MealLogger and the Center for Clinical Investigations’ Nutrition Core at Brigham and Women’s Hospital have entered a new collaboration. The collaboration will allow the researchers at the Nutrition Core to utilize MealLogger in their ongoing research projects both to collect nutrition information from study participants and to use MealLogger to test remote nutrition interventions utilizing features such as peer support and nutrition challenges.
Recently, Leigh Keating, MS, RD, LDN, CBDT, Director of Nutrition Research of Harvard Catalyst Clinical Research Center, Andrew McHill, PhD, post-doctoral fellow, and Elizabeth Klerman, MD, PhD, Associate Professor of Medicine, at Brigham and Women’s Hospital used MealLogger to examine diets of undergraduate students.
“We wanted to expand the use of the service to other research projects that benefit from collecting nutrition information via smartphone. Many people own smart phones and people are accustomed to photographing their meals. This is great from a research perspective as it provides us with an alternate way to collect information about what and when people are eating,” says Leigh.
“We’re really excited about working with the Nutrition Core at Brigham and Women’s Hospital. The rapid adaption of mobile technology is offering a wide range of new ways both to collect data, as well as help people improve their diets in different ways. However, not a lot of research exists yet in this field, so we see this as a valuable opportunity to take advantage of some of some of the benefits mobile technology can offer in this field,” says Michael Quarshie, CEO of MealLogger.
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