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.

2021 mHealth Training Institute Program

12:00 pm - 4:00 pm PT

Welcome Reception

Overview of mHTI Activities

Vivek ShettyUCLA

Scholar Introductions

Review of the Team Science Process

Bonnie Spring Northwestern

Developing Impactful mHealth Solutions

Zen Chu - MIT Sloan

8:00 am - 9:30 am PT

Didactic Core

8:00 am - 8:45 am PT

Understanding Health Behaviors

Donna Spruijt-MetzUSC

8:45 am - 9:30 am PT

Changing Health Behaviors

Bonnie SpringNorthwestern

8:00 am - 9:30 am PT

Didactic Core

8:00 am - 8:45 am PT

Sensing the Human Condition

Vivek Shetty - UCLA

8:45 am - 9:30 am PT

Sensing the Human Condition: An Engineers Perspective

Deepak Ganesan - The University of Massachusetts Amherst

8:00 am - 9:30 am PT

Didactic Core

8:00 am - 8:45 am PT

Machine Learning Approaches in mHealth

Ben Marlin - The University of Massachusetts Amherst

8:45 am - 9:30 am PT

From Sensed Data to Digital Biomarkers

Santosh Kumar - The University of Memphis

8:00 am - 9:30 am PT

Didactic Core

8:00 am - 8:45 am PT

Experimental Designs for Personalized Interventions

Inbal Nahum-Shani - The University of Michigan

8:45 am - 9:30 am PT

Promises and Pitfalls of Platforms for mHealth Studies

Pedja Klasnja - The University of Michigan

8:00 am - 9:30 am PT

Didactic Core

8:00 am - 8:45 am PT

mHealth Interventions in Vulnerable Populations

Antwi Akom - Streetwyze

mHealth Interventions in Vulnerable Populations

Eric Hekler - UCSD

8:45 am - 9:30 am PT

An Ethics Framework for mHealth Studies

Tilda Cvrkel - UCLA

8:00 am - 9:30 am PT

Didactic Core

8:00 am - 8:45 am PT

Behavioral Economics to Personalize Behavioral Interventions

Craig Fox - UCLA

8:45 am - 9:30 am PT

User-Centered Design for mHealth Interventions

Mark Newman The University of Michigan

8:00 am - 11:00 am PT

Sandboxes

8:00 am - 8:30 am PT

Virtual Coffee

8:30 am - 11:00 am PT

Mentored Sandbox #1

8:00 am - 11:00 am PT

Sandboxes

8:00 am - 11:00 am PT

Mentored Sandbox #2

8:00 am - 11:00 am PT

Sandboxes

8:00 am - 11:00 am PT

Mentored Sandbox #3

2021 mHealth Training Institute - Day 1

8:00 am - 8:30 am PT

Ask the Experts: Changing Health Behaviors

Bonnie Spring Northwestern

Ask the Experts: Changing Health Behaviors

8:30 am - 11:00 am PT

Sandboxes

12:00 pm - 12:30 pm PT

Ask the Experts: Sensors/Sensing for mHealth Studies

David KotzDartmouth

Ask the Experts: Sensors/Sensing for mHealth Studies

Deepak Ganesan - The University of Massachusetts Amherst

12:30 pm - 2:30 pm PT

Sandboxes

2:30 pm - 3:00 pm PT

Team Report-Backs

2021 mHealth Training Institute - Day 2

8:00 am - 8:30 am PT

Ask the Experts: Research Frameworks and Methods for Personalized Digital Behavioral Interventions

Inbal Nahum-Shani The University of Michigan

Ask the Experts: Research Frameworks and Methods for Personalized Digital Behavioral Interventions

Walter Dempsey The University of Michigan

8:30 am - 11:00 am PT

Sandboxes

12:00 pm - 12:30 pm PT

Ask the Experts: AI/Machine Learning for mHealth Interventions

Benjamin Marlin The University of Massachusetts Amherst

12:30 pm - 3:00 pm PT

Sandboxes

2021 mHealth Training Institute - Day 3

8:00 am - 8:30 am PT

Ask the Experts: U/X Approaches to Enhance Subject Engagement

Mark Newman The University of Michigan

Ask the Experts: U/X Approaches to Enhance Subject Engagement

Pedja Klasnja The University of Michigan

8:30 am - 11:00 am PT

Sandboxes

12:00 pm - 12:30 pm PT

Ask the Experts: Engaging Vulnerable Populations in mHealth Studies

Vickie MaysUCLA

12:30 pm - 3:00 pm PT

Sandboxes

2021 mHealth Training Institute - Day 4

8:00 am - 8:30 am PT

Ask the Experts: IRB Approvals for mHealth Studies

Camille Nebeker  - UCSD

8:30 am - 9:00 am PT

Ask the Experts: Tech Transfer and Productizing Your mHealth Innovation

Zen Chu MIT Sloan

8:30 am - 9:00 am PT

Ask the Experts: Tech Transfer and Productizing Your mHealth Innovation

Scott Kamholz  - Tessera Therapeutics

8:30 am - 11:00 am PT

Sandboxes

2021 mHealth Training Institute - Day 5

8:00 am - 9:30 am PT

CAPSTONE Presentations by Teams

9:45 am - 12:00 pm PT

Talks

9:45 am - 10:30 am PT

How to Engage a Technologist or Health Professional in mHealth Research

Santosh Kumar  - The University of Memphis

How to Engage a Technologist or Health Professional in mHealth Research

Donna Spruijt-Metz - USC

10:30 am - 11:15 am PT

Practical Strategies for Navigating an Academic Career

Vivek ShettyUCLA

11:15 am - 12:00 pm PT

NIH Funding Opportunities for mHealth Research

Kay Wanke - NIH / TRSP

NIH Funding Opportunities for mHealth Research

Richard Conroy - NIH

NIH Funding Opportunities for mHealth Research

Dave Clark NIH / NCCIH

12:00 pm - 1:30 pm PT

Virtual Graduation

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.

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