The Technology Center to Promote Healthy Lifestyles (TecHealth) is a South Carolina
SmartState Center focused on research to develop and evaluate health promotion programs
which encourage healthy lifestyles and reduce risk of disease by incorporating technology.
New and emerging technologies hold great promise for creating novel intervention approaches,
as well as enhancing existing interventions with the addition of technological elements. Technology
affords the ability to expand geographic reach of evidence-based interventions and
to access underserved populations with programs which promote healthier lifestyles. The
TecHealth research portfolio includes projects that address these domains, as well
as efforts to explore how technology can be used to improve the assessment of lifestyle
behaviors. TecHealth is also focused on training of the next generation of scholars
who seek to promote healthy lifestyles through the use of technology.
Chelsea Larsen Recipient of 2017-2018 SPARC Award
Exercise Science doctoral candidate and TecHealth research assistant Chelsea Larsen
is a recipient of a 2017-18 Support to Promote Advancement of Research and Creativity
(SPARC) grant for her proposal, “Reducing Sedentary Behavior to Improve Blood Pressure.”
Sponsored by the USC Office of the Vice President for Research, SPARC is a competitive,
merit-based award given to outstanding graduate students for research support.
Jim Stritzinger Named Director of Center for Applied Innovation and Advanced Analytics
Jim Strizinger, TecHealth Entrepreneur in Residence, has transitioned to lead the
USC Center for Applied Innovation and Advanced Analytics. The Center is a public-private
partnership that works with regional government, academia, and business for developing
in-demand skills, accelerating research innovations into markets, and driving regional
economic development. It will develop technical expertise in analytics, cognitive
computing (IBM Watson) and Internet of Things (IoT) in vertical markets that include
predictive maintenance and supply chain, higher education, finance, insurance and
Harnessing the Cognitive Power of IBM Watson to Enhance Academic Research
Harnessing the Cognitive Power of IBM Watson to Enhance Academic Research, the April
Tech Tuesday Talk presentation is now online. For additional information about the
presentation or questions about IBM Watson, please contact TecHealth Entrepreneur
in Residence, Jim Stritzinger.