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Tae Joon Moon, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow

Department of Psychiatry, The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio

Biographical Sketch

Tae Joon is a postdoctoral fellow in the Division of Neurobehavioral Research within the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio (UTHSCSA). He completed his graduate training in Communication at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. Prior to working at NRLC, he worked as a research assistant for four years and an honorary research associate for three years at the Center for Health Enhancement Systems Studies (CHESS) in the University of Wisconsin, Madison.

His research focuses on the role of communication technologies in healthcare, which includes monitoring biomarkers with remote sensors, therapeutic benefits of computer-mediated social support groups, Ecological Momentary Assessment/Intervention via smartphones, usability and feasibility of mHealth/eHealth-intervention for people with chronic disease, and developing computer-assisted detection and prevention of risky behaviors (e.g., relapse, suicide, DWI). His research interest also includes communication patterns between patients and physicians and/or communications between peer patients. By using computer-assisted linguistic analysis and interaction sequence analysis, he identifies which types of communication patterns are more beneficial for patients in terms of their psychosocial well-being and recovery in the context of addiction treatment and cancer care.

Research Interests

  • Alcohol/Substance abuse and addiction
  • mHealth/eHealth interventions for people with chronic disease
  • Patient-physician and/or peer-to-peer communication


Year Degree Major Institution
2017 Ph.D. Communication University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI
2013 M.A. Communication Seoul National University, Seoul, South Korea
2001 B.A. Communication Seoul National University, Seoul, South Korea

Presentations/Publications with the NRLC

  • The role of social support in motivating reductions in alcohol use: Tests of three models of social support in alcohol impaired drivers

    Moon, T. J., Mathias, C. W., Mullen, J., Karns-Wright, T. E., Hill-Kapturczak, N., Roache, J. D., and Dougherty, D. M.

    Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research, 43, 123-134. PubMed Icon