The Digital Health Initiative was pleased to award funding to the following 11 projects in the 2017 funding cycle. These exciting research projects are pursuing innovations at the nexus of technology, methodology, and application, and they hold great promise for improving the quality, efficiency, and accessibility of healthcare. 

Automatic Assessment of Room Clutter for Improved Hoarding Disorder Assessment, Treatment, and Prevention, led by principal investigator (PI) Janusz Konrad from the Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering (ENG), in collaboration with Jordana Muroff (Clinical Practice, SSW).

Leveraging Smartphone Sensing Technology to Identify Social Isolation in Mental Illness, led by PI Daniel Fulford from the Department of Occupational Therapy (SAR), in collaboration with Richard West (Computer Science, CAS) and Yuting Zhang (Computer Science, MET).

Enabling Data Science for Medicine, led by PI Gerald Denis (Medicine, MED), in collaboration with Naomi Ko (Medicine, MED).

A Text-Messaging Approach to Improving Self-Management of Chronic Conditions among Boston’s Highest Utilizing Homeless Persons, led by PI D. Keith McInnes from the Department of Health Law, Policy & Management (SPH), in collaboration with Thomas Byrne (Social Welfare Policy, SSW)

ExerciseCheck: Remote Monitoring and Evaluation Platform for Home-based Physical Therapy, led by PI Margrit Betke from the Department of Computer Science (CAS), in collaboration with Theresa Ellis (Physical Therapy & Athletic Training, SAR).

Overdose Prevention Mobile App Prototype, led by PI Abby Rudolph from the Department of Epidemiology (SPH).

Mobile App for TBI Assessment, led by PI Anna Hohler from the Department of Neurology (MED), in collaboration with Monica Parker-James (Medicine, MED).

Optimizing Discharge Decisions to Reduce Surgery Re-Admissions, led by PI Ioannis Paschalidis from the Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering (ENG), in collaboration with George Kasotakis (Surgery, MED).

Development of Infrastructure Platform for e-Cognitive Studies, led by PI Honghuang Lin from the Department of Medicine (MED), in collaboration with Rhoda Au (Neurology, MED).

Mapping of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder, led by PI Michael Otto from the Department of Psychological & Brain Sciences (CAS).

Fitness Improvement and Tracking Tool (FITT), led by PI Deepak Kumar from the Department of Physical Therapy & Athletic Training (SAR), in collaboration with Belinda Borrelli (Health Policy & Health Services Research, SDM) and Tuhina Neogi (Medicine, MED).

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