Associate Professor, Division of Pediatric Gastroenterology Fellowship Director, Program in Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition
Dr. Huang’s current research interests focus on how the health of individuals with chronic disease can be improved through the creative use of widely available personal wireless and networked technologies and ubiquitous computing. She developed MD2Me, a SMS and web-based intervention designed to increase health-related self-efficacy and healthcare engagement among adolescents with chronic disease, and Fit4Life, a SMS and health counseling intervention to improve weight management in childhood survivors of leukemia. Both interventions were tested in randomized controlled trials with demonstrated efficacy in targeted outcomes. Dr. Huang also currently leads a NIH-funded project evaluating computer vision technology for assessing pain in children. She is also a co-investigator on NSF-funded projects enabling the use of health sensor and multisource data to monitor and improve health. Dr. Huang currently receives and has received funding from the National Institutes of Health, the National Science Foundation, and the American Cancer Society for her work.