Mobile App Gateway

The Duke Mobile App Gateway is a collaborative effort designed to help Duke faculty and students who are interested in mobile application development. 

Mobile technology offers unprecedented opportunity in patient care and research.

The Mobile App Gateway is the entry point for support of digital health and mobile app research and development throughout Duke Health and Duke University. The Gateway provides a variety of consultation services, tools, and education to those with an interest in creating and validating a mobile technology solution. We support custom app development from concept through deployment, and welcome you to reach out early in your projects. The Gateway is a conduit to resources at Duke and the local tech community.

For general questions about the Mobile App Gateway, email us at

Do you have an idea for an app? We are happy to meet with you and discuss your research or project.

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Our Team

 Rebecca Brouwer, MS  |  |  (919) 660-9176

Director, Research Initiatives at Duke University

Rebecca provides strategic and operational leadership of engagement activities and support programs for Duke researchers across campus. In the Mobile App Gateway, she works with researchers and administrators across Duke Health and Duke University to ensure coordination and synergy of efforts between various offices, programs, tools, and initiatives. 



 Cory Ennis, MS  |  |  (919) 668-8284

Associate Dean for Clinical Research Information Systems at Duke University School of Medicine

Cory leads the support of an existing catalog of systems including: research in Duke’s Epic EHR, REDCap data capture and survey, Labvantage BioBank and Shared Resources core management, the Clinical Research Management System (CRMS), and Electronic Institutional Review Board (eIRB). He contributes over 20 years of experience in supporting clinical research and health informatics at Duke.



Eric Poon, MD  |  |  (919) 684-0359

Chief Health Information Officer, Duke Health
Professor of Medicine, Duke School of Medicine
For MAG, Eric contributes his leadership, vision ,and strategic planning of clinical and analytic information systems that impact patient care, research and education, of which mobile applications are becoming increasingly important. Eric is the Chief Health Information Officer for Duke Medicine and practices primary care internal medicine at the Durham Medical Center. His research interests have revolved around the use of health information technology to improve the quality of care and patient safety in both the ambulatory and hospital settings. 



Kristine Glauber, PhD | | (919) 660-9176

Senior Program Coordinator, Duke Mobile App Gateway

Kristine coordinates programming for a number of groups in the Duke Office of Research Initiatives, including the Mobile App Gateway, the Research Navigators, and Research Onboarding. She'll also helps develop and implement programs related to Team Science. Kristine comes to CTSI by way of the University of California, Irvine, where she completed her PhD in Biochemistry. Since then she has had an eclectic mix of professional experiences in education, community health, program coordination, marketing, and communications. Through her diverse experiences, she has developed a passion for identifying creative and engaging tools to facilitate and promote scientific research. Outside of work, Kristine enjoys rock climbing, running, and preparing and enjoying vegetarian treats with friends.



 Katie D. McMillan, MPH  |  |  (919) 668-1067

Senior Advisor, Mobile App Gateway
Innovation Portfolio Manager, Duke Health Technology Solutions

Katie’s expertise lies in taking mobile and web apps from concept to deployment for health systems, non-profits and start-ups. She contributes a deep understanding of agile software development, Epic integration options, UX, prototyping, human centered design, and social media marketing, and leverages these skills and relationships both at DHTS and the greater Triangle digital health community to support innovators at Duke. 



 Ryan Shaw, PhD, RN  |  |  (919) 684-9434

Faculty Advisor, Mobile App Gateway
Associate Professor in the Duke School of Nursing

Ryan has experience in leading research studies utilizing mobile apps, text messaging, and environmental sensors to optimize novel, useful methods of collecting and disseminating healthcare data to improve patient and clinical decision- making. He founded the Duke Health Innovation Lab, an interdisciplinary center for developing and testing pioneering innovations in technology and patient care delivery, which is available to the Duke community. 



 Marissa Stroo, MMCi  |  |  (919) 613-5736

Senior Advisor, Mobile App Gateway
Associate Director, Duke Office of Clinical Research

Marissa has more than 10 years of experience in clinical research in both industry-funded and federally-funded projects. Her experience includes grant development and writing, study design, planning, conduct and analysis.  She was a member of the research team that created Duke’s first ResearchKit App: Autism and Beyond. Through DOCR and the Mobile App Gateway she provides guidance and support to researchers interested in using technology in their studies including study planning , grant development, coordination with various Duke offices, and IRB navigation.



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