Julie Kientz Research Group

Summer 2020

Interactive mobile app to support individuals with tuberculosis (TB)

TB is an urgent global health threat and the world’s deadliest infectious disease despite it being largely curable. Treatment success rates remain below the targets set by the World Health Organization and there is need for improved individual support and monitoring to ensure treatment success and cure. 

In this DRG, we will build on our prior work to conduct usability testing and refine a mobile web app for TB patients and a dashboard to enable TB teams to monitor, interact and support the patients. The app will be used in an upcoming trial in Argentina. Activities will include usability testing and design refinement based on end-user feedback and issues identified while testing. Usability testing will be with predominantly Spanish speakers.


  • Usability testing experience
  • User research / UI experience / design
  • Spanish language level to interact with Spanish speaking collaborators/colleagues highly desired or ability to analyze transcripts or audio in Spanish.
  • The meeting day/time per week will be determined by the group. We will have weekly team meetings for 1.5 hours and other meetings may be established in smaller groups for specific tasks. 

If interested in applying, please complete this catalyst survey by June 17, 2020.

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