Dr. Berthold Links Health Technology to Diverse Populations

Assistant Professor Dr. Megan Berthold recently received Center for Health Intervention and Prevention (CHIP) Seed Grant to address health disparities in Cambodian genocide survivors.  Partnering with the non-profit community agency Khmer Health advocates and colleagues Tom Buckley and Julie Wagner from the School of Pharmacy and UConn Health, Berthold will examine the feasibility of employing mHealth technologies such as mobile tablets to address chronic, physical, and mental health conditions and to promote healthy behaviors.  In addition to CHIP funding, Dr. Berthold received the 2015 School of Social Work Dean’s Collaborative Research Incentive Award to support this research.

Megan Berthold, assistant professor of social work, meets with Theanvy Kuoch, executive director, right, Sengly Kong, co-investigator, left, and Gabriel Babalola, financial manager, at Khmer Health Advocates in West Hartford on Dec. 18, 2012. (Peter Morenus/UConn Photo)
 
A view of an iPad with Khmer language questionaire at Khmer Health Advocates in West Hartford on Dec. 18, 2012. (Peter Morenus/UConn Photo)
Megan Berthold, assistant professor of social work, meets with Theanvy Kuoch, executive director, right, Sengly Kong, co-investigator, left, and Gabriel Babalola, financial manager, at Khmer Health Advocates in West Hartford .
A view of an iPad with Khmer language questionnaire at Khmer Health Advocates in West Hartford on Dec. 18, 2012.
(Peter Morenus/UConn Photo)