Can digital health interventions really improve chronic disease outcomes: Promise or reality? | Duke Kunshan University
Can digital health interventions really improve chronic disease outcomes: Promise or reality?
Speaker: 
Prof. Brian Oldenburg

 a behavioural scientist and population health researcher

Feb 27th 2017 11:45 to 12:45
Room 1079, Academic Building

Summary of Talk:

This presentation overviews the recent rapid uptake of digital health programs to improve the prevention and management of lifestyle-related chronic disease in populations. It will illustrate some examples of different programs and will discuss some of the future trends in the field of digital public health. However, there are some very significant challenges in this rapidly developing field and these will be discussed during the presentation. 

 

Brief Biography:    

Brian Oldenburg is a behavioural scientist and population health researcher. His research focuses on how to improve the prevention and control of diabetes, heart disease and co-morbid mental health conditions. He has also developed and evaluated new technologies and m-Health interventions to improve diabetes control and outcomes. In recent years, he also has been studying the spread of cardiometabolic disease in in Asia and Africa and how this can be addressed. He is a current Visiting Professor in Finland and China, including Shanghai Jiao Tong University.