Education

Ph.D.

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY (Science and Technology Studies)

2006

M.S

Peking University, beijing, china (Psychology)

1998

B.Med. Sci.

West China University of Medical Sciences, chengdu, China (Medicine)

1995

Honors and Awards

Ed & Molly Smith Centennial Fellow in Nursing, School of Nursing, UT Austin

2017-Present

Fellow, Gerontological Society of America

2016-Present

Research Award, School of Nursing, UT Austin

2015

Lee Haig Jamail Fellow in Nursing, School of Nursing, UT Austin

2015-Present

Ed & Molly Smith Centennial Fellow in Nursing, School of Nursing, UT Austin

2012-2015

iConference 2011 Best Paper Award

2011

Selected and funded to participate in the Summer Institute on Aging Research, hosted and funded by the National Institute on Aging, NIH

2007

Invited and funded to participate in the 2006 Lifelong Access Libraries Leadership Institute hosted by the Libraries for the Future and the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC, funded by the Atlantic Philanthropies

2006

Herman Bouma Award, Foundation for Gerontechnology

2005

Margaret Clark Award graduate student paper competition for the outstanding paper in anthropology and gerontology (Honorable Mention)

2005

Selected and funded to participate in the First Annual Graduate Webshop, funded by the National Science Foundation (IIS-0086143)

2001

Research

Grants- Funded & Active

2017 - 2019

Developing an eHealth Tutorial for Older Adults to Use Online Health Resources (R21AG052761), National Institute on Aging, NIH. $425,208. My role: Principal Investigator.

2016 - 2018

Boosting Older Adults' Cognition by Training Real-World eHealth Skills (1R21AG052060-01), National Institute on Aging, NIH. $426,127. My role: Principal Investigator

2014 - 2019

Center for Transdisciplinary Collaborative Research in Self-management Science (P30NR015335).NIH/NINR. PI: Kim, M. My role: Co-Director, Innovative Methods & Technology Core.


Projects Completed

2015 - 2018

Manual and automatic analysis of patients' values and preferences using Seton's Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (HCAHPS) surveys. Seton Healthcare Family and the UT Center for Health and Social Policy. $57,500. PI: Fleischmann, K. My role: Co-PI.

2016 - 2017

Values and Preferences in Dementia Family Caregivers’ End-of-Life Decision-Making. Population Health Initiative, UT Austin. $26,243. My role: Principal Investigator.

2015 - 2017

RAPID: Collaborative Research: Ebola-related information obtained by healthcare providers: effects of formal and informal communication channels and organizational structure (NSF#1521089). National Science Foundation. $200,000. My role: Principal Investigator.

2011 - 2016

Improving older adults’ e-health literacy with collaborative computer training (R01AG041284), National Institute on Aging, NIH. R01. $898,682. My role: Principal Investigator.

2009 - 2016

Community Based Diabetic Care for Korean Americans (STOP-DM). NIH-National Institute for Diabetes, Digestive disease and Kidney (R18 DK08936). PI: Kim, M. My role: Co-Investigator

2015 - 2015

Personally identifiable information and human values in patient portals: a systematic review of older adult-oriented studies. Center for Identity, UT Austin. $90,455. PI: Fleischmann, K. My role: Co-PI.

2013 - 2014

Developing an eHealth tutorial for older adults to use online health resources. St. David’s Center for Health Promotion & Disease Prevention Research in Underserved Populations (CHPR), School of Nursing, University of Texas at Austin. Pilot Research Grant. My role: PI. (Co-Investigator: Tom Yeh, Department of Computer Science, University of Colorado at Boulder). $25,000

2013 - 2014

If You Build It, Will They Come?: Feasibility of an Internet Intervention for Older Ethnic Minorities. St. David’s Center for Health Promotion & Disease Prevention Research in Underserved Populations (CHPR), School of Nursing, University of Texas at Austin. Pilot Research Grant. My role: Co-Investigator (PI: Yuri Jang, Social Work, UT Austin). $25,000.

2013 - 2014

Improving low-SES older adults’ ability to evaluate the quality of online health information, National Network of Libraries of Medicine, National Library of Medicine, NIH. Outreach Award. $25,000. My role: Co-PI (PI: Yan Zhang).

2011 - 2012

Developing effective H1N1 influenza vaccine risk communication message to improve vaccine uptake among older adults, National Science Foundation ADVANCE Interdisciplinary and Engaged Research Seed Grant Program. $20,000. Co-PI. (PI: Xialoli Nan) Products: 1 peer-reviewed journal article, 1 conference presentation.

2011

Bo Xie. Consumer Health Informatics Workshop Award, National Network of Libraries of Medicine, National Library of Medicine, NIH. $6,000. Principal Investigator. Products: organized 1 workshop.

2010

Bo Xie. Consumer Health Informatics Workshop Award, National Network of Libraries of Medicine, National Library of Medicine, NIH. $6,000. Principal Investigator. Products: organized 1 workshop.

2009 - 2012

Bo Xie. Meeting older adults’ health information needs through peer computer training: An innovative public library approach to lifelong learning and volunteering in later life, Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS). $387,541. Principal Investigator. Products: 2 peer-reviewed journal articles, 2 conference presentations.

2009 - 2010

Bo Xie. Collaborative computer training to improve older adults’ e-health literacy: A pilot study, National Network of Libraries of Medicine, National Library of Medicine, NIH. Outreach Award. $40,000 Principal Investigator. Products: 1 peer-reviewed journal article, 1 conference presentation.

2009 - 2010

Bo Xie. George Washing University Health Information Partners, National Network of Libraries of Medicine, National Library of Medicine, NIH. Outreach Award. $3,000. Principal Investigator. Products: 1 peer-reviewed journal article, 1 conference presentation.

2007 - 2009

Bo Xie. Improving older adults’ e-health literacy: A pilot study (2R24HD4104), Maryland Population Research Center grant; NIH $15,000. Principal Investigator. Products: 1 peer-reviewed journal article, 1 conference presentation.

2007 - 2009

Bo Xie. Promoting health literacy among older adults: Computer training in public libraries. National Network of Libraries of Medicine, National Library of Medicine, NIH. Outreach Award. $40,000. Principal Investigator. Products: 1 peer-reviewed journal article, 1 conference presentation.

2007 - 2008

Bo Xie. Training older adult patrons of public libraries to use online health information, Community Partners Program grant; University of Maryland, College Park $4,600. Principal Investigator. Products: 1 peer-reviewed journal article, 1 conference presentation.

2007

Bo Xie. Training older adult to use online health and medical information: The role of public libraries, General Research Board Faculty Summer Research grant; University of Maryland, College Park. $8,750. Principal Investigator. Products: 1 peer-reviewed journal article, 1 conference presentation.

2005 - 2006

Bo Xie. Center for Research and Education on Aging and Technology Enhancement (CREATE; 1P01AG17211), National Institute on Aging, NIH. Student Pilot Research Grant (through CREATE). $5,000. Principal Investigator. Products: 1 conference presentation.

2004 - 2006

Kim Fortun. Growing older in the information age: civic engagement, social relationships, and psychological well-being among older Internet users in China and the United States. National Science Foundation (SES-0431373), $12,000. Co-Principal Investigator. Products: 5 peer reviewed journal articles, 5 conference presentations.

Publications

Refereed Journal articles

Xie, B., Su, Z., Zhang, W., & Cai, R. (2017). Chinese cardiovascular disease mobile apps’ information types, information quality, and interactive functions for self-management: systematic review. JMIR mHealth and uHealth, 5(12):e195 PDF

Xie, B., Su, Z., Liu, Y., Wang, M., & Zhang, M. (2017). Health information sources for different types of information used by Chinese patients with cancer and their family caregivers. Health Expectations. 20(4): 665-674.

Kim, H. & Xie, B. (2017). Health literacy in the eHealth era: A systematic review of the literature. Patient Education and Counseling. 100(6):1073-1082.

Xie, B., Su, Z., Liu, Y., Wang, M., & Zhang, M. (2017). Health information sources for different types of information used by Chinese patients with cancer and their family caregivers. Health Expectations. 20(4): 665-674. PDF

Lazard, A., Watkins, I., Mackert, M., Xie, B., Stephens, K. K., & Shalev, H. (2016). Design simplicity influences patient portal use: role of aesthetic evaluations for technology acceptance. Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association. 23(e1):e157-61.

Walker, L. O., Murphey, C. L., & Xie, B. (2016). Missed opportunities for postpartum behavioral and psychosocial healthcare and acceptability of screening options. Journal of Obstetric, Gynecologic, and Neonatal Nursing, 45, 614-624.

Walker, L. O., Xie, B., Hendrickson, S., & Sterling, B. S. (2016). Behavioral and psychosocial health of new mothers and associations with contextual factors and perceived health. Journal of Obstetric, Gynecologic, and Neonatal Nursing. 45(1): 3-16.

Nie, L., Xie, B., Yang, Y., & Shan, Y. (2016). Characteristics of Chinese mHealth applications for diabetes self-management. Telemedicine and e-Health. 22(7): 614-619.

Yoon, H., Jang, Y., & Xie, B. (2016). Computer use and computer anxiety in older Korean Americans. Journal of Applied Gerontology. 35(9): 1000-1010.

Walker, L. O., Gao, J., & Xie, B. (2015). Postpartum psychosocial and behavioral health: a systematic review of self-administered scales validated for postpartum women in the United States. Women's Health Issues. 25(5):586-600.

Radhakrishnan, K., Xie, B., Jacelon, C. (2015). Unsustainable telehealth program: a Texas qualitative study. The Gerontologist. DOI: 10.1093/geront/gnv050 [E-publication ahead of print, April 2015]

Radhakrishnan, K., Xie, B., Kim, M., Ellis, A. (2015). Barriers and facilitators for sustainability of tele-homecare programs: a systematic review. Health Services Research Journal. 51(1): 48-75.

Zhang, Y., Sun, Y., Xie, B. (2015). Quality of health information for consumers on the Web: a comprehensive review of indicators, criteria, tools, and evaluation results. Journal of the Association for Information Science and Technology. 66(10): 2071-2084.

Watkins, I., & Xie, B. (2015). Older adults' perceptions of using iPads for improving fruit and vegetable intake: implications for using touchscreen tablets for eHealth interventions. Care Management Journals. 16(1): 2-13.

Xie, B., Su, Z., Liu, Y., Wang, M., & Zhang, M. (2015). Health information wanted and obtained from doctors/nurses: a comparison of Chinese cancer patients and family caregivers. Journal of Supportive Care in Cancer. 23(10): 2873-2880. DOI: 10.1007/s00520-015-2651-7

Watkins, I. & Xie, B. (2014). eHealth literacy interventions for older adults: A systematic review of the literature. Journal of Medical Internet Research. 16(11):e225 PDF

Watkins, I., Kules, B., Yuan, X., & Xie, B. (2014). Heuristics evaluation of healthy eating apps for older adults. Journal of Consumer Health on the Internet. 18(2): 105-127.

Xie, B., Wang, M., Feldman, R., & Zhou L. (2014). Exploring older and younger adults’ preferences for health information and participation in decision-making using the Health Information Wants Questionnaire (HIWQ). Health Expectations. 17(6):795-808.

Watkins, I., & Xie, B. (2013). Examining the effects of jigsaw- and constructive controversy-based learning strategies on older adults’ eHealth literacy. Gerontechnology, 12(1), 44-54.

Nellsch, E. R., Walker, L. O., Xie, B., & Vaughan, M. W. (2013). What new mothers’ favorite websites and features tell us about designing Web-based health promotion: a content analysis. Telemedicine and e-Health. 19(11): 875-878.

Xie, B., Wang, M., Feldman, R., & Zhou, L. (2013). Internet use frequency and patient-centered care: Measuring patient preferences for participation using the Health Information Wants Questionnaire. Journal of Medical Internet Research. 15:e132. PDF

Nan, X., Xie, B., & Madden, K. (2012). Acceptability of the H1N1 vaccine among older adults: the interplay of message framing and perceived vaccine safety and efficacy. Health Communication, 27, 559-568.

Chen, Y., Wen, J., & Xie, B. (2012). “I communicate with my children in the game”: mediated intergenerational family relationships through a social networking game. Journal of Community Informatics, 8.

Xie, B., Watkins, I., Golbeck, J., & Huang, M. (2012). Understanding and changing older adults’ perceptions and learning of social media. Educational Gerontology, 38, 282-296.

Xie, B. (2012). Improving older adults' e-health literacy through computer training using NIH online resources. Library & Information Science Research, 34, 63-74.

Xie, B., Druin, A., Fails, J., Massey, S., Golub, E., Franckel, S., & Schneider, K. (2012). Connecting generations: developing co-design methods for older adults and children. Behaviour & Information Technology, 31, 413-423.

Xie, B. (2011). Effects of an e-health literacy intervention for older adults. Journal of Medical Internet Research, 13:e90. PDF

Xie, B. (2011). Experimenting on the impact of learning methods and information presentation channels on older adults’ e-health literacy. Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology (JASIST), 62, 1797-1807.

Xie, B. (2011). Older adults, e-health literacy, and collaborative learning: An experimental study. Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology (JASIST), 62, 933-946.

Xie, B. (2009). Older adults' health information wants in the Internet age: Implications for patient-provider relationships. Journal of Health Communication, 14, 510-524.

Xie, B., & Bugg, J. M. (2009). Public library computer training for older adults to access high-quality Internet health information. Library & Information Science Research, 31, 155-162.

Alpay, L., Verhoef, J., Xie, B., Te’eni, D., & Zwetsloot-Schonk, J. H. M. (2009). Current challenge in consumer health informatics: Bridging the gap between access to information and information understanding. Biomedical Informatics Insights, 2, 1-10.

Piper, D., Palmer, S., & Xie, B. (2009). Services to older adults: Preliminary findings from three Maryland public libraries. Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, 50, 107-118.

Druin, A., Jaeger, P. T., Fleischmann, K. R., Golbeck, J., Lin, J., Qu, Y., Wang, P., & Xie, B. (2009). The Maryland Modular Method: An approach to doctoral education in information studies. Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, 50, 293-301.

Jaeger, P. T., & Xie, B. (2009). Developing online community accessibility guidelines for persons with disabilities and older adults. Journal of Disability Policy Studies, 20, 55-63.

Kazmer, M. M., & Xie, B. (2008). Qualitative interviewing in Internet studies: Playing with the media, playing with the method. Information, Communication and Society, 11, 115-136.

Xie, B., & Jaeger, P. T. (2008). Older adults and political participation on the Internet: A cross-cultural comparison of the United States and China. Journal of Cross-Cultural Gerontology, 23, 1-15.

Xie, B., & Jaeger, P. T. (2008). Computer training programs for older adults at the public library. Public Libraries, 47, 42-49.

Xie, B. (2008). Multimodal computer-mediated communication and social support among older Chinese. Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication, 13, 728-750.

Xie, B. (2008). The mutual shaping of online and offline social relationships. Information Research, 13. PDF

Xie, B. (2008). Civic engagement among older Chinese Internet users. Journal of Applied Gerontology, 27, 424-445.

Xie, B. (2007). Using the Internet for offline relationship formation. Social Science Computer Review, 25, 396-404.

Xie, B. (2007). Information technology education for older adults as a continuing peer-learning process: A Chinese case study. Educational Gerontology, 33, 429-450.

Xie, B. (2007). Older Chinese, the Internet, and well-being. Care Management Journals: Journal of Long Term Home Health Care, 8, 33-38.

Xie, B. (2006). Perceptions of computer learning among older Americans and older Chinese. First Monday, 11. PDF

Xie, B. (2003). Older adults, computers, and the Internet: Future directions. Gerontechnology, 2(4), 289-305. PDF

Xie, B., & Qian, M. (2000). Phenomenological differences between shame and guilt among Chinese college students. Chinese Journal of Psychology, 32(1), 105-109.


Refereed Proceedings (published in archival proceedings)

Simons, R. N., Fleischmann, K. R., Zhang, Y., Gao, J., & Xie, B. (2017). Patient portals and human values. In Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of the American Society for Information Science and Technology (ASIST). October 27-November 1, 2017. Crystal City, VA. 10 pages.

Fleischmann, K., Zhang, Y., & Xie, B. (2015). Human values and personal health records. In Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of the American Society for Information Science and Technology (ASIST). November 6-10, 2015. St. Louis, Missouri. 4 pages.

Zhang, Y., Fleischmann, K., Gao, J., & Xie, B. (2015). A systematic review of the literature on consumers’ use of patient portals: preliminary results. In Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of the American Society for Information Science and Technology (ASIST). November 6-10, 2015. St. Louis, Missouri. 4 pages.

Kim, H. & Xie, B. (2015). Health literacy and Internet- and mobile app-based health services: a systematic review of the literature. In Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of the American Society for Information Science and Technology (ASIST). November 6-10, 2015. St. Louis, Missouri. 4 pages.

Xie, B., Yeh, T., Walsh, G., Watkins, I., & Huang, M. (2012). Co-designing an e-health tutorial for older adults. In Proceedings of iConference 2012, pp. 240-247, February 7-10, 2012, Toronto. doi:10.1145/2132176.2132207. 8 pages.

Huang, M., Hansen, D., & Xie, B. (2012). Older adults’ online health information seeking behavior. In Proceedings of iConference 2012, pp. 338-345, February 7-10, 2012, Toronto. doi:10.1145/2132176.2132220. 8 pages

Kules, B. & Xie, B. (2011). Older adults searching for health information in MedlinePlus – an exploratory study of faceted online search interfaces. In Proceedings of the 74th Annual Meeting of the American Society for Information Science and Technology (ASIST). New Orleans, LA. October 9-13, 2011. doi: 10.1002/meet.2011.14504801137. 10 pages.

Xie, B., Yeh, T., Walsh, G., Watkins, I., & Huang, M. (2011). Co-designing contextual tutorials for older adults on searching health information on the Internet. In Proceedings of the 74th Annual Meeting of the American Society for Information Science and Technology (ASIST). New Orleans, LA. October 9-13, 2011. doi: 10.1002/meet.2011.14504801160. 4 pages.

Yeh, T., Chang, T., Xie, B., Walsh, G., Wongsuphasawat, K., Watkins, I., Huang, M., Davis, L., and Bederson, B. (2011). Creating contextual help for GUIs using screenshots. In Proceedings of the 24th ACM Symposium on User Interface Software and Technology (UIST). Santa Barbara, CA. October 16-19, 2011. 10 pages.

Xie, B., Wang, M., & Feldman, R. (2011). Preferences for health information and decision-making: development of the Health Information Wants (HIW) questionnaire. In Proceedings of iConference 2011, pp. 273-280. Seattle, WA. February 8-11, 2011. Doi:10.1145/1940761.1940799 [Best Paper Award] (Best Paper selection rate: 5 best papers/143 submitted papers =3.5%). 8 pages.

Xie, B., Watkins, I., & Huang, M. (2011). Making Web-based multimedia health tutorials senior-friendly: design and training guidelines. In Proceedings of iConference 2011, pp. 230-237. Seattle, WA. February 8-11, 2011. doi:10.1145/1940761.1940793. 8 pages.

Chong, E. & Xie, B. (2011). The use of theory in social studies of Web 2.0. In Proceedings of the 44rd Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences. Kauai, HI. January 4-7, 2011, pp. 1-10. doi: 10.1109/HICSS.2011.436. 10 pages.

Xie, B., Wang, M., Feldman, R., & Zhou, L. (2010). Health information and decision-making preferences in the Internet age: a pilot study using the Health Information Wants (HIW) Questionnaire. In Proceedings of the 2010 ACM International Health Informatics Symposium, pp. 610-619. Arlington, VA. November 11-12, 2010. doi:10.1145/1882992.1883090. 10 pages.

Xie, B., Watkins, I., & Huang, M. (2010). Older adults’ perceptions and use of Web-based multimedia health tutorials. In Proceedings of the 2010 ACM International Health Informatics Symposium, pp. 565-574. Arlington, VA. November 11-12, 2010. doi:10.1145/1882992.1883085. 10 pages.

Xie, B. & Pearson, G. (2010). Usability testing by older Americans of a prototype Google map Web site to select nursing homes. In Proceedings of the 43rd Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences. Kauai, HI. January 5-8, 2010. (10 pages;

Paquette, S. & Xie, B. (2010). The relevance of elderly technology users in healthcare knowledge creation and innovation: a case study. In Proceedings of the 43rd Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences. Kauai, HI. January 5-8, 2010.


Book chapters

Watkins, I. & Xie, B. (in press). Health literacy. In M. H. Bornstein (Ed.), The SAGE Encyclopedia of Lifespan Human Development.

Watkins, I., Jervis, L., & Xie, B. (in press). Ageing and Health. In J. Ryan (Ed.), The Blackwell Encyclopedia on Health and Society.

Chen, Y., Wen, J., & Xie, B. (2013). The role of social networking games in maintaining intergenerational communications for older adults. In J. Field, R. Burke, & C.L. Cooper (Eds.), The SAGE Handbook of Aging, Work & Society. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications; pp. 401-415. ISBN: 978-1-44620-782-6.

Xie, B., Huang, M., & Watkins, I. (2012). Technology and retirement life: A systematic review of the literature on older adults and social media. In M. Wang (Ed.), The Oxford Handbook of Retirement, pp. 493-509.

Xie, B. (2010). Perceiving an Internet community as a “Utopoa”: Beliefs, norms, and resistance among Older Chinese. In P. Zaphiris & C.S. Ang (Eds.), Social Computing and Virtual Communities.

Xie, B. (2005). Getting older adults online: The experiences of SeniorNet (USA) and OldKids (China). In B. Jaeger (Ed.), Young Technologies in Old Hands – An International View on Senior Citizen’s Utilization of ICT

Caporeal, L., & Xie, B. (2002). Breaking time and place: Mobile technologies and reconstituted identities. In J.E. Katz (Ed.), Machines That Become Us: The Social Context of Personal Communication Technology


Other

Xie, B. (2008). Older adults, health information, and the Internet. ACM Interactions, 15, 44-46.