Center of Excellence for Mobile Sensor Data-to-Knowledge (MD2K)

Project: Research project

Project Details


Northwestern University – Bonnie Spring scope of work for Santosh Kumar project The scope of work to be carried out at Northwestern includes Dr. Spring’s cross-site collaborations to: 1) apply addictions theory to the data analytics carried out by other BD2K collaborators, and 2) implement science of team science best practices to facilitate cross-disciplinary dialogue among project investigators. Additionally, all laboratory and field studies of smokers will be carried out at Northwestern. These studies to be performed by Dr. Spring, a post-doctoral fellow, and a research assistant will involve the testing of 75 smokers per year in years 2, 3, and 4. Each smoker will be tested for two consecutive weeks, during which the first day of each week involves a 4 hour laboratory session. The smoker will be smoking during the first week of testing and will be newly abstinent during the second week. The laboratory sessions will be conducted in Dr. Spring’s 1000 square foot smoking laboratory, for which a separate heating, ventilation, and air cooling system allows participants to smoke in the laboratory without exposing others in the surrounding rooms to passive smoke. Special dispensation to allow participants to smoke in this laboratory for research purposes was granted to Northwestern by the Illinois State legislature. For the remainder of the field testing, subjects will wear the sensors in their natural environments, under periodic observation by the investigative team.
Effective start/end date9/29/149/30/20


  • University of Memphis (5-40708 // 5U54EB02040-05)
  • National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (5-40708 // 5U54EB02040-05)


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