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Master of Public Health

MPH Students Present at the APHA Annual Meeting & Expo

  • Emma Hawley and Sarah McKee, second year MPH students in the Social and Behavioral Sciences concentration, presented “Is there an app for that? An evaluation of health and fitness apps” at the APHA Annual meeting in Denver this past November.
  • The project focused on the utilization of smartphone-based apps to provide opportunities for physical activity campaigns.
  • Over 100 fitness apps from the Apple App Store were evaluated based on the Mobile App Rating Scale (MARS), and apps were rated according to engagement, functionality, aesthetics, information quality, and subjective criteria.
  • The results of this ongoing evaluation can be used to determine which apps are available to consumers and how efficacious these apps are.

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