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

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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March 2019 workshop will train educators on use of AIs, SMARTs

Applications are open for a four-day workshop on "Getting SMART about Adaptive Interventions in Education," planned for March 11-14, 2019 at the Institute for Social Research at the University of MIchigan in Ann Arbor. 

The workshop will train educational researchers in the use of Adaptive Interventions (AI) and Sequential Multiple-Assignment Randomized Trials (SMART). Doctoral-level education researchers interested in learning about AIS in education and the use of SMARTs to build high-quality AIs should apply. The application deadline is December 16, 2018. 

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Job Opportunities

Penn State Methodology Center has opening for researcher

The Methodology Center in the College of Health and Human Development at The Pennsylvania State University seeks a qualified candidate for a non-tenure-track research faculty position. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to collaborate with an interdisciplinary team of investigators in the Center to carry out methodologically innovative research related to drug abuse, and to disseminate this research broadly in the social, behavioral, and health sciences.

Candidates at either the assistant or associate level will be considered. This position involves, but is not limited to, conducting research focused on technical demonstrations and empirical studies using mixture models and time-varying coefficient models applied to data on substance use and comorbid risky behaviors.

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UC at Irvine, San Diego seek postdoc in digital mental health and implementation science

Applications are being taken for a postdoctoral position housed at the University of California, Irvine (UCI), Department of Medicine, School of Medicine with cross-site training activities at the University of California, Irvine, Department of Psychological Science and the University of California San Diego (UCSD), Department of Psychiatry and Child and Adolescent Services Research Center (CASRC).

According to a job posting, the position is for a full-time postdoctoral fellow with a strong interest in implementation science and digital mental health. The postdoctoral fellow will primarily work with Drs. Stephen Schueller (UCI, Psychological Science), Nicole Stadnick (UCSD/CASRC), and colleagues on a California Mental Health Services Authority (CalMHSA) funded formative evaluation for the Innovation Technology Suite Project (INN Tech Suite Project).

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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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