Latest from the mHealth Research Core team:

Our team is committed to providing information for researchers to continue, adapt, and expand research. We will post resources here as they become available. 

The mHealth Research Core is available for free, fully-online research consults. To schedule a consult with the team.





Pittsburgh, PA, USA
September 19-21, 2022



Keynote Speaker,
Thomas R. Insel, M.D.
Dr. Insel, a psychiatrist and neuroscientist, served as Director of the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) from 2002-2015, and then led the Mental Health Team at Verily. His newest book, “Healing: Our Path From Mental Illness to Mental Health,” is an actionable map for the re-invention of America’s mental health care system and presents a post-COVID role for digital health.

The May 2022 The mHealth Research Core Team seminar, featured

Olusola Ajilore, MD, PhD

University of Illinois Center for Depression and Resilience (UI CDR)
Professor of Psychiatry

“Low Cost, High Tech, All Access:
Lowering Barriers to Care with
Digital Mental Health”

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Vanderbilt University has built a mobile application, myCAP 

To learn more or to register for a demo to test out the functionality of the myCap mobile application, please visit the Project myCAP web site.

There are three demos available, and for the demo to work you will have to download the myCap app onto your mobile device (available in the Apple App Store and Google Play Store):

Conferences and Workshops

So You Want to do EMA?

This PowerPoint presentation by Personalizing Psychotherapy offers ideas to develop a solid protocol for collecting experience sampling data.

All of Us Researcher Workshop (recording)

ICTS Precision Medicine is hosting the All of Us Researcher Workshop on November 18, 2021, to enable researchers to learn more about the All of Us Research Hub, how to register for the Researcher Workbench, and participate in breakout sessions on the various tools and data types available for researchers to use.

Harvard Medical School Thought Leadership Webinars (recorded presentations)

Telehealth | Data Science | Policy | Trends in Patient-Centered Care | Microbiome | Reimbursement | Genomics | Clinical Workflows | State-of-the-Art Treatments for Diseases

These are just a few of the developments that are impacting the massive, complex and ever-evolving health care sector. To help business and science leaders stay up-to-date on the latest trends and changes, Harvard Medical School offers key insights into the science and practice of medicine.

Digital Health: What’s in a Name?

Hear thoughts about the definition of digital health from Chief Science & Digital Officer Eric Perakslis, PhD, and his plans for Duke Clinical Research Institute’s digital health strategy.

Dr. Dedric A. Carter’s mHealth Research Core Seminar

“Exploring Innovation Pathways: Innovation to Commercialization from the Lab to Life”

Dr. Dedric A. Carter is Vice Chancellor for Innovation and Chief Commercialization Officer at Washington University in St. Louis. He oversees the entrepreneurship, innovation and commercialization portfolios at the University, with an emphasis on the entrepreneurial process, innovation, and new venture creation.

He discusses opportunities and pathways for commercialization of research, and takes questions from the audience.

Researchers with DSMBs: please consider telling your DSMB and program officer, now, if you are suspending all in-person contact with research participants.  Be proactive!

This is informal guidance that does not necessarily represent official university or federal policy.

Noteworthy Articles and Presentations

Transforming Psychiatry into Data-Driven Medicine with Digital Measurement Tools Honor Hsin, MD, PhD, et al.

Verification, analytical validation, and clinical validation (V3): the foundation of determining fit-for-purpose for Biometric Monitoring Technologies (BioMeTs) Jennifer C. Goldsack

Sensor Data Integration: A New Cross Industry Collaboration to Articulate Values, Define Needs, and Advance a Framework for Best Practices. Ieuan Clay, et al.

Going Remote: Implementing Digital Research Methods at an Academic Medical Center during COVID-19 Katie E. Keenoy, MA, LPC

Apple looks to digital biomarkers for features detecting depression, cognitive decline Laura Lovett, mobi health news

The Rise of Digital Health and Innovation Centers at Academic Medical Centers: Time for a New Industry Relationship Paradigm Ravi N. Shah, MD, MBA

A New Model for Collaborating with an Academic Medical Center Center for Digital Health Innovation at UCSF

Building digital innovation capacity at a large academic medical center Devin M. Mann

Digital Health article EG Lattie

EMA Research Manual and in particular in Chapter 11 on github.

WUSTL Grand Rounds: “We are NEVER Getting to Precision Medicine in Psychiatry” Eric Lenze, MD, Jan 2020

Internet Interventions (Elsevier 2020)

Assessment of Mobile Health Apps Using Built-In Smartphone Sensors for Diagnosis and Treatment  (JMIR and Uhealth. February 2020)

Leveraging Digital Health and Machine Learning to Toward Reducing Suicide – From Panacea to Practical Tool. (JAMA, July 2019)

Publications of Clinical Trials Transformative Initiative  (CTTI)

Reviews of Consumer Apps

A Review of mHealth Apps for Clients 

(American Psychological Association)

App Evaluation Model

(American Psychiatric Association)