Special Issue "Use of Innovative Technologies in Health Behavior Research"

A special issue of Healthcare (ISSN 2227-9032). This special issue belongs to the section "TeleHealth and Digital Healthcare".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 1 September 2021.

Special Issue Editor

Dr. Amar Kanekar
Guest Editor
School of Counseling, Human Performance and Rehabilitation, University of Arkansas at Little Rock, AR, USA
Interests: Health behavior modifications; Epidemiology; Research methods; Online pedagogy; Global Health

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

In the current complex and changing world, compounded by the COVID 19 pandemic, it is of utmost importance that health behavior researchers and scholars engage in inventing and testing newer models and theories that hinge on technological novelty. It is safe to presume that future technological applications furthering health behavior research will certainly include digitalized health-based applications such as social-media-based interventions, mobile based applications, and wearable devices [1].  

The purpose of this Special Issue is to invite health behavior scholars and researchers to contribute to filling the research gap between what has worked in past years and what could be seen in years to come by sharing innovations in methodologies, models, theories, and newer modes of research that either include technological advancements or introduce a novel technological concept and/or its implementation. We would like to see articles in the domain of original research, literature reviews (narrative and/or systematic), conceptual works, and essays in this area. 

We anticipate that this Issue will serve as a rich source of creative ideas not only for application in academics but also in health promotion practice. 

Dr. Amar Kanekar
Guest Editor


[1] Arigo, D., Jake-Schoffman, D.E., Wolin, K. et al. The history and future of digital health in the field of behavioral medicine. J Behav Med 42, 67–83 (2019). https://doi.org/10.1007/s10865-018-9966-z

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