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The Ethics of mHealth

March 4, 2016

Tiffany Cvrkel, PhD
Bioethicist, Philosopher, and Lecturer, Molecular, Cell, & Developmental Biology

About the Presentation:  As the capacities and wide-spread acceptance of mHealth devices grow, so too does their potential in research and clinical contexts. Collecting and working with this type of data raises unique ethical concerns. The purpose of this talk is two-fold. First, we will be outlining some of the most pressing ethical challenges presented by mHealth. Second, we will start thinking about solutions, exploring how these ethical concerns can and should inform our use of this technology.

About the Presenter:  Dr. Tiffany Cvrkel is a bioethicist, philosopher, and lecturer in UCLA’s Department of Molecular, Cell, & Developmental Biology. The primary focus of her work is categorizing the impact and limitations of deliberation as it occurs in the contexts of biomedical ethical. Her particular area of expertise is the ethics of emerging biomedical technologies, including the ethical challenges around mHealth, eHealth, and Big Data. In addition to being an award-winning teacher, she serves as a consultant to scientists and clinicians working with bioethical questions. She specializes in both bringing clarity to bioethical challenges and to assisting in the creation of practical solutions.