Ruba Aljafari is an Assistant Professor of Business Information Technology at the Pamplin College of Business at Virginia Tech. Before joining Pamplin, she served on the faculty of the Katz Graduate School of Business at the University of Pittsburgh. She earned a PhD in information systems from the Sam Walton College of Business at the University of Arkansas and two master’s degrees in information systems (University of Nebraska) and international business/economics (Jordan University). Her research interests include antecedents and consequences of ICT implementations in organizations, usability, and healthcare IT, with a special emphasis on patient-centered e-health and analytics. Her work has been published in leading journals in information systems, human-computer interaction, and health informatics, such as MIS Quarterly, Journal of Management Information Systems, Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association, and the International Journal of Human-Computer Studies.
Aljafari, R., Soh, F., Setia, P., Agarwal, R. 2023. “The Local Environment Matters: Evidence from Digital Healthcare Services for Patient Engagement” Journal of the Academy of Marketing Science (FT 50 Journal).
Sykes, T. A. and Aljafari, R. 2022. “We Are All in This Together, or Are We? Job Strain and Coping in the Context of an E-Healthcare System Implementation” Journal of Management Information Systems (39:4), 1215-1247 (FT 50 Journal).
Chen, Y., Aljafari, R., Xiao, B., and Venkatesh, V. 2021. “Empowering Physicians with Health Information Technology: An Empirical Investigation in Chinese Hospitals” Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association (28:5), 915-922.
Recent Editorial Roles
Associate Editor of the International Conference on Information Systems 2023: Track “IT Implementation and Adoption”, Hyderabad, India.
Associate Editor of the International Conference on Information Systems 2022: Track “IS in Healthcare”, Copenhagen, Denmark.
Associate Editor of the European Conference on Information Systems 2022: Track “Social and Ethical Implications of ICT Use”, Timisoara, Romania.
Associate Editor of the International Conference on Information Systems 2021: Track “IS for Resilience”, Austin, Texas, USA.
Recent Courses and Seminars
- Business Visualization Analytics (Graduate level at Virginia Tech)
- Database Management and Design (Undergraduate level at Virginia Tech)
- Readings in MIS: Technology in Healthcare Settings (Graduate level at the University of Pittsburgh)