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The mission of the Mobile Health Technology (mHealth) Shared Resource at the Oklahoma Tobacco Research Center at the Stephenson Cancer Center is to support researchers who use technology to study and intervene upon cancer-related health risk factors and behaviors. 

 

Director - Michael Businelle, PhD

Program Manager - Michela Aguirre Email: michela-aguirre@ouhsc.edu

The mHealth Shared Resource has worked with many institutions including:

  • American Cancer Society 

  • Battelle 

  • Louisiana State University

  • Moffitt Cancer Center

  • Oklahoma Tobacco Research Center

  • Optum Center for Wellbeing

  • Rice University

  • Stephenson Cancer Center

  • University of Alabama - School of Public Health 

  • University of Houston

  • University of North Texas Health Science Center

  • University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center

  • University of Texas Health Science Center - School of Public Health

  • University of Texas - School of Nursing

  • University of Wisconsin 

  • Veterans Administration Medical Center

  • Yale School of Medicine 

The mHealth core provides a wide range of services including: 

  • Support for clinical trials and micro-randomized trials

  • UX/UI design for mobile applications

  • Smartphone application design and development (i.e. Android, Apple)

  • Web-based content management system (CMS) to manage research studies and enroll study participants

  • Create various types of ecological momentary assessments (EMAs): random, daily, participant initiated, sensor initiated 

  • Create Just-in-Time Adaptive Interventions (JITAI)

  • Machine learning models and analysis

  • Sensor integration into apps (e.g., GPS tracking, facial recognition, medication bottle cap, activity monitor)

  • Governance and risk assessment support

  • Application maintenance and support

  • Application and device training

The mHealth core uses the Insight Platform to build, test, and launch technology-based mobile health assessments and intervention tools. The versatile Insight platform enables researchers to track momentary changes in key variables from multiple data sources (i.e. phone-based surveys, sensor data, geolocation data) in near real-time and use this information to intitiate interventions.