Wonchan Choi

Wonchan Choi

  • Assistant Professor, School of Information Studies

Assistant Professor

Education

  • PhD in Information Studies, Florida State University
  • Master of Library and Information Science, Pusan National University, South Korea
  • Bachelor of Library and Information Science, Pusan National University, South Korea

Bio

Wonchan Choi is an assistant professor at the School of Information Studies, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (UWM). He completed a PhD in Information Studies at Florida State University in 2015. Prior to joining UWM in 2017, he worked as a postdoctoral fellow at the Foisie Business School, Worcester Polytechnic Institute in Massachusetts. Dr. Choi’s main research interests include information behavior, credibility of online information, also known as web credibility, human-computer interaction, mobile health, and health informatics. His current research focuses on older adults’ credibility assessment of online health information, as an important part of health information behavior in everyday life settings, and innovative health information technologies for older adults with chronic conditions such as diabetes, hypertension, and dementia. His research has been published in journals such as the Journal of the Association for Information Science & Technology, Library & Information Science Research, and Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association.

Courses Taught

INFOST 310: Human Factors in Information Seeking and Use
INFOST 350: Introduction to Application Development
INFOST 547: User-Centered Interaction Design

Sample Publications

Choi, W., Park, M.S., & Lee, Y. (2021). Associations between mastery of life and everyday life information-seeking behavior among older adults: Analysis of the Pew Research Center's information engaged and information wary survey data. Journal of the Association for Information Science & Technology. https://doi.org/10.1002/asi.24556

Wang, S., Lee., H.S., & Choi, W. (2021). A feature-oriented analysis of developers’ descriptions and user reviews of top mHealth applications for diabetes and hypertension. International Journal of Medical Informatics, 156. 104598. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijmedinf.2021.104598

Choi, W., Wang, S., Lee, Y., Oh, H., & Zheng, Z. (2020). A systematic review of mobile health technologies to support self-management of concurrent diabetes and hypertension. Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association, 27(6), 939–945. https://doi.org/10.1093/jamia/ocaa029

Choi, W. (2020). Older adults’ credibility assessment of online health information: An exploratory study using an extended typology of web credibility. Journal of the Association for Information Science & Technology, 71(11), 1295-1307. https://doi.org/10.1002/asi.24341

Choi, W. (2019). Older adults’ health information behavior in everyday life settings. Library & Information Science Research, 41(4), 100983. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.lisr.2019.100983

Choi, W., Zheng, H., Franklin, P., & Tulu, B. (2019). mHealth technologies for osteoarthritis self-management and treatment: A systematic review. Health Informatics Journal, 25(3), 984–1003. https://doi.org/10.1177/1460458217735676

Choi, W., & Stvilia, B. (2015). Web credibility assessment: Conceptualization, operationalization, variability, and models. Journal of the Association for Information Science and Technology, 66(12), 2399-2414. https://doi.org/10.1002/asi.23543

Teaching Specialization & Interests

Human-computer interaction; Information seeking and use; Information systems analysis, design, and evaluation; Research method

Research Interests by Topic

Human-computer interaction; Information systems and technologies; Health informatics; Users and uses of information systems; Information needs/behaviors of specific groups