yanz [at] ischool.utexas.edu
The University of Texas at Austin
School of Information
1616 Guadalupe Suite #5.202
Austin, TX 78701-1213
My research centers on consumer health information needs and information search behavior, with a focus on their evaluation of the quality and credibility of online health information and the impact of contextual factors (e.g., tasks) on search behaviors. I am also interested in designing user-centered information interventions to help users more effectively access high-quality online health information.
EducationPh.D. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Information and Library Science, 2009
Professional ExperienceAssociate Professor, School of Information, University of Texas at Austin, 2016 - present