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Last Name

Kamal Shanker Jethwani, M.B.,B.S.

TitleInstructor in Dermatology
InstitutionMassachusetts General Hospital
AddressMassachusetts General Hospital
Dept of Connected Medicine
25 New Chardon St, #4
Boston MA 02114

Dr. Jethwani is currently the Corporate Manager for Research and Evaluation, and leads the research and program evaluation initiatives at the Center for Connected Health. His research is focused on technology-based models of health delivery and use behavior change as a tool for preventive and supportive care in a tertiary health care setting. His work at the Center for Connected Health has spanned from designing and implementing clinical trials to leading efforts in predictive modeling using behavioral parameters.

Dr. Jethwani is also responsible for shaping the research roadmap for the Center, leads the evaluation of all on-going programs and contribute to efforts at program development and scaling.

Dr. Jethwani's research has evolved over time to include exploration of newer health delivery models, like employer based health programs and electronic social network based programs. He is also exploring newer tools to deliver feedback to patients, like simple text message based platforms, applications for smart phones, etc.

The ability to personalize care and understand behavioral motivations that dictate health choices remains central to all his work at the Center.

 current student opportunities
Available: 08/15/12, Expires: 08/31/14

The Center for Connected Health develops new strategies to move health care from the hospital and doctor's office into the day-to-day lives of patients. We are currently exploring how objective data collected from sensors, mobile phones, social media etc correlates with patient self-reported data. The project would involve validating an accepted 'patient reported outcome measure' with objectively collected data from patients.

 selected publications
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  1. Shive M, Bhatt M, Cantino A, Kvedar J, Jethwani K. Perspectives on acne: what twitter can teach health care providers. JAMA Dermatol. 2013 May 1; 149(5):621-2.
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  2. Agboola S, Havasy R, Myint-U K, Kvedar J, Jethwani K. The impact of using mobile-enabled devices on patient engagement in remote monitoring programs. J Diabetes Sci Technol. 2013; 7(3):623-9.
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  3. Zai AH, Ronquillo JG, Nieves R, Chueh HC, Kvedar JC, Jethwani K. Assessing hospital readmission risk factors in heart failure patients enrolled in a telemonitoring program. Int J Telemed Appl. 2013; 2013:305819.
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  4. Agboola SO, Ball M, Kvedar JC, Jethwani K. The future of Connected Health in preventive medicine. QJM. 2013 Sep; 106(9):791-4.
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  5. Ternullo J, Jethwani K, Lane S, Myint-U K, Havasy R, Carter M, Kvedar J. Partners HealthCare Center for Connected Health. Telemed J E Health. 2013 May; 19(5):363-7.
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  6. Jethwani K, Ling E, Mohammed M, Myint-U K, Pelletier A, Kvedar JC. Diabetes connect: an evaluation of patient adoption and engagement in a web-based remote glucose monitoring program. J Diabetes Sci Technol. 2012; 6(6):1328-36.
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  7. Wootton R, Bonnardot L, Geissbuhler A, Jethwani K, Kovarik C, McGoey S, Person DA, Vladzymyrskyy A, Zolfo M. Feasibility of a clearing house for improved cooperation between telemedicine networks delivering humanitarian services: acceptability to network coordinators. Glob Health Action. 2012; 5:1-9.
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  8. Watson AJ, Singh K, Myint-U K, Grant RW, Jethwani K, Murachver E, Harris K, Lee TH, Kvedar JC. Evaluating a web-based self-management program for employees with hypertension and prehypertension: A randomized clinical trial. Am Heart J. 2012 Oct; 164(4):625-31.
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  9. Kamal Jethwani, Saket Mishra. The Development Review – Beyond Research. Providing Sustainable Livelihood for Women through Social Enterprise: Maid In India. 2012; 1(1):122-38.
  10. Wootton R, Geissbuhler A, Jethwani K, Kovarik C, Person DA, Vladzymyrskyy A, Zanaboni P, Zolfo M. Comparative performance of seven long-running telemedicine networks delivering humanitarian services. J Telemed Telecare. 2012 Sep; 18(6):305-11.
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  11. Wootton R, Geissbuhler A, Jethwani K, Kovarik C, Person DA, Vladzymyrskyy A, Zanaboni P, Zolfo M. Long-running telemedicine networks delivering humanitarian services: experience, performance and scientific output. Bull World Health Organ. 2012 May 1; 90(5):341-347D.
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  12. Hoch DB, Watson AJ, Linton DA, Bello HE, Senelly M, Milik MT, Baim MA, Jethwani K, Fricchione GL, Benson H, Kvedar JC. The feasibility and impact of delivering a mind-body intervention in a virtual world. PLoS One. 2012; 7(3):e33843.
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  13. Jethwani K, Havasy R, Mohammed M, Kvedar J. iHealth Connections. Mobile Health as the Patient-facing Convergence Platform for Clinical Research and Healthcare. 2012; 1(2):10-3.
  14. Watson AJ, O'Rourke J, Jethwani K, Cami A, Stern TA, Kvedar JC, Chueh HC, Zai AH. Linking electronic health record-extracted psychosocial data in real-time to risk of readmission for heart failure. Psychosomatics. 2011 Jul-Aug; 52(4):319-27.
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  15. Janket SJ, Jethwani K, Meurman JH. Invasive dental treatment and risk for vascular events. Ann Intern Med. 2011 Mar 15; 154(6):441; author reply 442.
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  16. Pelletier AC, Jethwani K, Bello H, Kvedar J, Grant RW. Implementing a web-based home monitoring system within an academic health care network: barriers and facilitators to innovation diffusion. J Diabetes Sci Technol. 2011 Jan; 5(1):32-8.
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  17. Qvarnstrom M, Janket SJ, Jones JA, Jethwani K, Nuutinen P, Garcia RI, Baird AE, Van Dyke TE, Meurman JH. Association of salivary lysozyme and C-reactive protein with metabolic syndrome. J Clin Periodontol. 2010 Sep; 37(9):805-11.
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  18. Sawant NS, Jethwani KS. Understanding family functioning and social support in unremitting schizophrenia: A study in India. Indian J Psychiatry. 2010 Apr; 52(2):145-9.
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  19. Jethwani KS, Kanodra NM, Kulkarni HS, Gogtay NJ, Bavdekar SB. Doctor's perceptions about re-licensing. J Assoc Physicians India. 2008 Jul; 56:558-9.
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  20. Jethwani KS, Chandwani HS. The internet: revolutionizing medical research for novices and virtuosos alike. J Postgrad Med. 2008 Jan-Mar; 54(1):49-51.
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  21. Jethwani KS, Kanodra NM. A beginner's guide to research--II. J Postgrad Med. 2006 Jan-Mar; 52(1):65-7.
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  22. Jethwani KS, Kanodra NM. A beginner's guide to research--part I. J Postgrad Med. 2005 Jul-Sep; 51(3):238-9.
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  23. Timothy M. Hale, PhD; Melissa Abraham, PhD; Shiyi Zan; Kamal Jethwani, MD. Applying Social Media Technologies in Healthcare Environments by Christina Beach Thielst, MHA, FACHE. Using Social Media for Research: Addressing Regulatory Challenges.
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