eHealth/mHealth Research Interest Group


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 electronic health/mobile 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 eHealth/mHealth, assists members in identifying potential research collaborators and technology experts, holds periodic meetings, and keeps members abreast of what is happening in the field. 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 Institute for Clinical and Translational Science (CICATS) at UConn Health.

Leadership Team

The InCHIP eHealth/mHealth Research Interest Group Leadership Team is comprised of the following UConn faculty:

Deborah Cornman, PhD
Associate Director, InCHIP
Associate Research Professor, InCHIP

Debs Ghosh, PhD
Associate Professor, Geography

Sherry Pagoto, PhD
Director, UConn Center for mHealth & Social Media
Professor, Allied Health

Join Us

To join the eHealth/mHealth RIG, please fill out the form below:


Upcoming Events

Conferences and Colloquia

Effects of Real-time Monitoring and Notification of Smoking Episodes on Smoking Reduction: Test of a Novel Smoking Cessation Phone App

Date: Wednesday, February 21, 2018, 3:00-4:00pm

Location: InCHIP Colloquium Room, J. Ray Ryan Building, 2006 Hillside Road, Storrs, CT

Led by Reuven Dar, Ph.D.

Biography: Professor Reuven Dar received his Ph.D. in clinical psychology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1987. He completed his clinical internship and postdoctoral training at the Department of Psychiatry at the UW Medical School. Professor Dar is presently the head of the clinical graduate program at the Department of Psychology at Tel Aviv University, where he has been a faculty member since 1988. His fields of interest include obsessive-compulsive disorder, psychological and biological determinants of smoking, and research methodology.


2nd Annual Conference: Digital Health at the Intersection of Academia and IndustryDate:Wednesday, May 17, 2018, 9:30am – 5:00pmLocation:University of Connecticut’s Rome Commons BallroomOrganized by The UConn Center for mHealth and Social MediaDescription:The UConn Center for mHealth and Social Media is pleased to present its 2nd Annual Conference with the theme ofDigital Health at the Intersection of Academia and Industry.Speakers from Cedars-Sinai, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, PatientsLikeMe, and Interactive Health will be presenting state-of-the-art research on mobile apps, devices, wearables, and social media. A panel will discuss the topic of building interdisciplinary and academia-industry collaborations. A poster session and wine reception will be held at 4:00 pm.Register NowSubmit Abstract

Past InCHIP Events/Activities

  • November 15, 2017, 12:30-2:30pm – InCHIP GIS Workshop Dr. Debs Ghosh, Associated Professor of Geography
  • March 2, 2017, 12:30-1:30pm – InCHIP Lecture Chandra Osborn, PhD, MPH, One Drop, Informed Data Systems Inc.
    • “The One Drop app with In-app Coaching Engages, Empowers, and Improves Health Outcomes”
    • View Streaming Video
  • February 23, 2017, 12:30-1:30pm – InCHIP Lecture J. Graham Thomas, PhD, Alpert Medical School of Brown University
    • “Digital Health Technology for the Assessment and Treatment of Obesity and Related Behaviors”
    • View Streaming Video
  • January 26, 2017, 12:30-1:30pm – InCHIP Lecture Sheana Bull, PhD, MPH, University of Colorado, Aurora
    • “Innovations in Technology for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention: The mHealth Impact Lab”
    • View streaming video
  • March 24, 2016, 12-1pm – EMRIG Workshop Matt Larson, Janel Wright, and Eli Strassfeld, UConn Procurement Services
  • October 15, 2015, 12:30-1:30pm – InCHIP Lecture Jennifer Stinson, PhD, CPNP; University of Toronto
    • “Improving Child Health Outcomes: Harnessing Electronic and Mobile Health Technologies”
    • View streaming video
  • May 7, 2015, 12:30-1:30pm – InCHIP Lecture Gary Bennett, PhD – Duke University
    • “Using Digital Health to Improve Comprehensive Obesity Treatment Among the Medically Vulnerable”
    • View streaming video
  • March 31, 2015: Digital Health Science Café at Costa del Sol: This networking event co-hosted by CICATS and InCHIP was a huge success! Researchers from UConn, UConn Health Center, and community agencies convened to present their digital health research interests and potential areas where they’re looking for collaborators. We are looking forward to seeing new research collaborations in the field of digital health in the near future.
  • October 16, 2014, 12:30-1:30pm – InCHIP Lecture Sherry Pagoto, PhD – Associate Professor at the University of Massachusetts Medical School and co-founder of the UMass Center for mHealth and Social Media
  • May 6, 2014 – Presentation on UConn’s Digital Media Center Tim Hunter – Professor and Head of the Digital Media & Design Department, and Director of the Digital Media Center, University of Connecticut
  • April 24, 2014 – InCHIP Lecture John Mangano, MBA – Vice President, comScore
    • “Pixels, Patients and Prevention – How Patients Use The Internet to Manage Their Health”
    • View streaming video
  • April 17, 2014 – InCHIP Lecture Suzanne Mitchell, MD, MS – Assistant Professor of Family Medicine at Boston University School of Medicine
    • “Women in Control: virtual world diabetes self-management education for African American women with DM”
    • View streaming video
  • April 10, 2014 – InCHIP Lecture Tim Bickmore, PhD – Associate Professor in the College of Computer and Information Science at Northeastern University

eHealth/mHealth Research Resources

Academic Journals


Funding Opportunities

See below for eHealth/mHealth-related funding opportunities in the InCHIP External Funding Opportunities database. To filter the database by funding opportunities in other health domains, please visit the External Funding Opportunities main page.