July 12-19, 2017, Calit2, UCSD, San Diego, CA
When: July 12-19, 2017
Where: Calit2 on the campus of UCSD, San Diego, CA
Deadline: Application review begins May 1st, 2017
The Health Data Exploration Project will host the second annual HDE Summer Institute in San Diego, California, from July 12-19, 2017. The HDE Summer Institute is an intensive, 1-week training institute on personal health data research methods for doctoral students and early-career researchers. Approximately 30 participants will be chosen by competitive application from a variety of relevant disciplines including public health, medicine, informatics, human-computer interaction, computer science, data science, and design. World- renowned faculty will lead seminars in theory and methods and mentor student group projects. Participants will gain hands-on, practical experience working with new technologies and data sources in interdisciplinary project groups.
The goals of the institute include:
Personal and public health informatics is a highly interdisciplinary arena, and we want to support a breadth of perspectives and forms of engagement in the Institute. We expect participants to come from a variety of disciplines, including (but not limited to):
We also anticipate that applicants will have experience with a breadth of approaches, including (but not limited to):
Dr. Eric Hekler, Director of the Designing Health Lab, and Assistant Professor of Nutrition and Health Promotion, Arizona State University
Dr. Santosh Kumar, Director of the NIH Center of Excellence for Mobile Sensor Data-to- Knowledge (MD2K), and Professor and Lillian & Morrie Moss Chair of Excellence in Computer Science, University of Memphis
Dr. Kevin Patrick, Director of the Center for Wireless and Population Health Systems, and Professor of Family and Preventive Medicine, UC San Diego
Dr. Bonnie Spring, Director of the Center for Behavior and Health, and Professor of Preventive Medicine, Psychology, & Psychiatry, Northwestern University
Applications are requested for the HDE Summer Institute from two categories of participants:
While PhD students at any stage are invited to apply, the Institute will be most beneficial for those students who have finished their coursework and are developing or have already defended their dissertation proposal.
Early-career/post-doctoral scholars should have completed their Ph.D. within the past 3 years and be working in an area related to personal informatics and health. Participants who are unsure of their eligibility or have unique circumstances should contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss their application.
We are seeking participants who come from a wide variety of disciplinary and methodological backgrounds and are open to working in an interdisciplinary setting.
Room and board will be provided by the Institute for all accepted participants. Participants (or their home institutions) will be expected to cover travel to and from San Diego. A small number of need-based travel scholarships will be made available.
Doctoral students and early career researchers should prepare their CV and a short (up to 500 words) response to the question “How does/will your work advance our ability to understand and improve health through new forms of personal data?” In order to situate your research within a larger community, please cite at least three relevant publications that have influenced your own work. Applicants should seek a letter of recommendation from their advisor, mentor, or department chair indicating their expected graduation date (for current PhD students) and how the HDE Summer Institute will advance their scholarship.
Applications should be submitted with all relevant documents by May 1st, 2017. The HDE Summer Institute Advisory Committee will review applications using the following criteria: