Michelle Bak

Chaewon Bak

Doctoral Student

PhD, Information Sciences, Illinois (in progress)

BA, Sociology, UCLA

Research focus

Developing a digital health solution based on using NLP and psychological theories to promote preventive health behaviors

Honors and Awards

  • Honorable Mention Poster Award, IC2S2 Conference (2022)

Publications & Papers

Bak, M., Chin, C., & Chin, J. (in press). Use of Health Belief Model-based Deep Learning to Understand Public Health Beliefs in Breast Cancer Screening from Social Media before and during the COVID-19 Pandemic. AMIA Annual Symposium Proceedings.

Bak, M., Chiu, C., & Chin, J. (2023). Mental health pandemic during the COVID-19 outbreak: Social media as a window to public mental health. Cyberpsychology, Behavior, and Social Networking, 26(5), 346–356. https://doi.org/10.1089/cyber.2022.0116

Bak, M., Priniski, & J.H., Chin, J. (2023). Representations of Health and Wellness on Instagram: An Analysis of Posting Behavior of Top-Ranked Health Influencers. In C. Stephanidis, M. Antona, S. Ntoa, & G. Salvendy (Eds.), HCI International 2023 Posters (pp. 10-20). Springer. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-031-36001-5_2