mHealth@Duke is now a part of the Duke Mobile App Gateway

Launched in 2013, the mHealth@Duke conference was the first of many creative cross-disciplinary collaborations on mobile health at Duke. mHealth@Duke hosted five successful annual conferences that brought together leaders from Duke and beyond to focus on research and opportunities at the nexus of healthcare and technology.

In the intervening years, as the number of researchers and practitioners at Duke designing mHealth grew, so did the need for an ongoing mobile app development presence at Duke.  The Duke Mobile App Gateway fulfills that need by providing a variety of consultation services, tools, and education to those with an interest in creating and validating a mobile technology solution. For more information about the Duke Mobile App Gateway please visit

Past mHealth@Duke conferences:

5th Annual – 2017 mHealth@Duke Conference

Click here for the conference agenda and here for the full program.

Watch the keynote address by Drew Schiller, Validic co-founder and CEO.


Check out photographs from the 5th Annual conference: Photo Credit: Alexandrea Lassiter of DTown Perspective Photography.

4th Annual – 2016 mHealth@Duke Conference

Mobile and Digital Technology in the New Era of Precision Medicine and Population Health

Download the full agenda here: mHealth@Duke_2016_Conference_Schedule_4-11-16 

Featured Speakers

Bill Riley, PhDbill_riley_OBSSR is the Director of the NIH Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research, and Associate Director of NIH for Behavioral and Social Sciences. 

Dr. Riley has been working in mHealth before it was even called that! Check out a preview of his talk and about the President’s Precision Medicine Initiative here:

donna_spruijt-metz_USCDDonna Spruijt-Metz, MFA, PhD is Director of the USC mHealth Collaboratory at the University of Southern California’s Center for Economic and Social Research (Co-Director, Bill Swartout), and Professor of Research in Psychology. 

Listen to a preview of Dr. Spruijt-Metz’s talk, “mHealth to the 4th Power” here:

A_Hipp-300x300J. Aaron Hipp, PhD is the Associate Professor of Community Health and Sustainability, Department of Parks, Recreation, and Tourism Management, and Fellow, Center for Geospatial Analytics, North Carolina State University (NCSU), is a built environment and physical activity researcher and teacher. 

Here’s a sneak peek of what Dr. Hipp will be talking about!

mHealth Shark Tank Competition

The Shark Tank competition aimed to bring together the greatest minds at Duke to present their innovative digital health ideas!

The 2017 winner was Embrace Health, a mobile health clinical decision support company led by Duke graduate students.  They hope to aid healthcare professionals and social workers who currently have all of this information stored in their heads by providing a website repository of current and verified healthcare and community services that can be shared with patients.

The first year’s winning team created mBadlaav, an app that helps doctors and hospitals improve treatment for survivors of rape and sexual assault in India. You can read more about mBadlaav and the Shark Tank competition here and here

The winners of our second annual competition, Physao, created an app and portable device for people with asthma to be able to test their lung device and connect with trusted friends and family for help if needed. Check out their presentation at our 4th annual mHealth@Duke conference here