Recent News

May 28, 2020

Big Ideas Lab DBDP awarded Chan Zuckerberg Initiative Award for Open Source Software Projects Essential to Science

The Big Ideas Lab Digital Biomarker Discovery Pipeline proposal to integrate with Open mHealth was one of the 23 open source software projects essential to biomedical research that was chosen for CZI support!

April 6, 2020

Congratulations, Dr. Dunn, for being chosen as a Whitehead Scholar!

The Whitehead Scholars Program, supported through a gift from the Whitehead Charitable Foundation, helps attract and nurture the most promising biomedical researchers to the faculty at Duke University School of Medicine.


February 21, 2020

Emilia Grzesiak's poster awarded 3rd Place for Best Poster at Duke Research Computing Symposium

The poster "DARPA Prometheus Study: Digital Biomarkers to Predict Influenza Infection" was awarded 3rd place at Duke Research Computing Symposium's poster session. Emilia Grzesiak presented her project that is looking into how the Empatica E4 wearable device can be used to predict the onset of H1N1 influenza infection. 

February 19, 2020

Fostering Evidence-Based Precision Health: How Accurate is Our Wearable Data?

Wearable technology has the potential to transform healthcare and research through accessible, continuous, and longitudinal health monitoring. The coming ubiquity of wearable technology will particularly provide a unique opportunity to revolutionize health care in communities with traditionally limited healthcare access. However, the accuracy of wearable technologies has been a hotly debated topic both in research and in popular culture.

December 4, 2019

Pratt Gardner Fellowship Award goes to Will!

Congratulations to our lab member, Will Wang, for receiving a Pratt Gardner fellowship which aspires to help attract and develop outstanding scholars at Duke University.

December 4, 2019

Way to go, Connor Davis!

Congratulations to our very own Connor Davis on completing his final Masters' presentation this fall semester!

July 27, 2019

Jessilyn Dunn lends expertise to STAT article: Fitbits and other wearables may not accurately track heart rates in people of color

An estimated 40 million people in the United States have smartwatches or fitness trackers that can monitor their heartbeats. But some people of color may be at risk of getting inaccurate readings. Read full article