The mission of the Center for Health Technology & Innovation is to leverage mobile and wearable technologies to empower patients and clinicians, enhance quality of care, increase value, and achieve equity in the diagnosis and management of heart diseases and stroke.
Current Research Projects
In-Home Diagnostic Triage via Smartphone Video Virtual Check-In for Potential Stroke Symptoms During the COVID-19 Pandemic — A Novel Approach to Improving Cardiovascular Health Equity and Long-Term Cardiovascular Prevention.
A novel smartphone software application to accurately and reliably quantify the “H.I.N.T.S.” exam to aid in correct diagnosis of posterior fossa (brainstem or cerebellar) stroke vs. vestibular neuritis (labyrinthitis) in acute dizziness/vertigo in diverse populations.
A virtual cardiovascular rehabilitation program for secondary pan-vascular prevention in patients of diverse socioeconomic backgrounds with stroke, acute myocardial infarction, and other cardiovascular conditions.
Our research team has developed numerous technological innovations and advancements in the field of cardiovascular care including:
- Developed a friendly and intuitive technology platform that empowers patients with cardiovascular diease to take a more active role in their care
- Development of a loaner program for smart phones and smart watches to close the digital divide and promote health equity
- Johns Hopkins installed smart TVs in the cardiology units to enhance patient and family education
- Deployed an app to improve patient self-management in guideline-based care to heart attack patients hospitalized at 4 hospitals across 3 states in the MiCORE study
- Development of “Stroke Goggles” to improve the diagnosis and care of stroke and recovery
News and Events
Director, Cardiovascular Epidemiology Training Program
Jennifer Ding, Ph.D.
Farin Kamangar, M.D., Ph.D.
Yuejin Li, M.D.
Assistant Professor of Biology
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Director, Strategic Initiatives and Business Development
Assistant Professor of Neurology
Pouya Bastani, M.D.
Neurology Fellow & AHA SFRN Fellow
Kellen Knowles, M.D.
Internal Medicine Resident
Pauline Huynh, B.A.
Mobile Health Fellow
Nino Isakadze, M.D.
Chang Hoon Kim, M.D. Ph.D.
Cardiology Fellow and AHA SFRN Fellow
Kevon-Mark Jackman, Ph.D.
Lochan Shah, B.A.
Rose Shan, B.S.
Mobile Health Fellow
Apurva Sharma, M.D.
Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Daniel Weng, B.A.
Shannon Wongvibulsin, Ph.D.
Helen Xun, B.S.
William Yang, M.D.
Internal Medicine Resident
Coming Together for InnovationCollaboration with Morgan State University
Our center collaborates with Morgan State University to offer more opportunities for undergraduate students to participate in training and research programs. Hopkins AHA post-doctoral fellows will have the opportunity to mentor Morgan State undergraduate students in research projects during structured summer programs. Our joint research will be presented at the Morgan State-Hopkins symposium held in concert with the annual Hopkins Cardiovascular Research Retreat.
- Hung G, Yang WE, Marvel FA, Martin SS. Mobile health application platform 'Corrie' personalises and empowers the heart attack recovery patient experience in the hospital and at home for an underserved heart attack survivor. BMJ Case Rep. 2020;13(2):e231801. Published 2020 Feb 17. doi:10.1136/bcr-2019-231801
- Yang WE, Spaulding EM, Lumelsky D, et al. Strategies for the Successful Implementation of a Novel iPhone Loaner System (iShare) in mHealth Interventions: Prospective Study. JMIR Mhealth Uhealth. 2019;7(12):e16391. Published 2019 Dec 16. doi:10.2196/16391
- William E Yang, MD; Lochan M Shah, BA; Erin M Spaulding, RN, BSN; Jane Wang, MD; Helen Xun, BS; Daniel Weng, BA; Rongzi Shan, BS; Shannon Wongvibulsin, PhD; Francoise A Marvel, MD; Seth S Martin, MD, MHS. The role of a clinician amid the rise of mobile health technology. Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association. 2019 Aug. DOI: 10.1093/jamia/ocz131
- Lochan M Shah, BA; William E Yang, MD; Ryan C Demo, BSc; Matthias A Lee, PhD; Daniel Weng, BA; Rongzi Shan, BS; Shannon Wongvibulsin, PhD; Erin M Spaulding, RN, BSN; Francoise A Marvel, MD; Seth S Martin, MD, MHS. Technical Guidance for Clinicians Interested in Partnering With Engineers in Mobile Health Development and Evaluation. JMIR Mhealth Uhealth. 2019;7(5):e14124. DOI: 10.2196/14124
- Erin M. Spaulding, RN, BSN, PhDc; Francoise A. Marvel, MD; Matthias A. Lee, PhD; William E. Yang, MD; Ryan Demo, BS, MS; Jane Wang, BS; Helen Xun, BS; Lochan M. Shah, BA; Daniel Weng, BA; Oluwaseun E. Fashanu, MBBS, MPH; Jocelyn Carter, MD, MPH; Julie Sheidy, RN, BSN, CCRP; Renee McLin, MSN, RN; Jennifer Flowers, BS; Maulik Majmudar, MD; Eric Elgin, MD; Valerie Vilarino, BS (’20); David Lumelsky, BS; Vinayak Bhardwaj, BS, MS, MPH; William Padula, PhD; Jerilyn K. Allen, ScD, RN, FAAN; and Seth S. Martin, MD, MHS. Corrie Health Digital Platform for Self-Management in Secondary Prevention After Acute Myocardial Infarction. Circ Cardiovasc Qual Outcomes. 2019;12:e005509. DOI: 10.1161/CIRCOUTCOMES.119.005509
- Francoise A. Marvel, MD; Jane Wang, BS; Seth S Martin, MD, MHS. Digital health innovation: A toolkit to navigate from concept to clinical testing. Journal of Medical Internet Research. JMIR Cardio 2018;2(1):e2. DOI: 10.2196/cardio.7586
Seth Martin Lab
Principal Investigator: Seth Martin, M.D., M.H.S.
Dr. Martin's research is focused on rapid generation of new knowledge through clinical studies that can be brought back to the bedside to directly inform the care of patients with advanced lipid disorders and those in need of state-of-the-art comprehensive CV prevention. Members of his lab commit to complete ownership of their project, unwavering pursuit of excellence, and thrive on multidisciplinary teamwork. Active projects include the Very Large Database of Lipids, CASCADE FH Registry, MiCORE (Myocardial infarction, COmbined device, Recovery Enhancement), Google Health Search Trial, and mActive-Smoke.
For more information, please visit the Ciccarone Center.
Research Areas: digital and mobile health, atherosclerosis, lipidology, precision medicine, myocardial infarction