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Introducing The Fitbit Health Equity Research Initiative

30 minutes
Fitbit Health Equity Research Initiative
Fitbit devices have become a powerful tool used by researchers all over the world. Yet while digital health adoption is accelerating at a rapid pace, health disparities continue to widen1, and underrepresented researchers often struggle to obtain the resources2 needed for innovative interventions. That is why we’re proud to announce the Fitbit Health Equity Research Initiative to specifically address health inequity in underrepresented populations experiencing health disparities.
Join us for this webinar to learn about:

  • The program's goals, application process, and award details
  • Fitbit's partnership with Fitabase, and how their platform can support and engage research participants
  • How Fitbit supports research programs of all kinds with our devices, storefronts, customer support, and our software developer kit

1 Odlum M, Moise N, Kronish IM, et al. Trends in Poor Health Indicators Among Black and Hispanic Middle-aged and Older Adults in the United States, 1999-2018. JAMA Netw Open. 2020;3(11):e2025134. doi:10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2020.25134 

2 Travis A. Hoppe, Aviva Litovitz, Kristine A. Willis, Rebecca A. Meseroll, Matthew J. Perkins,. Ian Hutchins, Alison F. Davis, Michael S. Lauer, Hannah A. Valantine, James M. Anderson and George M. Santangelo. Topic choice contributes to the lower rate of NIH awards to African-American/black scientists.  Science Advances. 09 Oct 2019.  Vol. 5, no. 10, eaaw7238DOI: 10.1126/sciadv.aaw7238
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Presented By
Nova Hammerquist
Sr. Program Manager, Health Research Partnerships

Nova Hammerquist is Senior Program Manager for Health Research Partnerships at Fitbit Health Solutions, where she supports external research collaborations, as well as pharma and life science partnerships.
Stacie Hecht
UX Researcher

Stacie Hecht is a UX Researcher at Fitbit, where she leverages her background in cultural anthropology to maintain an empathy-driven approach for understanding and implementing users’ needs within the Fitbit health and wellness ecosystem.
Aaron Coleman
Founder & CEO

Aaron is Founder & CEO of Fitabase, a company dedicated to bringing new and advanced wearable technology tools to the research community. He has spent the last nine years leading Fitabase from an early experiment to a profitable and sustainable business.