Applications for the 2018 mHealth Training Institute or mHTI (July 29 – August 3, 2018) at the University of California, Los Angeles) are now being accepted. Building on the success of past mHTIs, the week-long immersion program uses a blended learning environment to provide selected scholars with a core grounding in latest mHealth methodologies and develops their capacity to successfully contribute to team science. Through reflective and active learning guided by faculty mentors, scholars will apply the gained knowledge to developing transdisciplinary mHealth solutions for real-world health problems, while building an interdisciplinary learning community and a dense scientific network.
As part of our goal of fostering discusssion among mHealth researchers, the mHealthHUB and MD2K have created a page for those interested in discussing or asking questions about MD2K software and also mHealth topics in general. Discuss@MD2K presently has categories for questions relating to the MD2K software (mCerebrum, Cerebral Cortex). The site allows users to sign in using their Facebook, Google or Github logins.
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DevTech is looking for a senior staistician for an upcoming USAID data and information project. Applications for the position are currently being accepted. The purpose of the Analytics, Data, Visualization and Information Services (ADVISE) project is to improve the usage of USAID data and information so that the agency's development outcomes continue to be supported by evidence.
The successful candidate for the position of senior statistician will have the following attributes:
- Familiarity with regulations, policies, norms, and values surrounding access, privacy, retention, repurposing, and manipulation of digital information.
New York University is accepting applications for Ph.D. and postdoctoral research positions in the Chunara Lab, a research group focused on developing methods to use unstructured data, like that collected by mobile phones or social media, to better understand population-level health. The lab is headed by Dr. Rumi Chunara, an assistant professor of computer science and engineering at NYU.
*Our group's work has impact on critical societal issues that also demand development of novel statistical and computational methodologies," Chunara said. *Our focus is on personally-generated data (e.g. mobile-collected, social media), which offer new opportunities in public health."
The Department of Computer Science at the University of Memphis is seeking candidates for multiple Assistant Professor positions beginning in Fall 2018. Exceptionally qualified candidates in all areas of computer science are invited while candidates with core expertise in systems, architecture, data science, security & privacy, and software engineering and an interest in emerging and interdisciplinary applications such as smart health, smart cities, smart transportation, smart energy, and CS education are particularly encouraged to apply. Successful candidates are expected to develop externally sponsored research programs, teach both undergraduate and graduate courses and provide academic advising to students at all levels.
The Computer Science Department at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is hiring several faculty positions.
There are several tenure-track Assistant Professor positions in the department that will begin in July 2018; a Teaching Assistant Professorship that will also open in July 2018, and a Professor of Practice in software engineering for mobile/web applications that will being in Fall 2018.
Founded by Turing Award winner Fred Brooks, the department has an outstanding research tradition as one of the oldest computer science departments in the country.
Northwestern University's Center for Behavioral Intervention Technologies (CBITs) has three openings. The center works to develop scientific methods to study Behavioral Intervention Technologies from development to implementation.
The openings are for a postdoctoral fellow in digital mental health, assistant research professor in digital mental health, and assistant associate professor in eHealth/mHealth.
NIH has announced 12 awards totaling $9 million in Fiscal Year 2017 to launch a National Institutes of Health Data Commons Pilot Phase that will seek best practices for developing and managing a data commons.
According to an NIH release, "a data commons is a shared virtual space where scientists can work with the digital objects of biomedical research, such as data and analytical tools. The NIH Data Commons will be implemented in a four-year pilot phase to explore the feasibility and best practices for making digital objects available through collaborative platforms.
Four papers co-authored by researchers at the Center of Excellence for Mobile Sensor Data-to-Knowledge (MD2K) were presented last month at the International Joint Conference on Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing (UbiComp 2017). held in Maui, Hawaii.
Each of the papers dealt with a different aspect of mobile health (mHealth) research: user engagement, visual analytics, eating detection, and detection of fatigue using computational eyeglasses. In its fourth year of NIH-funded research, MD2K researchers have had more than 200 papers and articles accepted for publication.
Dr. Wendy Nilsen will give a webinar on "Smarter Health and Our Future" as part of the Data Science Roundtable Series presented by the South Big Data Hub.
Dr. Nilsen is Program Director for Smart & Connected Health at the National Science Foundation, The webinar will be moderated by Lea Shanley, Co-Executive Director of South Big Data Hub.
Abstract: Science is changing rapidly and new transdisciplinary approaches are resulting in transformative change across domains. Health and medicine have begun to embrace convergent approaches that involve expertise from non-traditional biomedical disciplines, such as computing and engineering. Informatics and analytics are especially poised to contribute to these changes by bringing sophisticated techniques to partnerships in the biomedical realm. This talk will cover some current advances and a vision for a future of smart health.
A Career Day featuring panelists from a variety of disciplines will be held Oct. 25, in conjunction with MD2K's 2017 Annual Meeting.
Career options for those earning doctoral degrees are varied and extend far beyond traditional academic trajectories. A recent graduate can find themselves with options in several tracks, ranging from academia to industry to government.
MD2K is holding this career day to help recent and future graduates to make informed decisions and to strengthen their applications. Two panels will be discuss the various career paths, their prospects and tradeoffs, and the future directions these choices could lead to.
Postdoc in Human-Centered Computing and Online Social Media Analysis applied to Infectious Diseases at UC San Diego
The Human-Centered and Ubiquitous Computing Lab (http://ubicomp.ucsd.edu) and the AntiViral Research Center (http://avrc.ucsd.edu) at UC San Diego are looking for a Postdoctoral Scholar interested in joining our ongoing transdisciplinary projects investigating the use of online social media to better understand risk behavior, as well as design and develop solutions to reduce potential outbreaks of infectious diseases, especially focused on HIV and Zika Virus.
The open position is for two years starting in the Fall of 2017, with an option for a third year, and is funded through a T32 NIH Training grant. Only US Citizen or permanent resident can apply.
The Computer Science Department at UCLA has openings for two postdoctoral fellows.
The ideal candidate will have a strong interest and competency in some combination of the following areas: mobile health interventions, big data analytics, embedded systems, machine learning. The project includes an interdisciplinary group of experts and innovators from many UCLA Schools including Engineering and Medicine. Our collaborations create a rich and vibrant community conducting several wireless/mobile health interventions and clinical trials with the potential to impact many lives and revolutionize healthcare.
The Scripps Translational Science Institute (STSI) has several openings within its All of Us Research Program. All of Us is a National Institutes of Health program that aims to engage one million U.S. participants from diverse social, racial/ethnic, and economic backgrounds in an effort to gain better insights into the biological, environmental, and behavioral factors that influence human health.
The STSI has openings for an Associate Director, Clinical Researcher, Behavioral Scientist, Research Programmer II, and Project Coordinator. The STSI is located in La Jolla, CA.
More about the openings:
A two-day conference that will explore the clinical evidence necessary to drive the widespread uptake of digital health solutions is being hosted by the Scripps Translational Science Institute in partnership with NatureResearch. DIGIMED17: Transforming Healthcare Through Evidence-Driven Digital Medicine is scheduled for October 5-7 at the STSI in La Jolla, California.
"Currently, there is a shortage of clinical trial data investigating the role of digital medicine, although this evidence is critically necessary if it is to achieve its potential to transform care. There is a clear need for a forum to present, discuss and debate existing evidence and how to best obtain it in order to accelerate change," according to an overview on the conference website.
Three members of the research team at the Center of Excellence for Mobile Sensor Data-to-Knowledge (MD2K) are editors of a new mHealth textbook released recently by Springer.
Mobile Health: Sensors Analytic Methods and Applications, provides a comprehensive look at the current state-of-the-art in mHealth technology that is accessible to technology-oriented researchers and practitioners who have backgrounds in computer science, engineering, statistics and applied mathematics.
“The authors of this book, led by the editors James Rehg, Susan Murphy, and Santosh Kumar, represent many of the most respected and accomplished leaders in this rapidly growing field. They together represent the diversity of disciplines that make up mHealth, Deborah Estrin, the Robert V. Tishman Founder’s Chair in the Department of Computer Science at Cornell Tech, said in her forward. “I expect this book to become an indispensable resource for community members as they address new research problems, prepare publications and grant applications, plan courses, and act as consultants to other practitioners or researchers.”
Many of us use mobile sensors to monitor our health and wellness. These sensors can now also be used to help us improve our work performance and productivity.
Toward that end, a University of Memphis-led, six-university team will develop and test a system of mobile sensors and software, called mPerf, that can be used to objectively assess everyday job performance. The mPerf project is sponsored by the Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity (IARPA)’s Multimodal Objective Sensing to Assess Individuals with Context (MOSAIC) program.
Virginia Commonwealth University has an opening for an assistant professor in its department of Health Behavior and Policy. The department is part of the School of Medicine and closely affiliated with Massey Cancer Center.
Applicants for the 12-month tenure-track position are expected to have a doctoral degree in public health or closely related fields, such as psychology. Applicants should show evidence of research productivity and the potential to obtain external funding.
Research areas of particular interest include (but are not limited to) pediatric cancer prevention and control, obesity/tobacco epidemiology and policy analysis, and behavioral or lifestyle interventions targeted to children and families. Individuals with expertise in mobile/digital health, just-in-time adaptive interventions, or geospatial analysis as applied to cancer prevention and control topics are encouraged to apply.
A series of videos posted by the American Association for the Advancement of Science aims to help potential fellows prepare the best possible application. AAAS accepts applications for the AAAS Science & Technology Policy Fellowships (STPF) through November 1.
According to the AAAS website, the fellowships "provide opportunities to outstanding scientists and engineers to learn first-hand about policy making while contributing their knowledge and analytical skills to the federal policymaking process. Fellows serve yearlong assignments in the executive, legislative, and judicial branches of the federal government in Washington."
The video series features fellows discussing why they applied, how to draft a stand-out application, tips for interviewing, what the fellowship is like and how it transformed their careers.