Chia-Fang (Christina) Chung

Ph.D. Student
Human Centered Design & Engineering
University of Washington
Curriculum Vitae

About

I am Christina Chung, a fifth-year Ph.D. student in the Department of Human Centered Design and Engineering at the University of Washington, and a member of the DUB group. I study how to design systems to support health and wellness. Specifically, I conduct research on how ubiquitous computing and personal informatics data can be shared to support relationships, to motivate health behavior, and to support clinical care. I am advised by Sean Munson.

I hold a M.B.A and B.B.A in the Department of Information Management at 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 domain.

Research


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 smartphone 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]

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 observation in staff meetings and waiting room, focus groups, and patient surveys before the kiosks launching and are continuously observing the long-term usage of these kiosks.
[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]

TempFeel: 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

Publication


Journal Articles

  • Should you always have a backup? One vs. Two Goals in Games
    Chia-Fang Chung, Sean Munson. International Journal of Human-Computer Studies · PUBLISHER
  • 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 · PUBLISHER
  • 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 · PUBLISHER
  • 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 · PUBLISHER

Refereed Conference Proceedings

  • 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· To appear· PDF
  • Finding the Right Fit: Understanding Health Tracking in Workplace Wellness Programs
    Chia-Fang Chung, Nanna Gorm, Irina Shklovski, Sean Munson
    CHI 2017· To appear· BEST PAPER HONORABLE MENTION AWARD (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· 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
  • 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

  • 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

  • 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
    CHI 2013 Workshop on Patient-Clinician Communication · 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 uw dot edu
  • 423D Sieg Hall
    Campus Box 352315
    University of Washington
    Seattle, WA 98195