Spyros Kitsiou

Spyros Kitsiou

Associate Professor, Biomedical and Health Information Sciences

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1919 W. Taylor St., 205 AHSB

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Dr. Kitsiou’s research, service, and teaching experiences are in the areas of mobile health informatics (mHealth), telehealth/telemedicine, and evidence synthesis. His research focuses on: (a) the development and evaluation of mHealth technologies and interventions for self-management of chronic diseases and other health conditions; (b) the conduct of comparative effectiveness reviews of telehealth and mHealth interventions; and (c) the development of methods and guidelines to enhance the scientific rigor and consistency of evidence synthesis reviews. With a particular interest in primary and secondary prevention of chronic disease, Dr. Kitsiou's overarching research goal is to make a difference in people’s lives through the development of novel and contextually appropriate mHealth apps, interventions, and evidence synthesis reports that target health outcomes and problems of significance to communities, governments, and health agencies. Dr. Kitsiou is the founder and director of the mHealth Innovation Lab at UIC, and Associate Editor in two top-ranked health informatics journals, namely the Journal of Medical Internet Research and JMIR mHealth and uHealth.

Selected Grants

National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (R01, $3,460,172.00), iCardia4HF: A multi-component mHealth app and tailored text-messaging intervention to promote self-care adherence and improve outcomes in patients with chronic heart failure, Principal Investigator

National Institute of Nursing Research (R01, $2,029,700.00), Testing Adaptive Interventions to Improve Physical Activity for Sedentary Women, Site Principal Investigator

National Institute of Nursing Research (R21, $454,735), An innovative mobile health intervention to improve self-care in patients with heart failure , Principal Investigator

National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (R61, $2,753,881.00), Targeting of UnControlled Hypertension in Emergency Department (TOUCHED), Co-Investigator

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Postdoctoral Fellowship, Canada Research Chair in Information Technology in Health Care, HEC Montreal, 2012-2014
PhD in Health Informatics, University of Macedonia, Greece, 2010
BSc in Computer Science, Felician University, NJ, 2002