Mobile Health

Mobile health (mHealth) interventions to improve smoking cessation and other treatment outcomes. There is increasing interest in using smartphones to deliver mobile health and substance abuse interventions. CfAST investigators are developing methods for understanding the spatial distribution of addictive behaviors and mental illness symptoms and using that information to inform in-place, in-time interventions using smartphones. In partnership with technology companies, we are also developing smartphone-based interventions to improve medication adherence for smoking cessation and other chronic diseases.

Relevant Publications

Mitchell JT, Schick RS, Hallyburton M, Dennis MF, Kollins SH, Beckham JC, McClernon FJ. Combined ecological momentary assessment and global positioning system tracking to assess smoking behavior: A proof of concept study. J DualDiagn. 2014;10(1):19-29. PUBMED

McClernon FJ, Roy Choudhury R. I am your smartphone, and I know you are about to smoke: the application of mobile sensing and computing approaches to smoking research and treatment. Nicotine Tob Res. 2013 Oct;15(10):1651-4. PUBMED FULL TEXT