NIH mHealth Training Institute
The National Institutes of Health (NIH), in collaboration with mHIMSS, will host the NIH mHealth Training Institute at the 2012 mHealth Summit. The mHealth Institute is designed to provide behavioral and social scientists tools to successfully add mobile health technologies to their research in a collaborative team environment with mentorship from leaders in the fields of engineering, medicine and the behavioral and social sciences.
This two-day Institute will provide participants with an overview of the central multidisciplinary aspects of mobile and wireless research. The training will follow a project from conception through dissemination led by a panel of experts. Participants will be involved in didactic sessions targeting major cross-cutting research issues and interdisciplinary team exercises developing mHealth research projects.
Using mobile technologies to more rapidly and accurately assess and modify behavior, biological states and contextual variables has great potential to transform health research. Recent advances in mobile technologies and the ubiquitous nature of these technologies in daily life (e.g., smart phones, sensors) have created opportunities for behavioral and social sciences research applications that were not previously possible (e.g., simultaneously assessing behavioral, physiological, and psychological states in the real world and in real-time). The use of mobile technology affords numerous methodological advantages over traditional methods, including reduced memory bias, the ability to capture time-intensive longitudinal data, date- and time-stamped data, and the potential for personalizing information in real-time. However, challenges in mobile health (or mHealth) research exist.
Importantly, much of the work being done in mHealth arises from single disciplines without integration of the behavioral, social sciences and clinical research fields. Without integration, mobile technologies will not be maximally effective. The NIH mHealth Training Institute addresses these scientific silos by bringing together scientists from diverse fields to enhance the quality of mHealth research.
What are the steps of development? Who is on your team, and what do they need to know to help you?
Designing well so you can make something that people will use it and it will be secure.
How and when to sample? Balancing burden, battery life and data tsunamis.
Designs to evaluate mHealth in the fast-paced world of technology.
Missing data, machine learning, longitudinal data analysis, modeling and visualization
Dissemination & Implementation
Getting your work out there, including commercialization and partnership with industry.
Registration Fee: $100.00 in addition to the required mHealth Summit registration
- Space is limited to 50 attendees and will be based on first come first serve basis
- Attendees of the training institute must also be registered to attend the mHealth Summit
Registration for the training institute opens on Monday, August 20th, 2012.
|Saturday, December 1||10:00 AM - 7:00 PM|
|Sunday, December 2||9:00 AM - 3:00 PM|
|Monday, December 3||9:00 AM - 7:00 PM|
|Tuesday, December 4||9:00 AM - 7:00 PM|
|Wednesday, December 5||9:00 AM - 6:00 PM|