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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

Keynote Speech by Dr. Leroy Hood, a Pioneer in Systems Medicine

Dr. Leroy Hood, a member of all three national academies and recipient of National Medal of Science for his  pioneering work on systems medicine, will be delivering a public keynote speech at the University of Memphis, FedEx Institute of Technology on October 1st at 5:00 p.m. A strong advocate for P4 healthcare – healthcare that is predictive, preventive, personalized and participatory -- Hood will be in Memphis to participate in the fifth annual meeting of the NIH-funded Center of Excellence for Mobile Sensor Data-to-Knowledge (MD2K).

Hood is Senior Vice President and Chief Science Officer for St. Joseph Health, and Chief Strategy Officer, Co-founder and professor at the Institute for Systems Biology in Seattle. He contributed to the development of the instruments that ushered in the era of big data in biology and medicine as well as the human genome program.

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mHealth Training Institute mentors scholars to work in multidisciplinary teams to solve mHealth problems

The mHealth Training Institute (mHTI), which seeks to train the next generation of experts in mobile health (mHealth), was held July 29-August 3 at the University of California at Los Angeles. mHTI is funded by the National Institutes of Health and co-sponsored by the Center of Excellence for Mobile Sensor Data-to-Knowledge (MD2K).

The mHealth field crosses many disciplines – medicine, computer science, engineering, behavioral science, statistics, to name a few. To take advantage of the opportunities that are available due to the increased use of mobile sensors in devices like smartphones and activity trackers, scientists from these disparate disciplines need to work together and eliminate the gap between technology development and their adoption for health research and health care.

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Job Opportunities

UCLA has faculty opening in Department of Psychology

The Department of Psychology at the University of California, Los Anglees has an opening gfor a tenure-track Assistant Professor or tenured early Associate Professor in the Biopsychosocial Science of Health.

According to an announcement, UCLA seeks applicants who are pursuing innovative and collaborative biopsychosocial research on the dynamic interactions among psychological, social, behavioral, and biological factors, and their impact on health and disease. Example topic areas include health across the lifespan, and widely accessible approaches to prevention and intervention. Potential affiliations within the Department of Psychology include health, clinical, social, developmental, and other areas.

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Opening for Assistant Professor at Brown School of Public Health

The Department of Behavioral and Social Sciences in the Brown University School of Public Health has an tenure-track opening for a scientist faculty member at the Assistant Professor level. The position will be available July 1, 2019.

According to a job posting, Brown is seeking candidates who have experience in digital technologies for public health, including but not limited to technology-based interventions for public health and global health. Focus areas include smartphone applications, wearable sensors, geospatial mapping and fencing, software development, and quantitative methods for analysis of mHealth data. The target behaviors or health conditions could include but are not limited to substance use disorders, physical activity, nutrition, obesity, and HIV.

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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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