Northeastern University has funded PhD openings for September 2017 in its transdisciplinary doctoral program in Personal Health Informatics.
Applications for priority admission and funding are due by January 20, 2017. However, the deadline is rolling.
Northeastern’s PhD in Personal Health Informatics (PHI) is a transdisciplinary doctoral program focused on educating top researchers in the theoretical underpinnings, design, evaluation, and dissemination of consumer – and patient- facing health systems. The program emphasises personal health technologies -systems that non-health professionals interact with directly, both in and out of a clinical setting and in various life stages of illness and wellness. Examples include:
· Consumer wellness promotion technologies
· Automated patient education and counselling systems
· Personal health records and portals
· Assistive technologies that aid persons with special needs
· Automated eldercare systems that support ageing at home
· Telemedicine and mobile health monitoring systems
· Social networking systems connecting families and their health and wellness support networks
· Social computing tools that promote health advocacy in community settings
PHI students learn how to improve health by conducting principled, data-driven, participant-engaged research that builds on cutting-edge discoveries in behavioural and social sciences, health sciences, computation, and data science. A key goal is to produce generalizable theories that will fundamentally change our scientific understanding and support of human health and behaviour.
The joint degree program between the Bouve College of Health Sciences (http://www.northeastern.edu/
Graduates will be prepared to succeed as faculty, industry scientific advisors, and entrepreneurs. This program’s transdisciplinary nature and its focus on innovative technology to improve care from the patient’s perspective distinguish it from traditional doctoral degree programs in computer science and medical and health informatics.
Northeastern University is located in Boston, Massachusetts. Northeastern’s campus is within walking distance to top hospitals and medical research organisations, creating ample collaborative opportunities for doctoral students in one of the leading cities in medical innovation in the world.
For more information on the program, Northeastern Personal Health Informatics faculty and students, and Northeastern see http://phi.neu.edu.
with thanks to Matthew Goodwin and Sue Fletcher-Watson