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Over 30+ peer-reviewed publications have been written about CommCare.

  • Hoy, R., Rubin, J., Mitchell, M., Using mobile technology to address the ‘three delays’ to reduce maternal mortality in Zanzibar, (International Journal of Use-Driven Healthcare, Jan 2014). Website
  • Nisha Mohamed, Neal Lesh, Fiorenzo Conte and Leah Findlater. Using ICT4CHW to Influence Decision Makers, M4D 2014. Website
  • Mohini Bhavsar and Kara Grijalva. From Paper to Mobile: Design Considerations for Field Level Worker Programs, M4d 2014. Website
  • Surka, Sam et al., Evaluating the use of mobile phone technology to enhance cardiovascular disease screening by community health workers, International Journal of Medical Informatics, 2014. Website
  • Ariel Schwartz, Mohini Bhavsar, Edward Cutrell, Jonathan Donner, Melissa Densmore (2013): Balancing burden and benefit: non-prescribed use of employer-issued mobile devices. Proceedings of the Sixth International Conference on Information and Communication Technologies and Development, 2013. DOI: 10.1145/2517899.2517911. Website
  • Amy S. Baranoski, Elizabeth Meuser, Helene Hardy, Elizabeth F. Closson, Matthew J. Mimiaga, Steven A. Safren, Pushwaz Virk, Rowena Luk, Paul R. Skolnik & Vikram S. Kumar (2013): Patient and provider perspectives on cellular phone-based technology to improve HIV treatment adherence, AIDS Care: Psychological and Socio-medical Aspects of AIDS/HIV, DOI:10.1080/09540121.2013.802282. Website
  • Chaiyachati KH, Loveday M, Lorenz S, Lesh N, Larkan L-M, et al. (2013) A Pilot Study of an mHealth Application for Healthcare Workers: Poor Uptake Despite High Reported Acceptability at a Rural South African Community-Based MDR-TB Treatment Program. PLoS ONE 8(5): e64662.doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0064662. Website
  • Palazuelos D., Diallo A., Palazuelos L., Carlile N., Payne J., & Franke M. (2013). User Perception of an mHealth Medicine Dosing Tool for Community Health Workers. JMIR MHealth and UHealth. 1(1):e2. PDF
  • Treatman D., & Lesh N. (2012). Strengthening Community Health Systems with Localized Multimedia. Mobile for Development. Website
  • Chittamuru, D. (2012). CommCare: Evaluation of a mobile application for maternal health. International Association of Media and Communications Research, 2012 Conference: South-North Conversations. Durban, South Africa. PDF
  • Treatman D., Bhavsar M., Kumar V., & Lesh N. (2012). Mobile phones for community health workers of Bihar empower adolescent girls. WHO South-East Asia Journal of Public Health, 1(2), 224-226. PDF
  • Medhi I., Jain M., Tewari A., Bhavsar M., Matheke-Fischer M., & Cutrell E. (2012). Combating rural child malnutrition through inexpensive mobile phones. Nordic Conference on Human-Computer Interaction. PDF
  • Birnbaum B.E., DeRenzi B., Flaxman A.D., & Lesh N. (2012). Automated quality control for mobile data collection. ACM DEV, 1-1. PDF
  • DeRenzi B., Findlater L., Borriello G., Jackson J., Payne J., Birnbaum B., Parikh T., & Lesh N. (2012). Improving community health worker performance through automated SMS. The Fifth International Conference on Information and Communication Technologies and Development, 25-34. Website
  • DeRenzi B., Sims C., Jackson J., Borriello G., & Lesh N. (2011). A framework for case-based community health information systems. Global Humanitarian Conference. PDF
  • Schuttner L., Zijdel W., Manda H., Shearer K., Siyingwa R., Theis M., Mwaba L., Zue C., Musatwe D., Roos D., Mwansa N., Mwalukanga M., Nyakubaya L., Stringer J.S.A., Chi B.H., & Chintu N. (2011, July). Use of mobile phone-guided community outreach for integrated primary health care and HIV services in Zambia. Poster TUPE444, Sixth IAS Conference on HIV Pathogenesis, Treatment and Prevention, Rome, Italy. Website
  • DeRenzi B., Borriello G., Jackson J., Kumar V.S., Parikh T.S., Virk P., & Lesh N. (2011, May). Mobile phone tools for field-based health care workers in low-income countries. The Mount Sinai Journal of Medicine, 78(3), 406-418. Website
  • Braa J., Kanter A.S., Lesh N., Crichton R., Jolliffe B., Saebø J., Kossi E., & Seebregts C.J., (2010). Comprehensive yet scalable health information systems for low resource settings: a collaborative effort in Sierra Leone. AMIA Annu Symp Proc, 2010: 372-376. PDF
  • Mangilma J., DeRenzi B., Lyons J., Mrema B., Ollis S., Schaefer W., Sims C., & Lesh N. (2010, November). CommCare: a phone-based tool for home based care in Tanzania. Second International Conference on Mobiles for Development, Kampala, Uganda.
  • Routen T., Silas L.F., Mitchell M., Van Esch J., Lesh N., Lyons J., & Badiani R. (2010, March). Using mobile technology to support family planning counseling in the community – case study. Third International Conference on ICT for Africa, Cameroon. PDF
  • Mhila G., DeRenzi B., Mushi C., Wakabi T., Steele M., Roos D., Jackson J., Dhadialla P., Sims C., & Lesh N. (2009, April). Using mobile applications for community-based social support for chronic patients. HELINA. PDF
  • Bogan M., van Esch J., Mhila G., DeRenzi B., Lesh N., & Mitchell M. (2009, April). Improving standards of care with mobile applications in Tanzania. W3C Workshop in Africa to Explore the Role of Mobile Technologies for Development, Maputo, Mozambique. PDF
  • DeRenzi B., Lesh N., Parikh T.S., Sims C., Maokola W., Chemba M., Hamisi Y., Schellenberg D., & Borriello G. (2008, April). E-IMCI: improving pediatric health care in low-income countries. ACM Conference on Computer-Human Interaction (CHI). PDF