Tamar Krishnamurti, PhD

Assistant Professor in General Internal Medicine Dr. Tamar Krishnamurti was recently announced as the winner of S&R Foundation’s 2020 Kuno Award for Applied Science. The award, which includes $100,000 in funding, supports early- to mid-career women who are social innovators focused on addressing modern challenges. For this project, Dr. Krishnamurti is continuing her work on the development of mobile health strategies to identify and intervene on pregnancy and postpartum-related risks.

Working toward those goals, Dr. Krishnamurti and team developed the MyHealthyPregnancy app. MyHealthyPregnancy connects individuals’ data, assessed through machine learning, to healthcare providers to provide pregnancy risk assessment and support. App development has adapted to meet current healthcare needs, such as including COVID-19 triage and symptom check, as well as a process to report intimate partner violence in-app (published in the Journal of Medical Internet Research). At the end of January for the Society of Maternal Fetal Medicine Annual Meeting, Dr. Krishnamurti presented on using the MyHealthyPregnancy app for depression screening and to identify patients at risk of preeclampsia, informing strategies to improve patient-provider communication.

Dr. Krishnamurti’s recent mobile health for intimate partner violence screening
publication in the Journal of Medical Internet Research.

Dr. Krishnamurti leads the Behavioral Health arm of the Center for Research on Behavioral Health, Media, & Technology and is a co-founder of the FemTech Collaborative, housed within the Center for Women’s Health Research and Innovation. She is also a co-founder of Naima Health, a company that develops health tools using behavioral decision science and machine learning to engage patients in the clinical care.