Mobile Health Technology: Evaluation & COVID-19

  •  September 24, 2020
     11:00 AM - 12:30 PM

With extensive experience implementing and evaluating mobile health technology in Colorado and Ghana, Cynthia Hazel will share an introduction to digital health technology evaluation and its importance in the context of COVID-19. Join us for a presentation on:

  • Brief review of mobile health technology and other technology solutions,
  • Examples of mobile health technology application in global settings,
  • Examples of how health technology has been and being used for COVID-19 surveillance and control,
  • Evaluation metrics for mobile health technology, and
  • Priorities in the field of health technology for public health


Cynthia Hazel, DrPH, is a Researcher at OMNI, where she leads and supports projects focused on public and behavioral health, including prior evaluation work with Colorado Black Health Collaborative’s CDC-funded Racial and Ethnic Approaches to Community Health project. 

Originally from Ghana, Cynthia has worked for Ghana Health Service, the European Commission, the World Health Organization, and the mHealth Impact Lab at the Colorado School of Public Health, where she managed the development of digital health technology products through formative assessment, rapid prototyping, usability testing and effectiveness evaluation, as well as provided statistical and GIS analytic support to CPDHE for the ‘Good to Know’ marijuana education campaign evaluation. 

Cynthia also led the evaluation of the largest mobile health technology experiment in West Africa that created direct communication lines between pregnant women and their community health nurses in rural areas. The landmark evaluation demonstrated an increase in skilled births by 49%, providing the evidence needed to expand the Ghana Health Service’s community-based health planning and services in underserved communities.


  • BSc: Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Ghana
  • MSc: University of Durham, UK, specialization in Public Health Policy
  • DrPH: University of Colorado School of Public Health, specialization  in Community and Behavioral Health

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