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Ramona Kyabaggu PhD (Candidate), MSc, BHSc, CHIM JSGS Faculty, U of R

Assistant Professor, Johnson Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy, University of Regina

Areas of Interest

  • Health information systems
  • Health information management


Ramona Kyabaggu, MSc, is a Certified Health Information Management (CHIM) professional who graduated from the University of Western Ontario’s honours specialization program in health information management in 2009. Since then, she has worked in public health as a program evaluator and knowledge broker and taught Public Health Informatics at the University of Lusaka, Zambia. Currently, Ramona is a 4th year doctoral candidate in Health Information Science (Western University) and an assistant professor at Johnson Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy at the University of Regina, where she coordinates the Master of Health Administration major in Health Informatics and Information Management (MHA-HIIM). Ramona is an applied researcher whose primary research goal is to strengthen health system readiness for learning health systems. Her current research addresses how we can improve health information systems implementation through the better use of theory and evaluation.


  • PhD (Candidate), Health Information Science, Western University 
  • MSc, Health Services and Public Health Research (Epidemiology), University of Aberdeen, UK
  • BHSc Honours, Health Information Management, Western University
  • CHIM, Certified Health Information Management Professional

Supervisory Capacity

Currently accepting applications from new PhD (co-supervision only) and/or MPP (supervision and co-supervision) students for September 2024 in the following research areas: health information, health services, and public health research, with a focus on learning health systems, implementation of digital health technologies, and conducting secondary research using SDOH, and clinical and administrative source data.

Recent Grants/Awards



  • 2022 Research Excellence Award, Saskatchewan Health Research Foundation 
  • 2018 Global Opportunities Scholarship
  • 2018 Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Scholarship

Select Publications

Journal Articles

  • Kyabaggu R., Marshall D, Ebuwei P, Ikenyei U. (2022). Health Literacy, Equity, and Communication in the COVID-19 Era of Misinformation: Emergence of Health Information Professionals in Infodemic Management. JMIR Infodemiology; 2(1):e35014. DOI: 10.2196/35014 
  • Candace J Gibson, Kelly J Abrams, Ramona Kyabaggu. (2022). Health information exchange as a profession in health information exchange: Navigating and managing a
    network of health information systems. 2nd Ed. Academic Press, United States. Available at:  https://www.elsevier.com/books/health-information-exchange/dixon/978-0-323-90802-3
  • Jones GT, Kyabaggu R, Marais D and Macfarlane GJ. (2013). Reproducibility of pain manikins: a comparison of paper versus online questionnaires. British Journal of Pain, 7(3): 130-137

Technical Reports

  • Fenton, S.H., Butler-Henderson, K., Albishi, H., Monohur, S., Burns, M., Primeau, D., Paluzie, G., Kyabaggu, R., Nair, D. (2022). IFHIMA workforce white paper: Examining Today’s HIM Workforce with Recommendations for Elevating the Profession