May). SuperNurse: nurses' workarounds informing the design of interactive technologies for home wound care. In Proceedings of the 11th EAI International Conference on Pervasive Computing Technologies for Healthcare (pp. 193-202). ACM.
  • Topaz, M., Ronquillo, C., Peltonen, L. M., Pruinelli, L., Sarmiento, R. F., Badger, M. K., ... & Tayaben, J. L. (2016). Advancing Nursing Informatics in the Next Decade: Recommendations from an International Survey. Studies in health technology and informatics, 225, 123-127.
  • Topaz, M., Ronquillo, C., Pruinelli, L., Ramos, R., Peltonen, L. M., Siirala, E., ... & Badger, M. K. (2015). Central trends in nursing informatics: students’ reflections from International Congress on Nursing Informatics 2014 (Taipei, Taiwan). CIN: Computers, Informatics, Nursing, 33(3), 85-89.
  • Currie, L. M., Ronquillo, C., & Dick, T. (2014). Access to internet in rural and remote Canada. Studies in health technology and informatics, 201, 407.
  • Plamondon, K., Ronquillo, C., Axen, L., Black, A., Cummings, L., & Chakraborty, B. (2013). Bridging research and practice through the Nursing Research Facilitator Program in British Columbia. Nursing leadership (Toronto, Ont.), 26(4), 32-43.

 Invited book chapters:

  • Cinnamon, J., & Ronquillo, C. (2018). mHealth Geographies: Mobile Technologies and Health in the Global South. In V. Crooks, J. Pearce & G. Andrews (Eds.), Routledge Handbook of Health Geography.
  • Ronquillo C, Topaz M, Pruinelli L, Peltonen, LM & R Nibber. (2017). Competency recommendations for advancing nursing informatics in the next decade: International survey results. In J. Murphy, P. Weber & W. Goosen (Eds.), Forecasting Informatics Competencies for Nurses in the Future of Connected Health: Proceedings of the Nursing Informatics Post Conference 2016. Geneva, Switzerland: IOS Press.
  • Saranto K, Ronquillo C & Velez O. (2017). Nursing competencies for multiple modalities of connected health technologies. In J. Murphy, P. Weber & W. Goosen (Eds.), Forecasting Informatics Competencies for Nurses in the Future of Connected Health: Proceedings of the Nursing Informatics Post Conference 2016. Geneva, Switzerland: IOS Press.  

Selected Publications & Presentations:

Public outreach and science communication:

  • International lessons and importance of clinician involvement in design: an overview of nursing informatics. Invited lecture at the Exeter Digital Health Conference, University of Exeter: June 6, 2018, Exeter, United Kingdom.
  • A brief introduction to knowledge transfer and exchange. Invited lecture, with S. Chunick, Trinity Western University Nursing Faculty Professional Development: April 29, 2013, Langley, BC, Canada.

Facilitating practice-relevant research:

Charlene Ronquillo has had the privilege of working with novice nurses and other allied health clinician-researchers, supporting them to conduct local and practice-relevant research in their workplaces. Highlights include:

  • Mentoring a team to write and successfully obtain a Canadian Institutes of Health Research Dissemination Grant ($22,000) to fund the 7th National Community Health Nurses Conference (2013)
  • Developing and implementing a unique grant competition designed specifically for nurses at the point of care (Point of Care Research Challenge). One team supported for the study: "Improving oral care to reduce Hospital Acquired Pneumonia (HAP) in the acute, care dependent, neurologically impaired, adult patient population" was awarded the Codman Award for Excellence in Clinical Nursing Research on June 2013 by the Canadian Association of Neuroscience Nurses and featured in the August 2013 edition of the Canadian Journal of Neuroscience Nursing. This paper was shortlisted for the Agnes Marshall Award at the World Federation of Neuroscience Nurses Quadrennial Congress (2013)

Position Currently Held:

Assistant Professor

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  • DCC-556, Daphne Cockwell Health Sciences Complex