Notre Dame College Students Team with Business Industry to Launch Health Technology Tool

Notre Dame College business students are gaining experience in the development and launch of a health technology product as part of an active learning class project.

A team in the BU385: Marketing Management course this fall will introduce the Assess.Health mobile app to the College and extended community on Wednesday, December 5, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Falcon Café on the Notre Dame campus. Students, faculty, staff and friends of the College who use the code “NDC” will receive $2 off the $4.99 health risk assessment tool from Global Health Metrics LLC.

Those who connect with the app receive a customized action plan detailing essential lifestyle changes personalized for their health, diet, age and other choices. An option to retake the assessment in 90 days provides them the opportunity to track progress toward starting and sustaining better health.

Undergraduates in the class taught by Joyce A. Banjac, Ph.D., assistant professor of marketing at the College, have planned and will coordinate the product launch event. The students also have facilitated marketing messages, related social media outreach and other sales aspects for the Assess.Health campaign.

Students leading the product launch include: Curtis Collins, Markus Hood, Talin Johnson and Sha’haun Williams.

Throughout the fall 2018 semester, the team of Notre Dame undergraduates, all of whom are student-athletes, have been collaborating with Gregory Davis, vice president of marketing/commercial operations, and Isaac Nicholas, senior software developer, at Global Health Metrics on the scientific technological product line extension.

A group of social and behavioral scientists, computer science engineers, physicians, epidemiologists and biostatisticians at Global Health Metrics have spent the last several years updating the health risk assessment tool originally created by the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention as part of a grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality.

The scientific software was developed further by the Carter Center of Emory University before Global Health Metrics was licensed exclusively to market and sell the tool by Case Western Reserve University in 2017.

November 2018

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