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@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 5.446

Refereed Journal Articles

(*indicates student collaborators)

Zhang, Y., Sun, Y., & Kim, Y. (Accepted). The influence of individual differences on consumer's selection of online sources for health information. Computers in Human Behavior.

Zhang, Y. (In press). Understanding sustained use of online health communities from a self-determination perspective. Journal of the Association for Information Science & Technology (JASIST).

Oh, S., Zhang, Y., & *Park, M.S. (2016). Cancer information seeking in Social Q&A: Identifying health-related topics in cancer questions on Yahoo! Answers. Information Research 21(3), Paper 718. Available at: http://www.informationr.net/ir/21-3/paper718 (23 pages)

*Kim, H., & Zhang, Y. (2015). Health information seeking of low-SES Hispanic adults using smartphones. Aslib Journal of Information Management, 67(5), 542-561.

Westbrook, L., & Zhang, Y. (2015). Questioning strangers about critical medical decisions: What happens if you have sex between the HPV shots? Information Research, 20(2), Paper 667. Available at: http://www.informationr.net/ir/20-2/paper667

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

Zhang, Y. (2014). Beyond quality and accessibility: Source selection in consumer health information searching. Journal of the Association for Information Science & Technology, 65(5), 911-927. [PDF]

Zhang, Y. , *Broussard, R., Ke, W., & Gong, X. (2014). The evaluation of a Scatter/Gather interface for supporting distinct health information search tasks. Journal of the Association for Information Science & Technology, 65(5), 1028-1041. [PDF]

Zhang, Y. (2014). Searching for specific health-related information in MedlinePlus: Behavioral patterns and user experience. Journal of the Association for Information Science & Technology, 65(1), 53-68. [PDF]

Zhang, Y. (2013). The effects of preference for information on consumers' online health information search behavior. Journal of Medical Internet Research, 15(11), e234. Available at: http://www.jmir.org/2013/11/e234

Zhang, Y. , *He, D., & *Sang, Y. (2013). Facebook as a platform for health information and communication: A case study of a diabetes group. Journal of Medical Systems, 37(3): Article 9942. [PDF]

Zhang, Y. (2013). Toward a layered model of context for health information searching: an analysis of consumer-generated questions. Journal of the American Society for Information Science & Technology, 64(6), 1158-1172.

Zhang, Y. (2013). The development of users' mental models of MedlinePlus in information searching. Library and Information Science Research, 35, 159-170.

Zhang, Y. (2012). The impact of task complexity on people's mental models of MedlinePlus. Information Processing and Management, 48(1), 107-119. [PDF]

Zhang, Y. (2012). College students' uses and perceptions of social networking sites for health and wellness information. Information Research, 17(3), Paper523, http://informationr.net/ir/17-3/paper523

*Huba, N., & Zhang, Y. (2012). Designing patient-centered personal health records (PHRs): Healthcare professionals' perspective on patient generated data. Journal of Medical Systems, 36(6), 3893-3905. [PDF]

Zhang, Y. (2010). Dimensions and elements of people's mental model of an information-rich web space. Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology, 61(11), 2206-2218. [PDF]

Zhang, Y. (2008). Undergraduate students' mental models of the Web as an information retrieval system. Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology, 59(13), 2087-2098. [PDF]

Zhang, Y. (2008). The influence of mental models on undergraduate students' searching behavior on the Web. Information Processing and Management 44(3): 1330-1345. [PDF]

Tenpoir, C., Wang, P., Zhang, Y., Simmons, B., & Pollard, R. (2008) Academic users' interactions with ScienceDirect in search tasks: Affective and cognitive behaviors. Information Processing and Management, 44(1): 105-121.

Refereed Full Papers Published in Conference Proceedings

*Cheng, J., *Manoharan, M., Lease, M., & Zhang, Y. (2015). Is there a doctor in the crowd? Diagnosis needed! (for < $5). In Proceedings of the IConference 2015, Irvine, CA, March 24-27. [PDF]

Zhang, Y. , & *Sun, Y. (2014). Users' link sharing behavior in an online health community. In Proceedings of ISIC2014: The Information Behavior Conference. Leeds, UK, September 2-5, 2014. (12 pages). Also appears in Information Research 20(1), available at: http://www.informationr.net/ir/20-1/isic2/isic35 [PDF]

*Broussard, R., & Zhang, Y. (2013). Seeking treatment options: Consumers' search behaviors and cognitive activities. Proceedings of the 76th Annual Conference of the American Society for Information Science & Technology (ASIST'13). Montreal, Canada, November 1-6, 2013 (10 pages). [PDF]

Zhang, Y. (2013). An exploratory study of users' preferences and use of sources for seeking health information. Proceedings of the iConference 2013. Fort Worth, TX, Feb 12-15, 2013, 38-49. (Acceptance rate: 36%) [PDF]

Zhang, Y. (2012). Consumer health information searching process in real life settings. Proceedings of the 75th Annual Conference of the American Society for Information Science & Technology (ASIST'12). Baltimore, MD, October 26-30, 2012 (10 pages) [PDF]

*Abirached, B., Zhang, Y., & *Park, J.H. (2012). Understanding user needs for serious games for teaching children with autism spectrum disorders emotions. In Proceedings of World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia and Telecommunications 2012, Denver, CO, 1054-1063. [PDF]

Zhang, Y., Wang, P., Heaton, A., & Winkler, H. (2012). Health information searching behavior in MedlinePlus and the impact of tasks. In the Proceedings of the ACM International Health Informatics (IHI) Symposium 2012,Miami, FL, 641-650. (Acceptance rate: 18%) PDF

Zhang, Y., & Fu, W.T. (2011). Designing consumer health information systems: What do user-generated questions tell us? HCI International 2011 - Thematic Area: Augmented Cognition. Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence 6780, pp.536-545. [PDF]

Zhang, Y. (2010). Contextualizing consumer health information searching: an analysis of questions in a social Q&A community. In the Proceedings of the 1st ACM International Health Informatics Symposium, Arlington, VA, 210-219. (Acceptance rate: 17%) [PDF]

Kelly, D., Shah, C., Sugimoto, C. R., Bailey, E. W., Clemens, R. A., Irvine, A. K., Johnson, N. A., Ke, W., Oh, S., Poljakova, A., Rodriguez, M. A., van Noord, M. G., & Zhang, Y. (2008). Effects of performance feedback on users' evaluations of an interactive IR system. Proceedings of the 2nd Symposium on Information Interaction in Context (IIiX), London, UK, 75-82.

Wang, P., Dervos, D. A., Zhang, Y., & Wu, L. (2007). Information-seeking and communication behaviors of academic researchers in the Internet Age: A cross-cultural study. ASIST 2007 (SIG USE Best Research Paper Runnerup). [PDF]

Capra, R., Marchionini, G., Oh, J. S., Stutzman, F., Zhang, Y. (2007). Effects of structure and interaction style on distinct search tasks. Proceedings of ACM/IEEE-CS Joint Conference on Digital Libraries (JCDL) (pp. 442-451). (Acceptance rate: 28%) [PDF]

Tenopir, C., Wang, P., Pollard, R., Zhang, Y., & Simmons, B. (2004). Use of electronic science journals in the undergraduate curriculum: An observational study. Proceedings of the 67th Annual Meeting of the ASIS&T (pp. 64-71). Medford, NJ: Information Today. PDF

Wang, P., Bales, S., Reiger, J., & Zhang, Y. (2004). Survey of learners' knowledge structures: Rationales, methods and instruments. Proceedings of the 67th Annual Meeting of the ASIS&T (pp. 218-228). Medford, NJ: Information Today. PDF

Refereed Short Papers Published in Conference Proceedings

Xu, W., Luo, W., *Woodward, N., & Zhang, Y. (2015). Supporting data driven access through automatic keyword extraction and summarization. Proceedings of the 2015 IEEE International Congress on Big Data, New York, NY, June 27- July 2 (pp.704-707). IEEE.

*Kim, H., & Zhang, Y. (2014). Health information seeking using smartphones among low-SES Hispanics in the U.S. In Proceedings of the Information Interaction in Context (IIiX) Symposium 2014, Regensburg, Germany, August 26-30 (pp. 255-258). New York: ACM Press.

*Gong, X., Ke, W., Zhang, Y., & *Broussard, R. (2013). Interactive search result clustering: A study of user behavior and retrieval effectiveness. In Proceedings of the ACM/IEEE Joint Conference on Digital Libraries (JCDL), Indianapolis, IN, July 22-26 (pp. 167-170). New York: ACM Press.

*Jain, S., *Tamersoy, B., Zhang, Y., Aggarwal, J.K., & Orvalho, V. (2012). An interactive game for teaching facial expressions to children with autism spectrum disorders. In Proceedings of the 5th International Symposium on Communications, Control and Signal Processing (ISCCSP), Rome, Italy, May 2-4 (4 pages). IEEE.

*Bretagne, A., Zhang, Y., Aggarwal, J.K., *Tamersoy, B., *Fernandes, T., *Miranda, J., & Orvalho, V. (2011). Improving communication skills of children with ASDs through interaction with virtual characters. In Proceedings of the IEEE 1st International Conference on Serious Games and Applications for Health (SeGAH), Braga, Portugal, November 16-18 (4 pages). IEEE.

Book Chapters

Zhang, Y. , & Wildemuth, B. M. (2009). Qualitative analysis of content. In B. Wildemuth (Ed.), Applications of Social Research Methods to Questions in Information and Library Science (pp.308-319). Westport, CT: Libraries Unlimited. PDF

Zhang, Y. , & Wildemuth, B. M. (2009). Unstructured interviews. In B. Wildemuth (Ed.), Applications of Social Research Methods to Questions in Information and Library Science (pp.222-231). Westport, CT: Libraries Unlimited. PDF

Refereed Conference Posters

*Fry, L., *Santos, Y.E, & Zhang, Y. (2015). Health information use: Preliminary results from a systematic review. In Proceedings of the 78th Annual Conference of the ASIST, Seattle, WA, October 31 - November 5. (3 pages)

Fleischmann, K.R., Zhang, Y., & Xie, B. (2015). Human values and personal health records. In Proceedings of the 78th Annual Conference of the ASIST, Seattle, WA, October 31 - November 5. (4 pages)

Zhang, Y., Fleischmann, K.R., *Gao, J., & Xie, B. (2015). A systematic review of the literature on consumers' use of patient portals: Preliminary results. In Proceedings of the 78th Annual Conference of the ASIST, Seattle, WA, October 31 - November 5. (4 pages)

Zhang, Y. (2014). A qualitative investigation of factors enabling sustained use of online health communities. In Proceedings of the 77th Annual Conference of the ASIST, St. Louis, MO, November 6-10. (3 pages)

Oh, S., Zhang, Y., & Park, M. (2012). Health information needs on diseases: A coding schema development for analyzing health questions in Social Q&A. Proceedings of the 75th Annual Conference of the American Society for Information Science & Technology (ASIST'12). Baltimore, MD, October 26-30, 2012.

*Park, J, *Abirached, B., & Zhang, Y. (2012). A framework for designing assistive technologies for teaching children with ASDs emotions. Proceedings of CHI 2012 Extended Abstract, 2423-2428. Austin, TX.

Zhang, Y. (2011). A review of search interfaces in consumer health websites. Workshop on Human-Computer Interaction and Information Retrieval 2011. Mountain View, CA. PDF (Presented as a poster).

Zhang, Y. (2011). Exploring a web space for consumer health information: Implications for design. Proceedings of the 2011 iConference (pp.811-812). February 8-11, 2011, Seattle, WA, 811-812. PDF

Zhang, Y. (2011). Effects of tasks on users' perceptions of the content of a web-based IR system. Proceedings of the 2011 iConference (pp.813-814). February 8-11, 2011, Seattle, WA, 813-814. PDF

Zhang, Y., Fan, X., & Mostafa, J. (2009). Evaluating automatic medical concepts association with human judgments. The Fourth Annual iSchools Conference: iSociety: Research, Education, Engagement. Chapel Hill, NC, February, 2009. PDF

Zhang, Y. (2008). Visiting human errors in interacting with IR systems from decision making perspective. Proceedings of the American Society for Information Science and Technology. Columbus, OH, October. PDF

Lillie, S. E., Brewer, N. T., Zhang, Y., & Sheridan, S. L. (2007). Tables or bar charts? Optimizing personal electronic health records. Annals of Behavioral Medicine, 33, S119. (Presented at the 2007 Annual Conference of the Society of Behavioral Medicine, Washington, DC.)

Wildemuth, B. M., Blake, C. L., Spurgin, K., & Oh, S. Zhang, Y. (2006) Patients' perspectives on personal health records: An assessment of needs and concerns. Critical Issues in eHealth Research 2006. (PDF and poster)

Zhang, Y., & Wang, P. (2005). Measuring mental models: Rational and instruments. Proceedings of the American Society for Information Science and Technology, 42 (1). PDF

Refereed Workshop and Panel Presentations

Zhang, Y. (2014). The impact of time as a contextual factor in health information seeking. ASIS&T SIG-USE Symposium: Context in Information Behavior Research. Seattle, WA, November 1. (2 pages)

Zhang, Y. (2014). Learning in the process of searching for health information. Information Interaction in Context Symposium (IIiX) Workshop on Searching as Learning, Regensburg, Germany, August 30. (4 pages)

Zhang, Y., Mitra, P., Yen, J., & Fu, W.T. (2012). Social media for consumer health. (Panel presentation.) ACM International Health Informatics Symposium 2012, Miami, FL, January 28-30. (2 pages)

Other Publications

Zhang, Y. (2010). The construction of mental models of information-rich web spaces: The development process and the impact of task complexity. (dissertation abstract). SIGIR Forum, 44(1), 89.

Tenopir, C., King, D., Grayson, M., Zhang, Y., & Ebuen, M. (2003). Patterns of journal use by scientists through three evolutionary phases. D-Lib Magazine, 9(5). http://www.dlib.org/dlib/may03/king/05king.html

Dissertation

Zhang, Y. (2009). The construction of mental models of information-rich web spaces: The development process and the impact of task complexity. PhD. Dissertation, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. PDF