Thursday, February 4th, 2016

eHealth/mHealth Research Interest Group

About the eHealth/mHealth Research Interest Group

The eHealth/mHealth Research Interest Group (EMRIG) was formed in the spring of 2013, is headed by CHIP Associate Director Deborah Cornman (PhD, CHIP), and is comprised of researchers at UConn and other institutions who are interested in electronic health/mobile health research and the use of mobile technologies, social media, web-based interventions, sensors, and other new technologies to assess and modify health behavior. Members are informed through the group’s listserv and website about relevant funding opportunities, presentations, conferences, webinars, trainings, publications, and new developments in eHealth/mHealth. The group sponsors events and activities in eHealth/mHealth, assists members in identifying potential research collaborators and technology experts, holds periodic meetings, and keeps members abreast of what is happening in the field. The primary goal of these various activities is to foster new multidisciplinary projects and obtain external grant funding. In August 2014, the EMRIG expanded to also become a CICATS Core Interest Group (CIG), which means that the eHealth/mHealth research interest group is now co-sponsored by both CHIP on the Storrs campus and CICATS at UConn Health.

Join Us

To join the eHealth/mHealth Research Interest Group, contact Deborah Cornman, CHIP Associate Director and EMRIG chair, at

Upcoming CHIP Events/Activities

eLearning Center Course:
“Social Media for Health and Development”
This free two-hour course will serve as an introduction to social media to get people thinking strategically and thoughtfully about social media for global health and development. The course will strengthen the capacity of global health and development professionals interested in understanding basic principles of social media, using social media to disseminate global health and development information, and measuring social media activities. According to the authors, upon completion of this course, you will be able to do the following: (1) define the common principles of social media, (2) identify ways in which social media is and can be used in global health and development, (3) describe some of the features and functionalities of the most popular social media platforms, (4) understand how to create professional social media accounts, (5) learn how to write and synthesize content to fit different social media platforms, (6) recall the steps involved in developing a social media strategy and linking it to programmatic goals and budget, and (7) identify different social media strategies for increasing followers and engaging health and development agencies.

CHIP Lecture Series Talk:
“Sensors and Wearable Devices for Vital Sign, Atrial Fibrillation and Underwater ECG Monitoring”
Ki Chon, PhD; University of Connecticut
Thursday, 2/25/16, 12:30-1:30 in Rm. 204 at CHIP (J. Ray Ryan building)

For more information on upcoming and past CHIP-sponsored events, see the CHIP Events/Activities page.

Funding Opportunities

  • mHealth Tools for Individuals with Chronic Conditions to Promote Effective Patient-Provider Communication, Adherence to Treatment and Self-Management
  • Planning Grants for Pragmatic Research in Healthcare Settings to Improve Diabetes Prevention and Care
  • Pragmatic Research in Healthcare Settings to Improve Diabetes Prevention and Care

For more information on funding opportunities, see the Funding Opportunities page.