The eHealth/mHealth Research Interest Group (EMRIG) was formed in the spring of 2013 and is comprised of researchers at UConn and other institutions/organizations who are interested in digital health research and the use of mobile technologies, social media, web-based interventions, sensors, and other new technologies to assess and modify health behavior. Members are informed through the group’s listserv and website about relevant funding opportunities, presentations, conferences, webinars, trainings, publications, and new developments in eHealth/mHealth. The group sponsors events and activities in digital health, and assists members in identifying potential research collaborators, technology experts, and funding mechnisms. The primary goal of these various activities is to foster new multidisciplinary research collaborations that address important individual and public health issues in new and innovative ways.
In August 2014, the EMRIG expanded to also become a CICATS Core Interest Group (CIG), which means that the eHealth/mHealth research interest group is co-sponsored by both InCHIP on the Storrs campus and the Connecticut Convergence Institute for Translation in Regenerative Engineering at UConn Health.
The InCHIP eHealth/mHealth Research Interest Group Leadership Team is comprised of the following UConn faculty:
Sherry Pagoto, PhD
Director, UConn Center for mHealth & Social Media
Professor, Allied Health