Mobile Health Technology

The mission of the Mobile Health Technology (mHealth) Shared Resource at the Stephenson Cancer Center is to support researchers who use technology to study and intervene upon cancer-related health risk factors and behaviors.

As a shared resource at the Stephenson Cancer Center, our team:

  • Creates innovative web and mobile based applications
  • Helps to identify and intervene upon environmental, cognitive, affective, physiological, and behavioral antecedents of health risk factors linked to cancer
  • Applications are developed using state-of-the-art cross-platform design tools

If you are interested in utilizing the mHealth shared resource services, please contact our team.

Director, mHealthMichael Businelle, PhD

Program ManagerMichela AguirreE: michela-aguirre@ouhsc.eduP: (405) 271-8001 x 50488


The mHealth core provides a wide range of services including: 

  • Support clinical trials and micro-randomized trials
  • UX/UI design for mobile applications
  • Smartphone applications design and development (i.e. Android, Apple, Microsoft)
  • Web-based content management system (CMS) to manage research studies and enroll study participants
  • Create various types of ecological momentary assessments (EMAs): Random, daily, participant initiated, geo-fence initiated, sensor initiated 
  • Machine learning models and analysis
  • GPS tracking and analysis
  • Geo-Fencing and analysis
  • Governance and risk assessment support
  • Application maintenance and support
  • Application and device training



Insight Platform

The Insight mHealth platform empowers researchers to build, test, and launch technology-based mobile health assessments and intervention tools. The versatile Insight platform enables researchers to track momentary changes in key variables from multiple data sources (i.e. phone-based surveys, sensor data, geolocation data) in near real-time and use this information to intitiate interventions.





The mHealth Shared Resource has worked with many institutions including:

  • American Cancer Society
  • Battelle
  • Louisiana State University
  • Moffitt Cancer Center
  • Oklahoma Tobacco Research Center
  • Optum Center for Wellbeing
  • Rice University
  • Stephenson Cancer Center
  • University of Alabama - School of Public Health
  • University of Houston
  • University of North Texas Health Science Center
  • University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center
  • University of Texas Health Science Center - School of Public Health
  • University of Texas - School of Nursing
  • University of Wisconsin
  • Veterans Administration Medical Center
  • Yale School of Medicine