"Estelle" Ranran Zhu Mi

Peer-reviewed Journal Articles


1. Mi, R. Z., Kornfield, R., Shah, D. V., Maus, A., Gustafson, D. (2020). Intraindividual, Dyadic and Network Communication in a Digital Health Intervention: Distinguishing Message Exposure from Message Production. Health Communication. https://doi.org/10.1080/10410236.2020.1846273

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2. Benjenk, I., DuGoff, E. H., Jocobsohn, G. C., Cayenne, N., Jones, C. M., Caprio, T. V., Cushman, J. T., Green, R. K., Kind, A. J., Lohmeier, M., Mi, R., Shah, M. N. (2020) Predictors of older adult adherence with emergency department discharge instructions. Academic Emergency Medicine. https://doi.org/10.1111/acem.14105

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3. Cayenne, N., Jacobsohn, G. C., Jones, C. M. C., DuGoff, E., Cochran, A., Caprio, T. V., Cushman, J. T., Green, R. K., Kind, A. J., Lohmeier, M. T., Mi, R., Shah, M. N. (2020). Association between social isolation and outpatient follow-up in older adults following emergency department discharge. Archives of Gerontology and Geriatrics. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.archger.2020.104298

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4. Mi, R., Hollander, M. M., Jones, C. M., DuGoff, E. H., Caprio, T. V., Cushman, J. T., Kind, A. J. H., Lohmeier, M., & Shah, M. N. (2018). A randomized controlled trial testing the effectiveness of a paramedic-delivered care transitions intervention to reduce emergency department revisits. BMC Geriatrics, 18, Article 104. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12877-018-0792-5

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5. Shah, M. N., Hollander, M. M., Jones, C. M., Caprio, T. V., Conwell, Y., Cushman, J. T., DuGoff, E. H., Kind, A. J., Lohmeier, M., Mi, R., & Coleman, E. A. (2018). Improving the ED‐to‐home transition: The community paramedic–delivered care transitions intervention—preliminary findings. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, 66(11), 2213-2220. https://doi.org/10.1111/jgs.15475 

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Working Papers


  1. Mi, R. Z., Jacobsohn, G. C., Wu, J., Shah, M. N., Jones, C. M. C., Shah, D. V. (in preparation). Coaching older adults discharged home from the Emergency Department: The role of competence and emotion in following up with outpatient clinicians.

  2. Mi, R. Z. & Toma, C. L. (in preparation). Media task-switching as a self-control failure: An experimental study.

  3. Yang, E. F., Mi, R. Z., Shah, D. V., Loya, G., Campbell, C. E., Tahk, A. & Gustafson, D. H. (In preparation). The communication dynamics of mHealth affordances: Initiation, intensity, duration and mutual influence in online social support

  4. Mi, R. Z., & Toma, C. L., & David, P. (in preparation). The distortion of time perception in task-switching.

  5. Mi, R. Z., & Toma, C. L. (in preparation). Media task-switching and perceived motivation on primary task.

  6. Mi, R. Z. & Yan, W. (in preparation). Breaking through the social media censorship: Users’ strategic resistance.

Conference Presentations (*indicates the presenter)


  1. Jacobsohn, G. C., Jones, C. M. C., Cochran, A. L., Green, R. K., Caprio, T. V., Cushman, J. T., DuGoff, E. H., Kind, A. J. H., Lohmeier, M., Mi, R., Shah, M. N. (2021). ED-to-Home Care Transitions for Community-Dwelling Older Adults: Results of a Randomized Controlled Trial. Oral Presentation at the American Geriatrics Society 2021 Annual Meeting. (Virtual due to COVID-19).

  2. Jacobsohn, G. C., Jones, C. M. C., Cochran, A. L., Green, R. K., Caprio, T. V., Cushman, J., DuGoff, E. H., Kind, A. J., Lohmeier, M., Mi, R., Shah, M. N. (2021) Randomized controlled trial of an ED-to-home care transitions intervention for community-dwelling older adults. Abstract submitted to Society for Academic Emergency Medicine 2021 Annual Meeting, Atlanta, GA, USA (converted to virtual due to Covid-19).

  3. Mi, R. Z., Wu, J., Jacobsohn, G. C., Shah, M. N., Jones, C. M. C., Shah, D. V. (2021). Coaching older adults discharged home from the Emergency Department: The role of competence and emotion in following up with outpatient clinicians. Full paper accepted to International Communication Association 71th Annual Conference, Denver, CO, USA (converted to virtual due to Covid-19).

  4. Yang, E. F., Mi, R. Z., Shah, D. V., Borah, P. & Gustafson, D. H. (2021). The communication dynamics of mHealth affordances: Initiation, intensity, duration and mutual influence in online social support. Full paper accepted to International Communication Association 71th Annual Conference, Denver, CO, USA (converted to virtual due to Covid-19).

  5. Mi, R. Z*., & Toma, C. (2020). Media task-switching as a self-control failure: An experimental Study. Full paper presented at the Communication and Technology Division, International Communication Association 70th Annual Conference, Gold Coast, Australia (converted to virtual due to Covid-19).

  6. Mi, R. Z. (2020). Examining Antecedents and Outcomes of Media-based Task-switching. Full proposal accepted to 11th Annual Doctoral Consortium of Communication and Technology Division at ICA 2020, Gold Coast, Australia (canceled due to Covid-19).

  7. Yang, E. F*., Mi, R. Z., Shah, D. V., Loya, G., Campbell, C. E., Tahk, A. & Gustafson, D. H. (2020). How do we engage with communication functions on an mHealth system for social support? The time dynamics of modality interactivity. Full paper presented at the NCA 106th Annual Convention, Indianapolis, IN, USA (converted to virtual due to Covid-19).

  8. Cayenne, N.*, DuGoff, E., Jacobsohn, G. C., Mi, R. Z., Cushman, J. T., Jones, C. M., Kind, A. J., Lohmeier, M., Shah, M. N. (2019). Social Isolation as a Predictor of Post-ED Visit Follow-up by Older Adults. Abstract presented at the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine 2019 Annual Meeting, Las Vegas, NV, USA.

  9. Mi, R. Z*., & Kornfield, R. (2018). Examining engagement and exposure use effects across communication levels on digital health intervention. Full paper presented at the Health Communication Division, 68th Annual Conference of the International Communication Association, Prague, Czech Republic.

  10. DuGoff, E.*, Mi, R., Cushman, J., Jones, C., Kind, A., Lohmeier, M., & Shah, M. (2018). Characteristics of Emergency Department Patients: Focus on Enabling Resources Among High-Need Older Adults. Extended abstract presented at 2018 Annual Research Meeting, AcademyHealth, Seattle, WA, USA.

  11. Zhu, R*., & David, P. (2016). A Watched Pot Never Boils During Multitasking. Extended abstract presented at the Information System Division, 66th Annual Conference of the International Communication Association, Fukuoka, Japan.

  12. David, P., Brickman, J. S., Zhu, R*., Liu, S., & Silva, D. E. (2015). Time Flies and Students are Productive When Attention is Combined With Multitasking Distraction. Extended abstract presented at the Information System Division, 65th Annual Conference of the International Communication Association, San Juan, Puerto Rico.

  13. Zhu, R*. (2015). Social Media Efficacy, Social Media Censorship and Strategic Resistance in China: Construct and Measurement. Full paper presented at the ICA Preconference: New Media and Citizenship in Asia: Civic Engagement for Sustainable Development Across the Life Span, San Juan, Puerto Rico.