mHealth and Social Media Publications


Pagoto S, Baker K, Griffith J, Oleski J, Palumbo A, Walkosz B, Hillhouse J, Henry KL, Buller DB. Likes, pins, and views: Engaging moms on teen indoor tanning through social media. 2016, JMIR Res Protocols. (in press) 

Pagoto S, Waring ME. A call for a science of engagement: Comment on Rus and Cameron. Annals of Behavioral Medicine. 2016 Oct;50(5):690-691. Pubmed PMID: 27663577. 

May, CN, Waring, ME, Rodrigues, S, Oleski, JL, Olendzki, E., Evans, M., Carey, J. Pagoto, SL. Weight loss support seeking on Twitter: The impact of weight on follow back rates and interactions. (in press). Translational Behavioral Medicine.

Stapleton JL, Hillhouse J, Coups EJ, & Pagoto SL. Social media use and indoor tanning among a national sample of young adult non-Hispanic white women: a cross-sectional study. (in press). Research Letter. Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology. PMCID: PMC4913779.

Rodis J, Aungst TD, Brown NV, Cui Y, Tam L. Enhancing Pharmacy Student Learning and Perceptions of Medical Apps. Bamidis P, ed. JMIR mHealth and uHealth. 2016;4(2):e55. doi:10.2196/mhealth.4843. PMCID: PMC4882412.

Lamy FR, Daniulaityte R, Sheth A, Nahhas RW, Martins SS, Boyer EW, Carlson RG. Those edibles hit hard": Exploration of Twitter data on cannabis edibles in the U.S. Drug Alcohol Depend. 2016 Jul 1;164:64-70. doi: 10.1016/j.drugalcdep.2016.04.029. Epub 2016 Apr 26. PMCID: PMC4896972. 

Seidenberg A, Pagoto S, Vickey T, Linos E, Wehner M, Dalla Costa R, Geller AC. Tanning bed burns reported on Twitter: Over 15,000 in 2013. Translational Behavioral Medicine. 2016 Feb 18. PMID: 27356997. 

Pagoto S, Waring ME, May C, Ding E, Kunz W, Hayes R, Oleski J. Adapting behavioral interventions for social media delivery. Journal of Medical Internet Research. Journal of Medical Internet Research. 2016 Jan 29;18(1):e24. PMID: 26825969. PMCID: PMC4752690.


Waring ME, Schneider KL, Appelhans BM, Moore-Simas T, Xiao RS, Whited MC, Busch AM, Pagoto S. Interest in a Twitter-delivered weight loss program among women of childbearing age. Translational Behavioral Medicine. 2015 [epub Dec 30, 2015]. 

Pagoto SL, Waring ME, Schneider KL, Oleski JL, Olendzki E., Hayes RB, Appelhans BM, Whited MC, Busch AM, Lemon SC. Twitter-Delivered Behavioral Weight Loss Interventions: A Pilot Series. JMIR Res Protoc. 2015 Oct 23; 4(4):e123.doi:10.2196/resprot.4864. PMID: 2600186

Tulu B, Agu E, Lemon S, Oleski J, Evans M, Pagoto S. Smart Coach: A Problem-Solving Mobile App to Support Weight Loss Management. Proceedings of the American Medical Informatics Association 2015 Annual Symposium. 2015 Nov.

Tulu B, Trudel J, Strong DM, Johnson SA, Sundaresan D, Garber L. Patient Portals: An Underutilized Resource for Improving Patient Engagement. Chest. 2015 Jun 11. PMID: 26066707. Link

Amante DJ, Hogan TP, Pagoto SL, English TM, Lapane KL. Access to care and use of the Internet to search for health information: results from the US National Health Interview Survey. Journal of Medical Internet Research. 2015 Apr 29;17(4)e106. PMID: 25925943. PMCID: PMC4430679. Link

Garrison KA, Pal P, Rojiani R, Dallery J, O'Malley SS, Brewer JA. A randomized controlled trial of smartphone-based mindfulness training for smoking cessation: a study protocol. BMC Psychiatry. 2015 Apr 14;15:83. PMID: 25884648. Link

Carreiro S, Smelson D, Ranney M, Horvath KJ, Picard RW, Boudreaux ED, Hayes R, Boyer EW. Real-time mobile detection of drug use with wearable biosensors: a pilot study. Journal of Medical Toxicology. 2015 Mar;11(1):73-9. PMID: 25330747. Link

Wang L, Pedersen PC, Strong DM, Tulu B, Agu E, Ignotz R. Smartphone-based wound assessment system for patients with diabetes. Transactions on Biomedical Engineering. 2015 Feb;62(2):477-88. PMID: 25248175. Link

Rocheleau M, Sadasivam R, Baquis K, Stahl H, Kinney RL, Pagoto SL, Houston TK. An Observational Study of Social/Emotional Support in Smoking Cessation Twitter Accounts. Journal of Medical Internet Research. 2015 Jan 14;17(1):e18. PMID: 25589009. PMCID: PMC4319088. Link


Chai PR, Wu RY, Ranney ML, Porter PS, Babu KM, Boyer EW. The virtual toxicology service: wearable head-mounted devices for medical toxicology. Journal of Medical Toxicology. 2014 Dec;10(4):382-7. PMID: 25135308. Link

Boudreaux E, Waring M, Hayes R, Sadasivam R, Mullen S, Pagoto S. Evaluating and selecting mobile health apps: Strategies for healthcare providers and healthcare organizations. Translational Behavioral Medicine. 2014 Dec;4(4):363-71. PMID: 25584085. PMCID: PMC4286553. Link

Waring ME, Moore Simas TA, Xiao RS, Lombardini LM, Allison JJ, Rosal MC, Pagoto SL. Pregnant women's interest in a website or mobile application for healthy gestational weight gain. Journal of Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare. 2014 Dec;5(4):182-4. PMID: 25433828. Link

Pagoto S, Schneider KL, Evans M, Waring M, Appelhans B, Busch AM, Whited MC, Thind H, Ziedonis M. Tweeting it off: Characteristics of adults who tweet about weight loss attempt. Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association. 2014 Nov-Dec;21(6):1032-7. PMID: 24928175. PMCID: PMC4215051. Link

Amante D, Hogan T, Pagoto S, English T. A systematic review of electronic portal usage among patients with diabetes. Diabetes Technology and Therapeutics.  2014 Nov;16(11):784-93. PMID: 24999599. [PMCID: in process]. Link

Pagoto SL, Schneider KL, Jojic M, DeBiasse M, Mann D. Weight loss using evidence-based strategies in mobile apps. Author’s response. American Journal of Preventive Medicine. 2014 Jul;47(1):e2. PMID: 24952888. Link

Wehner MR, Chren M, Shive ML, Resneck J, Pagoto S, Seidenberg A, Linos E. Twitter and indoor tanning: An opportunity for public health campaign with broad reach. Lancet. 2014 Jul 12;384(9938):131-132. PMID: 25016994. Link

Mayberry A, Hu P, Marlin B, Salthouse C, Ganesan D. iShadow: Design of a Wearable, Real-Time Mobile Gaze Tracker. Proceedings of the 12th International Conference on Mobile Systems, Applications and Services. 2014 Jun. Link

Parate A, Chiu M, Chadowitz C, Ganesan D, Kalogerakis E. RisQ: Recognizing Smoking Gestures with Inertial Sensors on a Wristband. Proceedings of the 12th International Conference on Mobile Systems, Applications and Services. 2014 Jun. Link

Strong D, Tulu B, Agu E, He Q, Pedersen P, Wang L, Ignotz R, Dunn R, Pagoto S, Harlan D. Design of the feedback engine for a diabetes self-care smartphone app. Journal of Association for Information Systems. 2014 Jun. Link

Bodenlos J, Schneider KL, Oleski J, Gordon K, Rothschild A, Pagoto SL. Vagus nerve stimulation and food intake: Effect of body mass index. Journal of Diabetes Science and Technology. 2014 May;8(3):590-5. PMID: 24876624. Link

Zhang P, Ganesan D. Enabling Bit-by-Bit Backscatter Communication in Severe Energy Harvesting Environments, Proceedings of the 11th USENIX Symposium on Networked Systems Design and Implementation. 2014 Apr. Link

Pagoto SL, Schneider KL, Oleski J, Smith BN, Bauman M. The adoption and spread of a core-strengthening exercise through an online social network.  Journal of Physical Activity and Health. 2014 Mar:11(3):648-53. PMID:23416874. Link


Xu J, Ding X, Chen G, Drury J, Wang L. A New Method for Automated GUI Modeling of Mobile Applications. The 10th International Conference on Mobile and Ubiquitous Systems: Computing, Networking and Services. 2013 Dec. Link

Zhang C, Huang K, Chen G. MVPTrack: Energy-Efficient Places and Motion States Tracking. The 10th International Conference on Mobile and Ubiquitous Systems: Computing, Networking and Services. 2013 Dec. Link

Pagoto S, Schneider KL, Jojic M, DeBiasse M, Mann D. Evidence-based strategies in weight-loss mobile apps. American Journal of Preventive Medicine. 2013 Nov; 45(5):576-82. PMID: 24139770. Link

Huang K, Ding X, Chen G, Saenko K. Automatic Mobile Photo Tagging Using Context. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers: Region 10 Conference. 2013 Oct. Link

Dementyev A, Parks A, Gummeson J, Sample AP, Smith JR, Ganesan D. Wirelessly Powered Bistable Display Tags (Note). Proceedings of the 2013 ACM Conference on Ubiquitous Computing. 2013 Sep. Link

Natarajan A, Parate A, Angarita G, Gaiser E, Malison R, Marlin B, Ganesan D. Detecting Cocaine Use with Wearable Electrocardiogram Sensors. Proceedings of the 2013 ACM Conference on Ubiquitous Computing. 2013 Sep. Link

Pagoto S, Bennett GG. How behavioral science can advance digital health. Translational Behavioral Medicine. 2013 Sept;3(3):271-6. PMID: 24073178. PMCID: PMC3771019. Link

Parate A, Böhmer M, Chu D, Ganesan D, Marlin B. Practical prediction and prefetch for faster access to applications on mobile phones. Proceedings of the 2013 ACM Conference on Ubiquitous Computing. 2013 Sep. Link

Gummeson J, Priyantha B, Ganesan D, Thrasher D, Zhang P. EnGuard: Protection of NFC Interactions on a Mobile Phone. Proceedings of the 11th International Conference on Mobile Systems, Applications and Services. 2013 Jun. Link

Parate A, Chiu M, Ganesan D, Marlin B. Leveraging graphical models to improve accuracy and reduce privacy risks of mobile sensing. Proceedings of the 11th International Conference on Mobile Systems, Applications and Services. 2013 Jun. Link

Musthag M, Ganesan D. Labor Dynamics in a Mobile Micro-Task Market. Proceedings of the ACM SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems. 2013 May. Link

Zhang P, Ganesan D, Lu B. QuarkOS: Pushing the operating limits of micro-powered sensors. Proceedings of the 14th Workshop on Hot Topics in Operating Systems. 2013 May. LInk

Ma X, Yan B, Chen G, Zhang C, Huang K, Drury J, Wang L. A Toolkit for Usability Testing of Mobile Applications. ACM/Springer Mobile Networks and Applications. 2013 Feb;18(1):81-97. Link


Pellegrini CA, Duncan JM, Moller AC, Buscemi J, Sularz A, DeMott A, Pictor A, Pagoto S, Siddique J, Spring B. A smartphone-supported weight loss program: design of the ENGAGED randomized controlled trial. BMC Public Health. 2012 Nov 30;12(1):1041. PMID: 23194256. PMCID: PMC3526463. Link

Zhang C, Ding X, Chen G, Huang K, Ma X, Yan B. Nihao: A Predictive Smartphone Application Launcher. The 4th International Conference on Mobile Computing, Applications and Services. 2012 Oct. Link

Musthag M, Ganesan D. The Role of Super Agents in Mobile Crowdsourcing. Proceedings of the 4th Human Computation Workshop. 2012 Jul. Link

Gummeson J, Zhang P, Ganesan D. Flit: A Bulk Transmission Protocol for RFID-Scale Sensors. Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Mobile Systems. Applications and Services. 2012 Jun. Link

Yan T, Chu D, Ganesan D, Kansal A, Liu J. Fast App Launching for Mobile Devices using Predictive User Context. Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Mobile Systems, Applications and Services. 2012 Jun. Link

Zhang P, Gummeson J, Ganesan D. BLINK: A high throughput link layer for backscatter communication. Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Mobile Systems, Applications and Services. 2012 Jun. Link


Tie X, Seetharam A, Venkataramani A, Ganesan D, Goeckel D. Anticipatory Wireless Bitrate Control for Blocks. ACM SIGCOMM Conference on Emerging Networking Experiments and Technologies. 2011 Dec. Link

Ma X, Chen G, Xiao J. Understanding Weight Change Behaviors Through Online Social Networks. International Journal of Computational Models and Algorithms in Medicine. 2011 Sep;2(3):46-69. Link

Musthag M, Raij A, Ganesan D, Kumar S, Shiffman S. Exploring Micro-Incentive Strategies for Participant Compensation in High-Burden Studies. 2011 Sep. Link

Yan B, Chen G. AppJoy: Personalized Mobile Application Discovery. The Ninth International Conference on Mobile Systems, Applications, and Services. 2011 Jun. Link


Li N, Chen G. Sharing Location in Online Social Networks. IEEE Networks Special Issue on Online Social Networks. 2010 Oct. Link

Li N, Yan B, Chen G, Govindaswamy P, Wang J. Continuous Camera-based Monitoring for Assistive Environments. Springer Personal and Ubiquitous Computing Journal. 2010 Sep;14(6):499-510. Link


Yan B, Chen G, Wang J, Yin H. Robust Detection of Unauthorized Wireless Access Points. ACM/Springer Mobile Networks and Applications. 2009 Aug;14(4):508-522. Link


Ma Y, Olendzki BC, Chiriboga D, Rosal MC, Sinagra E, Crawford S, Hafner AR, Pagoto SL, Magner RP, Ockene IS. PDA-assisted low glycemic index dietary intervention for type 2 diabetes: a pilot study. European Journal of Clinical Nutrition. 2006 Oct;60(10):1235-43. PMID: 16708066. Link

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