Designed for courses in health promotion, public health, health science, and social science, "Technology-Based Health Research & Program Evaluation" examines the role that technology can play in the promotion of health and the prevention of disease. The author also cautions that we need to consider ways to maximize technology for health promotion without sacrificing the critical and effective traditional strategies that we know can be effective to help people choose and sustain healthy behaviors.
Sheana Bull, Ph.D., M.P.H. is trained in Public Health and Sociology and works as an Associate Professor with appointments in the Department of Community and Behavioral Health, Colorado School of Public Health and in the Department of Health and Behavioral Sciences, both at the University of Colorado Denver. She has been researching the use of technology for health promotion for over a decade and has developed and tested numerous technology based interventions to facilitate prevention of sexually transmitted infections, including HIV, and to promote improvements in physical activity and nutrition. Her work includes collaborations with researchers and public health experts in Colorado, Wyoming, California, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Kentucky and Texas, and she is involved in technology based research for HIV prevention in Uganda, East Africa. She has published over four dozen research articles related to public health and is nationally and internationally recognized as a leader and innovator in the field of technology-based health promotion.
SECTION ONE: ORIENTATION TO TECHNOLOGY BASED HEALTH PROMOTION 1. A Primer on Technology Based Health Promotion 2. Ethical Issues in Technology Based Health Promotion SECTION TWO: UNIQUE ASPECTS OF TECHNOLOGY BASED PROGRAM DEVELOPMENT, IMPLEMENTATION AND EVALUATION 3. Technology Based Health Program Development 4. Technology Based Program Implementation 5. Program Evaluation for Technology Based Health Promotion 6. Case Studies in Computer-Based Health Promotion 7. Case Studies in Internet-Based Health Promotion 8. Case Studies in Mobile Phone-Based Health Promotion Epilogue