• Dr. Karami is an Associate Professor of Quantitative Methods/Business Analytics in the Department of Management, Information Systems & Quantitative Methods in the Collat School of Business at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB). Before joining UAB, he served as an Associate Professor in the School of Information Science (School) at the University of South Carolina (UofSC). He was also the Associate Dean for Research in the College of Information and Communications, a Faculty Associate in the South Carolina SmartState Center for Healthcare Quality (CHQ) at the UofSC Arnold School of Public Health, and Social Media Core Director in the UofSC Big Data Health Science Center (BDHSC).
  • Selected Publications

    Academic Article

    Year Title Altmetric
    2022 Exploring research trends in big data across disciplines: A text mining analysisJournal of Information Science.  48:44-56. 2022
    2021 The leading neighborhood-level predictors of drug overdose: A mixed machine learning and spatial approachDrug and Alcohol Dependence.  229. 2021
    2021 Investigating diseases and chemicals in COVID-19 literature with text mining 2021
    2021 Covid-19 vaccine and social media in the u.S.: Exploring emotions and discussions on twitterVaccines.  9. 2021
    2021 Automatic categorization of lgbt user profiles on twitter with machine learningElectronics (Basel).  10. 2021
    2021 A systematic literature review of sexual harassment studies with text miningSustainability.  13. 2021
    2021 Analysis of geotagging behavior: Do geotagged users represent the twitter population?ISPRS International Journal of Geo-Information.  10. 2021
    2021 Identifying and analyzing health-related themes in disinformation shared by conservative and liberal russian trolls on twitterInternational Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health.  18:1-15. 2021
    2021 Analysis of social media discussions on (#)diet by blue, red, and swing states in the U.S.Healthcare.  9. 2021
    2020 Dietary pattern recognition on Twitter: a case example of before, during, and after four natural disastersNatural Hazards.  103:1035-1049. 2020
    2020 Twitter speaks: A case of national disaster situational awarenessJournal of Information Science.  46:313-324. 2020
    2020 Unwanted advances in higher education:Uncovering sexual harassment experiences in academia with text miningInformation Processing and Management.  57. 2020
    2020 Twitter and Research: A Systematic Literature Review through Text MiningIEEE Access.  8:67698-67717. 2020
    2019 Exploring diseases and syndromes in neurology case reports from 1955 to 2017 with text miningComputers in Biology and Medicine.  109:322-332. 2019
    2019 Wearable activity trackers, accuracy, adoption, acceptance and health impact: A systematic literature reviewJournal of Biomedical Informatics.  93. 2019
    2019 Hidden in Plain Sight for Too Long: Using Text Mining Techniques to Shine a Light on Workplace Sexism and Sexual HarassmentPsychology of Violence2019
    2018 Fuzzy Approach Topic Discovery in Health and Medical CorporaInternational Journal of Fuzzy Systems.  20:1334-1345. 2018
    2018 Characterizing diabetes, diet, exercise, and obesity comments on TwitterInternational Journal of Information Management.  38:1-6. 2018
    2018 Characterizing transgender health issues in TwitterProceedings- Association for Information Science and Technology.  55:207-215. 2018
    2018 Politicians & the public: The analysis of political communication in social mediaProceedings- Association for Information Science and Technology.  55:646-649. 2018
    2018 What do the US West Coast public libraries post on Twitter?Proceedings- Association for Information Science and Technology.  55:216-225. 2018
    2018 “Life never matters in the DEMOCRATS MIND”: Examining strategies of retweeted social bots during a mass shooting eventProceedings- Association for Information Science and Technology.  55:254-263. 2018
    2017 Computational content analysis of negative tweets for obesity, diet, diabetes, and exerciseProceedings- Association for Information Science and Technology.  54:357-365. 2017
    2017 Examining the effects of online social relations on product ratings and adoption: Evidence from an online social networking and rating siteInternational Journal of Web Based Communities.  13:344-363. 2017

    Research Overview

  • Business Analytics
    Social Computing and Social Media Analysis
    Computational Social Science
    Misinformation and Disinformation
    Big Data & Text Mining
    Medical & Health Informatics
  • Education And Training

  • Doctor of Philosophy in Management Information Systems, University of Maryland Baltimore County 2014
  • Full Name

  • Amir Karami