Faculty profile: Steps away from a healthy lifestyle

Mark W. Newman

Mobile sensing and interaction technology, combined with the power of social computing, provide us with new opportunities for understanding and impacting health-oriented behavior change.

Assistant Professor Mark W. Newman of the School of Information heads a research project on "A Framework for Motivating Healthy Behaviors with Social and Pervasive Computing." He and Professor Paul Resnick are leading the project, which is funded by Intel Corp.

The project seeks to gain a comprehensive understanding of how these new technical capabilities can be brought to bear on behavioral monitoring and change across multiple health domains, including both mental and physical health, and both preventative health and chronic disease management.