Week Date Topics (Pre-Break) Topics (Post-Break)
1 1/18 Translational Research & Need for “Agile Science” Where Theory Meets UX: Behavior Change Principles
Contopoulos-Ioannidis et al (2008) – Life cycle of translational research for medical interventions Riley et al (2011) – Health behavior models in the age of mobile interventions: are our theories up to the task?
2 1/25 mHealth: The Excitement vs. The Evidence mHealth Interventions: What’s Working, What’s Not?
Kaplan & Stone (2013) – Bringing the laboratory and clinic to the community: Mobile technologies for health promotion and disease prevention; Boudreaux et al (2014) – Evaluating and selecting mobile health apps: strategies for healthcare providers and healthcare organizations Yang et al (2014) – Implementation of behavior change techniques in mobile applications for physical activity; Shah et al (2017) – Enhancing cognitive functioning in healthy older adults: a systematic review of the clinical significance of commercially available computerized cognitive training in preventing cognitive decline;
3 2/1 Video-based Tools for Delivery & Assessment Computer-based Delivery
Rejeski et al (2010) – Development and validation of a video-animated tool for assessing mobility; McAuley et al (2013) – Effects of a DVD-delivered exercise intervention on physical function in Older Adults Lee et al (2011) – A randomized trial of computer-based communications using imagery and text information to alter representations of heart disease risk and motivate protective behavior ; Williams et al (2013) – Men’s experiences of an appearance-focused facial-ageing sun protection intervention: A qualitative study
4 2/8 Wayfinding Technology & Assistive Devices Wearable Devices*
Mullen, Palac, and Bryant (2016); Change et al (2010)?


Case et al (2015) – Research Letter: Accuracy of Smartphone applications and wearable devices for tracking physical activity data; Heckler et al (2016); Murray et al (2016)


5 2/15 Internet-based Health Behavior Interventions Mobile Phone Interventions*
Bennett & Glasgow (2009) – The Delivery of Public Health Interventions via the Internet: Actualizing Their Potential

Webb et al (2010) – Using the internet to promote health behavior change: a systematic review and meta-analysis of the impact of theoretical basis, use of behavior change techniques, and mode of delivery on efficacy

*Fanning et al (2013) – Increasing physical activity with mobile devices: a meta-analysis;

*Liang et al (2011) – Effect of mobile phone intervention for diabetes on glycaemic control: a meta-analysis

6 2/22 Virtual Technology, Part I: Safety Training Virtual Tech, Part II: Exergaming*
Schwebel & McClure (2010) – Using virtual reality to train children in safe street-crossing skills *Anderson-Hanley et al (2012) – Exergaming and older adult cognition: a cluster randomized clinical trial
7 3/1 Midterm
8 3/8 Preview of Part II
9 3/15 Paper & Presentation Preparation
10 3/22 ***No Class – Spring Break***
11 3/29 Paper & Presentation Preparation
12 4/5  Leveraging Electronic Medical Records for Health Enhancement Intervention Dissemination via Social Networks*
13 4/12 Technology-driven Disease Management Technology-driven Mental Health Therapy*
14 4/19 Prevention Technology, Part I:

Promotion of Health Screening Behavior

Prevention Tech, Part II:

Risk Behavior Reduction*

15 4/26 Expert Communication Systems: Telemedicine and Remote Coaching What the Future Holds…Bionics & Body Sensors
16 5/3 Class Presentations
17 5/5 8:30am Final Exam (non-cumulative)