Contact Me

Email: zzhang [at] pace [dot] edu

Department of Information Technology
School of Computer Science and Information Systems
Pace University
One Pace Plaza
New York, NY 10038


Looking for PhD students

If you are passionate about designing and developing novel information and communication technologies for healthcare, please drop me a line!


Students

Current Students

  • Enze Bai, Ph.D.
  • Aram Stepanian, M.S.
  • Ashika Ramiya Ramesh Babu, M.S.
  • Aastha Bhadani, M.S.

Alumni


Conference Attendings & Travels

CHI 2022 (Virtual)

iConference 2022 (Virtual)

CSCW 2021 (Virtual)

CHI 2021 (Virtual)

AMIA 2020 (Virtual)


I am an Assistant Professor in the Seidenberg School of Computer Science and Information Systems at Pace University where I am directing the Smart Health lab. My research spans the fields of Human-Computer Interaction (HCI), Computer-Supported Cooperative Work (CSCW), Wearable and Mobile Technology, and Healthcare Informatics. I am particularly interested in designing, developing, and evaluating novel technologies to support information collection, decision making, and collaboration in highly dynamic healthcare settings. My ultimate goal is to support everyone involved in healthcare (e.g., patients and care providers) to quickly collect, integrate, and comprehend data to make informed decisions, and ultimately, improve clinical workflow and patient outcome.

Prior to joining Pace, I completed my Ph.D. in Information Science in the College of Computing and Informatics at Drexel University. During my PhD studies, I was advised by Professor Aleksandra Sarcevic.


News

Dec 2021: Paper accepted to JMIR Human Factors
Our paper, "Applications and User Perceptions of Smart Glasses in Emergency Medical Services", has been accepted to JMIR Human Factors

Nov 2021: One paper accepted to iConference 2022 and another paper accepted to the Journal of Informatics for Health and Social Care
Paper1: "Hands-Free Electronic Documentation in Emergency Care Work through Smart Glasses";
Paper2: "Older Adults’ Perceptions of Community-Based Telehealth Wellness Programs: A Qualitative Study".

Sep 2021: Received an R21 grant from AHRQ!
Excited to receive an R21 grant from the Agency for Health Care Research and Quality (AHRQ), entitled "A Novel Approach for Supporting Care Coordination across Distributed Emergency Care Teams." (Role: PI, $300,000, Sep 2021-Sep 2023). This is a collaborative project with researchers from the University of Colorado.

Sep 2021: Paper accepted to JMIR Human Factors
Our paper, "User-Centered System Design for Communicating Clinical Laboratory Test Results: Design and Evaluation Study", has been accepted to JMIR Human Factors

June 2021: Paper accepted to CSCW'21
Our paper, "Data work and decision making in emergency medical services: A distributed cognition perspective", has been accepted to CSCW 2021.

June 2021: Two papers accepted to AMIA'21
Paper1: "User needs and challenges in information sharing between pre-hospital and hospital emergency care providers";
Paper2: "Predictors of retention for community-based telehealth programs: A study of the telehealth intervention program for seniors (TIPS)".

April 2021: Paper accepted to Journal of Medical Systems
Our paper, "Effect of AI Explanations on Human Perceptions of Patient-Facing AI-Powered Healthcare Systems", has been accepted to Journal of Medical Systems

March 2021: Paper accepted to the Journal of Health Informatics
Our paper, "Patients’ Perceptions of Using Artificial Intelligence (AI)-Based Technology to Comprehend Radiology Imaging Data", has been accepted to Journal of Health Informatics

Dec 2020: Paper accepted to CSCW 2021
Our paper, "CASS: Towards building a social support chatbot for an online health community", has been accepted to CSCW 2021.

Dec 2020: Paper accepted to iConference 2021
Our paper, "Pregnancy-related information seeking in online health communities: A qualitative study", has been accepted to iConference 2021.

Dec 2020: Paper accepted to CHI 2021
Our paper, "'Brilliant AI Doctor' in Rural China: Tensions and Challenges in AI-Powered CDSS Deployment", has been accepted to CHI 2021

Nov 2020: Another paper accepted to JMIR
Our paper, "Patient challenges and needs in comprehending lab test results: Mixed methods study", has been accepted to Journal of Medical Internet Research

Oct 2020: Paper accepted to JMIR
Our paper, "Utilization of self-diagnosis health chatbots in real-world settings: Case study", has been accepted to Journal of Medical Internet Research

June 2020: One paper accepted to ASIS&T and another accepted to AMIA 2020

April 2020: Received an NSF Award!
I am so hornored to receive an NSF CRII Award, entitled "Novel Approaches for Real-Time Data Capture in Fast-Paced Medical Work." (Role: PI, $174,890, June 2020-May 2022).

March 2020: Paper accepted to Journal of Medical Systems!
My paper, "Evaluative research of technologies for prehospital communication and coordination: A systematic review", has been accepted to Journal of Medical Systems.