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Why the Certificate Program was Right for Me

Why the Certificate Program was Right for Me

Why were you interested in Digital Health Communication? In this day and age, you can’t really have a communications degree and not have some expertise in the digital sphere. It’s just too important a channel for such a large subset of the U.S. population, and you learn that being able to use these channels for personal use is not the same as using them in a professional capacity. The Digital health Communication program taught me that … Read entire article »

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Digital Health Communication Certificate Student Wins Hackathon

Digital Health Communication Certificate Student Wins Hackathon

The Tufts Institute for Innovation hosted the #HumanHealthHack ideation/business planning competition Feb 5-7, 2016 to address nutrition and food insecurity in Boston. Based on her final project designing an app in Mobile Health Design, Digital Health Communication Certificate student Tariana V. Little (far left in photo) worked with an interdisciplinary team of Tufts undergrad and grad students to further develop her idea: an app called Food Finder Instantly (FooFii) that aims to bridge the … Read entire article »

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Using the Amazon ‘Dash Button’ for Health: Ideas from the Mobile Health Design Course

Using the Amazon ‘Dash Button’ for Health: Ideas from the Mobile Health Design Course

Mobile technology has made it easier to solve health problems in convenient, personalized, and efficient ways. Each class session of the four week Mobile Health Design course includes a challenge that encourages students to work together to approach real-world situations with creative mobile health solutions. Students in the 2015 course were given a challenge to adapt Amazon’s new ‘Dash Button’, which is a device that allows users to place orders at the press of a … Read entire article »

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Fitbit Refresh- Recycling Wearable Technology

Fitbit Refresh- Recycling Wearable Technology

FitBit, Jawbone UP, and Nike Fuelband are all wearable devices that give individuals feedback on their step count and other health indicators. However, like many other forms of technology, they are used for a short time, or used and replaced by a newer model. What happens to the activity trackers that are discarded? Lisa Gualtieri, PhD, ScM, Assistant Professor in the Department of Public Health and Community Medicine, hopes to give a new life to unused … Read entire article »

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Can a New Mirror Motivate Us to Diet and Exercise?

Can a New Mirror Motivate Us to Diet and Exercise?

I was scrolling through my Facebook news feed one day, when I read a status that truly horrified me. A friend had written, “Since I started working out, I feel better and look better, but my weight on the scale hasn’t gone down, and I feel really sad.” This statement really stuck with me, even more so when she admitted she was addicted to her scale and couldn’t possibly throw it out. Therefore, when the … Read entire article »

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