Theodora Oikonomidi

Theodora OIKONOMIDI

Clinical Epidemiology Unit, Hôtel-Dieu 1 place du Parvis Notre Dame - 75004 - Paris

E-mail : theodora.oikonomidi@inserm.fr (pro)


Discipline(s) : Epidemiology

Titre(s) : PhD Candidate

Diplôme(s) : MSc in Comparative Effectiveness Research in Public Health

Appartenance(s) : Réseau doctoral

Cursus

After completing a BSc in Psychology, I pursued a one-year MSc in Health Promotion while gaining work experience as an assistant health psychologist. I then completed an MSc in Comparative Effectiveness Research in Public Health and worked as a research assistant (Ingénieur d’Etude, Equipe METHODS CRESS-UMR 1153), before obtaining a doctoral contract by the Réseau Doctoral of EHESP in 2018.

Recherche

The main focus of my doctoral research is the development and assessment of digital interventions (i.e., interventions delivered with the use of digital tools such as wearable sensors, smartphone applications) that can help people living with a chronic illness manage their condition and/or change their health behaviors (e.g., nutrition, adherence to medication, physical activity).

My current work aims to identify how patients with diabetes perceive digital monitoring interventions: what makes them intrusive in personal life, and how can we design evidence-based digital interventions that are respectful or privacy, reassuring, and acceptable.