Donna Spruijt-Metz, director of the mHealth Collaboratory at the USC Center for Economic and Social Research, and her team are testing an innovative approach to address obesity: devices that measure mood and eating behaviors rather than focusing on dietary intake.
“The three-day multiple pass dietary recall that asks people to remember what they ate is the gold standard for measuring food intake, but we can’t accurately measure someone’s diet or food intake,” said Spruijt-Metz, a research professor of psychology at the USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences. “We really have no idea what people eat, because people lie. People don’t remember.” Read More
Health Data Exploration Project
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Webinar: Citizen Science with Dr. Andrea Wiggins
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Join Dr. Andrea Wiggins from the University of Maryland College of Information Studies for a thorough discussion on the role of technologies in citizen science, and how ordinary people become involved in meaningful real-world research through citizen science projects, and how technologies can help. READ MORE
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