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College of Nursing 2020 Spring Seminar Series: Dr. Ben Marlin

Event Details

February 19, 2020
12:00 pm-1:00 pm

Skinner Hall

Room: 101

UMass Amherst Campus

Handicap access available
Free admission
Ian Cooke

The UManage Center for the Science of Symptom Self-Management in the College of Nursing is delighted to host Dr. Ben Marlin, Associate Professor in the College of Information and Computer Sciences, who will discuss "Just-in-Time Adaptive Interventions: Case Studies on Mobile Technology Integration for Health and Behavioral Science".

Mobile technologies are enabling a range of new opportunities to better understand human health and behavior through passive sensing of heath-related events, activities and states. These same technologies are also enabling the opportunity to intervene to improve health with greater temporal and contextual precision through methods like just-in-time contextually tailored messaging. In this talk, Dr. Marlin will present the general Just-in-Time adapative intervention framework from a technology perspective. He will highlight several current studies in the areas of physical activity and smoking cessation support that are combining pasive sensing of context and proximal outcomes to drive the real-time selection of technology-mediated intervention components. Finally, Dr. Marlin discuss the roles that AI and machine learning play in enabling these interventions.