Joelene Huber, MD, MSc(A), PhD, FRCPC
Dr. Joelene Huber is a medical doctor (MD/PhD), assistant professor in the faculty of medicine at the University of Toronto and a broadcast medical journalist. She completed broadcast journalism at the School of Media at Seneca@York and a fellowship in journalism at the Munk School of Global Affairs at the University of Toronto. Dr. Huber has contributed over 100 health segments as a medical contributor on all of the major television and news networks (CBC, CTV, CityTV, Global, CHCH, Rogers, The Weather Network) and in news/digital print and currently provides knowledge translation of medical information and reports on health as a medical contributor for CBC national television news network.
Medical & Research Training – Dr. Huber obtained her Medical Degree from McMaster University, a Master of Science from McGill University and a PhD in Medical Science and Collaborative Program in Neuroscience from the University of Toronto Institute of Medical Science. She completed her medical residency training in paediatrics at the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto and also completed two additional years of subspecialty training in developmental paediatrics at Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital.
Medical Practice – Dr. Huber works as an academic paediatrician with a clinical practice at St. Michael’s Hospital with a focus on inner city developmental paediatric outreach programs, social paediatrics and the model schools paediatric outreach school health program. She is also an associate member, Division of Neurology at the Hospital for Sick Children.
Research – Dr. Huber has a research program at the Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute. Her current research focuses on Smartphone app development and using simulation for teaching and training children with autism spectrum disorders and neurotypically-developing children about health. Dr. Huber also researches cultural competence in medical care for newcomers to Canada and vulnerable populations.
Credentials – Dr. Huber is a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada and is an Assistant Professor in the Faculty of Medicine (Department of Pediatrics, Divisions of Developmental Paediatrics & Neurology) and in the School of Graduate Studies, at the University of Toronto. She is an author in two medical textbooks, is active in health research, and has published numerous medical research articles.
Honours/Awards – Dr. Huber was the recipient of the Hospital for Sick Children Humanitarian Award (2013) and a CanMEDS Child Advocacy Award at the Hospital for Sick Children. She was recently nominated for the 2016 Premier’s Award, for her achievements as Seneca@York’s most outstanding recent graduate (Broadcast Journalism).
Broadcast/Multimedia Journalism Training – With a keen interest in journalism and a desire to provide reliable knowledge translation (KT) of health information to the public, Dr. Huber went back to school to complete Broadcast Journalism, in the School of Media at Seneca@York and a Fellowship in Journalism at the Munk School of Global Affairs, University of Toronto (see clippings). She has training and experience in broadcast television, videography, video editing (i.e., AVID Media Composer), print journalism, digital journalism, podcasts, radio news script writing and editing (i.e., Burli), and studio production.
- Broadcast/Multimedia Journalism, School of Media & Communication Arts, Seneca @ York
- Fellowship in Global Journalism, Munk School of Global Affairs, University of Toronto
Health reporter/videographer covering the Canada Army Marathon for CBC regional newscast – Ontario and CBC.ca (U of T Munk School of Global Affairs partnership).
Media Experience – Dr. Huber has appeared regularly as a medical contributor providing knowledge translation and practical health information on all of the major networks [CBC, CTV, CityTV (Cityline & Breakfast television), Global, The Weather Network, Rogers and CHCH News]. As a medical journalist, she is a regular health contributor for CBC national news television network.
- Experience as a health columnnist / medical advisor:
Joelene’s greatest joy is her family and her role as mom to two active, happy kids!