PROJECTS
CHORUS PARTICIPATORY HEALTH FRAMEWORK
Empowering patients, providers, researchers, and community leaders to create their own personalized mobile health interventions and share them with each other.
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MY COACH CONNECT
NIMH PILOT
Personalized and predictive mental health through a novel, automated telephone tool using participatory as well as machine learning techniques
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CLINICAL FORECASTING SYMPOSIA 2013
We will be organizing two symposiums this year to develop new trans-disciplinary collaborations including researchers from computer science, statistics, clinicians, and translational research.
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other work

FITWITS - TEXTING FOR HEALTH EDUCATION

This case study illustrates ways to maximize the educational potential of an idle moment in a family's restaurant experience - waiting for their meals. Our research investigates how traditional playing card games in combination with an integrated SMS health messaging game can influence an individuals understanding of their health behaviors, as well as how they share information. The study was implemented during a 5-week period at 73 Eat'n Park restaurants.
REFERENCES
Arevian, A.C., Hughes, K. TXT Elvis Pretzley to Play! Using Games and SMS to Engage Families in Conversations about Health. Design Principles and Practices, Chiba, Japan. March 2013
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Fun and play in behavior change. A collection of references at Open Science Initiative (curated by Chongho Lee at Carnegie Mellon University)
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AUDIO ASSESSMENT OF DEMENTIA-RELATED BEHVAIOR

Patients with conditions such as dementia often exhibit behavioral disturbances. Part of the difficulty in treating these behaviors is difficulty in accurately measuring the behaviors. In this case series, I describe a method for measuring behaviors using 24-hour audio monitoring of patients in the inpatient setting to quantify behavior, and relate to treatment (publication in preparation).


OTHER ENDEAVORS
Open Science Initiative is a non-profit organization that I founded to explore how to improve innovation and collaboration within science through open communication and interaction. The site is a web application that allows scientists to post challenges/problems in their research which then can be solved by other scientists in the community via multiple incentive mechanisms including prize-based competition.

Insight Health Systems, Inc. is a company I started in collaboration with two other clinicians to explore improvement in healthcare from the for-profit side. It builds on my 15 years of experience in software development and informatics in order to explore new and creative ways to improve care, reduce cost, and improve patient outcomes. To do this, we partner with clinicians, patients, and healthcare organizations to find better ways of understanding and caring for patients.