Mobile & Electronic Health Affinity Research Collaborative

(ME-ARC)

The mission of the Mobile and Electronic Health-ARC (ME-ARC) is to conduct state-of-the art research and training in mobile and electronic health to improve health and well-being, with a focus on underserved populations, across the lifespan. The ARC is transdisciplinary, consisting of a steering committee, external advisory board, trainees, and over 150 member affiliates across numerous schools at Boston University.  Steering committee members have expertise in: implementation science, behavioral science, medicine, informatics/bioinformatics, software development, health literacy, engineering, and global health.

Since January 2016, the ME-ARC has hosted invited speakers at monthly seminars, and has held a yearly ME-Health symposium.  The ME-ARC coalesces mobile health resources and researchers at Boston University, and conducts state of the art mobile health pilot projects.

One goal of the ME-ARC, is to advance mHealth and eHealth at Boston University. The following projects are supported through ME-ARC funding:

Dr. Belinda Borrelli co-founded the ME-ARC, and serves as Director and Principal Investigator. Dr. Lisa Quintiliani and Dr. Tibor Palfai are Co-Directors of the ME-ARC.

Project 1: Using Mobile Technology to Address Barriers to Quitting Cigarettes among Hospitalized Smokers with Opioid Use Disorders. Hasmeena Kathuria (Project Leader), Co-I’s: (Borrelli, Quintiliani, Palfai, Weinstein)

Project 2: Addressing Hazardous Drinking and Chronic Pain with Web-based Intervention and Coaching in Primary Care. Tibor Palfai (Project Leader), Co-I’s (Otis, Morone, Lasser, Lapets, Borrelli & Quintiliani)

Project 3: Validation of a Novel Second-Hand Smoke Sensor. James Galagan (Project Leader), Co-I: B. Borrelli

Mobile and Electronic Health ARC Symposium

The Mobile and Electronic Health ARC’s 2nd Annual Symposium was held on Thursday, November 2nd 2017. Click here for information and photos of the event.