Vinfen Project Director Elizabeth Cella recently shared her insights and expertise as a panelist at Asian Women for Health’s 2nd State of Asian Women’s Health in MA Conference, which was held on May 25 at Impact Hub Boston.
The conference’s theme was “Technology for Asian Health and Healthcare Delivery,” and examined how technology could be used to support underserved and diverse populations. Elizabeth discussed the importance of using technology to both enhance services and improve health and psych related diagnoses. She also announced the expansion of Vinfen’s innovative Smartphone app, developed in collaboration with Wellframe, to support adults with psychiatric conditions in behavior management.
Elizabeth was among a panel of distinguished speakers including CEO of U-ARK America Inc. Leon Chen, Don S. Dizon, MD of The Oncology Sexual Health Clinic at Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center, Ka Hei Karen Lau of the Asian American Diabetes Initiative at the Joslin Diabetes Center, Anna Leslie of the Allston Brighton Health Collaborative, Mai Du of the Greater Malden Asian American Community Coalition, Assistant Professor of Public Health and Community Medicine at Tufts University School of Medicine Susan Koch-Weser, and Keynote Speaker Temeika L. Fairley of the Division of Cancer Prevention and Control at the CDC.
Other panelists echoed Elizabeth’s message of using technology for effective communication with providers, health related treatment, and management of cultural diversity. Ka Hei Karen Lau in fact presented on a nutrition Smartphone app developed at Joslin Diabetes Center that integrates a healthy and enjoyable diet focused on cultural ingredients.
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