Center for Digital Health

Seminar Series 2/17 with Elad Yom-Tov, PhD: An adaptive messaging intervention to increase physical activity

elad yom-tov

Please join us on Wednesday, February 17th for a seminar series presentation by Elad Yom-Tov, PhD: "An adaptive messaging intervention to increase physical activity." Despite the clear benefit of regular physical activity, most patients with diabetes type 2 are sedentary. Smartphones and wearable devices have become ubiquitous in modern societies, bringing new opportunities for novel interventions through continuous monitoring of patients and timely communication with them. However, efforts to encourage activity of these patients using smartphones have focused on predetermined messages or messages tailored by experts, limiting their effectiveness.

*When: Wednesday, February 17th @ 1 PM EST*
Register for the seminar here: https://brown.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJwpc-ChrTMvH9Zsch5kt9cW-i16SzlxudtO

Elad Yom-Tov is a Senior Principal Researcher at Microsoft Research. Before joining Microsoft he was with Yahoo Research, IBM Research, and Rafael. His primary research interests are in applying large-scale Machine Learning and Information Retrieval methods to medicine. Dr. Yom-Tov studied at Tel-Aviv University and the Technion, Israel. He has published four books, over 150 papers (of which 3 were awarded prizes), and was awarded more than 20 patents. His latest book is “Crowdsourced Health: How What You Do on the Internet Will Improve Medicine” (MIT Press, 2016).