How have personal ads changed in the last 30 years, and how has the HIV/AIDS crisis influenced these changes? We analyzed 250,000 personal ads for men who have sex with men from the online classifieds website Craigslist.org and found that the percentage of ads using sexual health-related language have increased from 23% in 1988 to 53% today. Analysis also showed that use of sexual health-related language in a location correlates with HIV prevalence rates.
The goal of WellConnect is to improve mental health services for low-income urban youth by increasing this population’s awareness of their own mental health. Smartphones grant opportunity for improved care. Through the use of smart phones, the individuals will be able to monitor their daily activities.
We are designing, developing, and deploying an innovative and feasible mobile solution for collecting infant and caregiver observations of daily living (ODLs), sharing these data with their clinical providers, and visualizing and summarizing these data for both the parents and clinicians caring for these children. This system, called Estrellita, has been shown to be helpful in preliminary pilot studies, and now we are expanding its capabilities and evaluating Estrellita in a longitudinal field deployment.