Technology-Driven Healthcare Brings New Opportunities to Engage People and Provide the Care They Need

Expert in the News: Dr. Lisa Hightow-Weidman featured on WUNC (91.5) Radio’s The State of Things

Technology-Driven Healthcare Brings New Opportunities to Engage People and Provide the Care They Need click to enlarge Dr. Lisa Hightow-Weidman

Dr. Hightow-Weidman is an Associate Professor of Medicine with the Division of Infectious Diseases in UNC’s Department of Medicine. She’s also the principal investigator of iTech, a project that has received $18 million in NIH funding to develop technology-based interventions for youth who are at-risk for or infected with HIV. 

Her research focuses on improving patient outcomes with technological innovations that connect people with healthcare. Mobile apps and virtual reality tools offer promising ways to connect people, particularly youth, with essential human services.

During the live broadcast, Dr. Hightow-Weidman will discuss iTech as well as her own personal backstory, and why she chose a career in medicine.

To learn about her Behavior and Technology Lab at UNC, go to BAT Lab.  

Dr. Hightow-Weidman was interviewed by WUNC (91.5) Radio's The State of Things on Feb 6, 2017.

To listen to her interview, go to:  http://wunc.org/post/bookworm-turned-hiv-specialist-meet-dr-lisa-hightow-weidman#stream/0