Mobile Health (mHealth) Technology

The Mobile Health (mHealth) Shared Resource at the Stephenson Cancer Center offers resources that empower researchers to build, test, and launch technology based assessment and intervention tools.

This shared resource works with researchers to:

  • Create innovative web and mobile based applications
  • Help to identify and intervene upon environmental, cognitive, effective, physiological, and behavioral antecedents of health risk factors linked to cancer
  • Applications are developed using state-of-the-art cross-platform design tools

Our Services include:

  • Web-based content management system (CMS) to manage research studies and enroll study participants

  • Create various types of Ecological Momentary Assessments (EMAs) and Just-In-Time Adaptive Intervention (JITAI): random, daily, participant initiated, geo-fence initiated, sensor initiated

  • Application and device training to assist teams using the Insight Platform

  • Application maintenance and support for the duration of the study

  • Governance and risk assessment support

  • Algorithm builder to intervene upon variables in real-time (e.g., suggest ways to cope with stress when risk for smoking lapse is high)

  • Encrypted email to send automated email messages to clinic/research staff when specific situations or symptoms are detected (e.g., COVID-19 symptoms in patients receiving chemotherapy)

  • Unique message delivery system (e.g., text, video, audio, website) when prespecified algorithm, date/time, on-demand or incoming sensor data criteria are met

  • Automated randomization of participants into groups, re-randomization of participants into new groups (e.g., SMART designs)

  • Micro-randomized trial designs for randomization of moments to prompt (or not) specific interventions at specific times

  • Image uploader for participants to send encrypted pictures (e.g., pre-cancerous moles, tobacco advertisements).

  • Passive data collection from several sensors (e.g., activity monitor, portable carbon monoxide monitor

  • One-click phone call integration to link patients with important others (e.g., nursing staff, case managers)

If you are interested in utilizing the mHealth shared resource services, visit the TSET Health Promotion Research Center site or contact our team for more information.

Contact Information

Michela Aguirre
405-271-8001 x 50488
Scientific Director
Michael Businelle, PhD


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