About Me

I am a Ph.D. graduate from the School of Journalism and Mass Communication advised by Dhavan Shah. My research focuses on optimizing digital media and message effects to reduce health inequities.

By applying computational and conventional approaches, I observe digital communication patterns among the targeted populations and provide insight into communication strategies tailored for behavior change. I have done studies including but not limited to (1) implementing a smartphone app to maximize health benefits for people living with HIV and substance use disorders, (2) improving user experiences of clinical decision support tool (CDST), and (3) identifying linguistic markers to prevent opioid relapse in online peer support forums.

Contact: fyang99@wisc.edu