Dr. Vasudevan is an early career public health researcher with training in epidemiology and biostatistics. Her research focuses on understanding disparities in maternal and child health outcomes, primarily with respect to childhood vaccinations and healthcare access among children in adversity in low and middle-income countries. She has significant expertise and knowledge in the domain of mobile technologies for health (mHealth) and is interested in the implementation and evaluation of these technologies to support improved maternal and child health outcomes in resource-limited settings.
mHealth in LMICs
Mobile phones are catalyzing the delivery of health services and information in low- and middle-income countries. Due to global pervasiveness of mobile phones, this mobile health (mHealth) revolution has become a centerpiece in efforts to achieve the sustainable development goals, especially universal healthcare. This course will provide an introduction to mHealth and follow the mHealth lifecycle - from design to deployment - with a strong focus on developing sustainable applications that can be integrated within national health systems in developing countries. Students will be introduced to concepts such as user centered design, system architecture, business models, and mobile data privacy.