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Sanghee Oh

Assistant Professor

Sanghee Oh is Assistant Professor in the School of Information, College of Communication and Information at the Florida State University (http://shoh.cci.fsu.edu/). She obtained her PhD in Information &Library Science from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and her Master of Library and Information Science from the University of California at Los Angeles. Her areas of research interest are health information behaviors, health informatics, social informatics, social media use, human-computer interaction, user-centered interface design and development, and digital libraries. She has studied about information behaviors of various populations, such as lay people, undergraduate students, librarians, and nurses, investigating their motivations and usages of social media in seeking and sharing information about health as well as other topics. The details about her projects in research can be found here (http://socialqa.cci.fsu.edu/). At FSU, she teaches Introduction to Health Informatics, Advanced Health Informatics, Advanced Online Searching, Introduction to Information Architecture, and Digital Libraries.

Research Interests

Social Informatics; Health Information Behaviors; Health Informatics; Human Information Interaction (HII); Human Computer Interaction (HCI); Usability Evaluation; Digital Libraries

Publications & Research

Selected Publications

  • Oh, S., Zhang, Y., & Park, M. (under review). Cancer information seeking in social Q&A: Validating and augmenting a layered model of context for health information searching. Manuscript submitted for journal publication.
  • Park, M., Oh, S., & Lim, S. (under review). The effect of contexts on users’ perceived quality of information in social Q&A: A multilevel modeling approach. Manuscript submitted for journal publication.
  • Park, M., Zhe, H., Chen, Z., Oh, S., & Bian, J. (under review). Consumers’ use of UMLS concepts in social media: diabetes-related textual data analysis in blog and social Q&A sites. Manuscript submitted for publication. 
  • Lee, J., Oh, S., & Burnett, G. (in press). Organizational socialization of academic librarians in the United States. Journal of Academic Librarianship. Manuscript submitted for journal publication.
  • Oh, S., Yang, S., Pomerantz, J.A., Fox, E.A., & Wildemuth, B.M. (2015). Results of a Digital Library Curriculum Field Test. Manuscript submitted for publication. Available online: http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs00799-015-0151-5
  • Syn, S.Y. & Oh, S. (2015). Why do social network site users share information on Facebook and Twitter? Journal of Information Science, 41(5), 553-569.
  • Oh, S. & Syn, S.Y. (2015). Motivations for sharing information and social support in social media: A comparative analysis of Facebook, Twitter, Delicious, YouTube, and Flickr. Journal of the Association for Information Science and Technology, 66(10), 2045-2060.
  • Oh, S., & Kim, S. (2014). College students’ use of social media for health information in the U.S. and Korea. Information Research, 19(4), p.645. Available from http://InformationR.net/ir/19-4/paper643.html
  • Kung, M. Y., & Oh, S. (2013). Characteristics of nurses who use social media. CIN: Computer, Informatics, and Nursing, 32(2). 64-72.
  • Oh, S. & Worrall, A. (2013). Quality evaluation of health answers by librarians, nurses, and users in social Q&A. Library and Information Science Research, 35(4), 288-298.
  • Worrall, A., & Oh, S. (2013). The place for health information and socio-emotional support in social questioning and answering. Information Research, 18(3). Retrieved from http://InformationR.net/ir/18-3/paper587.html
  • Oh, S., & Noh, Y. (2012). Online health information in South Korean public libraries: Developing evaluation criteria. Library and Information Science Research, 35(1), 78-84.
  • Oh, S. (2012). The characteristics and motivations of health answerers for sharing information, knowledge, and experiences in online environments. Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology. 63(3), 543-557.
  • Kim, S.* & Oh, S.* (2009). User's relevance criteria for evaluating answers in a social Q&A site. Journal of the American Society for Information Science & Technology, 60(4), 716-727. (*The authors made an equal contribution to the authorship of this study)
  • Shah, C., Oh, S., & Oh, J-S. (2009). Research agenda for social Q&A research. Library and Information Science Research, 11(4), 205-209.

Grants & Awards

  • Oh, S. (2013). Understanding Health Information Behaviors in Social Q&A: Text Mining of Health Questions and Answers of Yahoo! Answers. OCLC/ALISE Library and Information Science Research Grant ($14,988 – Funded).
  • Oh, S. (2012). An Investigation of Information Needs Related to Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs), Committee on Faculty Research Support (COFRS) by Florida State University ($14,000 – Funded). Oh, S. (2011). Quality Evaluation of Health Answers in Social Q&A: A Comparison between Health Reference Librarians and Questioners. First Year Assistant Professor Grant by Florida State University ($17,000 – Funded).
  • Oh, S. (2012). An Investigation of Information Needs Related to Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs), Committee on Faculty Research Support (COFRS) by Florida State University ($14,000 – Funded). Oh, S. (2011). Quality Evaluation of Health Answers in Social Q&A: A Comparison between Health Reference Librarians and Questioners. First Year Assistant Professor Grant by Florida State University ($17,000 – Funded).