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Ming-Yuan Chih, PhD, MHA
Office Location: 

Room 209 Wethington Building

900 South Limestone Street

Lexington, Kentucky 40536-0200

Office Phone Number: 
(859) 218-0482
Fax Number: 
(859) 257-2454
Position Title: 
Assistant Professor

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 Missouri-Columbia
B.S., Civil Engineering, National Central University, Taiwan, R.O.C.

Selected Awards

iMedicalApps-mHealth Summit Research Award (co-author), mHealth Summit 2012
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

Selected Publications

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, Chih 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. PMID: 22988042.
McTavish FM, Chih M, Shah DV, Gustafson DH. How patients recovering from alcoholism use a smartphone intervention. J Dual Diagn. 2012;8(4):294-304. DOI: 10.1080/15504263.2012.723312. PMID: 23316127.