Student Fellows

PhD Student Fellows

Aishwarya Shukla Aishwarya Shukla is a third-year PhD student in Information Systems at the Robert H. Smith School of Business. His research is focused at the intersection of Information Technology and Healthcare. He holds a Bachelor of Engineering in Computer Science from BIT, Bangalore and Masters in Management from NITIE, Mumbai and has over of experience in IT planning. His current research examines the role of online WOM of physicians on patient’s choices.
Che-wei Liu Che-wei Liu is a fourth-year PhD student in Information Systems at the Robert H. Smith School of Business. His research is focused at the intersection of Information Technology and users' behaviors. He holds a Bachelor of Management Information Systems from NSYSU and Masters in Technology Management from NTHU. His current research focuses on the how social connections affect IT spillover effects and how social norms affect users' behaviors on mobile platforms.
Lanfei Shi Lanfei Shi is a second-year PhD student in information systems at the Robert H. Smith School of Business. Her research interests fall into the intersection of healthcare, mobile technologies, and social media. She holds a Bachelor in Information Engineering and a Master in Intelligent Systems (CS).Her current research explores the mobile chronic disease management technologies.
Robin Bloodworth Robin Bloodworth is a PhD student in the Department of Psychology. She holds a BA in psychology from the University of Ottawa and a Masters of Science in psychology from UMD. As a social psychologist, she is interested in the forces that help and hinder individuals’ goal progress and well-being. Her work with CHIDS applies social psychological frameworks to understand how to maximize the impact of mHealth interventions and factors that shape evaluation of physicians.
Weiguang Wang Weiguang Wang is a second-year PhD student in information systems at the Robert H. Smith School of Business. He holds a BS and MS in Management Science. His research is focused on health care quality, transparency of health care, patients and physicians behavior in the healthcare context. His current research examines patients’ adherence on medication in clinical trials, physicians’ decisions for reporting quality data, physician online reviews.
Dongwon Lee Dongwon Lee is a Ph.D. candidate in Information Systems in the Decision, Operations, and Information Technologies Department at the Robert H. Smith School of Business, University of Maryland. His research theme is within the field of customer analytics with an emphasis on the impact of technology use in the mobile ecosystem. Specifically, his research interests include customer analytics, mobile commerce, mobile healthcare, recommendation systems, human-computer interaction, and strategic use of IT resources. He holds a B.Sc. in Computer Science Engineering and M.Sc. in IT Business from Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST). He has presented his studies at several conferences, including International Conference on Information Systems, Workshop on Information Systems and Economics, Academy of Management Annual Meeting, Conference on Digital Experimentation at MIT, Hawaii International Conference on System Science, and Americas Conference on Information Systems. His research has been published in Information & Management, Information Technology & Management, and Online Information Review. He holds 37 patents and collaborates with or consults many tech start-up companies in U.S. and East Asia.

Masters and MBA Fellows

Arjun Goel Arjun Goel is an MBA student at the Smith School of Business (class of 2017). Before Smith, Arjun was a Technical Project Manager at the American Institutes for Research, a non-profit organization involved in, among other things, facilitating online statewide educational assessments for K-12 students. As a graduate assistant at the Center for Health, Information and Decision systems, Arjun is currently helping with the development of the Public Health Information Technology (PHIT) maturity index.
Christian Gaspar Christian Gaspar is a first-year MBA candidate at the Smith School of Business. Prior to Smith, he was a statistical consultant for the Centers of Medicare and Medicaid. With innovative thinking and data mining knowledge, he used SAS and Excel VBA to conduct analysis and pinpoint causes of the provider payment error rate. As a graduate assistant with the Center for Health, Information, and Decision Systems, he is currently researching firms at the forefront of health analytics and analyzing their commonalities.
Janmejay Dave Janmejay Dave is an MBA student at the Smith School of Business (class of 2018). Before Smith, Janmejay was a Technology Consultant with Tata Consultancy Services, India's largest IT services firm by market capitalization. As a graduate assistant at the Center for Health, Information and Decision systems, Janmejay is currently working with VHEDA Patient trial and market scan of emerging technologies in Healthcare IT
Navneet Sonak Navneet Sonak is a first-year graduate student of Information Systems at Robert H. Smith School of Business. He is a data analytics enthusiast. Prior to his master’s, he was working as a System Analyst for a technology company for 2 years. His work was focused mainly towards healthcare data analysis. In his free time, he loves to play soccer and enjoys cooking.
Sagar Maniar Sagar Maniar is a first-year graduate student for Information Systems at Robert H Smith School of Business. He is a passionate business analyst professional. He has working experience of 4 years with Accenture Services Pvt Ltd as a Software Engineer & Business Analyst. Java is his area of expertise. He has completed his undergrad education in computer engineering from the University of Mumbai. He continues to build his business acumen and technology mindset, to leverage the same in providing solutions to start at CHIDS.
Sindhu Muppala Sindhu Muppala is an undergraduate sophomore majoring in Finance at the Smith School of Business. She helps CHIDS with the dissemination of PHIT research and other activities. She is on the Executive Board of TEDxUMD and the Treasurer for Hear the Turtle Toastmasters at UMD. She also works for the Veterans Affairs Hospital as a Research Assistant on a clinical study. She has 7 years of experience of working at hospitals and has worked for the USPTO as an extern in the Financial Accounting Division. With her experience at CHIDS she hopes to learn more about the future of healthcare and IT. She enjoys playing guitar and watching old comedies.
Vidhya Ramamoorthy Vidhya Ramamoorthy is a first-year Masters student majoring in Information Systems at the Smith School of business. Prior to Smith, she was working as a technology consultant for Insurance and Banking clients with a focus on business process management applications. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Biotechnology. Her research interest includes analysis of patient’s claims data to address patient behavior on choosing the medical plans and identifying the plan which has higher success rate in the marketplace. In her spare time, she loves to get herself engaged in gardening and hiking.
Yasho Vardhan Yasho Vardhan is an MS Information Systems student (Graduating in Fall 2017). He is passionate about the Data Analytics industry and especially in providing better healthcare. His hobbies are trekking, swimming and reading.

Undergraduate Student Fellows

Timothy Liu Timothy Liu is a third-year undergraduate student majoring in Neurobiology and physiology with a minor in Innovation and Entrepreneurship at the Robert H. Smith School of Business. He is currently working with CHIDS as a social media consultant and videographer. Throughout college, he has been part of undergraduate research with the Stein Lab in the microbiology department and Dr. Horowitz from the school of health literacy. Research interests include dental healthcare and immunology. In his free time, he loves outdoor photography, ping-pong, and video games.