Month: April 2014

Thursday 4/24: CHIP Lecture by John Mangano, comScore

Please join us for the next event in the Spring 2014 CHIP Lecture Series!

 

“Pixels, Patients and Prevention – How Patients Use The Internet to Manage Their Health”

 

John Mangano, MBA

comScore

Thursday, April 24, 2014

12:30 – 1:30pm

Location

The lecture will take place in Video Conference Room 204 on the second floor of the Ryan Building at 2006 Hillside Road at the University of Connecticut in Storrs. For directions and maps, see http://www.chip.uconn.edu/about/directions-to-chip/. Accessibility: elevator available in building lobby on ground floor.

Web Stream

You can view this talk streamed live during or after the lecture at https://mediasite.dl.uconn.edu/Mediasite/Play/aa7acbd64bcd45d98df2322f10a5980d1d. Live webcast viewers may submit questions in real time; simple instructions are posted at http://www.chip.uconn.edu/lecture-series/qaforum-instructions/.

About the Speaker

John Mangano, MBA

John Mangano (MBA, BS) is Vice President at comScore where he leads comScore’s Health, Retail and Travel practices.  Through viewing the online activity of over 1 million Americans, his team provides deep insight into how patients, health care providers, travelers and shoppers use and interact with the internet and how that activity ultimately turns into offline activity.

John is well-known as an expert on internet behavior and has spoken at many industrial events including ePharma, DTC National and Digital Pharma East.  He has been cited in countless international publications and testified at the FDA internet marketing hearings in November 2009.

He has been at the forefront of the internet, being one of the original 20 people to launch the wireless internet at AT&T Wireless in 2001 and launched an online music store in 1995.

He holds an MBA from the Thunderbird School of Global Management and Bachelor of Science in Public Relations from the University of Florida.

Please follow this link to view John’s profile on LinkedIn.

About the CHIP Lecture Series

The CHIP Lecture Series provides an invaluable forum for researchers – at CHIP, throughout the UConn community and beyond – to learn about new work in development by leading figures in health behavior change. The CHIP Lecture Series also provides a venue for researchers to share late-breaking findings and identify emerging trends in health behavior research. For the current semester schedule, visit http://www.chip.uconn.edu/lecture-series/spring-2014-schedule/. If you have any questions about the CHIP Lecture Series, please contact lectureseries@chip.uconn.edu.

Thursday 4/10: CHIP Lecture by Dr. Tim Bickmore, PhD, Northeastern University

Please join us for the next event in the Spring 2014 CHIP Lecture Series!

“Automated Health Counselors for Underserved Populations”

Tim Bickmore, PhD – Northeastern University

Thursday, April 10, 2014

12:30 – 1:30pm

 

Location

The lecture will take place in Video Conference Room 204 on the second floor of the Ryan Building at 2006 Hillside Road at the University of Connecticut in Storrs. For directions and maps, see http://www.chip.uconn.edu/about/directions-to-chip/. Accessibility: elevator available in building lobby on ground floor.

 

Web Stream

You can view this talk streamed live during or after the lecture at https://mediasite.dl.uconn.edu/Mediasite/Play/4ca49981aa7d4519973f2e649cdb4c1e1d.

 

About the Speaker

Tim Bickmore, PhDDr. Bickmore is an Associate Professor in the College of Computer and Information Science at Northeastern University.  The focus of his research is on the development and evaluation of computer agents that emulate face-to-face interactions between health providers and patients for use in health education and long-term health behavior change interventions, with a particular focus on the emotional and relational aspects of these interactions.  Prior to Northeastern, he spent two years as an Assistant Professor of Medicine at the Boston University School of Medicine.  Dr. Bickmore received his Ph.D. from MIT, doing his dissertation work in the Media Lab studying emotional interactions between people and animated computer characters.

 

About the CHIP Lecture Series

The CHIP Lecture Series provides an invaluable forum for researchers – at CHIP, throughout the UConn community and beyond – to learn about new work in development by leading figures in health behavior change. The CHIP Lecture Series also provides a venue for researchers to share late-breaking findings and identify emerging trends in health behavior research. For the current semester schedule, visit . If you have any questions about the CHIP Lecture Series, please contact lectureseries@chip.uconn.edu.

CHIP Graduate Student Affiliate David Finitsis Featured in UConn Today

David FinitsisCHIP Graduate Student Affiliate David Finitsis was featured in a story in UConn Today on March 12, 2014, titled, “The Health Benefits of Texting.” Together with his co-authors, psychology professor (and CHIP PI) Blair T. Johnson and Jennifer Pellowski, a graduate student in social psychology, Finitsis conducted a meta-analysis of eight randomized controlled trials that examined the effects of texting between health care providers and patients using antiretroviral drug therapy for the control of HIV/AIDS.

An excerpt from the piece:

What Finitsis and his colleagues discovered in their analysis was that the use of text messaging between health care providers and their patients living with HIV/AIDS significantly improved adherence to drug regimens. An additional finding was that patients participating in the texting trials had significantly decreased viral load when compared to control groups consisting of individuals who were receiving standard care. This means they are less likely to infect others, providing that normal precautions, such as the use of condoms during sex, are followed.

Finitsis says the technology enables communication via cell phones wherever there are cell towers, including the United States, Europe, and even developing countries such as those in sub-Saharan Africa, where the HIV/AIDS epidemic has been particularly severe.