Chia-Fang (Christina) Chung

Assistant Professor in Computational Media
University California, Santa Cruz
Curriculum Vitae
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I have the privilege to work with many wonderful collaborators, including PhD student collaborators:
Yuxing Wu, Aswati (Ash) Panicker, Seung Wan Ha, Chun Han (Ariel) Wang, Long-Jing (Claire) Hsu, and Yu-Ling (Ruby) Chou

About

I am Christina Chung, an Assistant Professor in Computational Media at University of California, Santa Cruz. My research focuses on the intersection of Human-Computer Interaction and Health/Well-being. Specifically, I conduct research on how ubiquitous computing and personal informatics technology can be designed to enhance relationships, to motivate health behavior, and to support clinical care. Previously, I was an Assistant Professor in Informatics at Indiana University Bloomington.

I completed my Ph.D. in Human-Centered Design and Engineering from the University of Washington. I was advised by Sean Munson and was a member of the DUB group.

I hold a M.B.A and B.B.A in Information Management from the National Taiwan University, where I conducted research on designing embedded intrusion detection systems. In my previous life, I also worked as a software engineer in IBM Greater China Development Lab, Taipei, Taiwan to design industrial solutions that integrate novel technologies and complex enteprise systems, and in IBM Research Collaboratory Taiwan to conduct service innovation research in health and wellness.

Research


Supporting Healthy Eating in Families

Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Phasellus quis elementum odio. Curabitur pellentesque, dolor vel pharetra mollis.Eating and food preparation are social for many families. Collocated families use these opportunities to build shared experience. Family members living apart use these convesations to maintain connectedness, reminisce, and provide care. However, conversations about healthy eating can be challenging.
In a series of project, we seek to understand how family members communicate about eating and preparation experience and practices, how they cordinate eating and preparation, what challenges and tensions they encounter, and how they cope with these challenges.
This project is partly supported by NSF. [CSCW2020 - Paper]· [CSCW2020 - Medium Article]· [CSCW2020 - Video]

Sharing lifelog data with healthcare experts

Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Phasellus quis elementum odio. Curabitur pellentesque, dolor vel pharetra mollis.Consumer self-monitoring apps have been widely studied and used to promote healthy behavior change. People increasingly turn to these apps and wearable devices for health management. Datasets collected through these apps may potentially enrich clinical care without adding new user burdens.
In this project, we sought to understand provider goal, needs, and their experience of use and non-use of lifelog data in chronic disease/symptoms management to support future design of personal informatic tools.
This project is funded by AHRQ. [JMIR 2015] · [CSCW 2016] · [CSCW 2017]· [Medium Article - Fitbit in Doctor's office]· [IMWUT 2019]· [Medium Article - Redesigning Food Diaries]· [Foodprint Use Cases designed with Reos Partners and Robert Wood Johnson Foundation]

Adoption of blood pressure kiosks in clinic settings

In this project, we partnered with UW Medicine, Group Health Research Institute, and Family Medicine of Yakima to understand the adoption of two blood pressure kiosks in clinic settings and how it might affect the clinic workflow.
We employed a series of mixed approches, including observations in staff meetings and the waiting room before and after the kiosks were introduced, focus groups with providers and staff, and patient surveys before and after the kiosks launched.
[JABFM 2016;29(5)]

Do you always need a backup goal? One vs. Two Goals

Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Phasellus quis elementum odio. Curabitur pellentesque, dolor vel pharetra mollis.Goal setting theory has been studied and adopted in a variety of domains such as game, education, and health behavior change. In this project, we sought to examine whether having two goals – a primary goal and a backup goal – rather than one might affect people’s goal-setting behavior, which suggested but not further studied in previous literature. We designed three studies - a lab experiment, an online experiment, and a field experiment - to understand how different goal-setting scenarios predict performance.
[IJHCS 2017] · [Medium Article]

Sharing Temperature to Support Relationships

Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Phasellus quis elementum odio. Curabitur pellentesque, dolor vel pharetra mollis.Temperature information is seen as intimate and reflective of health and comfort, and so sharing it between people in remote relationships may be particularly valuable for supporting those relationships.
In this project, we probed how people in remote relationship might react to the information and what their concerns might be. We are also planning on future home deployment study to understand how people would actually use such information and to validate our preliminary findings.
[PDF] [Poster]

Workflow-based design for health IT systems

Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Phasellus quis elementum odio. Curabitur pellentesque, dolor vel pharetra mollis.We conducted contextual inquiries in a Multiple Sclerosis (MS) clinic with over 300 MS patients. MS is a chronic, progressive disease and case manageers (CM) played a critical role to manage the complex symptoms. Results from interviews and observations indicated inadequate information resources and systems led to higher effort and stress to manage individual's cases and orders. Based on the results, we developed a conceptual workflow model to serve as an information source architecture and a reference model of user interface design.
[WISH 2013]

Previous Projects

Publications


Journal Articles

  • “It’s like living a different life, going to the moon”: Rethinking Space and Activity in the Context of COVID-19
    Novia Nurain, Chia-Fang Chung, Clara Caldeira, and Kay Connelly
    Computer Supported Cooperative Work (CSCW); To Appear · PDF
  • Survey on the Past Decade of Technology in Animal Enrichment: A Scoping Review
    Cassie K. Kresnye, Chia-Fang Chung, Christopher Flynn Martin, and Patrick C. Shih
    Animals 12, no. 14 (2022): 1792 · PUBLISHER ·PDF
  • Hugging with a Shower Curtain: Older Adults’ Social Support Realities During the COVID-19 Pandemic
    Novia Nurain, Chia-Fang Chung, Clara Caldeira, and Kay Connelly
    PACM Human-Computer Interaction 2021; 5(CSCW2) · Impact Recognition · PDF· Medium Article· Video
  • Not Another Medication Adherence App: Critical Reflections on Addressing Public HIV-related Stigma Through Design
    Juan F. Maestre, Patrycja Zdziarska, Aehong Min, Anna Baglione, Chia-Fang Chung, and Patrick C. Shih
    PACM Human-Computer Interaction 2020; 4(CSCW3) · PDF· Medium Article· Video
  • The Importance of Starting with Goals in N-of-1 Studies
    Sean A Munson, Jessica Schroeder, Ravi Karkar, Julie A Kientz, Chia-Fang Chung, James Fogarty
    Frontiers in Digital Health 2, 3 · PUBLISHER · PDF
  • Changing Roles and Contexts: Symbolic Interactionism in the Sharing of Food and Eating Practices between Remote, Intergenerational Family Members
    Aswati Panicker, Kavya Basu, and Chia-Fang Chung
    PACM Human-Computer Interaction 2020; 4(CSCW1) · PDF· Medium Article· Video
  • Identifying and Planning for Individualized Change: Patient Provider Collaboration Using Lightweight Food Diaries in Healthy Eating and Irritable Bowel Syndrome
    Chia-Fang Chung, Qiaosi Wang, Jessica Schroeder, Allison Cole, Jasmine Zia, James Fogarty, and Sean A. Munson
    PACM Interactive, Mobile, Wearable and Ubiquitous Technologies 2019; 3(1) · PDF· Medium Article· Use Cases designed with Reos Partners and Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
  • Inter-Rater Reliability of Provider Interpretations of Irritable Bowel Syndrome Food and Symptom Journals
    Jasmine Zia, Chia-Fang Chung, Kaiyuan Xu, Yi Dong, Jeanette M Schenk, Kevin Cain, Sean Munson, Margaret M Heitkemper
    Journal of Clinical Medicine; 6(11):105 · PUBLISHER · PDF
  • Should you always have a backup? One vs. Two Goals in Games
    Chia-Fang Chung, Sean Munson
    International Journal of Human-Computer Studies;108:32-40 · PUBLISHER· PDF · Medium Article
  • The Feasibility, Usability, and Perceived Clinical Utility of Traditional Paper Food and Symptom Journals for Patients with Irritable Bowel Syndrome
    Jasmine Zia, Chia-Fang Chung, Jessica Schroeder, Sean Munson, Julie Kientz, James Fogarty, Elizabeth Bales, Jeanette Schenk, Margaret Heitkemper
    Neurogastroenterology and Motility; 28:25-26 · PUBLISHER · PDF
  • Implementation of a New Kiosk Technology for Blood Pressure Management in a Family Medicine Clinic: from the WWAMI region Practice and Research Network
    Chia-Fang Chung, Sean Munson, Matthew Thompson, Laura-Mae Baldwin, Jeffrey Kaplan, Randall Cline, Beverly Green
    Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine 2016; 29:620–629 · PUBLISHER · PDF
  • More Than Telemonitoring: Health Provider Use and Nonuse of Life-Log Data in Irritable Bowel Syndrome and Weight Management
    Chia-Fang Chung, Jonathan Cook, Elizabeth Bales, Jasmine Zia, Sean Munson
    Journal of Medical Internet Research 2015; 17(8):e203 · PUBLISHER· PDF

Refereed Conference Proceedings

  • Understanding Fraudulence in Online Qualitative Studies: From the Researcher's Perspective
    Aswati Panicker, Novia Nurain, Zaidat Ibrahim, Chun-Han (Ariel) Wang, Seung Wan Ha, Yuxing Wu, Kay Connelly, Katie A. Siek, and Chia-Fang Chung
    CHI 2024 · Article 824 · 1-17 · PDF· Medium Article· Video
  • New Understandings of Loss: Examining the Role of Reflective Technology Within Bereavement and Meaning-Making
    Colin LeFevre and Chia-Fang Chung
    CHI 2024 · Article 810 · 1-15 · PDF· Medium Article· Video
  • Dancing with the Roles: Towards Designing Technology that Supports the Multifaceted Roles of Caregivers for Older Adults
    Long-Jing Hsu and Chia-Fang Chung
    CHI 2024 · Article 1010 · 1-12 · PDF· Medium Article· Video
  • Designing a Card-Based Design Tool to Bridge Academic Research & Design Practice For Societal Resilience
    Novia Nurain, Chia-Fang Chung, Clara Caldeira, and Kay Connelly
    CHI 2024 · Article 817 · 1-20 · BEST PAPER AWARD (TOP 1%) ·PDF· Medium Article· Video
  • Supporting Experiential Learning in People with Gestational Diabetes Mellitus
    Zaidat Ibrahim, Clara Caldeira, and Chia-Fang Chung
    CHI 2024 · Article 811 · 1-16 · PDF· Medium Article· Video
  • “I left my legacy, told my story”: Understanding Older Adults' Tracking Practices to Promote Active Aging
    Novia Nurain and Chia-Fang Chung
    DIS 2023 · 459–475· PDF· Medium Article· Video
  • Avoiding Reactions Outside the Home: Challenges, Strategies, and Opportunities to Enhance Dining Out Experiences of People with Food Hypersensitivities
    Francisco Nunes, João Almeida, Chia-Fang Chung, Nervo Verdezoto
    CHI 2021 · Article 208 · 1-16 · PDF· Medium Article· Video
  • Signal Appropriation of Explicit HIV Status Disclosure Fields in Sex-Social Apps used by Gay and Bisexual Men
    Mark Warner, Juan F Maestre, Jo Gibbs, Chia-Fang Chung, Ann Blandford
    CHI 2019 · 1-15 · PDF · Medium Article
  • Opportunities for Oral Health Monitoring Technologies Beyond the Dental Clinic
    Adele Parsons, Chia-Fang Chung, Molly Donohue, Sean Munson, Eric Seibel
    Pervasive Health (IMPAct Workshop) 2018 · PDF
  • Examining Self-Tracking by People with Migraine: Goals, Needs, and Opportunities in a Chronic Health Condition
    Jessica Schroeder, Chia-Fang Chung, Daniel Epstein, Ravi Karkar, Adele Parsons, Natalia Murinova, James Fogarty, Sean Munson
    DIS 2018 · 135-148 · BEST PAPER HONORABLE MENTION (TOP 5%) · PDF
  • When Personal Tracking Becomes Social: Examining the Use of Instagram for Healthy Eating
    Chia-Fang Chung, Elena Agapie, Jessica Schroeder, Sonali Mishra, James Fogarty, Sean Munson
    CHI 2017 · 1674-1687 · PDF
  • Finding the Right Fit: Understanding Health Tracking in Workplace Wellness Programs
    Chia-Fang Chung, Nanna Gorm, Irina Shklovski, Sean Munson
    CHI 2017 · 4875-4886 · BEST PAPER HONORABLE MENTION (TOP 5%) · PDF
  • Supporting Patient-Provider Collaboration to Identify Individual Triggers using Food and Symptom Journals
    Jessica Schroeder, Jane Hoffswell, Chia-Fang Chung, James Fogarty, Sean Munson, Jasmine Zia
    CSCW 2017 · 1726-1739 · PDF
  • Integrating Population-based Patterns with Personal Routine to Re-engage Fitbit Use
    Chia-Fang Chung, Catalina Danis
    Pervasive Health 2016 · 154-161 · PDF
  • Boundary Negotiating Artifacts in Personal Informatics: Patient-Provider Collaboration with Patient-Generated Data
    Chia-Fang Chung, Kristin Dew, Alison Cole, Jasmine Zia, James Fogarty, Julie Kientz, Sean Munson
    CSCW 2016, 770-786 · BEST PAPER AWARD (TOP 1%) · PDF · APPENDICES · Medium Article
  • GreenOlive: An open platform for wellness management ecosystem
    Liangzhao Zeng, Pei-Yue Hsueh, Henry Chang, Christina Chung, Rick Huang
    SOLI 2010 · PDF

Abstracts & Extended Abstracts

  • "I Don't Need a Megaphone to Be Helpful": Probing the Role of Technology in Pro-Choice Abortion Activism
    Colin LeFevre, Aswati Panicker, Sitha Vallabhaneni, Nikhil Dinesh, Forum Modi, Katie Siek, Chia-Fang Chung
    Poster, CSCW 2023 · PDF
  • A Rapid, Iterative, and Remote (RIR) Method for Designing Translational Tools: Study Experience and Lessons Learned
    Novia Nurain, Chia-Fang Chung, Clara Caldeira, and Kay Connelly
    Work-in-Progress, Designing Interactive System (DIS) 2023 · BEST WORK-IN-PROGRESS AWARD · PDF · Video
  • "A Safe Space to Think About Grief": Reflecting on Bereavement Through Video Games and Experiential Metaphor
    Colin LeFevre, Chia-Fang Chung
    Work-in-Progress, Workshop on Interactive Systems in Healthcare (WISH), CHI 2023 · PDF · POSTER
  • Designing for Everyday Family Wellness: Understanding Norms and Rituals for Supporting Family Meal Practices
    Yuxing Wu, Andrew D. Miller, Chia-Fang Chung
    Work-in-Progress, Workshop on Interactive Systems in Healthcare (WISH), CHI 2023 · PDF
  • “TikTok Made Me Do It”: Teenagers’ Perception and Use of Food Content on TikTok
    Chun-Han Wang, Stephen Tsung-Han Sher, Kelly Janek, Isabela Salman, Chia-Fang Chung
    Work-in-Progress, Interaction Design and Children (IDC) 2022, 458-463 · PDF · POSTER
  • Cooking Stories: Connecting Remote Families Through the Sharing of Cooking Experiences
    Forum Modi, Colin LeFevre, Nikhil Dinesh, Aswati Panicker, Chia-Fang Chung
    Poster, 20th European Conference on Computer-Supported Cooperative Work (ECSCW) 2022 · PDF · POSTER
  • Understanding healthy eating and food-related activities during life events
    Seung Wan Ha, Novia Nurain, Elena Agapie, Chia-Fang Chung
    Poster, SBM: Society of Behavioral Medicine Annual Meeting & Scientific Sessions 2022 · ABSTRACT· POSTER
  • Computer Vision for Dietary Assessment
    Chia-Fang Chung, Alejandra Ramos, Pei-Ni Chiang, Chien-Chun Wu, Connie Ann Tan, Weslie Khoo, David Crandall
    Workshop on Realizing AI in Healthcare: Challenges Appearing in the Wild, CHI 2021 · PDF · Video
  • Meal Chat: Promoting Mealtime Social Interaction for College Students
    Yuxing Wu, Elisa Krebs, Adithya Hassan Shankaranand, Patrick Shih, Chia-Fang Chung
    Late Breaking Work, CHI 2020 · PDF
  • Supporting Patient-Provider Communication and Engagement with Personal Informatics Data
    Chia-Fang Chung
    Doctoral Colloquium, UbiComp/ISWC 2017 · PDF · POSTER
  • The Feasibility, Usability and Perceived Clinical Utility of Traditional Paper Food and Symptom Journals for Patients with Irritable Bowel Syndrome
    Jasmine Zia, Chia-Fang Chung, Jessica Schroeder, Jeanette Schenk, Sean Munson, Julie Kientz, James Fogarty, Margaret Heitkemper.
    The 2nd Federation of Neurogastroenterology & Motility Joint International Meeting (FNM 2016), San Francisco, CA.
  • Flip the Clinic: Implementing Patient Self-measurement of Blood Pressure Using a Kiosk in a Clinic Waiting Room
    Beverly B. Green, Chia-Fang Chung, Laura-Mae Baldwin, Sean Munson, Matthew J. Thompson
    2016 American Society of Hypertension Annual Meeting, New York City
  • Patient and Provider Goals and the Using Patient-Generated Data in IBS and Weight Management.
    Chia-Fang Chung, Kristin Dew, Jonathan Cook, Elizabeth Bales, Alison Cole, Jasmine Zia, James Fogarty, Julie Kientz, Sean Munson
    Workshop on Interactive Systems in Healthcare (WISH), CHI 2016 · PDF · POSTER
  • Inter-rater Reliability of Healthcare Provider Interpretations of Food and Gastrointestinal Symptom Paper Diaries of Patients with Irritable Bowel Syndrome
    Jasmine Zia, Chia-Fang Chung, Kaiyuan Xu, Yi Dong, Kevin Cain, Sean Munson, Margaret Heitkemper
    2016 Digestive Disease Week, San Diego, CA.
  • Patient and Provider Goals and Collaboration Process of Using Patient-Generated Data.
    Chia-Fang Chung, Kristin Dew, Jonathan Cook, Elizabeth Bales, Alison Cole, Jasmine Zia, James Fogarty, Julie Kientz, Sean Munson
    Symposium on Use of Patient-Generated Data Beyond Self-Regulation. 2016 Conference of the International Society for Research on Internet Interventions (ISRII). Seattle, WA.
  • Temperature Sharing to Support Remote Relationships
    Chia-Fang Chung, James Hwang, Sean Munson
    UbiComp 2014 · PDF · POSTER
  • Modeling Conceptual Work Products in a Multiple Sclerosis Clinic to Design a Superior User Interface
    Andrew Berry, Craig Harrington, Keith Butler, Melissa Braxton, Mark Haselkorn, Amy Walker, Mark Oberle, Chia-Fang Chung, Nikki Pete, W. Paul Nichol
    Workshop on Interactive Systems in Healthcare (WISH), AMIA 2013 · PDF

Workshop Papers

  • Teenagers and AI on Social Media
    Chun-Han (Ariel) Wang, Chia-Fang Chung
    Workshop on Child-Centred AI Design (CCAI), CHI 2023 · PDF
  • Designing to support the exchange of food and eating practices between remote, inter-generational family members
    Aswati Panicker, Kavya Basu, Chia-Fang Chung
    Workshop on The Future of Human-Food Interaction, CHI 2021
  • Supporting Patient-Provider Communication and Relationships with Personal Informatics Data
    Chia-Fang Chung, Jessica Schroeder, Jasmine Zia, James Fogarty, Julie A. Kientz, Sean A. Munson
    Workshop on Quantified Data and Social Relationship, CHI 2017· PDF
  • Evidence-based HealthIT for Patient-Provider Communication, CHI 2013 Workshop on Patient-Clinician Communication
    Keith Butler, Mark Haselkorn, Melissa Brazton, W. Paul Nichol, Andrew Berry, Chia-Fang Chung
    Workshop on Patient-Clinician Communication, CHI 2013 · PDF

Patents

  • Lifestyle progression models for use in preventative care
    Matthew Chen, Christina Chung, Rick Huang, June-Ray Lin, Ya-Fen Yeh, Xinxin Zhu
    United States Patent 20140188507 · GOOGLE PATENT
  • Health Management Application Development and Deployment Framework
    Hung-Yang Chang, Chia-Fang Chung, Pei-Yun Sabrina Hsueh, Tsung-Chi Huang, Liangzhao Zeng
    United States Patent 20120046966 · GOOGLE PATENT

Media Coverage

Contact

  • cfchung at ucsc dot edu
  • UCSC Silicon Valley Campus, Room 3257
    3175 Bowers Ave
    Santa Clara, CA 95054 USA

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