Kristina Shiroma, PhD
Kristina Shiroma is an Assistant Professor in the School of Information Studies at Louisiana State University. She received her Ph.D. from the School of Information at the University of Texas at Austin. Prior to her Ph.D., she earned her BA in Literary Studies from the University of Texas at Dallas and her MLS through Texas Woman’s University.
Kristina’s research is focused on aging and health information. Dedicated to advancing health justice, Kristina has worked on NIA and NSF-funded projects in collaboration with local libraries, senior centers, and other community organizations to facilitate eHealth literacy interventions in the community. At LSU School of Information Studies, she will combine her expertise in health information with her passion for community engagement to support healthy aging initiatives in Louisiana.
LIS 7009: Understanding Research
Health Information, Aging and Health, Cultural Context of Information, Information Behavior
Vazquez, C., Xie, B., Shiroma, K., & Charness, N. (2023). Individualistic versus collaborative learning in an eHealth literacy intervention for older adults: a Quasi-experimental study. JMIR Aging, 6(1), e41809.
De Main, A. S., Xie, B., Shiroma, K., Yeh, T., Davis, N., & Han, X. (2022). Assessing the effects of eHealth tutorials on older adult’s eHealth literacy. Journal of Applied Gerontology. 41(7):1675-1685. PMID: 35466732; PMCID: PMC9232984. DOI: 10.1177/07334648221088281. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC9232984/
Verma, N., Fleischmann, K. R., Zhou, L., Xie, B., Lee, M., Rich, K., Shiroma, K., & Jia, C. (2022). Trust in COVID-19 public health information. Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology, 1-17. https://doi.org/10.1002/asi.24712
Xie, B., Shiroma, K., De Main, A. S., Davis, N. W., Fingerman, K., Danesh, V. (2021). Living through the COVID-19 pandemic: community-dwelling older adults’ experiences. Journal of Aging & Social Policy. 33(4-5):380-397. doi: 10.1080/08959420.2021.1962174. PubMed: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/34365910/
Davis, N. W., Shiroma, K., Xie, B., Yeh, T., Han, X., & De Main, A. (2021). Designing eHealth tutorials with and for older adults. In Proceedings of the 84th Annual Meeting of the American Society for Information Science and Technology (ASIST). October 30-November 2, 2021, Salt Lake City, Utah. 13 pages. https://doi.org/10.1002/pra2.439
Shiroma, K. (2022). End-of-life decision making: Diverse and inclusive approaches to information research. In 2022 Annual Meeting of the American Society for Information Science and Technology (ASIST) SIG-USE Virtual Symposium. Online. October 8-9, 2022.
Shiroma, K., Zimmerman, T., Xie, B., Fleischmann, K.R., Rich, K., Lee, M.K., Verma, N., & Jia, C. (2021). Older adults’ trust in COVID-19 health information. Aging and Health Informatics Conference. Austin, Texas (virtual). December 6-7, 2021.
Xie, B., Shiroma, K., De Main, A. S., & Davis, N. W. (2021). Older adults’ online and offline social interactions during the COVID-19 pandemic. Gerontological Society of America’s Annual Scientific Meeting. Phoenix, Arizona. November 10-14, 2021.
Xie, B., Shiroma, K., Lowe, J., De Main, A. S., & Davis, N. W. (2021). Native American elders’ experiences during the COVID-19 pandemic: case studies. Gerontological Society of America’s Annual Scientific Meeting. Phoenix, Arizona. November 10-14, 2021.
Shiroma, K., Davis, N., & Xie, B. (2019). End-of-life information preferences of Asian ethnic minority older adults: A systematic review of the literature. Gerontological Society of America (GSA) Annual Scientific Meeting. Austin, Texas. November 13-17, 2019.
Selected Professional & Community Service
iDSA Writing Retreat, Organizer, 2020-2023.
iSchool Doctoral Student Association, University of Texas at Austin, President, 2019-2023.
Aging and Health Informatics Conference, Organizing Committee Member, 2018-2019; 2021-2022.
Awards & Honors
University Continuing Graduate Fellowship, University of Texas at Austin, 2022-2023
Bruton Fellowship, University of Texas at Austin, 2021
Texas Aging and Longevity Center Graduate Student Award, 2019