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TSET funds obesity research at Health Promotion Research Center

June 2023

The Tobacco Settlement Endowment Trust is funding obesity research at Health Promotion Research Center. A $1 million grant will help stimulate research on the factors that lead to obesity and new treatments or tools in managing it.


OU researcher studies app to help people experiencing homelessness and struggles with alcohol

August 2022

The new technology being studied aims specifically at some of our state’s most vulnerable- those experiencing homelessness. 


OU researchers, Oklahoma City pastor seeking participants in mental health app study

February 2022

A local pastor and researchers at OU Health are coming together – trying to reach those struggling with their mental health.

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Stephenson Cancer Center Developing App for Cancer Patients During COVID-19

May 2020

Dr. Michael Businelle and Dr. Katherine Moxley are creating an app that will monitor the well-being of patients with cancer during the COVID-19 pandemic.


Researchers at OU test app to help manage anxiety, depression amid the pandemic

December 2021

A clinical psychologist at the University of Oklahoma is testing an app designed to help with increased anxiety and depression amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

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OU Med Researchers Develop App To Study Okla. Smokers

January 2020

Dr. Michael Businelle describes the Project Phoenix study smartphone app.


Oklahoma researchers develop smartphone app to help people quit smoking

December 2019

Dr. Michael Businelle describes his smoking cessation smartphone app.

OU Medicine Tobacco Cessation Researcher Receives Career-Launching Federal Grant


July 2019

Emily Hébert , a post-doctoral fellow at the Stephenson Cancer Center at OU Medicine has received a highly competitive federal grant that will launch her research career focused on using mobile technology for tobacco cessation.

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mHealth Study Will Test An App’s Ability to Help Smokers Quit


February 2019

Researchers at the University of Oklahoma are launching a digital health study that will measure the effectiveness of an mHealth app in intervening at the right time to help smokers kick the habit.

Connections to care: Combating rural homelessness — with cell phones


July 2018

Researchers design a tailored smartphone app to connect homeless adults with local and statewide service in Texas.  

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Stephenson Cancer Center Researcher Receives $3.3 Million Grant from the National Institutes of Health to Improve Health Outcomes for Homeless Adults


February 2018

Dr. Michael Businelle receives R01 grant from the NIH to develop the Link2Care smartphone app. 

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Smartphones may decrease sedentary time, increase activity, study finds: Report calls use of prompts 'a promising strategy'


January 2016

Researchers investigate how smartphone interventions prompt people to get moving and reduce sedentary behavior. 

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Loosening Tobacco's Grip


Fall 2016

Researchers from the Oklahoma Tobacco research Center are featured in the OU Medicine magazine published by the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine. 

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Using Targeted Incentives and Mobile Health Technology to Curb Tobacco Use


November 2015

Darla and Michael join the Oklahoma Tobacco Research Center.


Searching for Answers: 'His, Hers, and Ours' Research Helps American Cancer Society Understand and Address Cancer Disparities

August 2013

The American Cancer Society highlights Michael and Darla's research. 

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