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Lavanya Vasudevan

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Lavanya Vasudevan


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.



Title Number Level Semester Requirements Fulfilled
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.

Course Notes:
UG/GRAD SPRING 2018 MSC: Elective
MSC: Methods


Recent Publications

G. Mehl, L. Vasudevan, L. Gonsalves, M. Berg, T. Seimon, M. Temmermen, A. Labrique, "Harnessing mHealth in low-resource settings to overcome health system constraints and achieve universal access to health" in textbook titled "Behavioral Healthcare and Technology", Editors. L. Marsch, S. Lord, J. Dallery, Oxford University press, 2014, ISBN: 9780199314027 View

L. Vasudevan, A.B. Labrique, S. Mehra, L. Wu, O. Levine, D. Feikin, R. Klemm, P. Christian, K. P. West Jr. "Maternal determinants of timely vaccination coverage among infants in rural Bangladesh" Vaccine 2014; Sep 22;32(42):5514-9. PMID: 25132336 View

G.S. Bloomfield, R. Vedanthan, L. Vasudevan, A. Kithei, M. Were, E. J. Velasquez, "Mobile health for non-communicable diseases in Sub-Saharan Africa: a systematic review of the literature and strategic framework for research" Global Health. 2014 Jun 13;10:49 View

A. Labrique, L. Vasudevan , L. Chang, G. Mehl "H_pe for mHealth: More 'y' or 'o' on the horizon?" Int J Med Inform. 2013 May;82(5):467-9.