Monica Rangel

Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Science in Information Systems and Technology


Information and Decision Sciences

First Reader/Committee Chair

Varzandeh, Jay


The greatest wealth is health. It is sometimes said your health is a function of what you are not doing, not what you are currently doing. The degree to which individuals can attain, process, and comprehend the necessary health information and services they need to make proper health decisions is vital for optimal health and well-being.

This project documents the analysis, design, development, and implementation of a prototype web-based data-driven health & wellness system targeted for college students. The architecture for this system uses business intelligence to develop a smart online platform for real-time analysis based on inputs entered by its users.

The objective is to develop modules that can be used to provide meal plan options that dietitians can recommend to students, while also providing a standard wellness health check. This also promotes constant awareness for students with specialized health diets. User-health and wellness history of each Student is collected and stored for generating progress and wellness reports for end users. The dietitian can monitor the user in real time through the data collected and stored in the data server. Users can monitor their own progress. The system incorporates user context and feedback to personalize each user's lifestyle.

Implementation of this system provides a complete and easy to use integrated system that promotes the process of analyzing wellness and improving the user’s overall health. The system is designed to be in a non-clinical setting and hence more lifestyle-oriented compared to other health-oriented systems. It is thus more relevant and convenient to student’s everyday life context.