Priya Nambisan, PhD
Associate Professor,
Joseph. J. Zilber College of Public Health
University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee
Northwest Quadrant Building B, Rm #6410
Milwaukee, WI 53201-0413
Phone: (414) 251-5217
Email: nambisap@uwm.edu
Founder & Director, Social Media and Health Research & Training (SMAHRT) Lab
Founder & Director, Aging Research & Digital Technologies (ARDT) Lab
Founder, Developer & Director, myHESTIA.org

Research Interests:

  • Social Computing
  • Social Media & Consumer behavior
  • Health Care Innovation & Entrepreneurship
  • Consumer/Patient Experience in Digital Environments
  • Marketing and Health Communication
  • Predictive Data Analytics & Machine Learning in Health
  • Design, Development and Evaluation of Digital Platforms for Self-Health Management
  • Wellness & Healing Technologies
  • Home Health Technologies for Aging Population with Multiple Chronic Conditions

Work with specific population groups:

Selected Publications:

Nambisan, P., Abahussain, M., Duthie, E., Galambos, C., Zhang, B., & Bukowy, E. (2021, May). Factors Associated with Increase in COVID-19 Cases in Nursing Homes: A Study of Nursing Homes in Midwestern States. Accepted at the Annual Scientific Meeting of the American Geriatrics Society. 5/13-5/15/21, virtual. Selected for the Presidential ePoster Session.

Nambisan, P. (2019). Comprehensive Digital Self-Care Support System (CDSSS). In: Gu D., Dupre M. (eds) Encyclopedia of Gerontology and Population Aging. Springer, Cham. Available at: https://link.springer.com/referenceworkentry/10.1007%2F978-3-319-69892-2_289-1

Nambisan, P., Lyttinen, K., Stange, K.C., Kahana, E., & Kreps, G.L. (November 2019). A ‘Comprehensive Digital Self-Care Support System’ (CDSSS) for Older Adults: A Multi-Disciplinary framework. Accepted at the Gerontological Society of America (GSA), Austin, Texas.

Kapoor, A., & Nambisan, P. (2018). Usability and acceptance evaluation of ACESO: a Web-based breast cancer survivorship tool. Journal of Cancer Survivorship, 12(3), 316-325. Full text.

Kapoor, A & Nambisan, P. (2016). Self-management apps for breast cancer survivors: Applying clinical terminology standards for personal decision support. Proceedings of the American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA), 40th Annual Symposium, Chicago, IL. (Peer-reviewed – Proceedings)

Nambisan, P., Gustafson, D., Hawkins, R. & Pingree, S. (2016). Social Support and Responsiveness in Online Patient Communities: Impact on Service Quality Perceptions. Health Expectations, 19: 87–97. doi: 10.1111/hex.12332. Full text.

Nambisan, P., Luo, X., Kapoor, A., Patrick, T., & Cisler, R. (2015). Social Media, Big Data and Public Health informatics: Ruminating behavior of depression revealed through Twitter.  Proceedings of the Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences conference, HICSS-48, Kauai, Hawaii.

Nambisan, P., Kreps, G. L., & Polit, S. (2013). Understanding Electronic Medical Record Adoption in the United States: Communication and Sociocultural Perspectives. JMIR – Interactive Journal of Medical Research, 2(1).

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. Full text.

Nambisan, P. (2011). Evaluating Patient Experience in Online Health Communities: Implications for Healthcare Organizations. Health care Management Review, 36(2):124-33. Full text.

Nambisan, P. & Watt, J. H. (2011). Managing Customer Experience in Online Communities. Journal of Business Research, 64(8): 889-895. Full text.

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. Available at: https://pdfs.semanticscholar.org/e24a/99651ba3f987537fea6d317fb8fd68fb0073.pdf

Nambisan, P. & Nambisan, S. (2009). Models of consumer value co-creation in health care. Health Care Management Review (HCMR), Vol. 34, no. 4, pp. 344-354. Full text.

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