Coming Full Circle: The Role of Women in eHealth [Invited Commentary]

  • Patricia Nagi Mechael Principal HealthEnabled Columbia University
Keywords: gender, mHealth, eHealth




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Author Biography

Patricia Nagi Mechael, Principal HealthEnabled Columbia University

Dr. Patricia Mechael is principal at HealthEnabled and faculty at the Earth Institute and School of International and Public Affairs at Columbia University. She has dedicated nearly 20 years to catalyzing global health movements- including 14 years unlocking the potential of mobile technology to drive ground-breaking innovation to solve global health challenges. She is recognized for her roles as thought leader, professor, researcher, writer, and executive director of the mHealthAlliance. She is the recipient of the Knowledge for the World Distinguished Alumnus Award from the Johns Hopkins University, a member of the editorial board of the Journal of Medical Internet Research, and co-editor of the book: mHealth in Practice: Mobile technology for health promotion in the developing world.


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How to Cite
Mechael, P. (2015). Coming Full Circle: The Role of Women in eHealth [Invited Commentary]. Journal of the International Society for Telemedicine and EHealth, 3, e6 (1-2). Retrieved from
Special Theme: Women in eHealth