Jane McKenzie-White, MAS, MSEd

Role: 
Director
Managing Director, Director of Education Technology and Design

Ms. McKenzie-White is the Managing Director and Director of Education Technology and Design at the Center for Clinical Global Health Education. She also serves as adjunct faculty for the Johns Hopkins School of Education.

She has more than 20 years of experience in program leadership, web development, health education, and research. Since joining the CCGHE in 2006, her efforts have focused on distance learning and capacity-building initiatives. Her work has contributed to numerous peer-reviewed publications on leveraging technology to facilitate clinical global health education and optimize healthcare delivery.

An innovator, McKenzie-White was one of the inventors of emocha® (emocha.com), a CCGHE-developed mobile health platform now being used to facilitate research, education and healthcare delivery in more than 11 countries. She continues to design research studies and oversee pilot testing of new emocha® applications, and most recently has been involved in a country-wide effort in South Africa that is using emocha® to link people with multi-drug resistant TB to treatment within 5 days, and to help retain them in the care system.

McKenzie-White is responsible for all CCGHE distance and online education programs. Under the NIH-funded Medical Education Partnership Initiative (MEPI), she has developed and taught numerous courses and training workshops in Uganda and Ethiopia that help those countries develop and implement distance learning platforms of their own that are designed specifically for medical education. She recently participated in a multi-university collaboration led by Johns Hopkins School of Public Health that designed, developed, and implemented a core MOOC curriculum on gender-based violence for global health settings. The course comprises core lessons, and has optional case study components that are tailored to the intervention and response resources available for specific countries. The first course, Confronting Gender-Based Violence: Global Lessons with Case Studies from India, was offered through Coursera and was named a top ten MOOC for September 2015 by MOOC aggregator Class Central.

As CCGHE’s Managing Director, McKenzie-White oversees organizational and financial strategy and directs administration, communications, and information technology operations.

McKenzie-White received an undergraduate degree in biology from the University of Maryland and master's degrees in both administrative science and science in education from Johns Hopkins University.

miDOT (Directly Observed Therapy)

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2015-11-01
Designed by Dr. Maunank Shah, the miDOT mobile health application is a video-based Directly Observed Therapy interface that uses the emocha Mobile Health platform to remotely connect patients on long-term tuberculosis therapy with clinicians who are required to witness patients taking medication...

Community Health Workers, mHealth, and Combination HIV Prevention in a Hotspot: A Randomized Trial (mLAKE)

Post Date: 
2015-04-01
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Led by Dr. Larry Chang, the mLAKE study in Uganda is examining whether community health workers equipped with cellphones and the emocha Mobile Health platform are able to successfully promote HIV treatment and prevention services in households in a fishing community in East Africa with a very high...

Salud al Dia

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2014-11-01
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This initiative is intended to address healthcare disparities among Latino children in Baltimore by increasing engagement of limited English proficiency (LEP) Latino parents in primary healthcare. Specifically, we are looking at whether using in-person and technology-based support interventions...

miLINC: MDR-TB South Africa - Patient Linkage to and Retention in Care

Post Date: 
2014-10-06
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Mycobacterium tuberculosis (TB) remains the leading cause of death among persons living with human immunodeficiency virus and acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (HIV/AIDS) in southern Africa. Drug-resistant TB remains a growing threat to public health despite advances made in diagnosis and...

Community Home Based India Prevention of Mother to Child Transmission of HIV

Post Date: 
2013-09-02
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CCGHE is assessing whether equipping Community Health Workers with mobile health technology and involving them in technology training and personal empowerment seminars can help prevent mother-to-child transmission of HIV. CHWs who care for HIV + pregnant and nursing women are using the emocha...

ONCOGRID: An mHealth Approach to Prevention and Early Diagnosis of Oral Cancer in Rural South India

Post Date: 
2012-11-01
Country: 
The Indian sub-continent is burdened with 80% of the world’s patients with oral cancer, and delay in oral cancer diagnosis is one of the major problems that leads to poor treatment outcomes (V. Shanta, R. Swaminathan, R. Rama. Cancer Control 2013). Current screening and treatment programs are not...

DOmestic Violence Enhanced Home Visitation and Smart Phones (DOVE)

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2012-01-01
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The major challenge of early prenatal nurse home visitation programs is to accurately identify abused women. The DOVE study aims to improve maternal health and increase the use of a safety plan and community resources by using an emocha ® application to assist home visitors in effectively and...

Integration of HIV and Other Prevalent Relevant Infectious Disease Care into Primary Medical Care

Post Date: 
2007-01-01
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According to the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), HIV is rapidly expanding in Latin America, and among the Latin American countries with highest HIV prevalence, four are located in Central America. Notably, AIDS is among the 10 leading causes of death in three of the six countries in...

GETHealth Summit Report—2014, Conference Proceedings

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2015-07-08
The GETHealth Summit brought together healthcare professionals, representatives from the technology and education sectors, academic researchers, global health experts from backgrounds including non-governmental organisations to government. This diverse group of delegates were brought together to...

Leveraging information technology to address the health workforce gap

Post Date: 
2013-11-01
Publication: 
Bulletin of the World Health Organization
According to some estimates, the world needs more than 4 million additional physicians, nurses, pharmacists, laboratory technicians, midwives, community health workers (CHWs) and other front-line health workers. However, there is also a shortage of faculty that can provide high-quality training and...

A novel educational strategy targeting health care workers in underserved communities in Central America to integrate HIV into primary medical care

Post Date: 
2012-10-24
Publication: 
PLOS
Background: Current educational strategies to integrate HIV care into primary medical care in Central America have traditionally targeted managers or higher-level officials, rather than local health care workers (HCWs). We developed a complementary online and on-site interactive training program to...

Evaluation of a multimodal, distance learning HIV management course for clinical care providers in India

Post Date: 
2012-10-01
Publication: 
Journal of the International Association of Providers of AIDS Care
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Distance learning is an important tool for training HIV health workers. However, there is limited evidence on design and evaluation of distance learning HIV curricula and tools. We therefore designed, implemented, and evaluated a distance learning course on HIV management for clinical care...

A comparison of online versus on-site training in health research methodology: A randomized study

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2011-06-17
Publication: 
BMC Medical Education
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Background: Distance learning may be useful for building health research capacity. However, evidence that it can improve knowledge and skills in health research, particularly in resource-poor settings, is limited. We compared the impact and acceptability of teaching two distinct content areas,...

Building a global health education network for clinical care and research: the benefits and challenges of distance learning tools

Post Date: 
2011-06-15
Publication: 
Infectious Disease Clinics of North America
Expanding the capacity for clinical care and health research is a global priority and a global challenge. In disenfranchised communities facing the largest burden of disease, whether they be in rural Africa or in urban US, there is a great need for more well-trained, competent and dedicated health...

Outreach Workers in the Prevention of Mother to Child Transmission of HIV (PMTCT) Programme in India: Challenges and Opportunities

Post Date: 
2016-07-21
Presentation Location: 
Durban, South Africa
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Event & Convener: 
21st Annual International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2016)
Abstract Presentation. Suryavanshi N , Mave V, Kadam A, Kanade S, Sivalenka S, Sampath K, Harve P, Gupta RS, Hegde A, McKenzie-White J, Gupte N, Gupta A, Bollinger RC, Shankar AV.

Rapid Diagnosis, Linkage and Treatment Initiation of Patients with Drug-resistant Tuberculosis in South Africa: The miLINC Solution to Improve Access to Care

Post Date: 
2016-07-20
Presentation Location: 
Durban, South Africa
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Event & Convener: 
21st International AIDS Conference. International AIDS Society.
Poster Presentation. Farley JE , Seiguer S, Naicker M, McKenzie-White J, Greg C, Elmi M, Stevens W, Stewart-Isherwood L

Novel Package of Integrated Mobile Applications Reduces Time to Treatment Initiation for Patients with MDR-TB

Post Date: 
2015-12-05
Presentation Location: 
Cape Town, South Africa
Country: 
Event & Convener: 
The 46th Union World Conference on Lung Health
Oral Abstract. Session: When Waves Trump Paper: The Triumph of E-Technology. Authors: Farley J, McKenzie-White J, Seiguer S, Naicker M, Peters A, Isherwood L, Olsen F, Stevens W.

eLearning Development in the Moodle Learning Management System

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2015-05-31
Presentation Location: 
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Country: 
Event & Convener: 
Addis Ababa College of Health Sciences
Presentation

Emocha Mobile Health expands to opioid addiction treatment

Post Date: 
2017-06-23
Source: 
Baltimore Sun
Photo of emocha mobile health application
Baltimore Sun: emocha received award to expand miDOT capabilities to help care providers treat opioid addiction.

emocha is looking to help treat opioid addiction

Post Date: 
2017-06-16
Source: 
Technical.ly Baltimore
emocha received a $1.7 million grant from the National Institute on Drug Abuse to complete the research studies ahead of its commercial release. The technology will be used in clinic-based treatment, with observation of take-home being a next step. The grant will help the startup validate the...

Emocha launches pilot to help recovering opioid addicts

Post Date: 
2017-06-15
Source: 
Baltimore Business Journal
Emocha will be piloting its platform in partnership with two opioid recovery clinics based at the University of Washington in Seattle and Boston University.

Company tests mobile health for tuberculosis treatment

Post Date: 
2017-05-23
Source: 
NIH: News and Events
Preliminary data show 93% treatment adherence using video observation, with savings of more than $1,000 per TB patient over 6 months

emocha and miDiagnostics collaborate to achieve more comprehensive mobile testing

Post Date: 
2016-12-12
Source: 
iMedicalApps
Baltimore-based tech startup emocha is collaborating with miDIAGNOSTICS in order to combine hardware and software to augment current medical tests for patients and health care providers. Emocha is a Johns Hopkins startup spinout and the end goal is to utilize each company’s strengths to bring test...

Confronting Gender Based Violence 2016 Course

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2016-06-16
2016-06-16—The Johns Hopkins Center for Clinical Global Health Education (CCGHE) is pleased to launch the free online course Confronting Gender-based Violence: Global Lessons for Healthcare Workers. Registration is now open for the course, which is being offered through Coursera. It is scheduled to...

Mobile Technology Developed at Hopkins Medicine Transforming TB Care in Texas

Post Date: 
2016-04-19
Harris County Public Health Environmental Services Hailed TB Elimination Champion by CDC The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently named Harris County Public Health Environmental Services among its 2016 TB Elimination Champions for improving tuberculosis (TB) patient outcomes in...

LEAP Program a Resource for Investigators of New Antiretrovirals

Post Date: 
2016-02-03
February 3, 2016—Baltimore, MD—The Johns Hopkins Center for Clinical Global Health Education, the Johns Hopkins Departments of Medicine and Pharmacology and Molecular Sciences, and the University of Liverpool launched a new website for an NIH-funded drug development resource called the Long-Acting/...

Amid international growth, emocha gets grant to look at Maryland TB treatment

Post Date: 
2015-11-23
Source: 
Technical.ly Baltimore
emocha Mobile Health received a Small Business Innovation Research grant to further development of its mobile app that provides video-based healthcare observations in some cases where visits were previously required. The NIH grant, which is for about $200,000 over two years, will allow the Johns...

emocha App for Ebola Monitoring Nominated for Innovation Award

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2015-08-28
emocha ® Mobile Health, Inc., was nominated this week for a 2015 Baltimore Innovation Award for its Outbreak Symptoms Monitoring Application developed to monitor symptoms among people traveling from west-African countries where there are active Ebola outbreaks. emocha ® is one of 5 companies...

Sparking change: Baltimore's growing startup community

Post Date: 
2015-08-04
Source: 
Baltimore Fishbowl
Baltimore is kind of like a small-scale America, gearing towards a service-based economy for a variety of industries, with the startups here are trying to reinvigorate the economy on both a macro and a micro level. emocha, a health IT startup developed by the Johns Hopkins Center for Clinical...

Mobile app developed by JHU grads helps monitor Ebola, tuberculosis patients

Post Date: 
2015-05-13
Source: 
The HUB at Johns Hopkins
Listening to Morad Elmi list off the recent developments at emocha Mobile Health Inc., the company he co-founded with fellow Johns Hopkins Carey Business School graduate Sebastian Seiguer, it's hard not to be impressed by the breadth and scope of the startup's work. In the past six months, the...

Baltimore tests mobile app for monitoring TB patients

Post Date: 
2014-10-24
Source: 
The Daily Record
The Baltimore City Health Department is piloting a mobile app that helps patients adhere to their medication regimen while reducing the burden on clinicians of monitoring those patients. The app, called miDOT, was developed by a company called emocha Mobile Health Inc., which is working out of the...

Health department launches TB trial with emocha app

Post Date: 
2014-10-22
Source: 
Technical.ly Baltimore
Tuberculosis is both tough to treat and medically cumbersome to manage. Under directly observed therapy, a medical professional has to watch a patient take his or her medication for at least six months. A Baltimore health IT startup may help lighten that load. The Baltimore City Health Department...