mHealth Symposium

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The 2020 mHealth Symposium has been postponed due to precautionary health reasons during COVID-19.

With rapid development in technology, mobile and wearable devices have been increasingly utilized in biomedical research. Wearable devices can provide substantially enhanced measurement and monitoring of modifiable lifestyle factors (e.g., physical activity, diet, smoking) and health conditions, while smartphone-based technology enables more effective, individualized, just-in-time interventions for health promotion and disease prevention. We anticipate that the use of mobile and wearable devices will become increasingly popular in public health research and mHealth will play a major role in transforming biomedical research in the era of precision medicine and precision public health.

Through this symposium, we aim to bring together a community of  mHealth researchers around the Seattle area (e.g., Fred Hutch, UW, Sage, Microsoft) to share their experiences on various aspects of mHealth, including sensors and technology, practical issues of running mHealth studies, data management and analysis. We especially would like to facilitate collaborations between established mHealth researchers and those who are newer to the field and are interested in incorporating mHealth components in their research agenda.

Wednesday, March 11, 2020
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center

1100 Fairview Ave. N.
Seattle, WA 98109



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Symposium Co-Chairs

Ying Chen, Ph.D.

Ying Chen, Ph.D.

Member, Vaccine and Infectious Disease Division, Fred Hutch

Dr. Ying Qing Chen develops new statistical methods for clinical trials and epidemiologic studies in infectious disease research, particularly regarding prevention of HIV/AIDS.

Chongzhi Di, Ph.D.

Chongzhi Di, Ph.D.

Associate member, Public Health Sciences Division, Fred Hutch

Dr. Chongzhi Di is a biostatistician who collaborates with researchers who study a variety of health issues including schizophrenia, cardiovascular disease, sleep and personality, and psychiatric disorders. 

Last Modified, March 05, 2020