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College of Information and Communications

Faculty and Staff

Ehsan Mohammadi, Ph.D.

Title: Associate Professor
Department: School of Information Science
College of Information and Communications
Phone: 803-777-2324
Office: School of Information Science

Davis College, Room 215
1501 Greene Street

Columbia, SC 29208
Resources: Personal website
Human Impact of Data Analytics (HiDa) Research Lab
Google Scholar


B.A, Information Science, University of Isfahan, Iran
M.S., Information Studies, Tehran Azad University, Science and Research Branch, Iran
Ph.D., Information Science, University of Wolverhampton, UK
Post-Doctoral Fellow, Health and Biomedical Informatics, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University


Ehsan Mohammadi leads the Human Impact of Data Analytics (HiDa) Research Lab. He has developed and directed innovative quantitative and qualitative research projects at the intersection of health informatics, social media analysis, misinformation, and the application of AI. The results of his projects have been published in top-tier journals and conferences, including:

Essential Science Indicators has acknowledged that several of his papers are among the highly cited publications in the top 1 percent.


Mohammadi was recognized by the College of Information and Communications at the University of South Carolina as a Research Rising Star in 2022.


Mohammadi has been a course designer and lecturer on core and emerging courses. He has taught several courses at undergraduate and master's, and Ph.D. levels, including data visualizations, research design and evaluation, information and society, user information behavior, web analytics, information retrieval, and data-driven management. He completed the Professional Standards Framework for Teaching and Learning Support in Higher Education Fellowship by the Higher Education Academy in England, where he gained knowledge in designing, delivering, and assessing teaching and learning practices.

Recent Publications

Lookingbill, V., Mohammadi, E., & Cai, Y. (2023). Assessment of Accuracy, User Engagement, and Themes of Eating Disorder Content in Social Media Short Videos. JAMA Network Open, 6(4), e238897-e238897.

Mohammadi, E., Olejniczak, A. J., Walker, G. E., & Nagarkatti, P. (2023). The impact of geographic inequality in federal research funding: A comparative longitudinal study of research and scholarly outputs in EPSCoR versus non-EPSCoR states. Plos one., 18(6), e0286991.

Mohammadi, E., Tahamtan, I., Mansourian, Y. & Overton, H. (2022). Identifying Frames of the COVID-19 Infodemic: Thematic Analysis of Misinformation Stories Across Media. Journal of Medical Internet Research.

Mohammadi, E., & Karami, A. (2022). Exploring research trends in big data across disciplines: A text mining analysis. Journal of Information Science. 48(1), 44-56.

A., Gay, G., & Mohammadi, E. (2022). Mapping the Structure and Evolution of Software Testing Research Over the Last Three Decades. Journal of Systems and Software.

Tahamtan, I., Potnis, D., Mohammadi, E., Miller, L. E., & Singh, V. (2022). The Mutual Influence of the World Health Organization (WHO) and Twitter Users During COVID-19: Network Agenda-Setting Analysis. Journal of Medical Internet Research.


Mohammadi has been active in numerous professional activities within and outside academia. He served on 14 committees, initiatives, and programs for different departments at University of South Carolina. He has been invited by the professional community to be a keynote speaker, a committee member for conferences, part of the editorial board of a journal, and a reviewer of academic papers for top conferences and journals nationally and internationally.

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