About

About

The mHTI is a national connector/incubator/facilitator for advancing mHealth researchers with the transdisciplinary expertise and networks for co-creating practical healthcare solutions with societal impact.

Core Elements

Core Elements

Scholars develop a shared vocabulary and conceptual framework, acquire deep domain expertise in latest mHealth technologies and methodologies, and obtain the soft skills and team science abilities and connections essential for mHealth innovation.

Target Scholars

Target Scholars

New as well as established academic “unicorns” seeking to develop and implement integrated mHealth approaches to tackle healthcare problems.

Spotlight LectureChanging Behavior

Dr. Lisa Marsch speaks at mHTI about "Changing Behavior"



Dr. Marsch is the Director of the Dartmouth Center for Technology and Behavioral Health, a designated “Center of Excellence” supported by the National Institute on Drug Abuse at the National Institutes of Health. 

Spotlight LectureClinical Trial Methodology

Dr. Susan Murphy gives "Clinical Trial Methodology" lecture at mHTI



Dr. Murphy is Professor of Statistics and Computer Science at Harvard University. Her current primary research interest concerns clinical trial design and the development of data analytic methods for informing multi-stage decision making in health.

2:00 - 4:00 PM

Registration / Check-In

6:00 - 7:30 PM

Dinner Reception / Participant Self-Introductions

7:30 - 9:30 PM

Capstone Projects

8:00 - 8:15 AM

Welcome / Goals of mHTI

Vivek Shetty (UCLA)

8:15 - 9:05 AM

Understanding Health Behaviors

Donna Spruijt-Metz (USC)

9:05 - 10:00 AM

Changing Health Behaviors

Bonnie Spring (Northwestern)

10:00 - 12:00 PM

Capstone Projects

12:00 - 1:00 PM

Lunch

1:00 - 1:50 PM

Measuring the Human Condition

Vivek Shetty (UCLA)

1:50 - 2:40 PM

From Sensed Data to Digital Biomarkers

Santosh Kumar (Memphis)

2:40 - 5:00 PM

Capstone Projects

7:00 - 9:00 PM

Networking Dinner

8:00 - 10:00 AM

Experimental Designs for Personalized Digital Behavioral Interventions

Inbal “Billie” Nahum-Shani (Michigan)

10:00 - 12:00 PM

Capstone Projects

12:00 - 1:00 PM

Lunch

1:00 - 2:00 PM

Machine Learning and Big Data for Digital Behavioral Interventions

Benjamin Marlin (UMass)

2:00 - 2:45 PM

Understanding and Engaging Vulnerable Populations in mHealth Studies

Vickie Mays (UCLA)

3:00 - 4:30 PM

Capstone Projects

4:30 - 5:00 PM

Team Report-Backs on Capstone Projects

8:00 - 8:45 AM

Agile Science: Behavior Change in the Real World

Eric Hekler (UCSD)

8:45 - 9:30 AM

TBA

9:30 - 12:00 PM

Capstone Projects

12:00 - 1:00 PM

Lunch

1:00 - 1:45 PM

Engaging Patients Through Design Thinking

Predrag “Pedja” Klasna (Michigan)

1:45 - 2:45 PM

Engaging Patients Through Behavioral Economics

Craig Fox (UCLA)

2:45 - 5:00 PM

Capstone Projects

8:00 - 9:00 AM

Practical Tools for Actualizing Your mHealth Research: Open Source ePlatforms

Tim Hnat (MD2K)

9:00 - 10:00 AM

Practical Strategies for Actualizing Your mHealth Research: Engagement Apps and Dashboards

Cody Diefenthaler (FCIM)

10:00 - 10:15 AM

Break

10:15 - 11:00 AM

Productizing Your Innovation: Insights from a University's Tech Transfer Team

Megha Patel / Joel Kehle (UCLA)

11:00 - 12:00 PM

Productizing Your Innovation: A Conversation with Deborah Estrin & Gillian Hayes

Deborah Estrin (Cornell Tech) / Gillian Hayes (UC Irvine)

12:00 - 1:00 PM

Lunch

Lunch

1:00 - 4:00 PM

Capstone Projects

8:00 - 8:15 AM

Team 1

Capstone Presentation

8:15 - 8:30 AM

Team 2

Capstone Presentation

8:30 - 8:45 AM

Team 3

Capstone Presentation

8:45 - 9:00 AM

Team 4

Capstone Presentation

9:00 - 9:15 AM

Team 5

Capstone Presentation

9:15 - 9:30 AM

Break

Break

9:30 - 10:00 AM

How to Engage in Transdisciplinary mHealth?

Donna Spruijt-Metz (USC) & Santosh Kumar (Memphis)

10:00 - 10:30 AM

Getting Recognition for Interdisciplinary Scholarship

Vivek Shetty (UCLA)

10:30 - 11:00 AM

Survive & Thrive in Academia

Vivek Shetty (UCLA)

11:00 - 11:45 AM

NIH Funding for transdisciplinary mHealth Projects

Kay Wanke & Audie Atienza (NIH)

11:45 - 1:00 PM

Lunch / Graduation Certificates / Closing Comments

Program Committee

mHTI Faculty

Each year, faculty speakers from top universities and organizations across the country travel to UCLA to provide the scholars with deep-dive insights into their individual areas of expertise through lectures and presentations. The renewing group of faculty are recognized thought leaders and integrative thinkers who are chosen for their expert insight into current mHealth trends, practices, and tools. The faculty also serve as mentors for the team science projects and are available to assist individual scholars through one-on-one sessions.

Application Support

MD2K Center of Excellence
University of Memphis
info@MD2K.org

Venue Support

Leah Brown
Sales Manager, Meyer & Renee Luskin Conference Center
University of California, Los Angeles
Office: 310.794.1253
rbrown@ha.ucla.edu