Ming-Yuan Chih, Ph.D., M.H.A.
Division of Health Science, Education, and Research
Dr. Chih joined the faculty in Human Health
Sciences after receiving his doctoral degree in Industrial Engineering
with a focus in Health Systems Engineering from University of
Wisconsin-Madison. He has studied how information and communication
technology may help patients and their family caregivers. He is
interested in developing and implementing interventions that enable
patients and their families to play a central role in the management and
improvement of the patient’s health.
- Ph.D., Industrial & Systems
Engineering, University of Wisconsin-Madison
- Certificate in Consumer Health Advocacy, Center for
Patient Partnerships, University of Wisconsin-Madison
M.H.A., Health Management & Informatics, University of
- B.S., Civil Engineering, National Central University, Taiwan,
- iMedicalApps-mHealth Summit Research Award (co-author), mHealth
- Nominated for the Distinguished Poster Award (Top 5%), American
Medical Informatics Association, 2009, 2011
- Distinguished Poster Award, the Centers for Excellence in Cancer
Communication Research conference, National Cancer Institute, 2010
Chih M, Patton T, McTavish FM, Isham A, Judkins-Fisher
CL, Atwood, AK, Gustafson DH. Predictive modeling of addiction lapses in a
mobile health application. J Subst Abuse Treat 2014; 46: 29-35. DOI:
10.1016/j.jsat.2013.08.004. PMID: 24035143.
DuBenske LL, Gustafson DH, Namkoong K, Brown RL,
M, McTavish FM, Carmack CL, Buss MK, Govindan R, Cleary
JF. CHESS Improves Cancer Caregivers’ Burden and Mood: Results of an eHealth
RCT. Health Psychol. DOI: 10.1037/a0034216. PMID: 24245838.
Gustafson DH, DuBenske LL, Namkoong K, Hawkins, RP,
Chih M, Atwood AK, et al. An eHealth system supporting palliative care for
patients with non–small cell lung cancer. Cancer. 2013;119(9):1744–51.
DOI: 10.1002/cncr.27939. PMID: 23355273.
Yoo W, Chih M, Kwon MW, Yang J, Cho E, Moon T, Namkoong
K, Shah DV, Gustafson DH. Predictors of the change in the expression of
emotional support within online breast cancer support groups: A longitudinal
study. Patient Educ Couns. 2013 Jan;90(1):88-95.
DOI: 10.1016/j.pec.2012.10.001. PMID: 23122429.
Chih M, Dubenske LL, Hawkins RP, et al. Communicating
advanced cancer patients’ symptoms via the Internet: A pooled analysis of
two randomized trials examining caregiver preparedness, physical burden, and
negative mood. Palliat Med. 2013;27:533–43. DOI: 10.1177/0269216312457213.
McTavish FM, Chih M, Shah DV, Gustafson DH. How
patients recovering from alcoholism use a smartphone intervention. J Dual
DOI: 10.1080/15504263.2012.723312. PMID: 23316127.