Social Media for Social Support and Information seeking

Social media and Online communities for social support, behavioral change support and informational support and information seeking

Published work & Presentations

Nambisan, P. (2011). Health information seeking and social support in online health communities: Impact on patients’ perceived empathy. Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association (JAMIA), 18(3): 298-304.

Nambisan, P. (2011). Evaluating patient experience in online health communities: Implications for healthcare organizations. Health Care Management Review, 36(2):124-33.

Nambisan, P., Vanderslius-Morgan K., Kreps, G. (2013). Combining Social media research and Community Based Participatory Research (CBPR) to support weight management among freshmen students. DCHC conference.

Huang, K.-Y., Chengalur-Smith, I., Uzuner, Ö., Nambisan, P., and Choi, N. (2012). Supporters in Deed: Studying Online Support Provision from the Perspective of Social Capital. Thirty Third International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS’12), Orlando, FL.

Huang, K.-Y., Nambisan, P., & Uzuner, Ö. (2010). Informational Support or Emotional Support: Preliminary Study of an Automated Approach to Analyze Online Support Community Contents. Proceedings of the Thirty First International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS’10), St. Louis, MO

Hall, J., Park, N., Song, H., & Cody, M. (2010). Strategic misrepresentation in online dating: The effects of gender, self-monitoring, and personality. Journal of Social and Personal Relationships, 27(1), 117-135. doi:10.1177/0265407509349633

Song, H., Omori, K., Kim, J., Tenzek, K., Hawkins, J. M., Lin, W.-Y., Kim, Y.-C., & Jung, J.-Y. (2014, November). Trusting social media as a health information source: A cross-cultural Study. Paper presented at the 100th annual convention of the National Communication Association, Health Communication Division, Chicago, IL.

Jung, Y., Song, H., & Vorderer, P. (2012). Why do people post and read personal messages in public?: The motivation of using personal blogs and its effects on users’ loneliness, belonging, and well-being. Computers in Human Behavior, 28(5), 1626-1633. doi: 10.1016/j.chb.2012.04.001

Song, H., Zmyslinski-Seelig, A., Kim, J., Drent, A. M., Victor, A., Omori, K., & Allen, M. R. (2013, November). Does Facebook make you lonely?: A meta analysis. Paper presented at the annual conference of the 99th annual convention of National Communication Association, Washington, D.C.

Kim, J., Song, H., & Luo, W. (2013, June). Measurement of social presence. Paper presented at the annual conference of International Communication Association, London, UK.

Song, H., Nam, Y., Gould, J., Sanders, S., McLaughlin, M., Fulk, J., Weber, M., & Katz, V. S. (2011, October). Cancer survivor identity shared in a social media intervention and its psychosocial effects for young adult survivors of childhood cancer. Paper presented at the annual conference of the American Public Health Association, Washington, DC.

Park, N., Song, H., & Lee, K. M. (2011, May). Use of social networking sites: Acculturation stress, and psychological well-being among East Asian college students in the United States. Paper presented at the annual conference of the International Communication Association, Boston, MI.

Jung, Y., Vorderer, P., & Song, H. (2007, May). Posting and reading personal messages: The motivation of personal blog use and the effects of personal blog use on users’ loneliness, belonging, and well-being in real life. Paper presented at the annual conference of the International Communication Association, San Francisco, CA.

Jung, Y., Vorderer, P., & Song, H. (2006, August). Posting and reading personal messages: The motivation of personal blog use and the effects of personal blog use on users’ loneliness, belonging, and well-being in real life. Paper presented at the annual conference of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication, San Francisco, CA.

McKinley, C. & Ruppel, E. K. (2014). Exploring how perceived threat and self-efficacy contribute to college students’ use and perceptions of online mental health resources. Computers in Human Behavior, 34, 101-109. doi:10.1016/j.chb.2014.01.038

Rains, S. A. & Ruppel, E. K. (2013). Channel complementarity theory in the health information-seeking process: Further investigating the implications of source characteristic complementarity. Communication Research.

Ruppel, E. K., & Rains, S. A. (2012). Information sources and the health information-seeking process: An application and extension of channel complementarity theory. Communication Monographs, 79, 385-405. doi:10.1080/03637751.2012.697627

Song, H., Cramer, E., & McRoy, S. (in press). Information gathering and technology use among low-income, minority men at risk for prostate cancer. American Journal of Men’s Health. Published online on June 20th, 2014. doi:10.1177/1557988314539502

McRoy, S. & Owais, R., Cramer, E. M., & Song, H. (in press). Acceptability and effectiveness of technology-based information-seeking by low-income men about prostate cancer screening. Patient Centered Research and Reviews.

Song, H.,Cramer, E. M., McRoy, S., & May, A. (2013). Information needs, seeking behaviors, and support among low-income expectant women. Women & Health, 53(8) 824-842. doi:10.1080/03630242.2013.831019.

Song, H., Hawkins, J.M., Kim, J., Omori, K., Tenzek, K., Kim, S. & Lim, T. (2013, February). Health information seeking online: An experimental study focusing on Internet skills. Paper presented at the annual convention of the Western Communication Association, Reno, NV.

Ongoing work:

Using social media for weight management by young adults

How does Social Media help in Weight Management: Impact of Self-regulatory behaviors

Social Media Experience: Impact on Diet and Exercise