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DBHi Presents: Informatics Talks with Dr. Jonathan Mitchell
The Department of Biomedical and Health Informatics presents Informatics Talks:
Actigraphy and Informatic Tools for Sleep Assessment in Children
Jonathan Mitchell, PhD
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
University of Pennsylvania
Director of Digital Health Innovation Core
Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
About the talk:
Actigraphy is an established method for assessing sleep in the home setting. However, the field is shifting from proprietary methods to open-source methods that requires advanced informatic tools. This talk will focus on the past, present and future of actigraphy methods for sleep assessment in children.
About the speaker:
Dr. Mitchell is an assistant professor of Pediatrics at the University of Pennsylvania and an investigator within the Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. Trained in physiology, nutrition, exercise science, and epidemiology, his overarching goal is to help children achieve optimal growth and prevent chronic diseases in later life by focusing on energetic behaviors (sleep, diet, and physical activity) and their impact on body composition in childhood. His lab includes the Unit for Energetic Behavior Research that conducts multidisciplinary epidemiological studies, and the Unit for Optimizing Behavioral Interventions that uses the Multiphase Optimization Strategy framework to design digital interventions to improve energetic behavior profiles in childhood.
His lab has been supported by funding from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) since 2015, and he has received multiple awards for his research, including a Career Development Award from the NIH, a New Investigator Award from the American College of Sports Medicine, and a Rising Star Award from the American Society for Bone and Mineral Research.