Bo Xie

Biography

Dr. Bo Xie received her Ph.D. in Science and Technology Studies from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, her MS in Psychology from Peking University, and her B.Med.Sci. from the West China School of Medicine in Chengdu, China. Her research reflects her interdisciplinary training in Medicine, Psychology, and Science and Technology Studies. She focuses on health informatics interventions that can promote older adults use of information and communication technologies (ICT) for health information and decision-making (i.e., e-health literacy) that may have important implications for patient-provider relationships and health outcomes. Dr. Xie has joint appointments in the School of Nursing and School of Information at the University of Texas at Austin. For more information, see my website

Degrees

  • Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI), Troy, New York Science and Technology Studies (STS) Ph.D.: May 2006
  • Peking University, Beijing, China Psychology M.S.: 1998
  • West China University of Medical Sciences, Chengdu, Sichuan, China Medicine B. Med. Sci.: 1995

Areas Of Specialization

Health Information Systems
Health Informatics

Recent Publications

Su, Z., & Xie, B. (2018). Factors Influencing Female Chinese Cancer Patients' Health Information Preferences and Behaviors. In JOURNAL OF WOMENS HEALTH (Vol. 27, No. 4, pp. 7-8).

Xie, B., Zhou, L., Yoder, L., Johnson, K., Garcia, A., & Kim, M. (n.d.). Ebola-Related Health Information Wanted and Obtained by Nurses and Public Health Department Employees: Effects of Formal and Informal Communication Channels. Disaster Medicine and Public Health Preparedness, 1-10. doi:10.1017/dmp.2019.45

Watkins, I. & Xie, B. (2015) Older adults' perceptions of using iPads for improving fruit and vegetable intake: An exploratory study. Care Management Journals, 16, 2-13. doi:10.1891/1521-0987.16.1.2.

Xie, B., Berkley, A. S., Kwak, J., Fleischmann, K. R., Champion, J. D., & Koltai, K. S. (2018). End-of-life decision making by family caregivers of persons with advanced dementia: A literature review of decision aids. SAGE Open Medicine. https://doi.org/10.1177/2050312118777517

Shovkun, M., Fleischmann, K. R. and Xie, B. ( 2018). Computational Social Science Using Topic Modeling: Analyzing Patients' Values Using a Large Hospital Survey. In L. Freund (Ed.), Proceedings of the Association for Information Science and Technology (pp. 890 891.) Hoboken, NJ: Wiley. https://doi.org/10.1002/pra2.2018.14505501163

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Recent Awards

  • Best Paper with Mo Wang and Robert Feldman at the iConference
  • Fellow

Courses

YearSemesterCourse NumberCourse
2017FallINF 385VHealth Informatics
2016FallINF 391D.11The Research Enterprise - RESTRICTED
2016FallINF 385VHealth Informatics
2015SpringINF 382KInformation Resources in the Health Sciences
2014FallINF 385VHealth Informatics
2014SpringINF 385TSpecial Topics in Information Science Older Adult Information Needs & Behaviors
2013FallINF 385VHealth Informatics