Upcoming Events

  • Most of our events take place in the McKusick Conference Room at Mission Hall, also known as the Global Health & Clinical Sciences Building on Mission Bay Campus, unless otherwise noted. [Directions to CAPS]
  • RSVP to Rochelle Blanco if you would like to attend. You will need to check in at the security desk upon arrival. Mention “Town Hall” at the security desk to expedite entry approval.

Tuesday, May 26th, 2015

CAPS e-Health Working Group Meeting Presents: Marguerita Lightfoot, PhD — Using Text Messaging in Adolescent Social Networks to Increase HIV Testing

Dr. Lightfoot recruited 100 current adolescent medicine patients at an urban adolescent health clinic serving predominately African Americans to disseminate at least 5 text messages to friends they believe are sexually active. The youth generated text messages were to encourage their friends to visit the clinic and get tested. Lessons learned and preliminary findings will be discussed.

*What is the eHealth Working Group?*

The eHealth Working Group meets periodically to discuss topics related technology-based research. It’s an informal discussion which seeks to share ideas – but also provides an opportunity for the researchers to identify potential development partners. The group is open to everyone.

12:00pm – 1:00pm. McKusick Conference Room (Room 3700), Mission Hall, 550 16th Street, 3rd floor, San Francisco, CA 94158

Tuesday, June 16th, 2015

CAPS eHealth Working Group Presents Bhupendra Sheoran – Youth-Centered Digital Health (12:00pm-1:00pm)

As executive director of YTH, Sheoran leads the organization, involving himself in grant writing, strategic planning, and representing YTH to the community and stakeholders. He works with the program team to design new media and technology programs. He has designed, implemented, and evaluated text messaging campaigns and conducted social media outreach to reach at-risk and hard to reach populations. He also provides capacity building assistance to agencies that want to apply these technologies to their work especially in sexual and reproductive health focusing on youth.

Now based in Oakland, California, Sheoran began his career as a medical doctor in India. He subsequently moved into public health and got an MBA in health management. He has since worked in South and Southeast Asia and the U.S.

YTH is a non profit organization based in Oakland, California. Founded in 2001 YTH applies youth centered health design to use new media and technology for youth health and wellness.

Rodnick Conference Room (Room 3500), Mission Hall, 550 16th Street, 3rd floor, San Francisco, CA 94158

Tuesday, July 14th, 2015

CAPS eHealth Working Group Presents Sarah Woolf-King, PhD MPH and Judy Tan, PhD (12:00pm-1:00pm)

Spotlight on CAPS Junior Investigators Conducting eHealth Research

Sarah Woolf-King PhD MPH, Assistant Professor, CAPS

Dr. Woolf-King currently has a K01 from NIAAA to examine the event-level relationship between alcohol use and sexual risk behavior among HIV-positive men who have sex with men (MSM). She will discuss the logistics of using Interactive Voice Response (IVR) technology as a tool for collecting Ecological Momentary Assessment (EMA) data on substance use and sexual risk behavior.

Judy Tan, PhD, Assistant Professor, CAPS

Dr. Judy Tan is currently funded by a K01 from NIMH to develop a mobile health tool that leverages couple dynamics to support and enhance HIV care engagement in HIV+ Black gay men. She will present an overview of relevant literature and garner advice and tips about eHealth tool development and design.

Rodnick Conference Room (Room 3500), Mission Hall, 550 16th Street, 3rd floor, San Francisco, CA 94158