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Our clinical research lab focuses on investigating the integration of digital health technologies in clinical workflow and in community-based settings to improve clinical outcomes and reduce health disparities. We value team science and interdisciplinary collaboration and are thankful for the support of the UMass community.

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Our research lab aims to combine the know-how of clinical workflows, the best approaches in translational science, and innovative technology to develop, deploy, and evaluate digital solutions for better outcomes.

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Our research lab is part of the Program in Digital Medicine within the Division of Health Systems Science and focuses on three domains in medicine, including:

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Innovating Healthcare

Using a Learning Health Systems approach with a focus on the use of predictive analytics, mobile technology, and implementation science.

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Conducting Studies

Conducting digital and community-based studies to generate real-world evidence for home-based technologies or intervention performance and their impact on health.

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Evaluating Programs

Evaluating clinical and public health programs using pragmatic clinical studies and secondary analysis of large datasets.

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Age-and-sex stratified prevalence of atrial fibrillation in rural Western India: Results of SMART-India, a population-based screening study

Soni A, Karna S, Fahey N, Sanghai S, Patel H, Raithatha S, Thanvi S, Nimbalkar S, Freedman B, Allison J, McManus DD. Int J Cardiol. 2019 Apr 1;280:84-88. 

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Comparison of Rapid Antigen Tests' Performance between Delta (B.1.61.7; AY.X) and Omicron (B.1.1.529; BA1) Variants of SARS-CoV-2: Secondary Analysis from a Serial Home Self-Testing Study.

Soni A, Herbert C, Filippaios A, Broach J, Colubri A, Fahey N, Woods K, Nanavati J, Wright C, Orwig T, Gilliam K, Kheterpal V, Suvarna T, Nowak C, Schrader S, Lin H, O'Connor L, Pretz C, Ayturk D, Orvek E, Flahive J, Lazar P, Shi Q, Achenbach C, Murphy R, Robinson M, Gibson L, Stamegna P, Hafer N, Luzuriaga K, Barton B, Heetderks W, Manabe YC, McManus D. Ann Intern Med. 2022 Dec;175(12):1685-1692.

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Association of Use of an Integrated Specialty Pharmacy With Total Medical Expenditures Among Members of an Accountable Care Organization

Soni A, Smith BS, Scornavacca T, McElnea B, Shakman A, Dickson E, McManus DD. JAMA Netw Open. 2020 Oct 1;3(10):e2018772. 

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Predictive algorithm to stratify newborns at-risk for child undernutrition in India: Secondary analysis of the National Family Health Survey-4

Soni A, Fahey N, Ash A, Bhutta Z, Li W, Simas TM, Nimbalkar S, Allison J. J Glob Health. 2022 May 14;12:04040.

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Funded by:


Center for Clinical and Translational Science


National Institute of Child Health and Human Development


National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering


National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute

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