Young Anna Argyris

Assistant Professor in the Department of Media and Information


Leader of the research team. Dr. Argyris holds a Ph.D. in Management Information Systems from the University of British Columbia. Her research focuses on organizational use of social media to connect disparate parties, such as customers, communities, shareholders, and policy-makers. For these studies, she applies a blend of self-reported methods and analytical approaches.

Ruoyu Shen

Graduate Student in the Department of Media and Information

Ruoyu focuses on User Experience & Human-Computer Interaction areas. His research interests are user experience analyses, information systems, and big data analyses. Before he comes to pursue his graduate degree, He had experience in working for Tencent as an Intern Graphic designer and working for AdMaster in the Data Analysis position. His duties include data analysis, and web development.


Kaleigh Wiseley

Graduate Student in the Department of Media and Information


Kaleigh's research interests include social media, influencers, and the relationship between online and offline communities. Her role in this team has consisted of conducting research and literature review, writing, and survey design. In her free time, Kaleigh enjoys watching and discussing movies and writing film reviews.



B. Keith English, M.D.

Professor and Chair of the Department of Pediatrics and Human Development, College of Human Medicine


Dr. English earned his M.D. from Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. English began his professor's career in 1990, and has made important contributions to society. In 2009, he played a leading role in helping the Memphis community respond to the H1N1 influenza A pandemic – he was honored for these efforts with the Tennessee chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics’ 2010 “Pediatrician of the Year” award. In 2013, he was recruited to chair the Department of Pediatrics and Human Development at MSU. He is a member of the American Pediatric Society, the Society for Pediatric Research, the Infectious Diseases Society of America, and the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society.

Robert M. Jacobson, M.D.

Medical Director of Population Health Science Program, Mayo Clinic's Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery


Robert M. Jacobson leads Mayo's Employee and Community Health (ECH) Research Initiative. To improve patient health, the ECH initiative created a base of investigation for the study of population-based interventions. The Population Health Science Program will lead these investigations. The joint efforts will involve the direct participation of our community of patients and their families, our ECH consulting and allied health staff, and the Population Health Science Program. His main focus areas include population-based interventions that improve vaccination delivery, stepped-wedge cluster randomized controlled trial design and population health concerns and solutions. 

Yongsuk Kim, Ph.D.

Associate Professor in Information Systems, Business School, Sungkyunkwan University


Prior to joining Sungkyunkwan University, he has worked at Hankuk University of Foreign Studies and The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. He has a Ph.D. in Information Systems from the University of Texas at Austin and an M.S. in HCI from the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor. His research focuses on the exchanges of resources in online communities, enterprise social media, and crowdsourcing/crowdfunding platforms particularly from the knowledge sharing and social network perspective.  

Kafui Monu, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor in Prince George Campus, University of Northern British Columbia

Dr. Kafui Monu's work focuses on understanding, determining and analyzing requirements for information systems involving human decision-making. His work spans the development of systems and processes for disaster management, marketing simulations, financial services, customer relationship management, and gamification. He is the President of the AIS Special Interest Group on Game Design and Research, and has hosted several conference tracks on the subject.

Yakov Sigal, M.D.

General Pediatricians, Associate Professor in the Department of Pediatrics and Human Development


Dr. Sigal has been with MSU's general pediatric practice since July 1999. He enjoys taking care for children of all ages and has a special interest in the care of children with complex medical issues and international adoptees. Dr. Sigal also practices in Ingham Community Health Centers that provide medical care to low income and medically under-served people in the community.

Pang-Ning Tan, Ph.D.

Professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering

Dr. Tan’s research focuses on the development of novel data mining algorithms for a broad range of applications, including the spread of health misinformation on social media. His research has been supported by the National Science Foundation (NSF), National Institutes of Health (NIH), The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). He has published over 236 manuscripts, which have been cited over 25,000 times (According to Google Scholar, 2019).

Valeta Wensloff 

Undergraduate Director for the Department of Media + Information

Valeta collaborates with faculty to facilitate communicating high-level research information to lay audiences by designing public-facing graphical assets such as brochures, posters and websites for grants, publications, events and community outreach. Ms. Wensloff has more than 20 years of expertise in website and graphic design.

Zhaozheng Yin, Ph.D.

SUNY Empire Innovation Associate Professor, Department of CS and Department of Biomedical Informatics

Affiliated Faculty Member in the Department of Applied Mathematics & Statistics, Stony Brook University.


Dr.Yin has expertise in Computer Vision and Machine Learning with a wide range of applications in Biomedical Image Analysis, Cyber Physical Systems, Human Robot Collaboration, Security, and Surveillance. With his students, he has won awards such as the Best Doctoral Spotlight Award in CVPR(IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition), the Young Scientist Award in MICCAI(Medical Image Computing and Computer Assisted Intervention Society), ECCV (European Conference on Computer Vision), and an NSF-CAREER-award. He has been an Area Chair of CVPR, MICCAI and WACV (IEEE Winter Conference on the Application of Computer Vision).