Lin Li, Ph.D.

About me

I am a social science researcher with five years of experience designing, executing, and managing research projects in understanding human needs and behaviors related to technology use. My research focuses on communication technologies, health information technologies, and the psychology of technology use. I am currently on the job market and seeking industry User Experience Researcher positions (please find a copy of my resume here). 

I received my Ph.D. from the Information and Media program at Michigan State University and am currently working with Anne Marie Piper as a postdoctoral researcher in the Department of Informatics at the University of California, Irvine. Over the years, I have worked on projects including older adults’ use of fitness trackers, social media use among college students, sharing behaviors using communication technologies, student engagement and outcomes during online learning, and adoption of automated mental health tools.  

My work has appeared in leading journals and conferences in my field, such as in Computers in Human Behavior, Journal of Medical Internet Research: mHealth and uHealth, Telemedicine and e-Health, and Health Communication