Participatory epidemiology: use of mobile phones for community-based health reporting

PLoS Med. 2010 Dec 7;7(12):e1000376. doi: 10.1371/journal.pmed.1000376.


Clark Freifeld and colleagues discuss mobile applications, including their own smartphone application, that show promise for health monitoring and information sharing.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Cell Phone*
  • Humans
  • Public Health / instrumentation*
  • Public Health / methods
  • Public Health Informatics / instrumentation*
  • Public Health Informatics / methods