Southern California Clinical and Translational Science Institute
Translating Science into Solutions for Better Health

A Presentation on the Growing Quantified Self Trend and Its Impact on Health and Wellness

The event is organized by the USC mHealth Collaboratory: Bringing together researchers and partners from across USC and beyond to lead advances in research, well-being and health care through mobile strategies.

Ernesto Ramirez is the Program Director at Quantified Self Labs, and co-curator of the American and European conference programs. He is also a PhD candidate in Public Health at the University of California, San Diego. He has authored numerous research publications stemming from his work examining physical activity and sedentary behavior while working in the Center for Wireless and Population Health Systems at Calit2 (UCSD). His current research centers on technology assisted interventions to improve workplace health. He has presented at numerous academic conferences on health technology, Quantified Self, and personal data driven interventions. He has recorded more than 9 million steps on his Fitbit.

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Support for the mHealth Collaboratory is provided by a grant from the USC Research Collaboration Fund offered through the USC Office of Research, with additional support from the USC Dornsife Center for Economic and Social Research, the Institute for Creative Technologies (ICT), and the Southern California Clinical and Translational Science Institute (SC CTSI).