Other Videos of Interest

Just-in-Time Adaptive Interventions with Susan Murphy

Statistician Susan Murphy of the University of Michigan explains some of the tools used for creating the interventions used in mobile health (mHealth) in a trio of videos released by the Methodology Center of Pennsylvania State University.

Many mHealth applications use interventions that are delivered by a smartphone or other mobile device. In the first video, Murphy explains just-in-time adaptive interventions (JITAI), which are delivered as needed via a mobile device. The second video explains the microrandomized trial, which is a trial design used for building JITAIs, and in the third video, Murphy talks about data analysis used in the development of a JITAI. 

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Replay available of Dr. Ida Sim's Grand Rounds talk at NIH Collaboratory

A recording of Dr. Ida Sim's Grand Rounds presentation at the NIH Health Care Systems Research Collaboratory is now available

Dr. Sim is a Professor of Medicine and Co-Director of Biomedical Informatics at the UCSF Clinical Translational Science Institute. She is also co-founder of Open mHealth and an investigator for the NIH-funded Center of Excellence for Mobile Sensor Data-to-Knowledge (MD2K), where she heads the center's Consortium Core.

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Dr. Kenzie Preston: Substance Abuse Research with Mobile Technology

Presenter: Dr. Kenzie Preston, NIDA

Date: Oct. 12, 2015

About the presentation: Dr. Preston discusses methods of assessing methods of assessing the effect of different mechanisms to combat drug abuse, using geographical momentary assessment to investigate individual and environmental influences on drug craving, intensive ambulatory physiological monitoring, and mobile interventions for addiction. Some of Dr. Preston’s research involved data collected using AutoSense.

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News of Interest

Applications open for 2019 mHealth Training Institute @UCLA

Applications are now being accepted for the 2019 mHealth Training Institute (mHTI) to be held at the University of California, Los Angeles from July 28 – August 2, 2019. The week-long, immersion program blends “deep dives” into the latest mHealth methodologies with team-science projects to provide the selected scholars with the transdisciplinary competencies and collaborations required to tackle “wicked” healthcare problems.

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MD2K publishes novel ways to monitor conversation and TV watching

Researchers at the Center of Excellence for Mobile Sensor Data-to-Knowledge (MD2K) recently published two papers that showcase new capabilities of wearable sensors to automatically monitor conversation and TV watching. Both of these are frequent daily behaviors that have a major impact on social well-being and physical and mental health.

rConverse: Moment by Moment Conversation Detection Using a Mobile Respiration Sensor (citation below) presented a new way for researchers to passively monitor speaking and listening states in a conversation by analyzing breathing patterns captured by a wearable respiration sensor. Researchers showed that they can detect conversation with a similar accuracy as that from widely used audio recordings.

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Submissions open for Remote Pregnancy Monitoring Challenge

The Remote Pregnancy Monitoring Challenge will award $375,000 in prizes to support the creation of ways to help prenatal care providers remotely monitor the health and wellbeing of pregnant women. Submissions are due by 5 p.m. ET on November 27, 2018. The challenge is sponsored by the Maternal and Child Health  Bureau of the U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration.

Many low-income women in both rural and urban areas have difficulty accessing prenatal care, and these barriers can continue after childbirth. A variety of issues can make it difficult for pregnant women to attend prenatal and postpart care appointments. 

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Job Opportunities

U of Washington seeks postdoctoral fellow in clinical psychology

The Mobile Health (mHealth) for Mental Health Program (www.mh4mh.org) at the University Of Washington in Seattle is seeking applicants for a full-time postdoctoral clinical psychology fellowship. The program is affiliated with UW’s Behavioral Research in Technology and Engineering (BRITE) Center within the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences.

Program director Dr. Dror Ben-Zeev will be the primary mentor for this position. The postdoctoral fellow will dedicate approximately half of their time to the development of an independent program of research within the area of mHealth for mental health. Specific activities may involve a combination of pilot studies, secondary data analysis, manuscript preparation, drafting and submitting new grant proposals, as well supporting and participating in ongoing mH4MH research activities.

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Postdoctoral scholar in biostatistics sought at UCSD

The University of California at San Diego has an opening for a postdoctoral research scholar in biostatistics. The research fellow will work on the development and application of statistical methods for high dimensional data. These involve 'omics data as well as time-series sensor data as obtained from accelerometers, actigraphs or GPS devices.

Candidates with methodological research interests in 'omics prognostic and network modeling, functional and spatial data analysis, and multivariate longtitudinal data are sought. Scientific areas include physical activity and sleep studies, intervention trials, metabolomics and kidney disease, and public health. 

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Postdoc position in mHealth at Harvard

Harvard University has an opening for a postdoctoral fellow in Professor Susan Murphy's Statistical Reinforcement Learning Group. The lab researches sequ4ential decision making in mHealth, including experimental design and reinforcement learning algorithms.Researchers in the group combine statistical methods with algorithms from reinforcement learning to provide inferential tools. 

The successful applicant will be expeccted to develop an innoative research program in sequential decision making. The lab is involved in serveral mobile health studies across the world in obesity, cardiac health, physical activity, mental illness and substance abuse.  Read more ...

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More than 300 mHealth researchers, technologists, and federal program officers participated in a mHealth Technology Showcase held June 4 on the NIH campus. The event, co-sponsored by MD2K and NIH, gave participants an opportunity to experience the progress that has been made in mHealth technology available for research since the first NIH grants were awarded in 2007 as part of its Genes, Environment, and Health Initiative (GEI) that funded sensor development. The day featured panel discussions, speakers and 16 technology demonstrations and 50 posters that were chosen by an NIH selection committee from nearly 200 applicants. Click below for links to video, speaker slides and descriptions of the technology that was demonstrated.

Event brings together technology developers, health researchers

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mHealth Summer Training Institutes

The week-long program at UCLA seeks to bridge the gap between technology development and health research can be reduced by conducting cross-training between early investigators in these fields. Bringing these groups together allows for unprecedented collaboration and cross-fertilization.

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