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 is the Co-Director of the ME-ARC. Dr. Daniel Fulford and Dr. Joanne Murabito 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:
Research Project: 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)
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, Swathi Kiran, Rebecca Mishuris, & Deborah Carr (Co-I’s)
ME-ARC Monthly Seminars
Walter R. Boot, Ph.D., Professor of Psychology at Florida State University will present “The Role of Emerging Technologies in Supporting the Health, Wellbeing, Independence, and Quality of Life in Older People” on Zoom on Tuesday, September 19th, 2023.
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The ME-ARC’s 5th Annual Symposium was held on Thursday, April 28, 2022. Click here for information.