Duke Digital Health Science Digest – Issue 79

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Telehealth in conflict zones, a new innovation challenge to address the opioid epidemic, and more in this issue!

The Digital Health Science Digest is a bimonthly newsletter compiled by Duke Digital Health. We bring you the most interesting research publications, policy news, and other fun digital health science stuff.  

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Issue 79



Congratulations to Omada Health, who recently received “full recognition status” from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Startup Health Academy has a new cohort, and among its members are: a remote monitoring service for physical therapy, an engagement tool for dietitians to grow their practices and better help clients eat better, and a company that wants to accelerate medical research.

Watch this interview with the founder of Arian Teleheal, a telemedicine company that connects providers to patients in conflict zones.


Can a Facebook-based intervention increase the likelihood that young smokers will quit smoking over 3-months, 6-months, and after 1 year? 

What is the effect of of an individually adaptive and socially supportive physical activity intervention delivered via videoconferencing and mobile apps on the exercise habits of mothers?

Can a mobile health application that acts as a platform for delivering standardized antiretroviral counseling for HIV help lay health counselors deliver better coaching in South Africa?


An estimated 115 Americans die every day from opioid overdoses. As part of a larger response by the US government, the Food and Drug Administration recently announced an innovation challenge to solicit solutions to the opioid epidemic. The challenge is open to products in any stage of development. 

Grab Bag

Next time you see him, please make sure to congratulate to our *amazing* director, Gary Bennett, for being named the next Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education! We are so proud of him and excited to watch him take on this amazing new role! 


Upcoming Events

Digital Health Devices: Exploring Data Integrity and Clinical Use
Sponsored by the Clinical and Translational Science Institute & Mobile App Gateway

With hundreds of ‘health’ devices on the market, how do you choose which fitness tracker/sensor/bluetooth-enabled product to use for your research and patient monitoring?Join Ryan Shaw, PhD, RN, for a discussion about the different choices, which tools integrate with Epic, and best practices for data capture.
Thursday, June 7th 11:30 – 1:00pm 
Duke Medical Pavillion, Room DMP.2W96
Sign up here!

Digital Health Happy Hour
Hosted by DHIT

Legislation and policy relating to the digital health industry. Join for a lively discussion with North Carolina government policymakers about the impact on healthcare in the state.
Wednesday, June 20th 5:00 – 7:00 pm
HQ Raleigh 

If you’d like to submit an event or article for us to publish in our digest, please send at least 3 weeks before the event to: erica.levine@duke.edu

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