Leveraging digital adherence technologies (DATs) to help manage treatment of leading infectious cause of death globally

Head shot of Dr. Kenneth Mayer

Harvard Pop Center faculty member Professor Kenneth Mayer, MD, is an author on an analysis published in BMJ Global Health that: provides an historical context for the use of DATs  (e.g., phone-based and smartphone-based technologies, digital pillboxes and ingestible sensors) to help manage the treatment of tuberculosis (TB); describes the variety of DATs currently being used and their potential functionality as a powerful tool to help manage TB therapy; and outlines research priorities to further refine the evaluation of DATs in the context of improving TB care.