The Parent eHELP Research Lab
Our research seeks to use technology to identify and address non-treatment-seeking pregnant and post-partum patients with unhealthy substance use and connect them with services and resources.
The Parent eHelp Research lab is based out of the Michigan State University Division of Public Health in Flint, MI. Our research focuses on technology as a way to identify and address non-treatment-seeking persons with unhealthy substance use, particularly pregnant and postpartum women. The majority of our research uses the Computerized Intervention Authoring System (CIAS), an easy-to-use software developed by Dr. Steve Ondersma to create digital interventions. CIAS is open source, non-commercial, and allows anyone to create a digital intervention without any coding experience. In addition to our current research, we are interested in using CIAS to partner with the Flint community to address health disparities and promote health equity.