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Dr Vivian Hui
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Dr Vivian HUI

Assistant Professor


Dr. Vivian Hui is currently an assistant professor at the School of Nursing, the Hong Kong Polytechnic University, and an adjunct faculty at the School of Nursing, University of Pittsburgh, USA. Her research interests intersect health technology innovation, domestic violence, and nursing informatics. Dr. Hui mainly focuses on domestic violence (DV) research by computational/ informatics techniques on digital text-based data. In her postgraduate study, she leveraged natural language processing (NLP) techniques such as Latent Dirichlet Allocation (LDA) topic modeling, sentiment analysis, network analysis, and linguistic inquiry word count (LIWC) to explore the information, emotional needs, and help-seeking behaviors among women with DV experiences from online health communities. In addition, she has also been collaborating in multiple machine learning projects to build healthcare recommender systems, persona structure, and model evaluation metrics by offering clinical and informatics insight to adapt a wide spectrum of needs among women with traumatic experiences. She also evaluated technology adoption and explored how health technology has improved the Person Engagement Index (PEI) in clinical settings. Dr. Hui was awarded a fellowship in the GetWellNetwork (i.e., a health technology company based in Washington DC, USA) in 2019, received a scholar award from the Academy of Violence and Abuse (AVA) in 2021, and was recently awarded the LEAD Early Career Award at the American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA) Informatics Summit 2023 in Seattle, United States. She has been appointed as a committee member to oversee non-communicable disease prevention in Health Bureau in HKSAR from 2018-2024.

In terms of teaching, Dr. Hui teaches the undergraduate course SN 2331 Information, communications, and technology in Nursing, and she developed a new course for Artificial Intelligence and Data Analytics in Nursing, which will be implemented in 2024/2025.

Dr. Hui is currently accepting Ph.D. students to mentor. If interested, please kindly send your CV through email and indicate your research interest. 

Education and Academic Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Nursing, The University of Hong Kong
  • Doctor of Philosophy, The University of Pittsburgh

Professional Qualifications

  • Registered Nurse (General)

Research Interests

  • Nursing informatics
  • domestic violence
  • natural language processing
  • text mining
  • help-seeking behaviors
  • online health communities
  • online health information

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