Min Sook Park

Assistant Professor


Ph.D. in Information Studies, Florida State University
Master of Library and Information Science, Florida State University
Bachelor of Library and Information Science, Sungkyunkwan University


Min Sook Park is an Assistant Professor in the School of Information Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (UWM). She received her Ph.D. in Information Studies from Florida State University.

Her interdisciplinary academic commitment interconnects the traditional research areas of behavioral science and knowledge organization in the field of Information Studies with data science, social computing, and information technologies. These research areas are all interconnected in a way that contributes to and accelerates data-driven and computationally intensive approaches to health informatics research. To effectively leverage people’s wisdom hidden in the scaled data generated by health information users, Dr. Park employs computational data analytic methods such as text mining, natural language processing, database techniques, and semantic network analysis.

Courses Taught

INFOST 350 Introduction to Application Development
INFOST 340 Introduction to System Design and Analysis

Sample Publications

Park, M. (in press 2019)
Understanding Characteristics of Semantic Associations Between Health Consumer Generated Knowledge Representation in Social Media. Journal of the Association for Information Science and Technology (JASIST). doi: 10.1002/asi.24198.

Park, H. & Park, M. (accepted, 2019)
Capturing the Trend of mHealth Research Using Text Mining.

Park, M., & Park, H. (2016)
Topical Network of Breast Cancer Information in a Korean American Online Community: A Semantic Network Analysis. Information Research, 21(4). http://www.informationr.net/ir/21-4/paper729.html

Park, M., He, Z., & Chen, Z., Oh, S., & Bian, J. (2016)
Consumers’ use of medical concepts on social media: diabetes-related textual data analysis in blog and social Q&A sites. JMIR Medical Informatics 2016;4(4):e41. doi: 10.2196/medinform.5748

Oh, S., Zhang, Y., & Park, M. (2016)
Cancer Information Seeking in Social Q&A: Identifying Health-Related Topics in Cancer Questions in Yahoo!Answers. Information Research, 21(4).