A group of medical students spent part of their summer in Colombia exploring high-tech ways to curb substance use and abuse.
The projects, led by John D. Piette, Ph.D., in conjunction with colleagues at the University of Antioquia (U of A), involved adapting telephonic Interactive Voice Response (IVR) technology for tobacco and alcohol use intervention and prevention. Piette is a professor of health behavior and health education in the School of Public Health, and also has an appointment in the Medical School's Department of Internal Medicine.
Five students made the trip, which was one of four Global REACH faculty-led international experiences offered in 2016.
To read more about their Colombia experience, click below.