Dr. Olivia Vélez, MCSP’s Senior mHealth Advisor, recently spoke to the Johns Hopkins University Global mHealth Initiative about what moved her to focus on mHealth, the long-term impacts of mHealth in communities, and her opinions on emerging technologies. She also discusses how MCSP is helping countries to systematically integrate mHealth into their health systems in an equitable manner.
Read the transcript of the interview here.
Dr. Vélez has more than a decade of professional experience in health informatics and has advance training in computer science, public health, and nursing, as well as clinical experience in the areas of women’s health and pediatric HIV/AIDS. With USAID’s predecessor Maternal and Child Health Integrated Program, she led the strategy for the use of mobile devices to address reproductive, maternal, newborn and child health challenges in the developing world.