What we're about
[Organizer(s) are currently seeking ideas/feedback on the future direction of the group, as of 2018-10-16.]
The Digital Health Research Group is a group of researchers, health professionals, and health data scientists who want to explore and discuss their digital health assessment and intervention research with a group of like-minded people. We focus on outcomes and mechanisms research and methods to enhance digital intervention design and development rather than demos of specific products.
Digital Health Research encompasses a wide range of research approaches that all have a digital component. These approaches include digital logs and diaries, experience sampling, ecological momentary assessment, ambulatory assessment, sensor-based research, and real-time interventions. Health-relevant outcomes of interest range from specific experiences and behaviors (such as affect and physical activity) to physiological states, location data, and social interactions. Our focus is on integrating theoretical models, study design, and statistical analyses to improve assessment and interventions in digital health research.
We welcome anyone interested in health outcomes and mechanisms of change. We seek out presenters with data relating to digital assessment or interventions from studies and consumer databases. Our goal is to understand how to help people improve their health and well-being through big and small data.
The best way to think about the Digital Health Research Meet-Up is like a mini-conference every couple of months with individuals presenting their research. We will have between 2-3 presenters at each meet-up with 10-15 minutes of presentation time and 10 -15 of discussion. Individual meet-ups will eventually have specific themes.
Founders: Fred Muench, Gertraud Stadler, Heather Cole-Lewis, Alexis Kuerbis