October 22, 2013

9 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

SMC Campus Center
Elm Room A

Mobile technologies are becoming increasingly ubiquitous in clinical settings, public health, and personal health monitoring and assessment. This free symposium presents trends in mHealth and projects that are integrating mobile technologies into the diagnosis and management of disease, health promotion, and improving care to underserved populations.

If you plan to attend the lunch, please RSVP to reservations200@hshsl.umaryland.edu by October 11, 2013. Otherwise, advanced registration is not required to attend the symposium, however seating is limited.

Program Schedule

Tuesday, October 22, 2013    9:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.    Campus Center, Elm Room A

Registration 9 - 9:30 a.m.
Keynote Speaker
9:30 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.
Panel of Invited Speakers 10:45 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Break 12 - 12:15 p.m.
Panel of University of Maryland Invited Speakers and Lunch 12:15 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Keynote Speaker

Susannah Fox

Susannah Fox
Associate Director, Pew Research Center

Susannah Fox leads the health and technology portfolio at the Pew Research Center. Her research has documented the social life of health information, the concept of peer-to-peer healthcare, and the role of the internet among people living with chronic disease. Fox contributes to a health care blog, e-patients.net, as well as a personal blog, and you can follow her on Twitter: @SusannahFox. Fox is the former editor of the website for U.S. News & World Report. She has also worked as a researcher for RealNetworks and for The Harwood Group. Fox graduated from Wesleyan University with a degree in anthropology.
Presentation: "Mobile Health in Context: How Information is Woven Into Our Lives"

Panel of Invited Speakers

Shiv Gaglani

Shiv Gaglani
Editor, Medgadget

Shiv Gaglani (@ShivGaglani) is an Editor of the medical technology blog, Medgadget, and curator of the popular Smartphone Physical exhibit that was featured at TEDMED 2013. An MD/MBA candidate at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and Harvard Business School, Shiv is currently co-founder and CEO of the medical education technology company, Osmosis. He can be reached at shiv.gaglani@medgadget.com.
Presentation: "Mobile Medical Apps and Devices: Toys or Tools?"  -  Video
Alain Labrique

Dr. Alain Labrique
Director, Johns Hopkins Global mHealth Initiative

Dr. Alain Labrique is the founding director of the Johns Hopkins University Global mHealth Initiative, a multi-disciplinary consortium of over 70 faculty and 150 students engaged in mHealth innovation and research across the Johns Hopkins system. An infectious disease epidemiologist, with training in molecular biology and over a decade of field experience running large population-based research studies, Dr. Labrique serves on the faculty in the Global Disease Epidemiology and Control Program of the Department of International Health. He holds joint appointments in the Department of Epidemiology, Bloomberg School of Public Health and the Department of Community-Public Health in the School of Nursing of the Johns Hopkins University. He is lead investigator in several research projects measuring the impact of mobile information and communications technologies on improving maternal, neonatal and infant outcomes in resource-limited settings, primarily in South Asia. Dr. Labrique was recognized as one of the Top 11 mHealth Innovators in 2011.

In addition to developing training curricula for mHealth education, Labrique serves as an mHealth advisor to several international and global health agencies, including WHO, USAID and the mHealth Alliance. In addition to teaching and mentoring students at the Bloomberg School, Dr. Labrique and his team are working to understand the "trajectories to mortality" in resource-limited settings experienced by women of reproductive age and infants, to identify novel opportunities for intervention. Dr. Labrique is also actively engaged in designing, exploring and validating appropriate diagnostic and public health technologies, and is the inventor of a number of diagnostic and anthropometric devices.
Presentation: "mHealth- the mobile revolution and change potential for global health"
Kathleen Murphy

Kathleen Murphy
Partner Outreach Manager, text4baby

Kathleen Murphy is the Partner Outreach Manager for the text4baby program at the National Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies Coalition. In this role she is responsible for the strategy behind and the management of the 1,000+ partners who promote text4baby to the women they serve.  Prior to joining the text4baby team, Kathleen was at the Center for Strategic and International Studies where she contributed research for reports and policy recommendations of the Global Health Policy Center’s Global Water Futures Project.  She also has a background in community organizing, and is passionate about mobilizing grass roots efforts around issues of health, community development, and social justice.  Kathleen has a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the University of Michigan.
Presentation: "Text4baby: Harnessing the Power of Mobile for Maternal & Child Health"

Panel of University of Maryland Invited Speakers

Clarissa Diamantidis

Clarissa Jonas Diamantidis, MD, MHS
Assistant Professor of Medicine, School of Medicine

Dr. Diamantidis is an Assistant Professor of Medicine in the Division of Nephrology at the University of Maryland School of Medicine. Dr. Diamantidis received her undergraduate degree at the University of Pennsylvania, followed by Master of Science and Doctor of Medicine degrees at New York Medical College. She went on to complete her Internal Medicine training at Duke University and Nephrology training at Johns Hopkins Hospital, and completed a Masters of Health Science degree in clinical epidemiology at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. Dr. Diamantidis joined the renal epidemiology group at the University of Maryland School of Medicine in 2010.


Dr. Diamantidis' primary research interests include improving patient awareness in chronic kidney disease (CKD), and promoting patient safety in CKD though the use of novel health information technology (IT) tools. She has published work on the usability and acceptability of web-based and mHealth educational content among individuals with CKD, and continues to explore digital methods to engage patients with CKD in the management of their own health conditions.

Presentation: "Educating Chronic Kidney Disease Patients Through Health Information Technology: Can They Hear You Now?"
Julie Gilliam

Julie Gilliam
Instructional Technology Specialist, School of Social Work

As a Senior Instructional Technology Specialist at University of Maryland Baltimore for the School of Social Work, Julie Gilliam supports faculty, staff, and students with instructional and technological services. Services include audio/visual, educational, hardware, software, and server support. She led the classroom Macintosh/Windows installation of new computing technology equipment. She worked with the Office of Field Education to develop a backup website for field notebook access during a web access Internet outage. She has developed several instructional audio/visual objects for classroom learning and established the first mobile technology user group at the school.


Julie holds a Bachelor degree in Social Work and Computer Information Science and a Masters in Computer System Management with a concentration of Applied Systems. She is currently pursuing her Doctoral of Science of Information and Interaction Design at the University of Baltimore. Her dissertation title is "Investigating the Role of an Enhanced Textbook: Using the Principles of Human Centered Design."

Presentation: "Investigating the Role of Mobile Applications in Treating Trauma Survivors"
Kantahyanee Murray

Kantahyanee W. Murray, PhD
Research Assistant Professor, University of Maryland School of Social Work

Dr. Kantahyanee Murray is a Research Assistant Professor in the University of Maryland School of Social Work Ruth H. Young Center for Families and Children where she leads a wide range of community-based, state and federally funded research. Her program of research focuses on understanding the ways particular parenting behaviors and strategies play a role in the prevention of child maltreatment and youth risk behaviors, particularly among vulnerable families living in high risk urban areas. Given the limited research on the incorporations of mobile phone interventions in child maltreatment prevention programs, Dr. Murray has initiated the development of technology-based strategies and interventions in this area in the last few years. Her experience includes the conduct of a randomized-controlled study of a text messaging-based parent engagement strategy in collaboration with a local child maltreatment prevention agency. This project has expanded to include work to integrate the text-messaging strategy in routine practice using an implementation science framework, survey research, and technology-based intervention development.
Presentation: "Text to Connect: Using Text Messaging to Enhance Parents' Engagement in a Parent Training Program"
Eun-Shim Nahm

Eun-Shim Nahm, PhD, RN, FAAN
Professor, OSAH
Program Director, Nursing Informatics, School of Nursing

Dr. Eun-Shim Nahm is a Professor and the Program Director for the Nursing Informatics program at the University of Maryland School of Nursing (UMSON). Her research focuses on the use of technology-based interventions to promote health and to manage chronic illnesses of older adults. She has conducted various studies in this field, including qualitative, measurement, theory testing, and usability studies, as well as randomized controlled trials. She has developed and successfully implemented multiple online health behavior interventions for adults aged 50 and older and their caregivers. Dr. Nahm is the recipient of multiple grant awards from the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Her most recent R01 grant project, "Dissemination of a Theory-Based Bone Health Program in Online Communities," is supported by the National Institute of Nursing Research. She has published more than 35 peer-reviewed journal articles and five book chapters in her area of expertise. She also has given numerous presentations at regional, national, and international scientific conferences. At the UMSON, Dr. Nahm teaches graduate-level nursing informatics courses and doctoral-level research courses and has mentored many graduate and doctoral students.
Presentation: "Development and Testing of a Mobile Health Website for Mobile Clinic Patients"

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