NCHICA’s 24th Annual Conference will be held October 8-9, 2018 in Charlotte, NC. This is the third podcast in our series featuring speakers from our upcoming Annual Conference. Robert Furberg, Senior Clinical Informaticist at RTI International, will discuss the Add Health Consumer Wearable Ancillary Study.

The National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent to Adult Health (Add Health) is a longitudinal study of a nationally representative sample of U.S. adolescents in grades 7-12 during the 1994-95 school year. Add Health is jointly administered by UNC-Chapel Hill’s Carolina Population Center and RTI International. The study subjects (“cohort”) are being re-interviewed throughout 2016-2018 to collect social, environmental, behavioral and biological data with which to track the emergence of chronic disease as they enter their fourth decade of life.

The Add Health Consumer Wearable Ancillary Study has surveyed 13,000 individuals drawn from the cohort to capture data on smartphone and consumer wearable device ownership. Hear more about the study and Robert’s work.

Our podcast host is Janet Kennedy of Get Social Health.