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Health Communication & Digital Innovations

About Health Communication & Digital Innovations (HCDI)

HCDI offers resources that enable researchers to build, develop and test innovative health communication and digital health solutions to improve clinical trial recruitment, participation and management, population health surveillance and patient/survivorship health management.

The HCDI shared resource acts as a gateway for researchers and practitioners who have interests in using social media, sensors, mobile devices or apps to improve recruitment, engagement and retention in population-based studies and clinical trials and conduct technology-based clinical and population health studies.


The HCDI lab and office are located in the Department of Health Behavior and Policy on the 4th floor of the One Capitol Square building. The address is 830 E Main St., Richmond, VA, 23219. We have two internal offices and access to a meeting room.


For any specific questions, please contact and we will be happy to assist you.


All publications that include results, services or products generated by the VCU Massey Cancer Center Shared Resources must include the following acknowledgement in the manuscript:

"Services in support of the research project were generated by the VCU Massey Cancer Center Health Communication and Digital Innovation shared resource core, supported, in part, with funding from NIH-NCI Cancer Center Support Grant P30 CA016059."

PubMed Central (PMC) ID numbers are required for those publications that use CCSG-supported shared resources. All of Massey Cancer Center's shared resources are supported by the CCSG.

Suggested grant language

For suggested grant language, please submit an online request form and we will be happy to assist you.