Digital Health Lab

Family-based Childhood Obesity Prevention Program

Developing and evaluating a "B.C made" Early Intervention Program that targets families with children aged between 8 and 12, whose Body Mass Index (BMI) for their age is above the 85th percentile. This program is delivered in partnership through the Childhood Obesity Foundation, University of Victoria and the Province of British Columbia.

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School Cell Phone Study

Evaluating the effects of cell phone use on children's health and well-being. 

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Wearable Activity Monitor

Establishing the validity and reliability of a novel wearable physical activity monitoring system for older adults. 

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Predicting Mental Health using Social Media Data

Up to 85% of young adults regularly use social media (e.g. Instagram, Twitter, Facebook). This study examines whether we can use social media data generated by the user to predict that person's mental health. 

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Welcome to the Digital Health Lab


The Digital Health Lab is a research lab within the School of Exercise Science, Physical and Health Education at University of Victoria, Canada.

Our aim is to find innovative and effective ways to use digital communication technology to help improve people’s health and well-being.

Find out about our current research projects, as well as opportunities to get involved in our research. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us.