Multimedia & Technology Specialist
James Pike graduated from the University of Southern California’s School of Cinematic Arts in 2002. In 2003, he joined the Institute for Health Promotion & Disease Prevention Research and supervised logistics for a multi-year research center incorporating over 50 employees, 16 research projects, and 2000 participants. During this time, he also produced a variety of multimedia works on such topics as fast food consumption in urban China, community-based disaster recovery in rural India, and multicultural teen smoking habits in the United States.
In 2008, Pike formed Cut and Spliced Productions with the intent of providing services to institutions and organizations that strive to better humanity through the creation of innovative media. In 2010, he joined the School of Community and Global Health as the center manager for Habitual & Neurocognitive Processes in Adolescent Obesity Prevention. His research interests include health communication, health promotion, multimedia education, and capacity building for community-based participatory research.
University of Southern California, BA, 2002
Exploring The Use Of Technology In Rural India - Along with the School of Cinematic Arts at the University of Southern California, the Akshaya E-Centre, the Pacific Rim Global Health Framework, and the Achutha Menon Centre in Kerala, India, Pike produced several short videos on how technology is being used in rural India.
- Cell Phone-Based Smoking Education - In conjunction with the Chengdu Center for Disease Control, the Beijing Bronze Software Technology Company, and the Pacific Rim Transdisciplinary Tobacco and Alcohol Use Research Center, Pike managed the implementation of a program for high school students in China that educated them about the dangers of smoking. Through this program, over 200 participants were provided with cell phones with which they created their own digital health messages.
- Three Principles of Enhanced Learning Environments - In collaboration with the School of Community and Global Health at Claremont Graduate University and Cisco Systems, Inc, Pike developed an online interactive multimedia training system designed to educate students about international public health issues.