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On Mon, Jan 8, 2018 at 11:38 AM, Esther Jang <>

> Please join us for the Change Seminar this week on *Tuesday 1/9/2018* in *EEB
> 003*.
> *Who: *Trevor Perrier (UW CSE) and Dr. Keshet Ronen (UW DGH)
> *What:* *Mobile solutions for women, adolescent and children's health in
> Kenya*
> *When:* Tuesday Jan 9th at 12-1pm
> *Where: EEB 003*
> *Abstract:* Since 2012, researchers at UW Department of Global Health, UW
> CSE and the University of Nairobi have been exploring mHealth solutions
> that engage Kenyan women to support their healthcare. In this talk, we
> present a history and overview of our suite of collaborative projects,
> referred to as Mobile WACh (Mobile solutions for women, adolescent and
> children's health). We present projects that employ our custom-built 
> *semi-automated
> bidirectional SMS system* to support women's maternal child health,
> adherence to HIV treatment in pregnancy and family planning
> decision-making. We discuss future directions and new studies exploring the
> use of group messaging platforms such as WhatsApp.
> *Bio:*
> *Trevor** Perrier* is a PhD student in CSE working on connecting end
> users to domain experts in Kenya. He was been working with the UW
> Department of Global Health on the Mobile WACh suite of projects as the
> primary developer. Prior to joining UW, Trevor was a Peace Corps
> volunteer in South Africa and Liberia, where he first gained a deep
> understanding of the prevalence and potential impact of mobile technology.
> *Keshet** Ronen*, PhD, is a research scientist in the UW Department of
> Global Health. Her research interests include HIV prevention and treatment
> in women, adolescents and underserved populations, and the integration of
> biomedical and systemic interventions to achieve health equity. Since 2015,
> she has been working with the Mobile WACh team on developing and evaluating
> mobile health (mHealth) interventions to support HIV care in Kenya.
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Keshet Ronen, PhD, MPH
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Department of Global Health
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