I am currently a Ph.D. Student (Graduate Teaching Associate) in the School of Information Sciences, College of Communication and Information at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville (UTK). My current research focuses on (1) scholarly communication and scientometrics, (2) consumer health informatics, and (3) investigating human behavior on social networking sites. In recent years I have studied the factors affecting citation counts, and the core elements in the process of citing publications. I am also interested in exploring health information needs of marginalized groups, homeless people, abuse and assault victims, refugees and immigrants. My other research interest is analyzing social media & networking sites (using data & text mining) on a wide range of public health and social issues, with a focus on how information dissemination on social networks leads to public health and social movements.
What are my research interests?
Health Information Seeking
Consumer Health Informatics
Social Media and Networking Sites Analysis on public health & Social Issues
Scholarly communication and scientometrics: citation motives, and citation theory.
In which journals have I published?
Journal of Informetrics (Elsevier), Scientometrics (Springer), Electronic library (Emerald), Health Information & Libraries Journal (Wiley), New Library World (Emerald), among others.
My recent awards:
2019 CHIIR'19/SIGIR Student Travel GrantsGlasgow, Scotland. March 2019
Journal of the Association for Information Science and Technology (JASIST), Journal of Informetrics (Elsevier), Scientometrics (Springer), Electronic library (Emerald), Health Information & Libraries Journal (Wiley), New Library World (Emerald), ASIS&T SIGE USE among others.