Research and Scholarly Activity

The Department of Biomedical Informatics has a research program that provides opportunities for our students and residents to participate together with faculty in biomedical informatics research and scholarly activities. We offer experiences that enable discovery and promote creativity. We are committed to pursuing inquiry, disseminating knowledge, and fostering critical thinking that encourages lifelong learning.

Our faculty participate in the research with students and residents, provide research mentorship and collaborate with faculty in other departments and programs.  Students’ and residents’ projects are presented at WMed’s annual Kalamazoo Community Medical and Health Sciences Research Day, and published in peer-reviewed journals.

Research and Scholarly Activity, 2016-21

Biomedical Informatics Research and Scholarly Activity 2016-2021

Recent Publications

  • Fletcher J.J., Feucht E.C., Hahn P.Y., McGoff T.N., Dehart D.J., El Mortada M.E., Grifka R.G. Seroprevalence of severe acute respiratory coronavirus virus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) antibodies by risk of exposure in a community health system Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology. 2022;43:407-409.

  • Fletcher J.J., Feucht E.C., Hahn P.Y., Mcgoff T.N., Dehart D.J., El Mortada M.E., Grifka R.G. Healthcare-acquired coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is less symptomatic than community-acquired disease among healthcare workers Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology. 2022;43:490-496.

  • Qeadan F., Madden E.F., Barbeau W.A., Kroth P.J., Porucznik C.A., English K., Komaromy M., Sulzer S.H. Characteristics associated with the availability of therapeutic acupuncture in substance use disorder treatment facilities in the United States Journal of Addictive Diseases. 2022

  • Soares N., Mitchell R., McGoff T., Bailey T., Wellman G.S. Taste Perceptions of Common Pediatric Antibiotic Suspensions and Associated Prescribing Patterns in Medical Residents Journal of Pediatric Pharmacology and Therapeutics. 2022;27:316-323.

  • Ashley C., Berry S.D. The Association Between Race and Stroke Prevalence in a Patient Cohort in Mississippi Perspectives in health information management. 2021;18

  • Beam A.S., Moore K., Berry S.D., Brown L., Smith S., Wilcher A., Bibbs A., Beemon I. An Investigation of MR Imaging Scanner Noise and its Effect on Technologists Radiologic Technology. 2021;92:568-576.

  • Berry S.D., Edgar H.J. Announcement: The New Mexico decedent image database Forensic Imaging. 2021;24

  • Berry S.D., Edgar H.J.H., Mosley C., Hunley K. Refined, regionally-specific data standards reveal heterogeneity in Hispanic death records AMIA ... Annual Symposium proceedings. AMIA Symposium. 2021;2021:161-169.

  • Cheng L.C., Chen K., Lee M.C., Li K.M. User-Defined SWOT analysis – A change mining perspective on user-generated content Information Processing and Management. 2021;58

  • Daneshvari Berry S., Kroth P.J., Edgar H.J.H., Warner T.D. Developing the Minimum Dataset for the New Mexico Decedent Image Database Applied Clinical Informatics. 2021;12:518-527.

  • Hazarika B., Chen K., Razi M. Are numeric ratings true representations of reviews? A study of inconsistency between reviews and ratings International Journal of Business Information Systems. 2021;38:85-106.

  • Mousavi R., Hazarika B., Chen K., Razi M. The Effect of Online Q&As and Product Reviews on Product Performance Metrics: Amazon.com as a Case Study Journal of Information and Knowledge Management. 2021;20

  • Paliszkiewicz J., Chen K. Trust, Organizations and the Digital Economy: Theory and Practice Trust, Organizations and the Digital Economy: Theory and Practice. 2021:1-284.

  • Paliszkiewicz J., Goluchowski J., Chen K. The Meaning and Interdisciplinary Nature of Trust in the Digital Economy - Future Directions Trust, Organizations and the Digital Economy: Theory and Practice. 2021:3-14.

  • Zhang N., Yuan Q., Xiang X., Chen K. What can you perceive? Understanding user’s information quality judgment on academic social networking sites Information Research. 2021;26

  • Atala R., Kroth P.J. The association between hospital ownership and postoperative complications: Does it matter who owns the hospital? Health Informatics Journal. 2020;26(3):2193-2201.

  • Hazarika B., Rea A., Mousavi R., Chen K. The impact of social media on disaster relief effort – recovery coordination for Hurricane Harvey Global Knowledge, Memory and Communication. 2020;70:558-576.

  • Hu Y.H., Chen K., Chang I.C., Shen C.C. Critical predictors for the early detection of conversion from unipolar major depressive disorder to bipolar disorder: Nationwide population-based retrospective cohort study JMIR Medical Informatics. 2020;8

  • Hung S.Y., Chen K., Su Y.K. The effect of communication and social motives on E-government services through social media groups Behaviour and Information Technology. 2020;39:741-757.

  • Miller J., Atala R., Sarangarm D., Tohen M., Sharma S., Bhatt S., Khafaja M., Kroth P.J., Cruz M. Methamphetamine Abuse Trends in Psychiatric Emergency Services: A Retrospective Analysis Using Big Data Community Mental Health Journal. 2020;56(5):959-962.

  • Mousavi R., Chen R., Kim D.J., Chen K. Effectiveness of privacy assurance mechanisms in users' privacy protection on social networking sites from the perspective of protection motivation theory Decision Support Systems. 2020;135

  • Mousavi R., Hazarika B., Chen K., Rienzo T. The role of dissonance reduction and co-creation strategies in shaping smart service satisfaction–the case of Uber Behaviour and Information Technology. 2020:1-21.

  • Mustapha J.A., Saab F., McGoff T.N., Adams G., Mullins J.R., Al-Dadah A., Jaff M.R., Goodney P.P., Khawaja F., Diaz-Sandoval L.J. Tibiopedal arterial minimally invasive retrograde revascularization (TAMI) in patients with peripheral arterial disease and critical limb ischemia. On behalf of the Peripheral Registry of Endovascular Clinical Outcomes (PRIME) Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions. 2020;95(3):447-454.

  • Pliagas G., Saab F., Stavroulakis K., Bisdas T., Finton S., Heaney C., McGoff T., Hardy K., Adams G., Mustapha J.A. Intravascular ultrasound imaging versus digital subtraction angiography in patients with peripheral vascular disease Journal of Invasive Cardiology. 2020;33(3):99-103.

  • Shao Z., Chen K. Understanding individuals' engagement and continuance intention of MOOCs: the effect of interactivity and the role of gender Internet Research. 2020;31:1262-1289.

  • Shao Z., Jiang Z., Chen K., Zhang L. Understanding user ad click-through intention in the mobile social platform: A lens of trust transfer Proceedings of the 24th Pacific Asia Conference on Information Systems: Information Systems (IS) for the Future, PACIS 2020. 2020

  • Shao Z., Jiang Z., Chen K., Zhang L. Understanding user ad click-through intention in the mobile social platform: A lens of trust transfer Proceedings of the 24th Pacific Asia Conference on Information Systems: Information Systems (IS) for the Future, PACIS 2020. 2020

  • Shao Z., Jiang Z., Chen K., Zhang L. Understanding user ad click-through intention in the mobile social platform: A lens of trust transfer Proceedings of the 24th Pacific Asia Conference on Information Systems: Information Systems (IS) for the Future, PACIS 2020. 2020

  • Shao Z., Zhang L., Chen K., Zhang C. Examining user satisfaction and stickiness in social networking sites from a technology affordance lens: uncovering the moderating effect of user experience Industrial Management and Data Systems. 2020;120:1331-1360.

  • Tsai C.F., Chen K., Hu Y.H., Chen W.K. Improving text summarization of online hotel reviews with review helpfulness and sentiment Tourism Management. 2020;80

  • Berry S., Edgar H.J.H. Standardizing data from the dead Studies in Health Technology and Informatics. 2019;264:1427-1428.

  • Gardner R., Cooper E., Haskell J., Harris D., Poplau S., Kroth P., Linzer M. Response to "impact of HIT on burnout remains unknown - For now" Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association. 2019;26(11):1421.

  • Gardner R.L., Cooper E., Haskell J., Harris D.A., Poplau S., Kroth P.J., Linzer M. Physician stress and burnout: the impact of health information technology Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association. 2019;26(2):106-114.

  • Hazarika B., Chen K., Rea A., Mousavizadeh M. A study of the antecedents of trust in social media posts 25th Americas Conference on Information Systems, AMCIS 2019. 2019

  • Hazarika B., Chen K., Rea A., Mousavizadeh M. A study of the antecedents of trust in social media posts 25th Americas Conference on Information Systems, AMCIS 2019. 2019

  • Hung S.Y., Yu A.P.I., Hung Y.L., Chen K., Hung H.T. Factors influencing attitudes towards Patients' personal information Protection Proceedings of the 23rd Pacific Asia Conference on Information Systems: Secure ICT Platform for the 4th Industrial Revolution, PACIS 2019. 2019

  • Kroth P.J., Morioka-Douglas N., Veres S., Babbott S., Poplau S., Qeadan F., Parshall C., Corrigan K., Linzer M. Association of Electronic Health Record Design and Use Factors with Clinician Stress and Burnout JAMA Network Open. 2019;2(8)

  • Chen K., Rea A. Do pair programming approaches transcend coding? Measuring agile attitudes in diverse information systems courses Journal of Information Systems Education. 2018;29:53-64.

  • Fletcher J., Wilson T.J., Rajajee V., Davidson S.B., Walsh J.C. Changes in Therapeutic Intensity Level Following Airway Pressure Release Ventilation in Severe Traumatic Brain Injury Journal of Intensive Care Medicine. 2018;33(3):196-202.

  • Kroth P.J., Morioka-Douglas N., Veres S., Pollock K., Babbott S., Poplau S., Corrigan K., Linzer M. The electronic elephant in the room: Physicians and the electronic health record JAMIA Open. 2018;1:49-56.

  • Lee P.J., Hu Y.H., Chen K., Michael Tarn J., Chen L.E. Cyberbullying detection on social network services Proceedings of the 22nd Pacific Asia Conference on Information Systems - Opportunities and Challenges for the Digitized Society: Are We Ready?, PACIS 2018. 2018

  • Rienzo T., Chen K. Planning for Low End Analytics Disruptions in Business School Curricula Decision Sciences Journal of Innovative Education. 2018;16:23-41.

  • Saab F., Jaff M.R., Diaz-Sandoval L.J., Engen G.D., McGoff T.N., Adams G., Al-Dadah A., Goodney P.P., Khawaja F., Mustapha J.A. Chronic Total Occlusion Crossing Approach Based on Plaque Cap Morphology: The CTOP Classification Journal of Endovascular Therapy. 2018;25(3):284-291.

  • Sung S., Chen K., Wu D., Hung L., Su Y., Hu Y. Applying natural language processing techniques to develop a task-specific EMR interface for timely stroke thrombolysis: A feasibility study International Journal of Medical Informatics. 2018;112:149-157.

  • Hu Y., Chen K., Lee P. The effect of user-controllable filters on the prediction of online hotel reviews Information and Management. 2017;54:728-744.

  • Mustapha J., Diaz-Sandoval L., Adams G., Jaff M., Beasley R., McGoff T., Finton S., Miller L., Ansari M., Saab F. Lack of Association between Limb Hemodynamics and Response to Infrapopliteal Endovascular Therapy in Patients with Critical Limb Ischemia Journal of Invasive Cardiology. 2017;29(5):175-180.

  • Mustapha J., Saab F., Diaz-Sandoval L., Beasley R., McGoff T., Finton S., Heaney C., Adams G. The Peripheral RegIstry of Endovascular Clinical OutcoMEs (The PRIME Registry): Interim Analysis of the First 328 Subjects with Critical Limb Ischemia Vascular Disease Management. 2017;14(3):E55-E66.

  • O'Donnell A., Daneshvari Berry S., Edgar H.J.H. Can Cephalometrics Discriminate Between the Sexes in a Diverse Juvenile Sample? Journal of Forensic Sciences. 2017;62(3):735-740.

  • Edgar H.J.H., Willermet C., Ragsdale C.S., O'Donnell A., Daneshvari S. Frequencies of Rare Incisor Variations Reflect Factors Influencing Precontact Population Relationships in Mexico and the American Southwest International Journal of Osteoarchaeology. 2016;26(6):987-1000.

  • Hu Y.H., Chen K. Predicting hotel review helpfulness: The impact of review visibility, and interaction between hotel stars and review ratings International Journal of Information Management. 2016;36:929-944.

  • Hu Y.H., Lee P.J., Chen K., Tarn J.M., Dang D.V. Hotel recommendation system based on review and context information: A Collaborative Filtering approach Pacific Asia Conference on Information Systems, PACIS 2016 - Proceedings. 2016

  • Hung S., Huang Y., Lin C., Chen K., Tarn J. Factors influencing Business Intelligence Systems implementation success in the enterprises Pacific Asia Conference on Information Systems, PACIS 2016 - Proceedings. 2016

  • Mustapha J., DIaz-Sandoval L., Jaff M., Adams G., Beasley R., Finton S., McGoff T., Miller L., Ansari M., Saab F. Ultrasound-Guided Arterial Access: Outcomes among Patients with Peripheral Artery Disease and Critical Limb Ischemia Undergoing Peripheral Interventions Journal of Invasive Cardiology. 2016;28(6):259-264.

  • Chen K., Hu Y., Hsieh Y. Predicting customer churn from valuable B2B customers in the logistics industry: a case study Information Systems and e-Business Management. 2015;13:475-494.

  • Eldredge J., Garbin E., Kroth P.J. Which VIVO harvester queries best populate the VIVO database with accurate faculty member publications? Proceedings of the Association for Information Science and Technology. 2015;52(1):1-3.

  • Eldredge J.D., Kroth P.J., Murray-Krezan C., Hantak C.M., Weagel E.F., Hannigan G.G. How accurately does the VIVO Harvester reflect actual Clinical and Translational Sciences Award–affiliated faculty member publications? Journal of the Medical Library Association. 2015;103(1):19-21.

  • Falk L.K., Sockel H., Chen K. Website usability: A re-examination through the lenses of ISO standards Web Design and Development: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications. 2015;1-3:262-277.

  • Huang A.H., Chen K., Yen D.C., Tran T.P. A study of factors that contribute to online review helpfulness Computers in Human Behavior. 2015;48:17-27.

  • Hung W.H., Chen K., Lin C.P. Does the proactive personality mitigate the adverse effect of technostress on productivity in the mobile environment? Telematics and Informatics. 2015;32:143-157.

  • Tang R.Y.W., Chen K. China's International Investment and the United States Journal of Corporate Accounting and Finance. 2015;26:13-27.