2015 Conference

For information about the 2016 mHealth@Duke Conference, please go here:  http://www.dukedigitalhealth.org/about-us/programs/mhealthduke/


The 3rd Annual mHealth@Duke Conference

April 15, 2015

9am-4pm; reception immediately following

Durham Convention Center (in the Marriott City Center)

Visit: http://my.yapp.us/PVBV7U on mobile device to download conference app with the schedule and full bios of all the speakers

Register Today!

Duke affiliates please click here (you’ll need your @duke.edu email address)

Non-Duke affiliates please click here

Morning Keynote Address

Kevin Patrick, MD, MSPatrick_2_13

Dr. Patrick is a Professor of Family and Preventive Medicine in the UC San Diego School of Medicine. He is also the Director of the Center for Wireless and Population Health Systems in UCSD’s Qualcomm Institute/Calit2. He is Director of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) Health Data Exploration Project. His research, funded by the NIH, NSF, CDC and RWJF, is focused on improving the use of information and communication technology to measure and improve health-related behaviors of individuals and populations. For 20 years (1994-2013) Dr. Patrick served as Editor-in-Chief of the American Journal of Preventive Medicine and he has served on the Secretary’s Council for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and on the Armed Forces Epidemiological Board.

– See more at: http://cwphs.ucsd.edu

Afternoon Keynote AddressBobby-Jefferson-website

Bobby Jefferson

Bobby Jefferson is the Director of the Center for Development Informatics at the Futures Group. He is responsible for technical leadership for a global portfolio of technology innovations projects. He has led design of innovative mobile health, mHealth, eHealth and DHIS2 solutions. Bobby has created secure health cloud solutions, a national data warehouse, and business intelligence running big data analytics for four countries in sub-Saharan Africa. He has established national Information and Communications Technology (ICT) Policy regulations for emerging countries and is the technical architect of open source electronic health records (EHRs) in Africa. Under his leadership, the Center for Development Informatics leads innovative efforts in mHealth, mobile phone SMS solutions, and new ICT programs in Crowdsourcing, Crowd mapping and social finance, along with mobile platforms for nonprofits, to address the needs of Base of the Pyramid (BOP) and emerging market countries. The Center for Development Informatics specializes in effectively capturing structured and unstructured data, finding connections across those data to create knowledge, and using that knowledge to solve problems of emerging countries.

– See more at: http://www.futuresgroup.com/

Confirmed Speakers:

  • Gary Bennett, PhD, Duke Global Digital Health Science Center
  • Brian Caveney MD, JD, MPH, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of NC
  • Marion E Broome, PhD, RN, FAAN, Dean, Duke School of Nursing
  • Pat Calhoun, PhD, Duke Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Duke School of Medicine
  • Zubin Eapen, MD, Duke Cardiology
  • Helen Egger, MD, Duke University Health System Center for Developmental Epidemiology
  • Lisa Hightow-Weidman, MD, UNC School of Medicine
  • Veneeth Iyengar, Sage Growth Partners
  • Vina Misra, PhD, NCSU
  • Guillermo Sapiro D.Sc., Pratt School of Engineering
  • L. Susan Zhang, MHA, Duke Institute for Health Innovation


The 2015 mHealth@Duke conference committee welcomes your abstract submission for review.

The purpose of the poster session is to encourage professionals, students, and researchers to share their most recent findings in an informal setting that aims to encourage discussion. Posters will be displayed throughout the conference day on April 15, 2015.

Please e-mail an abstract of 250 words or less to: mHealthatDuke@gmail.com.

Required fields:

Author(s): Primary (required) & Co-Author(s) (optional)

Role: Student or Non-student


Consideration Preference: 10-minute Lightning Talk Presentation* or Poster

*We have a limited number of slots available for the lightening talks. If you choose this option and your abstract is not chosen for a talk, it will still be considered for a poster.


Abstract Summary (250 words maximum)

Deadline for submission of abstract: April 6, 2015

Notification of acceptance: April 8, 2015 

Submissions will be peer reviewed. Two $100 awards will be granted for best student and best non-student poster.

Please note: Accepted poster participants must be in attendance at the conference.

*For poster printing, we recommend PhD Posters ( https://phdposters.com/index.php ), a local company founded by Duke students. Their prices are affordable and tips and templates are provided on their website. Standard sizes of 60″x42″ or smaller are preferred.


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4 Responses to 2015 Conference

  1. Lynda Barnett, RN says:

    Please keep me informed on this mHealth conference. Does anyone know if there will be a mHealth Summit in Maryland again this year?
    Thank you….Lynda Barnett,RN, Care Manager/Options Counselor
    Mid Carolina Area Agency on Aging
    Fayetteville, NC

  2. Gretchen says:

    please send conference information

    • Erica Levine says:

      Hi Gretchen,

      We’ve added you to our mHealth@Duke mailing list! That will keep you up to date. Thanks so much for your interest!

  3. Miriam Ehrensaft says:

    Hello, I was referred to you by my colleague Candice Odgers. Can you please add me to the mHealth@Duke mailing list?

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