Mobile Health (mHealth) Boot Camp for Pediatric Obesity: Tools, Techniques, Measurement and Transdisciplinary Collaborations

Tuesday, November 12, 2013 | EST

Location: A406-407

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Chairs: Donna Spruijt-Metz, Erin Hennessy, Wendy Nilsen

Speakers: Josh Cothran; John Lach; Parisa Rashidi; Bonnie Spring

Course Description

This workshop will use prevention and treatment of pediatric obesity as model test-beds for mobile Health (mHealth) research and will offer a primer on mHealth from the ground up. It will include sessions on how to develop a transdisciplinary team for the chosen problem and capturing enormous amounts of data in real-time). At the conclusion of this workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Compare and contrast mHealth methodologies including strengths and weaknesses
  • Identify novel approaches to analyzing real-time, large-scale datasets
  • Network with leaders in the mHealth, pediatric obesity, and federal/non-federal funding agency communities

Target Audience

Early-career childhood obesity researchers and program evaluators

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