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USC mHealth Collaboratory Art & Science in the 21st Century (click for more info)

Main Campus - Thursday, May 25th, 11:00am -1:30pm (Lunch will be provided)

Making e-/mHealth Work in the Real World: Lessons from Industry and Academia

ISBNPA 2017 Workshop - Wednesday, June 7th, 8:30-12:30pm 

Development and deployment of electronic and mobile health (e/mHealth) technologies by industry and academia have operated largely in parallel. Little systematic research has evaluated the effectiveness of commercial products, or determined when, how and for whom technologies work best. At the same time, many commercially designed and supported products have high adoption and user rates compared to products designed by researchers. The purpose of this workshop is to advance understanding of the science and practice of e/mHealth from the perspectives of industry and academic experts who are engaged in novel methods of development, implementation, and evaluation beyond the confines of the traditional RCT. ​Registration and more information here:​ 



The 5th Biennial Conference of the Society for Ambulatory Assessment will take place from
Thursday 15th to Saturday 17th June 2017 (pre-conference workshops will run on Wednesday 14th and in the morning of Thursday 15th June 2017) at the University of Luxembourg, Belval Campus, Maison du Savoir.
2, avenue de l'Université
L-4365 Esch-sur-Alzette

Moving from ‘cold’ to ‘warm’ computational models of individual behaviour:  cyberphysical systems to understand food intake
Saturday 17th June, 13:30

We generate vast amounts of personal data that could, on a day-to-day basis, be saving our lives. However, these data vary greatly in their accessibility and are often siloed and/or unmergable. These data also differ in the nature of the measure, type of inference, frequency of capture, precision, and rate/trajectory of change. We need dynamic models that learn as they go. These dynamic models should be seeded with received knowledge about groups (‘cold’ models). However, as they ‘learn’ the individual and grow along with the individual, they should become highly personalized ‘warm’, ever-adapting models. These are the kind of models that are needed to be able to intervene in real time, when people are in need and available. We have major transdisciplinary tasks ahead of us to develop modeling techniques that will optimize utilization of this multilevel, multidimensional data. This talk will offer some ideas on what might help us to get from here to there, using food intake as a case study.

Call for papers opening soon. 

Health Data Exploration
Summer Institute 2017

Call for Participation
When: July 12-19, 2017
Where: Calit2 on the campus of UCSD, San Diego, CA
Deadline: Application review begins April 14, 2017
The Health Data Exploration Project ( will host the second annual HDE Summer Institute in San Diego, California, from July 12-19, 2017. The HDE Summer Institute is an intensive, 1-week training institute on personal health data research methods for doctoral students and early-career researchers.(read more)




Past Events


FOOD FIGHT! Innovations in monitoring, modeling, and modifying food intake - a USC mHealth Collaboratory workshop

This workshop brings together experts in nutrition, obesity, biology, mobile health, engineering and social networks to discuss challenges and new opportunities to measure and understand food intake using new technologies. What can we learn about your diet from your ‘digital breadcrumbs’? How can cyberphysical systems be used to detect and intervene on eating in real time? We will be joined by Melanie Hingle, PHD, MPH, RD, Stephen Korbourov, PhD, MS, Kayla de la Haye, PhD, Donna Spruijt-Metz, MFA, PhD, Lorraine Turcotte, PhD FACSM, and Keri Kreutzer, ED, MPH, RD. 

WHEN: Tuesday, March 28TH 
TIME: Workshop 11am-2pm
Space is limited! Please RSVP to Luz Castillo at

July 21-22, 2016 Josh Smyth
Summer Institute on Innovative Methods:
Ecological Momentary Assessments

presenting the Summer Institute on
Innovative Methods, "Ecological Momentary Assessment (EMA): Investigating Biopsychosocial Processes in Context." 

April 6 - 2016 2-3:30 PM
Ross Hammond Ph.D.

Applications of Complex Systems Modeling in Public Health: Progress and Potential

Thursday, March 3, 2016 at 2:00 PM

Adaptive Interventions for Health Behavior Change with Inbal Nahum-Shani, Ph.D.

Wednesday, February 17, 2016 at 12:00 PM

Elder Tree: Aging in the Wireless World with David H. Gustafson, Ph.D.

Streaming link HERE

Friday, February 12, 2016 at 12:00 PM

Self-efficacy and Daily Adherence talk in mHealth with Peter Pirolli

​A Computational Neurocognitive Model

Streaming link HERE

Tuesday, January 12, 2016 at 11:00 AM

Systems Approach to Obesity Prevention and Control with Bruce Y. Lee, MD

Monday, Aug 10 at 2.00 PM

Stealth Summer mHealth talk with Dr. Susanne Boll

Interaction design for mobile and wearable personal health system

Streaming link HERE

Monday April 20, 2015 from 12pm -2pm

Designing mHealth for Racial and Ethnic Minority Populations

With Vickie Mays, UCLA BRITE Center; Shiny Wu, USC School of Social Work; Maggie Ramirez, Viterbi School of Engineering

Wednesday March 25; 2015 from 12pm- 2pm

A Presentation on the Growing Quantified Self Trend and Its Impact on Health and Wellness

With Ernesto Ramirez, Program Director at Quantified Self Labs

Replay: Part 1 Speaker 1Part 2 Speaker 2, Part 3 Q&A

Thursday March 12, 2015, from 3-5pm

SeeMe5: A Holistic Obesity Management Program at Catholic University of Korea

With Seong K. Mun, PhD, President, Opent Source EHR Alliance, Arlington, VA & Adjunct Professor, Catholic University of Korea

Tuesday March 3, 2015 from 12pm-2pm

User-Centered Design for mHealth: A Hands-On Seminar with Barbara Spanton, Principal Designer at Macadamian Design 

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

USC mHealth Collaboratory Kickoff Seminar, "A Healthy Codependency?"  with Noam Ziv, previously Qualcomm, now Ksembe, on "mHealth Research, Products, and Companies

Replay HERE

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

USC mHealth Collaboratory Seminar/Mixer 

“Paco: An Open D-I-Y Smartphone Platform for Behavior Experimentation for Researchers and Individuals.” with Bob Evans (Google)