Digital Health Research Resources

Digital Health (dHealth) encompasses everything from healthcare IT to Mobile Health. Mobile Health (mHealth) refers more specifically to the use of mobile communication devices (phones, iPads, etc) in conjunction with biosensors and/or internet and social media to improve and manage health.

UCSF Digital Health Group

This informal working group aims to:

  • Provide a unified approach, architecture, online branding, and technical services for developing digital health applications at UCSF
  • Lay the foundation and facilitate the development of creative digital applications for our patients for both health-related, research, and training purposes

Join the Digital Health Group

Send an email to join the Digital Health Group (leave the subject line of the email blank).

  • You'll receive announcements about activity in the Digital Health field at UCSF and beyond.
  • Direct questions to Aenor Sawyer
  • Tip: to identify yourself as a researcher in the Digital Health field, use the term "Digital Health" in the overview or interests section on your UCSF Profiles page. Potential collaborators will then be able to find you by searching with keyword "Digital Health". Many researchers also identify themselves with the terms "Mobile Health" or "mHealth."


The UCSF Resource Allocation Program (RAP) provides intramural funding for Digital Health research, including the Catalyst Awards for the Development of Diagnostics, Devices, Therapeutics and Digital Health.
- Tips for applying for RAP Digital Health funding.

Join the UCSF Digital Health Group to receive announcements of extramural Digital Health funding opportunities.

Digital Health Consultation

Get expert advice from UCSF faculty that will guide you in the development of your Digital Health research project:

  • Current trends & design ideas in health apps
  • Advice on technical issues (e.g., privacy, connectivity to EHRs)
  • Evaluation methods
  • Usage patterns of mobile technology (e.g., digital divide)
  • Referral to technical and legal services

Request Consultation

Additional Resources

UCSF & UC Resources

External Resources