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Using Digital Health Support And Behavioral Science Principles To Help Treat Tuberculosis

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The intersection of digital health solutions and behavioral science can have a significant impact on the adherence rate of treatment programs. The Decision Lab reached out to Dr. Erez Yoeli of MIT to learn more about his work on a project involving digital health tools for Tuberculosis (TB) patients and the future direction of similar areas of research in behavioral science.

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Design thinking, behavioral science, and product management for global health initiatives – a conversation with Sandi McCoy and Aarthi Rao

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In this podcast episode, we are joined by Sandi McCoy, associate professor in the School of Public Health at the University of California, Berkeley, and Aarthi Rao, director of the design and innovation lab at CVS Health. Some topics we discuss include how design thinking and traditional project management frameworks can impact global health initiatives, how behavioral science and public health can draw insights from Netflix's disruption of Blockbuster, and the lack of durability of certain nudges in the long-term.

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Communicating During The Coronavirus


The coronavirus has brought many changes to the ways in which we communicate: video chats have replaced coffee chats, and stuffy lecture halls have been swapped for group calls, to name a few. In this article, Preeti Kotamarthi uses behavioral science concepts to recommend some ways for organizations to communicate better during (and perhaps after) the pandemic.

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Evidence-Based Strategies For Washing Your Hands


Beyond social distancing measures, health officials have recommended frequent hand washing to help limit the spread of COVID-19. But how can we effectively communicate these recommendations to those around us? As it turns out, behavioral science can offer evidence-based strategies to improve hand hygiene.

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Living a Behavioural Analysis


COVID-19 has impacted how we behave in many different ways. By analyzing ourselves with a behavioral science framework, we can better understand the decisions that we are currently making during the pandemic in addition to the societal norms that may change once it passes.

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