mHealth Workshop

mHealth Workshop: May 15-16, 2017
Translational Data Analytics for Environmental Health:
Sensors, Algorithms, and Patients

The South Big Data Innovation Hub invites you to our mHealth Workshop, a chance for researchers, industry leaders, and medical professionals to discuss the challenges and opportunities to improve access to mobile healthcare to people across the South.

By harnessing the power of individuals and engaging them in monitoring and managing their own health, and by generating health monitoring data from large populations, new wireless, connected and mHealth technologies have the potential to improve healthcare and lower costs. Healthcare disparities in the South represent a strong use case for understanding the research challenges that need to be addressed in mhealth data.

The workshop will provide immediate value to the individual participants as well as interim benefits in shaping a comprehensive data-focused research agenda for mHealth Internet of Things (IoT).

Current Agenda
Sunday, May 14, 6pm-8pm: Pre-Workshop Meet Up at Carolina 1663 in the Sheraton Chapel Hill
Monday, May 15, 9am-5:30pm: Day 1 of the Workshop
Monday, May 15, 5:45pm-7pm: Reception in the Atrium
Tuesday, May 16, 9am-4pm: Day 2 of the Workshop

The meetings will take place at RENCI, Biltmore Conference Room, 100 Europa Drive, Chapel Hill, NC 27517. To request to attend the invitation-only event, email

The South Hub invites graduate students interested in mHealth
to apply to participate in the workshop. 

Eligibility: Students should be pursuing advanced degrees in data science, mobile health technologies, relevant domain science, or healthcare. 

Financial Stipend: The South Hub will cover the actual cost of travel, hotel, and food during the two-day workshop, as per UNC-CH guidelines.

Application Process: Students can apply by submitting a 1-page position paper (no more than 500 words/3000 characters) addressing the question of what are the priority research challenges in the mHealth space. Please also provide your name, degree program, university, email address, phone number, as well as your graduate adviser’s name and contact information.

Papers should be submitted below by April 7, 2017 at 11:59 PM Eastern Time. Up to three graduate students will be selected based on peer review of the submitted position papers. Applicants will be notified by April 14, 2017.

Requirements: Graduate students will be asked to take notes during the workshop and write blog posts for the South Big Data Hub blog providing their perspectives on the workshop theme and outcomes.