Dr. Amir Talaei-Khoei at UNR studies promotion of healthy lifestyle by Instagram influencers during COVID-19 quarantine

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How social media influencers impact people's lifestyle during sars cov-2 pandemic

Reno, NV (PRUnderground) October 29th, 2020

Dr. Amir Talaei-Khoei and his team at University of Nevada, Reno (UNR) are investigating the role of Instagram Influencers on people’s lifestyle during COVID-19 quarantine. The COVID-19 pandemic and quarantine mitigation measures have had a catastrophic impact on people’s lives. This has created a movement among Instagram influencers to promote a healthy lifestyle to deliver health messaging during quarantine.

Through an interdisciplinary research, Associate Professor Amir Talaei-Khoei has looked into how individuals conform to healthy lifestyle norms introduced by an Instagram influencer and what is the role of social media in this conformity process.  Dr. Amir Talaei-Khoei and his team have run a large survey to understand how much Instagram influencers derive the way we live, even in hard times like pandemic. Dr. Amir Talaei-Khoei’s study provides a detailed understanding of culture and social media usage resulting in our behaviors and interactions.

About Amir Talaei-Khoei

A respected professional in the field of analytics and data-mining techniques, Dr. Amir Talaei-Khoei leverages his knowledge to provide insights and research solutions in healthcare areas such as disease modeling, disease prediction, and occupational safety. He also analyzes data in the investigation of engineering issues related to mining, road construction, and wildfire management. Dr. Amir Talaei-Khoei serves as an associate professor of information systems at the Ansari College of Business at the University of Nevada, Reno (UNR). Dr. Talaei-Khoei received his PhD in Information Systems from the University of New South Wales and holds a Master of Science in information technology from Sweden’s Royal Institute of Technology. Prior to joining UNR, he served as a faculty member at the University of Technology Sydney. He previously served as an executive member of the Australian chapter of the Association for Information Systems. To further explore how artificial intelligence can inform healthcare solutions, Dr. Talaei-Khoei recently co-founded Medical AI Systems. He serves as chief technology officer for the company.

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