The research program aims at building socio-technical solutions to promote the dissemination of reliable, useful and accurate health information for all stakeholders, including scientific communities, practitioners and layman, using mutlilevel approaches (e.g., assessing the sociotechnical systems, reengineering the content and presentation of health information).
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- Bridging theories in risk decision-making, psycholinguistics, natural language processing and machine learning to build computational models for identifying false HPV-Vaccine information and assess its impact on risk perceptions on social media.
- Collaborators: Dr. Bing Liu (Computer Science, University of Illinois at Chicago, UIC), Dr. Alan Schwartz (Medical Education, UIC), Dr. Rachel Caskey (College of Medicine, UIC)
- Partner: Sherry Emery (National Opinion Research Center, University of Chicago)
- Funding Agency: National Cancer Institute (NIH)
- Current Students: Tre Tomaszewski, Michelle Bak
Building a generalized model of misinformation growth in social media
- Current Student: Michelle Bak
Applying infodemiology on HPV vaccine related topics
- Current Students: Vaishnavi (Vaishu) Myadam, Tre Tomaszewski
Examine the effects of profound scientific misinformation [Starting in 2022]
- Current Students: Michelle Bak, Mia X. Smith
Translating health promotion theories to social media data [Starting in 2022]
- Current Students: Michelle Bak, Morgan Lundy
Examining Tik Tok health misinformation and coping behavior for patients with invisible chronic illness [Starting in 2022]
- Current Student: Morgan Lundy
Completed Projects and Selected Publications
Health literacy and comprehension among older patients with hypertension
Chin, J., Moller, D. D., Johnson, J., Duwe, E., Graumlich, J. F., Murray, M. D. & Morrow, D.G. (2018). A multi-faceted approach to promote comprehension of online health information among older adults. The Gerontologist, 58 (4), 686-695. DOI: 10.1093/geront/gnw254
Chin, J., Madison, A., Gao, X., Graumlich, J. F., Conner-Garcia, T., Murray, M. D., Stine-Morrow, E. A. L. & Morrow, D. G. (2017). Cognition and health literacy in older adults’ recall of self-care information. The Gerontologist, 57(2), 261-268. DOI:10.1093/geront/gnv091, PMCID: PMC5881765
Chin, J., Payne, B., Gao, X., Conner-Garcia, T., Graumlich, J., Murray, M. D., Morrow, D. G. & Stine-Morrow, E. A. L. (2015). Memory and comprehension for health information among older adults: Distinguishing the effects of domain-general and domain-specific knowledge, Memory, 23, 577-589. DOI: 10.1080/09658211.2014.912331
Chin, J., Morrow, D. G., Stine-Morrow, E. A. L., Conner-Garcia, T., Graumlich, J. F. & Murray, M. D. (2011). The process-knowledge model of health literacy: Evidence from a componential analysis of two commonly used measures. Journal of Health Communication, 16 (Suppl3), 222-241. DOI: 10.1080/10810730.2011.604702