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  • R21 Grant from National Institute of Health, with a grant amount: $348,310​.

    • Proposed Title: Development of a vaccine misinformation portal and its application to identifying the impact of social media vaccine posts on immunization rates during a global pandemic.

    • Investigators

      • PI - Young Anna Argyris​

      • MPI - Pang-Ning Tan

      • CoI - Michael Stern, and Jiying Ling

      • Consultants - Robert Jacobson, and Nada Ganesh

    • Abstract of proposed study​: 

      • Backgrounds - Vaccine debate has been on social media for more than a decade, and a surge of anti-vaccine activities on social media has been detected during prior disease outbreaks. Nonetheless, how this debate changes and impacts the uptake rates for crucial vaccines during the COVID-19 pandemic remains unknown.

      • Purposes - to counteract the negative impact of misinformation on digital platforms that threatens public health and to develop a publicly accessible vaccine informatics system to track vaccine debate, and to test the impact of vaccine debate on the uptake during the onset of a global pandemic.​​

      • Methology - The project is based on the hypothesis that vaccine debate will increase and become more negative during the pandemic, leading to lower vaccine uptake rates.


  • “Social Media: Affordances for Human Connectivity and Data-Rich Analyses,” presented at the Institute for International Communication, Saint John’s University, New York, NY, December 2017.

  • “Life with iPhones and Facebook: Dual-Process Perspectives,” presented at Baruch College, City University of New York, October 2013.

  • “Two-Acts Design: Interface Design for Mobile Apps and Knowledge Design through Wiki,” presented at New Jersey Institute of Technology, September 2013.

  • “Interaction Design for Mobile Product Recommendation Agents: Supporting Decisions in Retail Stores,” presented at ACM CHI 2011 Conference, Vancouver, Canada, May 2011.

  • “It’s in the Wiki: Enterprise Wiki Entrepreneurship,” presented at Boston College, Fall 2011.

  • “WeChat vs. Facebook: Influence of Culture on Design and Use of Social Media Sites for External Communication,” at the 7th KrAIS Workshop (A Pre-ICIS workshop), Seoul, Korea.

  • “Consumers’ Trust in Price-Forecasting Recommendation Agents,” at the 4th International Conference on HCI, Canada, 2017.

  • “Exergamea for Older Adults: Towards Sustainable and Transferrable Health Benefits,” at the International Conference on HCI, LA, 2015.

  • “Tweeting Sincerity: Customer Care Using Twitter,” in the poster session and verbal presentation at the Workshop on the Information Technologies and Systems (WITS), Auckland, NZ, 2014.

  • “What Do Patients Want? Medical Expertise vis-à-vis Peer Support: Visitor Behaviors in Healthcare Informediaries,” in the poster session at the Pre-ICIS Workshop on Human-Computer Interaction, Milan, 2013.

  • “Influence of Self-Concept on Member Loyalty to Online Communities: An Investigation across Social Networking and Virtual World Sites,” presented at the 45th Hawaii Conference on Systems Science, Maui, Hawaii, 2012.

  • “Use of Wiki as a Collaborative Knowledge Repository in the Media and Entertainment Enterprise: The NBC Universal Case,” presented at the 35th International Conference on Information Systems, Saint Louis, 2010.

  • “Influence of Product Attribute Conflicts on Users’ Evaluations of Recommendation Agents,” presented at the Doctoral Consortium, International Conference on Information Systems, Las Vegas, Nevada, 2005.

  • "Influence of Effort, Accuracy, and Negative Emotions on Product-Choice Strategies: Evaluations of Recommendation Agents on Desktop versus Handheld Devices," presented at the 11th America's Conference on Information Systems, Omaha, Nebraska, 2005. 

  • "A Framework for the Study of Human-Computer Interface Design for Mobile Commerce,” presented at the 1st Workshop on Electronic Business, Barcelona, Spain, 2002.


  • MSU Diversity Research Network Launch Award, 2021-2022 ($4,500)

  • Science + Society at State (S3) Grant, MSU, March 2020

  • TIFF Award (Trifecta Initiative Facilitating Funds Award), MSU, March 2020

  • MSU Diversity Research Network Launch Award, 2019-2020 ($4,980)

  • MSU CAS Undergraduate Student Research Support, 2019-2020 ($1,500)

  • MSU Trifecta Matching Award, 2018 ($2,000)

  • University Faculty Research Grant, Fordham University, 2007, 2008, 2011, and 2012

  • Humanities and Social Sciences Research Grant, Large Grants Program, Hampton Research Fund Committee, UBC, Student Investigator with Izak Benbasat, 2004

  • Humanities and Social Sciences Research Grant, Small Grants Program, Hampton Research Fund Committee, UBC, Student Investigator with Izak Benbasat, 2003

  • MSU Diversity Research Network Launch Award, 2021-2022 ($4,500)



  • Best Paper Award, 4th International Conference on HCI in Business, Government, and Organizations, HCI International 2017 Conference, July 2017, Vancouver, CA

  • Faculty Fellowship, Fordham University, Fall 2011

  • ICIS Doctoral Consortium Representative of the University of British Columbia, 2005

  • Dean Earle D. MacPhee Memorial Fellowship, Sauder School of Business, UBC, 2001 - 2004

  • Ph.D. Tuition Award, UBC, 2002-2004

  • Scholarship for the Top 10% of Applicants, Department of Psychology, Yonsei University, 1992

​ SERVICES to the Academic Units

  • Research Ethics Committee, Communication Arts and Sciences, MSU, 2019-2020. College-wide committee established to foster cultural sensitivity for all research conducted at the college

  • Chair Search Committee, Media and Information, Communication Arts and Sciences, MSU, 2018-2019.

  • Master’s Curriculum Development Committee, Media and Information, Communication Arts and Sciences, MSU, 2017-2018.

  • Annual Performance Review Committee, Media and Information, Communication Arts and Sciences, MSU, 2016-2017.

  • Undergraduate Management Specialization Curriculum Development Committee, Media and Information, Communication Arts and Sciences, MSU, 2014-2015.

  • Chair, the First Workshop by Center for Digital Transformation, titled, “Enhancing University-Wide Interdisciplinary Research on Digital Transformation,” Schools of Business, November 2011.

  • Coordinator, Research Seminar Series, ICS Area, Fordham University, 2008 and 2011.

  • Faculty Search Committee, ICS Area, Fordham University, 2008, 2011, and 2012.

  • Coordinator, Undergraduate core course, Information Systems, ICS Area, Fordham University, fall 2008 – spring 2010.

 SERVICES to the Academic Communities

  • Associate Editor for the journal, Information Technology and Management, 2015 - 2020

  • Associate Editor for International Conference on Information Systems 2016–17, Workshop on Information Technologies and Systems 2015, HCI International 2018, European Conference on Information Systems 2013.

  • Chair for the Sharing Economy under the track, Collaboration Systems and Technologies, at Hawaiian International Conferences on System Science (HICSS) 2018.

  • Co-chair, Mini-track on Echo-boomers: Growing up with Social Networking Sites in America’s Conferences on Information Systems, 2014.

  • Ad-hoc reviewer for Management Information Systems Quarterly, Information Systems Research, Journal of Management Information Systems, Decision Support Systems, International Journal of Electronic Commerce, Communications of the ACM, International Conference on Information Systems, Journal of Information Technology (2017), Information & Management (2017), Information Systems Management (2015), Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (2017), and European Conference on Information Systems (2017).

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