Undergraduate Research & Scholarships

Bocheng (Brandon) Cai

Comparative effectiveness of health coaching and technology interventions on patients with uncontrolled hypertension

Our comparative effectiveness study is a randomized controlled trial examining effectiveness of student health coaching and technology interventions on patients with uncontrolled hypertension. Hypertension is one of the world’s leading chronic illnesses, is significantly correlated to cardiovascular diseases risk factors, yet lack sufficient research on effective interventions, especially in the field of health coaching and technology. This study, sponsored by the JTSSF foundation, has been going on over the past few years and we are aiming to work on the last cohort of baseline, 6-month, and 9-month survey datasets this summer. In addition to leading the data team on performing exploratory and comparative analyses, I am working with Dr. Ivey MD, MHSA, Morgan Vien MPH, and the team on our manuscript over the summer.

Message To Sponsor

Dear kind donors - Thank you so much for your support! I am truly appreciative of this opportunity, and am really excited to continue working on this project this summer in the hope of getting closer to our manuscript submission. I am extremely passionate about technology and public health interventions in medicine, and being able to work on this Randomized Controlled Trial from early-phase to the finishing line has been an immensely helpful experience for me — I have learned a lot about how to conduct a RCT study, how to lead a data team, and how to conduct competent and rigorous data analysis for public health research.
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Major: Molecular & Cell Biology
Mentor: Susan Ivey/ Health Research for Action, Public Health
Sponsor: Leadership Fund
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