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Zhan Zhang

Assistant Professor

Seidenberg School of CSIS

Information Technology NY

  • @New York City
    163 William Street 117
  • @Pleasantville
    Goldstein Academic Center 319
Office Hours

Spring 2021

Office Hours

Spring 2021

Office Hours

Spring 2021

(by appointment)


Zhan Zhang is an Assistant Professor in the Seidenberg School of Computer Science and Information Systems at Pace University. Prior to his position at Pace, he completed his Ph.D. in Information Science in the College of Computing and Informatics at Drexel University.


PhD, Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA, 2016
Information Science

MS, Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY, 2011
Information Management

BS, Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications, Beijing, China, 2009
Management Information System

Awards and Honors

NSF, June 1, 2020 - National Science Foundation
Pace University, October 1, 2019 - Wilson Faculty Fellowship
Pace University, November 12, 2018 - Scholarly Research
Pace University, November 21, 2017 - Scholarly Research


Attention mechanism with BERT for content annotation and categorization of pregnancy-related questions on a community Q&A site
Luo, X., Ding, H., Tang, M., Gandhi, P., Zhang, Z. & He, Z. (2017).

Patients' challenges and needs in comprehending lab test results: A mixed-methods study
Zhang, Z., Citardi, D., Xing, A., Luo, X., Lu, Y. & He, Z. Journal of Medical Internet Research.

Utilization of self-diagnosis health chatbots in real-world settings: A case study.
Fan, X., Chao, D., Zhang, Z., Wang, D., Li, X. & Tian, F. (2020, November). Journal of Medical Internet Research.

Lay individuals' perceptions of artificial intelligence (AI)-empowered healthcare systems
Zhang, Z., Genc, Y., Xing, A., Wang, D., Fan, X. & Citardi, D. (2020, November).

Evaluative research of technologies for prehospital communication and coordination: A systematic review
Zhang, Z., Brazio, J., Ozkaynak, M. & Desanto, K. (2020, October (4th Quarter/Autumn)). Journal of Medical System. Vol 44 (Issue 5) , pages 100.

Making sense of clinical laboratory results: An analysis of questions and replies in a social Q&A community.
Zhang, Z., Lu, Y., Wilson, C. & He, Z. (2020, February).

Understanding patient information needs about their clinical laboratory results: a study of social Q&A site
Zhang, Z., Lu, Y., Kou, Y., Wu, D., Huh-Yoo, J. & He, Z. (2019).

Human-AI interaction in healthcare: Three case studies about how patients and doctors interact with AI in a multi-tiers healthcare system
Fan, X., Wang, L., Gao, Y., Wang, D. & Zhang, Z. (2019).

Contextualizing consumer health information seeking
Zhang, Z., Wilson, C. & He, Z. (2019, November).

Augmenting Crowd Intelligence for Radiology Data Annotations
Genc, Y., Zhang, Z. & Ahsen, M. E. (2019, November).

Mobile applications for promoting visual perceptual skills: A systematic review
Lee, S., Zhang, Z. & Rodriguez, A. (2019, July (3rd Quarter/Summer) 30).

Coordination mechanisms for self-organized work in an emergency communication center
Zhang, Z. & Sarcevic, A. (2018). PACM on Human-Computer Interaction. Vol 2 (Issue CSCW) , pages Article 199.

Constructing common information spaces across distributed emergency medical teams
Zhang, Z., Sarcevic, A. & Bossen, C. (2018, November).

Checklist as a memory externalization tool during a critical care process
Sarcevic, A., Zhang, Z., Marsic, I. & Burd, R. (2017, February).


Zhang, Z. (2019, November). Supporting Communication and Coordination Across Distributed Emergency Medical Teams.. The Design Lab, University of California San Diego, San Diego.

Zhang, Z. (2018, November 6). ACM Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work and Social Computing. Coordination mechanisms for self-organized work in an emergency communication center. ACM, Jersey City, NJ.


Human-Computer Interaction (HCI), Computer-Supported Cooperative Work (CSCW), Healthcare Informatics, and Social Computing.

Grants, Sponsored Research and Contracts

Scholarly Research Grant
Zhang, Z. 2020 - 2022.Pace University$3,000.00.Funded.

Novel Approaches for Real-Time Data Capture in Fast-Paced Medical Work
Zhang, Z. June 2020 - May 2022.National Science Foundation,Federal,$175,000.00.Funded.

Wilson Faculty Fellowship
Zhang, Z. 2019 - 2020.Pace University$5,000.00.Funded.


American Medical Informatics Association

Association for Computing Machinery


  • Institutional Review Board (IRB) Committee[Committee Member]
  • MS-Health Informatics New Program Task Force[Task Force Member]
  • Academic Scheduling[Committee Member]
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