mHealth

Evaluation of National Video Directly Observed Therapy Implementation

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2018-08-05
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emocha Mobile Health, Inc., and Johns Hopkins investigators have developed a user-friendly, HIPAA compliant application for asynchronous video directly observed therapy (DOT) miDOT. The miDOT platform consists of a patient-facing mobile application where patients can record videos of themselves...

Technology Based Community Health Nursing to Improve Combination Anti-Retroviral Therapy (cART) Adherence and Virologic Suppression in Youth Living With HIV (Tech2Check)

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2018-07-11
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Dr. Maunank Shah is a co-Investigator on this clinical trial. Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection has disproportionately persisted as a public health threat to adolescents and young adults (AYA) from minority communities in the United States. HIV has evolved into a chronic disease, which...

Evaluation of Video-Based Directly Observed Therapy for Tuberculosis in India

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2018-05-14
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This study was designed to evaluate Directly Observed Therapy conducted through miDOT, a secure mobile health interface, with traditional in-person Directly Observed Therapy.

Multidisciplinary Research Training to Understand and Reduce HIV Incidence in Uganda

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2018-05-10
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Dr. Larry Chang is PI for this multi-year (2018-2023) training grant sponsored by the Fogarty International Center at the National Institute of Health. Abstract While substantial progress has been made in the global HIV response, impact has been uneven. Uganda provides a prime case study. Uganda...

Characteristics Associated with Mobile Phone Usage among TB Populations in Pune, India

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2017-10-02
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With 8.6 million people affected worldwide in 2012, the control and prevention of tuberculosis (TB) has become an international priority. In order to reduce burdens and achieve global goals for TB control, new and innovative tools are necessary. With a growing number of mobile phone subscriptions...

LaMocha: A Mobile Technology to Promote HIV Testing among Immigrant Latino Men

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2016-12-15
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Foreign-born Latino males have a high risk of late HIV diagnosis and presentation to care, which can lead to poor clinical outcomes and ongoing HIV transmission in the community. We propose to evaluate if tailored videos delivered through a tablet by a Latino Health Worker and regular SMS text...

mHealth-enhanced Peer Navigation Intervention for PrEP Delivery among MSM at STD Clinics

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2016-08-01
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Using mixed methodology (quantitative surveys, qualitative interviews, and administrative data), this study will assess acceptability and feasibility of an mHealth-enhanced peer navigation to promote PrEP initiation, retention and adherence among men who have sex with men (MSM) in the Baltimore...

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...

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

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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

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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 (COMBIND)

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2013-09-02
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This study ended May 14, 2019. 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...

Impact of Diabetes on TB Treatment Outcomes

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2013-02-01
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CCGHE, the JHU Center for TB Research and BJGMC have been awarded a $2.5 million dollar NIH grant (2013-2018) to conduct a study to evaluate treatment outcomes among Indian patients with both diabetes mellitus and active TB. This study is assessing the prevalence of impaired glucose or frank...

Feasibility and Acceptability of Smartphone-Based Ecological Momentary Assessment of Alcohol Use Among African American Men Who Have Sex With Men in Baltimore

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2013-01-01
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This study provides evidence to support the feasibility and acceptability of using Ecological Momentary Assessment (EMA ) methods for collecting data on alcohol use among African American men who have sex with men living in urban settings. These data provide the basis for future studies of EMA-...

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

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2012-11-01
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This study ended February 7, 2017. 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...

Analysis of Data Collected from the Evaluation of Community-Based Education, Research and Service (COBERS)

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2012-06-12
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This effort ended in June 2015. Makerere University College of Health Sciences (MakCHS), the Medical Schools at Gulu University (GU), Mbarara University of Science and Technology (MUST), Kampala International University (KIU) and Busitema University (BU) came together with Johns Hopkins University...

DOmestic Violence Enhanced Home Visitation and Smart Phones (DOVE)

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2012-01-01
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This effort ended in 2017. 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...

Brief Venue Survey of HIV Risk Places and Use of Technology in the Baltimore Latino Population

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2010-12-14
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This study ended December 13, 2011. In the last ten years, Baltimore City has seen a doubling in the AIDS incidence rate among Latinos. This has been paralleled by a doubling of the Baltimore Latino population over the last five years. At the Baltimore City Health Department (BCHD), Latino patients...

Peer Community-based Assistant in REtention: Effect of Peer Health Workers on People Living with HIV Not on Antiretroviral Therapy—A Randomized Operations Research Trial

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2007-03-29
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Human resource limitations, long travel times, and a weak health care infrastructure pose significant challenges to the delivery of anti-retroviral therapy (ART) in rural settings such as the Rakai District in southwestern Uganda. HIV increases demand for health services and also impacts the health...

BWI CTU: Baltimore-Washington-India Clinical Trials Unit

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2007-02-02
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Comprising clinical trial sites at Johns Hopkins Medicine in Baltimore, Whitman Walker Health in Washington, DC, and the BJGMC-CCGHE collaboration in Pune, India, the Baltimore-Washington-India Clinical Trials Unit (BWI-CTU) is one of only 25 international HIV/TB clinical trial sites funded by the...

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Use of smartphone-based video Directly Observed Therapy (vDOT) in tuberculosis care: Single-arm, prospective feasibility study

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2019-08-30
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Journal of Medical Internet Research
Video-based monitoring is increasingly used as an efficient and low cost alternative to in-person observation and monitoring of TB patients. It showed promise in the high TB setting of India, too.

Mobile phone access and comfort: implications for HIV and tuberculosis care in India and South Africa.

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2019-07-01
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International Journal of Tuberculosis and Lung Disease
SETTING: India and South Africa shoulder the greatest burden of tuberculosis (TB) and human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection respectively, but care retention is suboptimal. OBJECTIVE: We conducted a study in Pune, India, and Matlosana, South Africa to identify the factors associated with...

Advancing Patient-Centered Care in Tuberculosis Management: A Mixed-Methods Appraisal of Video Directly Observed Therapy

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2019-06-25
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Open Forum Infectious Diseases
OFID : Study compared directly-observed therapy with video-based observed therapy using the emocha mobile health platform

Users beware! Biological variation in complete blood counts over short time intervals

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2019-05-29
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BMJ Evidence Based Medicine
New publication in BMJ Evidence Based Medicine looks at CBC count variations in blood drawn over a short time period

Using mHealth to improve tuberculosis case identification and treatment initiation in South Africa: Results from a pilot study

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2018-07-03
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PLoS One
BACKGROUND: Tuberculosis (TB) incidence in South Africa is among the highest globally. Initial loss to follow-up (ILFU), defined as not starting on TB treatment within 28 days of testing positive, is undermining control efforts. We assessed the feasibility, acceptability, and potential of a mHealth...

Advancing patient-centered care in tuberculosis management: A mixed-methods appraisal of video directly observed therapy

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2018-04-26
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Open Forum Infectious Diseases
BACKGROUND: Directly observed therapy (DOT) remains an integral component of treatment support and adherence monitoring in tuberculosis care. In-person DOT is resource intensive and often burdensome for patients. Video DOT (vDOT) has been proposed as an alternative to increase treatment flexibility...

Mobile phone incentives for childhood immunizations in rural India

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2018-03-19
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Pediatrics
In Pediatrics: Incentives and technology can improve immunization coverage in young children in resource-poor settings.

Impact of a community health worker HIV treatment and prevention intervention in an HIV hotspot fishing community in Rakai, Uganda (mLAKE): study protocol for a randomized controlled trial

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2017-10-23
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Trials
Abstract Background: Effective yet practical strategies are needed to increase engagement in HIV treatment and prevention services, particularly in high-HIV-prevalence hotspots. We designed a community-based intervention called "Health Scouts" to promote uptake and adherence to HIV services in a...

Ecological momentary assessment of illicit drug use compared to biological and self-reported methods

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2016-03-15
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Journal of Medical Internet Research
Background: The use of mHealth methods for capturing illicit drug use and associated behaviors have become more widely used in research settings, yet there is little research as to how valid these methods are compared to known measures of capturing and quantifying drug use. Objective: We examined...

Feasibility and acceptability of smartphone-based ecological momentary assessment of alcohol use among African American men who have sex with men in Baltimore

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2015-06-17
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Journal of Medical Internet Research
Background: Alcohol use is a risk factor for the acquisition of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) among African American men who havesex with men (MSM). Mobile phone-based ecological momentary assessments (EMA) could minimize bias due to retrospective recall and thus provide a better understanding...

Utilizing mHealth methods to identify patterns of high risk illicit drug use

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2015-06-01
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Drug and Alcohol Dependence
Introduction: We assessed patterns of illicit drug use using mobile health (mHealth) methods and subsequent health care indicators among drug users in Baltimore, MD. Methods: Participants of the EXposure Assessment in Current Time (EXACT) study were provided a mobile device for assessment of their...

Capturing illicit drug use where and when it happens: an ecologic momentary assessment of the social, physical and activity environment of using versus craving illicit drugs

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2015-02-15
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Addiction
Aim: To understand the environmental and contextual influences of illicit cocaine and heroin use and craving using mobile health (mHealth) methods. Design: Interactive mHealth methods of ecological momentary assessment (EMA) were utilized in the Exposure Assessment in Current Time (EXACT) study to...

Cell phone utilization among foreign-born latinos: a promising tool for dissemination of health and HIV information

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2014-08-01
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Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health
Latinos in the U.S. are disproportionately affected by HIV and are at risk for late presentation to care. Between June 2011 and January 2012, we conducted a cross-sectional survey of 209 Baltimore Latinos at community-based venues to evaluate the feasibility of using communication technology (ICT)-...

The Exposure Assessment in current time (EXACT) study: implementation, feasibility and acceptability of real-time data collection in a community cohort of illicit drug users

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2013-11-06
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AIDS Research and Treatment
Objective: We describe the study design and evaluate the implementation, feasibility, and acceptability of an ecological momentary assessment (EMA) study of illicit drug users. Design. Four sequential field trials targeting observation of 30 individuals followed for a four week period. Participants...

Leveraging information technology to address the health workforce gap

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2013-11-01
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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...

H_pe for mHealth: More "y" or "o" on the horizon?

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2013-04-13
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International Journal of Medical Informatics
Objective: Efforts in the domain of mobile health, or mHealth, have been criticized for the unfettered proliferation of pilots and a lack of a rigorous evidence base to support these strategies. In this letter, we present the response of a group of researchers in the mHealth community to the recent...

Household-based HIV counseling and testing as a platform for referral to HIV care and medical male circumcision in Uganda: a pilot evaluation

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2012-12-13
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PLOS One
Background: Combination HIV prevention initiatives incorporate evidence-based, biomedical and behavioral interventions appropriate and acceptable to specific populations, aiming to significantly reduce population-level HIV incidence. Knowledge of HIV serostatus is key to linkages to HIV care...

Research capacity-building program for clinicians and staff at a community-based HIV clinic in Uganda: A pre/post evaluation

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2012-10-01
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Journal of the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care
Developing capacity for HIV research and clinical practice is critically needed in resource-limited countries. The purpose of this study was to evaluate a research capacity building program for community-based participants in preparation and conduct of mHealth interventions. A descriptive, cross-...

Cost analyses of peer health worker and mHealth support interventions for improving AIDS care in Rakai, Uganda

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2012-09-12
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AIDS Care
A cost analysis study calculates resources needed to deliver an intervention and can provide useful information on affordability for service providers and policy-makers. We conducted cost analyses of both a peer health worker (PHW) and a mHealth (mobile phone) support intervention. Excluding...

Guidelines for improving entry into and retention in care and antiretroviral adherence for persons with HIV: evidence-based recommendations from an International Association of Physicians in AIDS Care panel

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2012-06-05
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Annals of Internal Medicine
Description: After HIV diagnosis, timely entry into HIV medical care and retention in that care are essential to the provision of effective antiretroviral therapy (ART). ART adherence is among the key determinants of successful HIV treatment outcome and is essential to minimize the emergence of...

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Mobile Phone Access and Comfort: Implications for HIV and Tuberculosis Care in India and South Africa

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2018-10-04
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Cox SN , Elf J, Lokhande R, Ogale YP, DiAndreth L, Dupuis E, Milovanovic M, Mpongose N, Martinson N, Mave V, Suryavanshi N, Gupta A, Golub JE, Mathad JS. Mobile Phone Access and Comfort: Implications for HIV and Tuberculosis Care in India and South Africa. I DSA. IDWeek 2018. San Francisco, CA,...

Mobile Health and Behavioral PMTCT Intervention among Community Health Workers Improves Exclusive Breastfeeding and Early Infant Diagnosis in India: A Cluster Randomized Trial

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2018-07-24
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Suryavanshi N, Kadam A, Hegde A, Sivalenka S, Kumar VS, McKenzie-White J, Kanade S, Gupta A, Bollinger RC, Shankar A, Gupte N, Mave V. Mobile Health and Behavioral PMTCT Intervention among Community Health Workers Improves Exclusive Breastfeeding and Early Infant Diagnosis in India: A Cluster...

Opportunities, Challenges and Implications of m-Health Oral Cancer Screening for HIV-positive Individuals in India

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2018-07-23
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Joshi S, Chandanwale A, Sangle S, Marbaniang I , Khaire S, Thakur R, Gupta A, Chigurupati R, Mave V. Opportunities, Challenges and Implications of m-Health Oral Cancer Screening for HIV-positive Individuals in India. AIDS 2018. Amsterdam, The Netherlands. July 23-27, 2018.

mHealth in medicine: A Hopkins-Focused Perspective

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2017-02-24
Chang, L. mHealth in medicine: A Hopkins-Focused Perspective. Digital Health Day. Johns Hopkins University. Baltimore, MD.

Characteristics Associated with Mobile Phone Access among Tuberculosis Patents in Pune, India

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2016-12-04
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Ogale YP , Elf JL, Lokhande R, Mave V, Roy S, Gupta A, Golub J, Mathad J. Characteristics Associated with Mobile Phone Access among Tuberculosis Patents in Pune, India. 46th Union World Conference on Lung Health. International Union for Tuberculosis and Lung Disease. Cape Town, South Africa.

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

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2016-07-21
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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. Outreach Workers in the Prevention of Mother to Child Transmission of HIV (PMTCT) Programme in India: Challenges and Opportunities. 21st...

A Cluster-Randomized Trial to Promote Combination HIV Prevention Using M-health-Supported CHWs in a High-Prevalence Fishing Community: Design and Baseline Characteristics of the mLAKE Trial in Rakai, Uganda

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2016-07-21
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Chang L, Mbabali I, Kong X, Hutton H, Long A, Thomas A, Bugos E, Ssekasanvu J, Kennedy C, Amico R, Nalugoda F, Reynolds S, Quinn T, Serwadda D, Wawer M, Gray R, Nakigozi G. A Cluster-Randomized Trial to Promote Combination HIV Prevention Using M-health-Supported CHWs in a High-Prevalence Fishing...

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

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2016-07-20
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Farley JE , Seiguer S, Naicker M, McKenzie-White J, Greg C, Elmi M, Stevens W, Stewart-Isherwood L. Rapid Diagnosis, Linkage and Treatment Initiation of Patients with Drug-resistant Tuberculosis in South Africa: The miLINC Solution to Improve Access to Care. 21st International AIDS Conference...

Prevalence of and Risk Factors for Diabetes mellitus among Pulmonary Tuberculosis Patients in Pune, India.

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2016-07-16
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Golub, J., Gupta, A. Prevalence of and Risk Factors for Diabetes mellitus among Pulmonary Tuberculosis Patients in Pune, India. TB2016. International AIDS Society. Durban, South Africa. 2016.

Combination HIV Prevention and HIV Incidence in a Ugandan Hotspot Fishing Community

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2016-02-23
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Kagaayi J, Grabowski MK, Nakigozi G, Kigozi G, Nalugoda F, Ssekubugu R, Gray RH, Serwadda D, Wawer MJ, Chang L. Combination HIV Prevention and HIV Incidence in a Ugandan Hotspot Fishing Community. Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections 2016. Boston, MA. 2016.

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

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2015-12-05
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Farley J, McKenzie-White J, Seiguer S, Naicker M, Peters A, Isherwood L, Olsen F, Stevens W. Novel Package of Integrated Mobile Applications Reduces Time to Treatment Initiation for Patients with MDR-TB. The 46th Union World Conference on Lung Health. Cape Town, South Africa.

Risk Factors for Unfavorable Treatment Outcomes in DOTs-treated Pediatric TB Patients

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2015-12-04
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Shelke S, Bollinger R, Chandanwale A, DeLuca A, Gupta A, Gupte N, Adhav PS, Kadam DB. Risk Factors for Unfavorable Treatment Outcomes in DOTs-treated Pediatric TB Patients. The 46th Union World Conference on Lung Health. Cape Town, South Africa.

Characteristics Associated with Mobile Phone Access among TB Patients in Pune, India

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2015-12-04
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Ogale YP, Elf J, Lokhande R, Mave V, Roy S, Gupta A, Golub J, Mathad J. Characteristics Associated with Mobile Phone Access among TB Patients in Pune, India. The 46th Union World Conference on Lung Health. Cape Town, South Africa.

mHealth

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2015-10-29
Chang, L. mHealth. CFAR National Social and Behavioral Sciences Research Network Annual Meeting. Baltimore, MD.

Programmatic Experience with Video DOT

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2015-09-30
Chida, N. Programmatic Experience with Video DOT. Mid-Atlantic TB Intensive, Rutgers Global Tuberculosis Institute. Rehoboth, DE.

Intro to mHealth

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2014-12-17
Change, L. Intro to mHealth. JHU-GmI Seminar. Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. Baltimore, MD.

GETHealth Summit to Bridge Health Workforce Gap in Developing Countries

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2014-11-10
Bollinger, R. GETHealth Summit to Bridge Health Workforce Gap in Developing Countries. GETHealth Summit. Dublin, Ireland.

Integrating Engineering and Technology in to Prevention

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2014-05-07
Chang, L. Integrating Engineering and Technology in to Prevention. Centers for Intervention and Services Research Meeting. Baltimore, MD.

mHealth: Overview and Opportunities for Novel Cancer Research

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2014-03-19
Chang, L. mHealth: Overview and Opportunities for Novel Cancer Research. National Cancer Institute DCEG Fellows’ Training Symposium. National Institutes of Health. Bethesda, MD.

Mobile Technologies for HIV Care and Prevention

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2013-11-20
Gupta, A. Mobile Technologies for HIV Care and Prevention. Association of Nurses in AIDS Care 2013 Conference. Atlanta, GA. 2013.

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