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The Vanderbilt Center for mHealth Technologies

Program Overview

mHealth Type: Vanderbilt Initiative Award (ViA)

This TIP is the first formal program to convene faculty from across Vanderbilt University (VU) and Vanderbilt Univer­sity Medical Center (VUMC) to address critical gaps in infrastructure, knowledge and tech­nologies related to the rapidly growing domain of mobile technol­ogy systems for improving health and guiding healthy behaviors (collectively termed “mHealth”). Together, investigators aim to leverage their abilities to make Vander­bilt the national model for integrating mHealth technologies into personalized healthcare delivery, not just in the tar­get disease state of this first phase (pediatric obesity and asthma), but in the various health mainte­nance/prevention and disease management states that individuals face. The team is building the founda­tion and infrastructure for an enduring and expanding trans-in­stitutional program at Vanderbilt that goes beyond the specific goals of this project to tackle multiple health and health behavior problems by using mHealth technologies to im­prove patient, provider, educator and researcher activities/interactions.

Faculty Participants

Principal Investigator in bold

School of Engineering

College of Arts and Science

  • David Schlundt, Associate Professor of Psychology, Department of Psychol­ogy

Vanderbilt University Medical Center

  • S. Trent Rosenbloom, Vice Chair of Faculty Affairs; Associate Profes­sor, Depart­ment of Biomedical Informatics Associate; Professor, Internal Medi­cine and Pediatrics; Associate Professor, School of Nursing
  • Robert Cronin, Assistant Professor, Biomedical Informatics, Internal Medicine and Pediatrics
  • Heidi J. Silver, Director Vanderbilt Diet, Body Composition, and Hu­man Metabolism Core; Research Associate Professor of Medicine, Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition; Research Associate Professor, School of Nursing
  • Maciej Buchowski, Director, Energy Balance Core; Research Professor of Medicine, Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition
  • Matt Shotwell, Assistant Professor, Department of Biostatistics
  • Sari Acra, Division Chief and Medical Director; Director, Fellowship Program; Professor of Clinical Pediatrics
  • Don Arnold, Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine and Pediatrics
  • Paul Moore, Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Pharmacology; Director, Pediatric Allergy, Immunology and Pulmonary Medicine
  • Kevin Wilson, Director, Center for Analytic Software and Mobile Technology

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