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XU YIHAN
















Yihan Xu, MPH, is a PhD candidate in Wee Kim Wee School of Communication and Information, Nanyang Technological University. She has a keen interest in behavioral decision-making, especially health and financial decisions that involve risks and uncertainties. She is currently investigating how to design nudges and conversational agents that help people make more informed, value-based, and confident decisions in life. She is also interested in applying old and new theories into health communication.



Publications

Journal articles

Simancas-Racines, D., Arevalo-Rodriguez, I., Osorio, D., Franco, J. V. J. V. A., Xu, Y., & Hidalgo, R. (2018). Interventions for treating acute high altitude illness. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, 2018(6). doi:10.1002/14651858.CD009567.pub2

Xu, Y., Dadvand, P., Barrera-Gomez, J., Sartini, C., Mari-Dell’Olmo, M., Borrell, C., … Basagana, X. (2013). Differences on the effect of heat waves on mortality by sociodemographic and urban landscape characteristics. J Epidemiol Community Health, 67(6), 519–525. doi:10.1136/jech-2012-201899

Conference papers

Xu, Y., Lim, C., & Lee, K. M. (2019, May). Can an embodied robo-advisor help individual investors earn the equity premium? Paper to be presented at the 69th Annual International Communication Association Conference, Communication & Technology Division, Washington, DC.

Xu, Y., Lim, C., & Lee, K. M. (2019, May). Is a robo-advisor trustworthy? Exploring the effects of personality in an interactive financial decision-making task. Paper to be presented at the 69th Annual International Communication Association Conference Preconference - Communicating with Machines: Boundless Imagination, Washington, DC.

Lim, C., Xu, Y., & Lee, K. M. (2019, May). Investigating the effects of gender and communication style on embodied financial technology agents. Paper to be presented at the 69th Annual International Communication Association Conference Preconference - Communicating with Machines: Boundless Imagination, Washington, DC. Xu, Y. & Salmon, C. T. (2017, May). What endows a box of chocolate endless possibilities?
Exploring the effects of temporal order and emotional transitions on perception and preference. Paper presented at the 67th Annual International Communication Association Conference, San Diego, California.

Samson, L., & Xu, Y. (2016, July). Disentangling and priming the perceived media credibility in Singapore: Declared/theoretical versus tacit/applied definitions. Paper presented at the International Communication Division of AEJMC, Minneapolis, MN.

Workshops

Xu, Y. (2016, June). A tango of sense and sensibility: On the psychology of health risk evaluation. Paper presented at the 2nd International Summer School: Living with Media Singapore.

Working papers

Xu, Y., & Zheng, H. (2019). Shall cancer control messages be worry-inducing or confidence-boosting? – An empirical study on how self-efficacy and cancer worry affect health habits and cancer screening behavior.

Xu, Y. (2017). Is wedding season a time for health-seeking? — Exploring the seasonality of wedding and health-seeking with Google Trends. doi:/dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3152995

Xu, Y. (2016). A logistic model for predicting human papillomavirus awareness. doi:/dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3153006

AWARDS/GRANTS

  • 2018 MOE tier one Grant (Co-PI)
  • 2018/16 WKWSCI Allowance for Summer School at London School of Economics and Political Science and University of Oxford
  • 2017 NTU 3k Grant
  • 2017 NTU Oversea Conference Travel Grant
  • 2015 NTU Research Scholarship


SERVICE CONTRIBUTIONS

  • 2017/18, Research assistant for Prof. Lee Kwan Min
  • 2017/18, Teaching assistant for CS2024 Website Design and Technology
  • 2016/17, Teaching assistant for CS0204 Basic Media Writing
  • 2015/16, Research assistant for Prof. Theng Yin Leng
  • 2015/16, Guest lecturer for CS8005 The Power of the Media, Topic: Media Effects on Health