Dr. Eric Hekler, PhD, is the Director of the Center for Wireless & Population Health Systems within the Qualcomm Institute at University of California, San Diego (UCSD), an Associate Professor in the Department of Family Medicine & Public Health at UCSD, and faculty member of the Design Lab at UCSD. His research is broadly focused on advancing methods in the design, creation, optimization, evaluation, and reuse of digital health technologies. Central to this work is to contribute towards a form of applied science that facilitates equitable participation, contribution, and benefit, with technology being used, when appropriate, to support this broader effort. There are three interdependent themes to his research for advancing. 1) methods for optimizing adaptive behavioral interventions; 2) methods and processes to help people help themselves: and 3) research pipelines to achieve efficient, rigorous, context-relevant solutions for complex problems. He has over 100 publications that span the many disciplines he contributes and has an active federal and foundation funding. He is recognized internationally as an expert in the area of digital health.