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Tae Joon Moon, Ph.D.

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Assistant professor

Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio

Biographical Sketch

Tae Joon is an assistant professor in the Division of Neurobehavioral Research within the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio (UTHSCSA). He completed his graduate training in Communication at the University of Wisconsin and his T32 postdoctoral training at the ARTT (Addiction Research. Treatment, & Training) at the UTHSCSA. Prior to working at NRLC, he worked as a research assistant for four years and an honorary research associate for three years at the Center for Health Enhancement Systems Studies (CHESS) in the University of Wisconsin, Madison.

His research focuses on the role of communication technologies in healthcare, which includes remote bios-sensors (wearable devices), computer-mediated social support groups, automated feedback, remote intervention, usability and feasibility of mHealth/eHealth-intervention for people with chronic disease, and developing computer-assisted detection and prevention of risky behaviors (e.g., relapse to substance use, suicidal ideation, DWI). His research interest also includes communication patterns between patients and physicians and/or communications between peer patients. By using computer-assisted linguistic analysis and interaction sequence analysis, he identifies which types of communication patterns are more beneficial for patients in terms of their psychosocial well-being and recovery in the context of addiction treatment and cancer care.

Research Interests

  • Alcohol/Substance abuse and addiction
  • mHealth/eHealth interventions for people with chronic disease
  • Patient-physician and/or peer-to-peer communication
  • Health information seeking

Education

Year Degree Major Institution
2019 Postdoctoral fellow Behavioral Psychopharmacology University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio
2017 Ph.D. Communication University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI
2003 M.A. Communication Seoul National University, Seoul, South Korea
2001 B.A. Communication Seoul National University, Seoul, South Korea

Presentations/Publications with the NRLC

  • Estimating resource utilization demands in implementing statewide Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment for alcohol impaired drivers

    Mathias, C. W., Moon, T. J., Karns-Wright, T. E., Hill-Kapturczak, N., Roache, J. D., Mullen, J., and Dougherty, D. M. (2019).

    Traffic Injury Prevention, 20, 15-22. PubMed Icon

  • The role of social support in motivating reductions in alcohol use: Tests of three models of social support in alcohol impaired drivers

    Moon, T. J., Mathias, C. W., Mullen, J., Karns-Wright, T. E., Hill-Kapturczak, N., Roache, J. D., and Dougherty, D. M. (2019).

    Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research, 43, 123-134. PubMed Icon

  • Social support and the rehabilitation of alcohol-impaired drivers: Drinking motives as moderators

    Moon, T.-J., Mathias, C. W., Mullen, J., Karns-Wright, T. E., Hill-Kapturczak, N., Roache, J., Dougherty. (2021).

    Health Communication, 36(5), 540-550. doi:10.1080/10410236.2020.1731914 PubMed Central - Free Full Text Icon