Center for Mobile Technologies to Reduce Disparities in Cardiovascular Health

Project: SFRN


  • Seth Shay Martin (CD)


Our team seeks to establish a new Center for Mobile Technologies to Reduce Disparities in Cardiovascular Health. The Center would be based out of Johns Hopkins Medicine, and be a part of the American Heart Association's Health Technologies & Innovation Strategically Focused Research Network. The Center's mission is to leverage mobile and wearable technologies to empower patients and clinicians, enhance quality of care, increase value, and reduce healthcare disparities in the diagnosis and management of heart diseases and stroke.To accomplish this goal, our Center will combine existing strengths of current institutional Centers and Schools by sparking new collaborations across the Center for Health Equity, Armstrong Institute Center for Diagnostic Excellence, Ciccarone Center for the Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease, Malone Center for Engineering in Healthcare, Center for Population Health Information Technology, Welch Center for Prevention, Epidemiology, and Clinical Research, Trial Innovation Center, and the School of Nursing. Aligned with the intent of the AHA SFRN award to drive integration, collaboration and high impact, we have integrated two previously separate projects and interwoven team leadership and investigators into one cohesive unit in the development of this application. We are ready to join together with other Centers in a Strategically Focused Research Network to advance leading approaches in health technologies and innovation in support of the AHA's mission to be a relentless force for a world of longer, healthier lives.With our collaborative project spanning the patient experience from diagnosis to management, we will improve patient care throughout the patient journey. Early and accurate diagnoses are essential to ensure the appropriate delivery of AHA guideline recommended management to engage patients and their caregivers to achieve the best patient outcomes possible. Points of contact between the diagnosis and management arms of our project include faculty integration in leadership structure, fellow cross-training, involvement of patients, caregivers, and other stakeholders across arms, regular joint leadership and research meetings, and engineering crosstalk to promote best practices in technology development and clinical integration.
Award amount$646,215.00
Award date04/01/2020
Program typeStrategically Focused Research Network
Award ID20SFRN35380046
Effective start/end date04/01/202003/31/2024