Eileen Han, PhD

Title(s)Postdoctoral Scholar, Medicine
SchoolSchool of Medicine
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    University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PAPhD05/2014Communication
    University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MIMS08/2021Information
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    Tobacco-Related Disease Research Program (TRDRP)2023  - 2025Postdoctoral Fellowship Award
    International Communication Association2016Gene Burd Outstanding Dissertation in Journalism Studies Award (runner-up)

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    Eileen Le Han is a postdoctoral fellow at the Center for Tobacco Control Research and Education at UCSF. She is interested in using tobacco industry documents and social media to study the marketing strategies of tobacco products, old and new. She is also interested in looking at using different types of authorities and expertise in shaping the scientific discourse about tobacco-related products and health issues. Recently, she is looking at the impact of misinformation about tobacco-related products and policies and the inequitable access to information on Asian Americans.

    She received her PhD in Communication from the Annenberg School for Communication, University of Pennsylvania. During and after her PhD studies, she mainly conducted qualitative research about social media, with a focus on collective memory and social activism. She published a book about social media and collective memory in China, which was an expansion of her dissertation research. Since then, she has been expanding her research to look at social media in many other contexts, including health and medicine, in which she is primarily interested in the use and understanding of expertise and authority in the digital age. She also received a MS degree in Information from the University of Michigan, where she had trainings in library science.

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    1. Pharmaceuticalisation as the tobacco industry’s endgame. BMJ Global Health. 2024; e013866(9). Yogi Hale Hendlin, Elieen Le Han, Pamela M. Ling. View Publication.
    2. Tobacco, nicotine and counter-marketing promotions using Instagram’s branded content tool. Tobacco Control. 2024. Linnea Laestadius, Kelsey Van Hoorn, Julia Vassey, Jenny Ozga, Cassandra Stanton, Dongmei Li, Eileen Han, Daniel Romer. View Publication.
    3. GitHub as a collaborative curation platform for memory projects of COVID-19 in China. Information, Communication & Society. 2023; 26. Eileen Le Han. . View Publication.
    4. COVID-19 Vaccine-Related Discussion on Twitter: Topic Modeling and Sentiment Analysis. J Med Internet Res. 2021 06 29; 23(6):e24435. Lyu JC, Han EL, Luli GK. PMID: 34115608; PMCID: PMC8244724.
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    5. Journalism and mnemonic practices in Chinese social media: Remembering catastrophic events on Weibo. Memory Studies. 2020; 13(2):162-175. Eileen Le Han. . View Publication.
    6. Weibo and the making of Chinese networked publics: Witness, debates and expertise. Communication and the Public. 2018; 3(2):97-112. Eileen Le Han. . View Publication.
    7. Slogans and Slurs, Misogyny and Nationalism: A Case Study of Anti-Japanese Sentiment by Chinese Netizens in Contentious Social Media Comments. International Journal of Communication. 2018; 12:1988-2009. Jason Q Ng, Eileen Le Han. .
    8. Micro-blogging memories: Weibo and collective remembering in contemporary China. 2016. Eileen Le Han. .
    9. “Lucky cloud” over the world: The journalistic discourse of nationalism beyond China in the Beijing Olympics global torch relay. Critical Studies in Media Communication. 2011; 28(4):275-291. Le Han. . View Publication.
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