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Yoo Jung (Erika) Oh


  • MA in Communication, Korea University, 2018


Yoo Jung (Erika) Oh is a doctoral student in the Department of Communication at University of California, Davis. She received her MA in Communication at Korea University in 2018. 

Research Focus

Erika is primarily interested in health communication, human-computer interaction, and persuasive technology. Her current research focuses on developing and evaluating the effects of AI conversational agents for health behavior changes. Erika is working in the Communication in Health and Technology Research (CHATR) Lab with Dr. Jingwen Zhang.

Selected Publications

Zhang, J., Oh, Y. J., Lange, P., Yu, Z., & Fukuoka, Y. (2020). Artificial Intelligence Chatbot Behavior Change Model for Designing Artificial Intelligence Chatbots to Promote Physical Activity and a Healthy Diet. Journal of medical Internet research, 22(9), e22845.

Shi, W., Wang, X., Oh, Y. J., Zhang, J., Sahay, S., & Yu, Z. (2020). Effects of Persuasive Dialogues: Testing Bot Identities and Inquiry Strategies. In Proceedings of the 2020 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (pp. 1-13).

Oh, Y. J., Ryu, J. Y., & Park, H. S. (2020). What’s Going on in the Korean Peninsula? A Study on Perception and Influence of South and North Korea-Related Fake News. International Journal of Communication, 14, 17.

Park, H. S., Ryu, J. Y., & Oh, Y. J. (2020). Comparisons of Koreans, Korean Americans, and White Americans regarding deceased organ donation. Journal of health psychology, 25(13-14), 2286-2295.

Oh, Y. J., Park, H. S., & Min, Y. (2019). Understanding location-based service application connectedness: Model development and cross-validation. Computers in human behavior, 94, 82-91.

Wang, X., Shi, W., Kim, R., Oh, Y., Yang, S., Zhang, J., & Yu, Z. (2019). Persuasion for good: Towards a personalized persuasive dialogue system for social good. arXiv preprint arXiv:1906.06725.

Park, H. S., Oh, Y. J., & Ryu, J. Y. (2018). The influence of James C. McCroskey’s research in South Korea. Communication Research Reports, 35, 190-94.