School of Information
The UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT AUSTIN
WHAT STARTS HERE CHANGES THE WORLD

Yan Zhang
Associate Professor
School of Information
The University of Texas at Austin

Email:
yanz [at] ischool.utexas.edu

Work phone:
(512) 471-9448

Mailing address:
The University of Texas at Austin
School of Information
1616 Guadalupe Suite #5.202
Austin, TX 78701-1213

Office:
UTA 5.416

About me

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.

Education

Ph.D. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Information and Library Science, 2009
M.S. University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Information Science, 2004
B.S. Nanjing University, China, Information Management and Systems, 2001

Professional Experience

Associate Professor, School of Information, University of Texas at Austin, 2016 - present
Faculty Affiliate, UT-Austin Texas Aging and Longevity Center, 2019 - present
Assistant Professor, School of Information, University of Texas at Austin, 2009 - 2016
Teaching Fellow, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2008-2009
Research Assistant, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2005-2008
User Experience Intern, IBM Software Group, RTP, NC, Summer 2007, 2008
Research Assistant, University of Tennessee, Knoxville,2002-2005