Julie Keysor Co-Directs New Mobile Health Affinity Research Collaboration at Boston University

in News Feed, Summer 2017 Newsletter
September 6th, 2017

ENACT Director Julie Keysor, PhD, PT, will serve as co-director for the recently funded Mobile and Electronic Health Affinity Research Collaborative. This inter-disciplinary collaboration seeks to conduct state-of-the art research and training in mobile health (mHealth) and electronic health (eHealth) to improve the health of underserved populations across the lifespan.

Funded by the Evans Center for Interdisciplinary Biomedical Research, this Affinity Research Collaborative (ARC) project brings together researchers from colleges across Boston University – including ARC co-directors Assistant Professor Lisa Quintiliani, PhD at the School of Medicine, Professor Belinda Borrelli, PhD at the School of Dental Medicine, and colleagues with the Software and Application Innovation Lab (SAIL) at the Hariri Institute for Computing at the College of Engineering—to advance mHealth and eHealth initiatives.

Dr. Keysor is also Principal Investigator for one of three pilot projects collecting data to build effective mHealth and eHealth applications. Dr. Keysor’s project, “Development of a Novel e-Health App for Knee OA Exercise Adherence”, will explore user preferences regarding features of a mobile application to support adherence to physical activity programs among people with OA. Based on what is learned from this pilot project, investigators will develop a prototype and intervention program followed by user testing.