Mobile & Electronic Health Affinity Research Collaborative
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 175 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.
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. Dr. Swathi Kiran and Dr. Rebecca Grochow Mishuris serve as Core Members of our Leadership Team.
One goal of the ME-ARC, is to advance mHealth and eHealth at Boston University. The following projects are currently supported through ME-ARC funding:
Project 1: Nudging Smokers with Schizophrenia to Quit through Engagement in Daily Activities: Testing the Feasibility of a Smartphone-based Behavioral Activation Intervention. Daniel Fulford (Co-PI and lead), Belinda Borrelli (Co-PI), & Kim Mueser (Co-I)
Project 2: Mobile Health App to Minimize Opioid Use and Pain among Surgical Patients. John Otis (PI and Lead), Tibor Palfai (Co-PI), & Chadi Tannoury (Co-I)
Digital Health Disparities Initiative: Development of a disparities framework and guidelines for developing and testing digital health solutions. Belinda Borrelli (PI and lead), Lisa Quintiliani, Tibor Palfai, Swathi Kiran, Rebecca Mishuris, & Deborah Carr (Co-I’s)
Mobile and Electronic Health ARC Symposium
The Mobile and Electronic Health ARC’s 5th Annual Symposium will be held on Thursday, April 28, 2022. Click here for information.