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    TACHL Team

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Our Vision

Improve the health and well-being of all South Carolinians, provide indirect economic benefits to the state via improved work productivity, and decrease absenteeism and health care costs. The 10-year goal is to become a multi institution based national center of excellence. Most importantly, the activities of TACHL will help contribute to a reduction in the chronic disease health disparities ravaging the state and result in improved health and well-being of all South Carolinians.

37,900,000

FUNDED

90

ACTIVE PROJECTS

400

CONSULTS

512

PUBLICATIONS

A few recent favorites

Smask

Smartphone Medication Adherence Saves Kidneys This project proposes an innovative approach of using mobile health technologies to: 1) help enhance patients' abilities to self-manage their health status and enable their providers to: 2) stay informed of their patients' adherence levels and associated BP levels and 3) make timely changes in medical regimens.

Pediatric Injury Prevention

The MUSC Children’s Hospital Pediatric Injury Prevention Advisory Committee partnered with TACHL to develop an MUSC app that delivers injury prevention education to new parents. The app will feature education via brief messaging that will be made available based on users’ preferred format (e.g., once-a-day texts, pushed content). The app will pave the way for a more comprehensive app that addresses a broader pediatric age range.

My Mobile Monitor

A smoking cessation mobile application that monitors stress, craving, environment, behavior, etc through ecological assessments (EMA), carbon monoxide (CO) monitoring. This application utilizes facial recognition and optical character recognition (OCR) for verification.

Burn App

MUSC Children’s Hospital offers specialized burn treatment for patients throughout SC. Care often requires repeated dressing changes at home, leading to patient and parent anxiety as well as multiple trips to the burn clinic to assess healing and prevent complications. We will use mobile technology to improve burn care in the home by connecting patients and families with expert burn nurses and physicians at MUSC.

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Services

REMOTE PATIENT MONITORING SOLUTIONS

We have launched technology-based products that address key targets—such as stress reduction, smoking prevention/cessation, bio-function /biomarker monitoring, medication adherence, physical activity and diet -that cut across a wide range of health care conditions.

MOBILE APP AND WEBSITE DEVELOPMENT

TACHL has the infrastructure to conduct the hardware creation, software development, deployment and maintenance of applications in a secure encrypted environment.

SOCIAL MEDIA SUPPORT

Stay connected with every tweet, post, and channel on our social media accounts.

CHANNELS OF COMMUNICATION

Ecological Momentary Assessment (EMA) delivered dynamically via multiple channels. Communication, consent and survey in secure and HIPAA compliant environment.

PERSONALIZED MOTIVATIONAL PATIENT ENGAGEMENT MESSAGING

We offer a unique personalized motivational engagement methodology across multiple chronic diseases.

SCIENTIFIC CONSULTATION

Through TACHL’s unique leadership and vast experience in the landing extramurally funded awards we can assist in the life cycle of idea to funding.

About Us

Health Nuts.

Our focus is the development of effective, cost-efficient lifestyle intervention and healthcare management programs that are highly personalized and relevant.

Statewide Collaboration.

We're engaged in multi-disciplinary research with scientists at MUSC, University of South Carolina and Clemson University.

Compatible.

Create software and information systems for mobile smart phones, iPad®/tablet technologies, web based computer assisted programs, and interactive call centers.

Secure.

Provide the infrastructure to conduct the hardware creation, software development, deployment and maintenance of applications in a secure encrypted environment.

Mentors.

Routinely we provide mentorship to junior investigators who are seeking exploratory or career development awards.

Growing.

We'll foster economic growth to the state via commercialization of new technology products and development/recruitment of companies involved in various aspects of software and systems technology development and program delivery.

  • Frank Treiber, Ph.D.

    Endowed Chair, Center of Economic Excellence Professor

  • Ken Ruggiero, Ph.D.

    Co-Director of TACHL

  • Sachin K. Patel, MSC

    Director of TACHL

  • Shawntel Parker

    Senior Systems Architect

  • Tatiana M. Davidson, Ph.D.

    Assistant Professor

  • Brenda Brunner-Jackson

    Program Manager

  • John C. Sieverdes

    TACHL Program Manager

  • Brian Bunnell, Ph.D.

    Postdoctoral Scholar

  • Jessica Chandler, Ph.D.

    Postdoctoral Scholar

  • Jonathan Tindall

    Software Developer

  • Andrew Matthews

    Systems Programmer

  • Andrew West

    Application Analyst

  • Bernard Jansen

    Senior Technology Consultant

  • Christina Sithideth

    Application Analyst

  • Marcus Schoultz

    Application Analyst

  • Jennifer Winkelmann

    Program Manager

  • Danna Cook

    Program Assistant

  • Jenna Gunsolley

    Research Assistant Intern

  • Megaly Torres

    Research Assistant Intern

  • Mercedes Cain

    Research Assistant Intern

  • Luke Sox

    Research Assistant

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