Using Mobile Apps to Manage Chronic Conditions: Challenges and Opportunities

Tue, Oct 6, 2020, 12:00 PM (PDT)


Please join us for a virtual meeting. Dr. Wu, Associate Professor of Social Work and Industrial and Systems Engineering at University of Southern California will speak at the meeting. She will talk about using mobile apps to manage chronic conditions.


Shinyi Wu is Associate Professor of Social Work and Industrial and Systems Engineering at University of Southern California (USC). She is also a senior scientist of the USC Edward R. Roybal Institute on Aging, and an adjunct faculty member of the USC Leonard D. Schaeffer Center of Health Policy and Economics. Prior to joining USC, Dr. Wu worked at the RAND Corporation as a health policy researcher. She received her PhD in Industrial Engineering from University of Wisconsin-Madison. She completed her undergraduate degree in Taiwan.

Dr. Wu’s scholarship focuses on health services and systems research to identify the healthcare needs of chronically ill and older populations, and address these needs through innovative applications of systems redesign, cost-effectiveness analysis, and health information technology. She was the principal investigator of a multi-site large-scale clinical trial called “Diabetes-depression Care-management Adoption Technology” trial. This trial used an advanced patient remote monitoring technology integrated with web-based patient registry system to facilitate adoption of collaborative depression care for low-income, primarily Latino population with diabetes in safety-net care settings. This research has generated 16 journal publications to date and received four academic awards. Recently, Dr. Wu led a large experiment in Taiwan to test an innovative intergenerational diabetes self-management learning program. In this program, older adults with diabetes learned to use mobile health technology to improve their health and quality of life and college students served as their technology tutors. This work received the 2018 Nobuo Maeda International Research Award from the American Public Health Association.

Dr. Wu is the recipient of the USC Mentoring Award in 2018 for mentoring graduate students, Outstanding Teacher of the Year in 2015 from the USC Daniel J. Epstein Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering, 2015 USC Sterling C. Franklin Award for Distinguished Faculty of Social Work, and 2007 RAND Merit Award for improving policy and decision-making through research and analysis.


Tuesday, Oct 6
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM (PDT)


Meeting online Zoom link will be sent out on10/5/2020

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