Location
155 College Street, room 106
Series/Type
Dates
  • September 12, 2016 from 9:00am to 11:00am

A lecture by: Dr. Kelly L. L’Engle, Assistant Professor, University of San Francisco

The large majority of people in the world have a mobile phone – In fact, many more people now have access to a mobile phone than clean water, electricity, or a bank account. Mobile phones provide endless possibilities for global health promotion and provide a new channel for health communication and behavior change. Combining principles of health persuasion and behavioral science with technology development and usability, this talk will present best practices in using mobile phones for health promotion. The research base and new methods for assessing mHealth interventions for behavior change will be reviewed. Examples using SMS and theory-informed messaging with a focus on reproductive health in Africa will be presented. Prof L’Engle will highlight recent results from a systematic review of mobile phone interventions for improving adolescent sexual and reproductive health, and a current study of a mobile intervention targeting pregnancy prevention and nutrition in an RCT with female sex workers in Kenya.

Sponsored in part by the Office of Global Public Health Education and Training at the Dalla Lana School of Public Health, A Faculty of the University of Toronto

Please RSVP toresearch.dlsph@utoronto.ca by September 9, 2016.